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LostSapphire

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I was rather surprised when I googled my username ("LS")....scattered amongst other links ....were my posts from HERE. Also, there were posts that other people had posted to the thread with my name (LostSapphire) in the thread subject line.

The Google search result linked directly to the PS Forum Thread I was participating in, or, that people were posting to with my name in it.

Got me to thinking about all the things we post here! And how easy it would be for someone to figure out who we were and all the things we discuss here.

I worry if my sweet DH is looking over my shoulder some nights when I''m posting on PS...well, all he''d have to do is google me and read to his hearts content! YIKES

How many of you have a user name here on PS (or other forums) that would be easy for people to figure out? I know my husband, my mom, sister, and half of my office knows me as "LostSapphire".

It just feels kinda strange and somehow, I feel unprotected and naked.

What do you think about this? i''m curious.

LS
 

MonkeyPie

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I''ve wondered about this before, but my sign-in here is not known by my family or friends so I''m safe! I worry about the ladies that use their names.
 

LostSapphire

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I guess I was living in PollyAnnaWorld but it kind of threw me for a loop! The threads are just in the google search result list mixed in with other people posting "lost and found" ads for their sapphires.....YIKES.

LS
 

LaurenThePartier

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Yup, I use a different name here than I do all over the rest of the internet. My other screennames yield about 40 pages of hits!

If you really want to freak youself out, check out http://www.pipl.com/ . . .
 

MonkeyPie

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Date: 3/11/2009 9:20:39 PM
Author: LaurenThePartier
Yup, I use a different name here than I do all over the rest of the internet. My other screennames yield about 40 pages of hits!


If you really want to freak youself out, check out http://www.pipl.com/ . . .
That''s interesting - apparently my married name is super common, but it doesn''t have me anywhere on there at all.
 

Skippy123

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Date: 3/11/2009 9:20:39 PM
Author: LaurenThePartier
Yup, I use a different name here than I do all over the rest of the internet. My other screennames yield about 40 pages of hits!

If you really want to freak youself out, check out http://www.pipl.com/ . . .
That is crazy!!!
 

icekid

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Only my hubby knows my ps name, in real life. I''d feel kind of freaked if someone from work or something found me on pricescope! I actually just googled icekid, and it comes up with all kinds of other things before my pricescope posts.
 

Selkie

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Google is remarkably effective, which is something of a double-edged sword. You can search within specific websites as well, by entering (for example) site:www.[sitename].com as part of your search. I used this often as an alternative to the built-in PS search. To search for any PS posts I've written (or containing my name) the search would be:
'selkie site:www.pricescope.com'

If I wanted posts where I referenced sapphires, it would be 'selkie sapphire site:www.pricescope.com'

You could have your username changed, LS, (though it wouldn't remove the term from within posts) if you are very concerned about being tracked. I know other people have.
 

basil

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My screename doesn''t lead me to PS.

And my real name is so common, there are 26 of me in my city!
 

swimmer

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Thanks for that link LtP, I just deleted my friendster account. Had no idea that was still out there, yikes. Luckily for me there are several people with the same name, so it is hard for people to find me. Unfortunately one person with the same name has written a very graphic poem about her experiences with childbirth.
 

LaurenThePartier

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Date: 3/11/2009 9:37:58 PM
Author: swimmer
Thanks for that link LtP, I just deleted my friendster account. Had no idea that was still out there, yikes. Luckily for me there are several people with the same name, so it is hard for people to find me. Unfortunately one person with the same name has written a very graphic poem about her experiences with childbirth.
EWWWWWW. . .
 

Kaleigh

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My PS name doesn't lead to PS. Hubby couldn't spell my PS name if his life depended on it. But I haven't put him to the test.
 

Hudson_Hawk

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I''m having so much fun with that site! LOL Apparently I have another screen name called "BlackWidow" LOL
 

CNOS128

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I flipped through 12 pages of google hits and none were Pricescope. But I''m okay with people reading my posts, since no one knows this user name.
 

OUpearlgirl

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Mine does
bummer.

Another website ya''ll should be aware of is 123people.com

A friend just showed it to me yesterday, it''s insanely creepy.
 

mrscushion

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Date: 3/11/2009 9:26:29 PM
Author: Skippy123
Date: 3/11/2009 9:20:39 PM
Author: LaurenThePartier
Yup, I use a different name here than I do all over the rest of the internet. My other screennames yield about 40 pages of hits!
If you really want to freak youself out, check out http://www.pipl.com/ . . .
That is crazy!!!
I really dislike that pipl site. I think it''s invasive -- and I can''t do anything about it.
 

Hudson_Hawk

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Yea, my PS name has nothing to do with my life
 

CNOS128

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Thank goodness my first and last name are the same as someone on TV, so when you google my name, you get a lot of TV show stuff. There''s also a woman with my name who runs a PR firm, and she''s ALL over the internet.
 

bebe

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Date: 3/11/2009 9:20:39 PM
Author: LaurenThePartier
Yup, I use a different name here than I do all over the rest of the internet. My other screennames yield about 40 pages of hits!

If you really want to freak youself out, check out http://www.pipl.com/ . . .
that is scary.
 

Clairitek

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This is the only place I use this name. Though, if any of my friends came across the site and were lookng at the posts they would know in an instant that it was me.
 

FrekeChild

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Yes. Nor do I care.
 

Deelight

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Mine doesn''t lead here and my name leads you to know where MUHAHAHAHAHHAHA
.
 

trillionaire

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fortunately, I have a common word as my SN, so no worries over here! You would REALLY have to be looking to get to my PS stuff. Phew!
 

bee*

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mine doesn''t either. Everything else about bees came up instead.
 

Gypsy

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Have you tried googling "Gypsy"???

LOL. Perfectly safe.
 

luvthemstrawberries

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Haha mine on google brings my PS posts right up, hehe. Guess my name''s kind of unique. I just used it b/c I''ve never been creative and couldn''t think of what else to use when I made my PS account. I use this name other places and have had it since I was in HS.
 

Cleopatra

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Google search results: Results 1 - 10 of about 17,500,000 for Cleopatra

I think I''m ok
 
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