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walkerscott


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07/02/2010 22:58

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I have just googled Single in Cyprus and came across Cyprus44 forum topics and accessed the forum without logging in!? I thought our topics and discussions were private?! The forum needs to be secured as i don't want my picture and details made public!



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millzer


Joined: 12/04/2007
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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:01

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are you serious this has always been the case you only have to be a member to post !! doh thats why some members didnt want to give their photo -



walkerscott


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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:07

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yes i am serious and have just checked a couple more times! Anyone can get access as at today. I never thought of doing this before!



I don't want my name and picture spread all over the internet either! The forum should close until it is secure!



millzer


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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:09

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well too late buddy it has been like this since day one I cannot believe you didnt realise It has never been a closed forum



britvic



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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:21

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Walkerscott, you only have to log-in to post, you can read threads without logging-in however, profiles can only be seen after log-in and after a certain amount of posts.



Vicki



Maz


Joined: 29/03/2009
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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:21

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Just confirming what I understood. /Anyone, anywhere in the world may access the site and read it, but cannot contribute unless a signed up member. Same applies to all other forums, and newspapers etc on which one may comment.

Also, there is a choice as to whether you submit a photo or not (although I think that the Administrators wanted everyone to put on a photo. But I could alwaqys have put one of King Kong - but that would make me too good looking.



Guess if you are unhappy 'Walkerscott' take your photo off. But is it really of you?



walkerscott


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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:34

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i really did not realise that it was public! I have now hidden my email and will ask Izzet to delete my picture. Yes Marie it was real



I accessed the forum a few times through google showing members who were currently logged on and saw there details ... surely this shouldn't have happened?



Anyway, it was a shock - silly me not to have realised. People can accumulate so much information from this being open, about most people who post on here!



walkerscott


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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:54

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i have asked Izzet to delete my pic! I also informed him that i had managed through google to get into the forum and see who was currently online and that i had access to their private details. This i managed a few times. In tried again a few minutes ago and the page asked me to log in - so there may be a glitch in the site software.



Maz


Joined: 29/03/2009
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Message Posted:
07/02/2010 23:59

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What a shame not to be able to see your 'erudite' face again, but appreciate your feelings. However, what do you fear?> I am sure also there was a glitch, because you should not be able to access personal details unless a signed up member.



Perhaps you could put a picture of Mickey Mouse or Pluto on, just to add a bit of colour?



Just keep contributing!



go well



Lemtich



Joined: 15/02/2007
Posts: 1487

Message Posted:
08/02/2010 00:32

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I don't give a flying f*** at a rolling donut who sees my profile. I support the TRNC.



That's it. Enough said.



Lem



Liv84


Joined: 14/09/2009
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 00:43

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ı Think there is nothing wrong with this form, because we are already chating with people that we don't know , so all those people are able to see your personal comments.



Also under form rules it explains everything so there is no data infringement.





thanks



Brinsley


Joined: 04/04/2009
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 01:10

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Walkerscott

Looking up 'singles' and now wishing to remove your picture; I'm not sure whether this will help your cause or not!



Richard



millzer


Joined: 12/04/2007
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 05:28

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maria B incorrect you are no longer allowed avatars - there was a few members actually banned because of the fuss they made about not being able to have them and indeed having their existing turlte, hippo or dog removed. So it is indeed a photo of 'a person' or nothing.



cooper


Joined: 23/10/2007
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 08:11

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Just like that - http://tachyontv.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/03/tommy_cooper.jpg



Corbo



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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 08:40

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I know what you mean WaltetScott but this is the internet and in general if you have nothing serious to hide there is nothing to worry about but it is something to ponder before joining INTERNET chat sites etc. If you apply for a job for example the employers may look up your details on the internet and take note of comments made on some site. IN the UK the CIS has you covered everywhere and all your movements are tracked if required..it's the Big Brother world today. It's OK for now but when the Ponzi economies start to collapse and law and order begins to break down all these instruments will be used to control and subjugate.



Geoff


Joined: 25/06/2008
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 09:51

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What have you got to hide?



stellasstar1



Joined: 02/07/2008
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 12:37

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Patara City made theirs a closed forum for owners only, and it got so complicated to use, everyone stopped using it.



ianwfs


Joined: 08/01/2008
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 13:12

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It is a matter of seconds to make a forum visible to members only. There are many members-only fora on the web. Izzet could do it if he wanted to, but, of course, he doesn't want to.



It's been said before, this is a commercial site. Izzet wants as many visitors as possible, so he can quote statistics to his advertisers. And, of course, that's why you're not allowed to resign. He can go to advertisers and say to them, "look how many members we've got. See how the membership increases month on month."



As a start, for security reasons, he should at least make members profiles unavailable to anybody who is not an admin, although that won't stop people looking at archived web pages.



Cyprusquest


Joined: 09/12/2008
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 13:32

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Walkerscott Try logging out of cyprus44 and than see if you can see the members on line. Let us know what you find.



flightholiday


Joined: 19/07/2007
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 14:57

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The list of members does not show up if you are not logged on.



britvic



Joined: 05/09/2008
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 15:37

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This is the message you get when trying to access member details when not logged-in.



You must be a member and logged in, to see member profiles.



I tried it before I logged-in, although this does not stop someone logging-in and then copy and pasting our profiles.



Vicki



sienna


Joined: 09/01/2009
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 15:40

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I think he means that you can still see converations and his photo whether logged in or not



Geoff


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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 15:52

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What is stopping GCs becoming members? A: Nowt

Who cares?? I don't, I got nowt to hide.

Geoff



Maz


Joined: 29/03/2009
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 17:01

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Thanks for the pointing out that we cannot have avatars. Doesn't bother me, though. But I agree with Geoff. Surely there is nothing stopping GC's becoming members, especially if they are in U.K. And of course, that gives us all an opportunity to have proper dialogue with them. It also means as members they can access our details, so the moral of the story is - don't reveal what you don't want people to know!



britvic



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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 17:04

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Some GC's have joined, some are nice and some turn hostile very quickly, usually easy to spot. And don't forget you have to have a number of posts before you can veiw a members profile.



Vicki



Oleander


Joined: 03/05/2009
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Message Posted:
08/02/2010 21:05

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I read somewhere that you should never post anything on a message board that you wouldn't be happy to see on the front page of a newspaper!



Some websites do require login to be able to read as well as post to them.



Walkerscott - even if you felt so strongly about this that you decided to leave - you cannot!



Keeps the membership numbers looking healthily inflated when anyone who ever joined up - even if they never posted - is on the member list. This is good for advertising revenue purposes but does not paint a true picture.



You can even still read past posts and threads on the site at the times when it is 'down'. If you use Google Cache.



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