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Personal Information Given During Sign Up

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I'll be honest in the fact that I did not feel comfortable having to give my address and phone number just to sign up on this site. If it's needed, what exactly is it used for and who can view it?

As well as during sign up, there's nothing that states that the information is private or will be kept private, and that concerns me. Maybe if there could be a warning about what it is used for and who can see it?

Thanks in advance.

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Only you can see it, and I don't believe it's used for anything.

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i was worried about that too. i had to search through the boards to see if it was kept private. it would be great if it was mentioned that no one can see your information when you're entering it. i'm sure it scares away some people.

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i was worried about that too. i had to search through the boards to see if it was kept private. it would be great if it was mentioned that no one can see your information when you're entering it. i'm sure it scares away some people.

I was told that ONLY the Administrator had access to that personal information. It's a good idea, to include that information in the registrations process....I am certain that it would make many new members a little bit more comfortable in this new cybernetic world. It's ALWAYS important to guard your privacy on the internet!

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Thanks for the confirmation guys!

I looked at others profiles to see if I could see it as I could in mine, and could not find any. I wasn't sure if they had an option to hide it in the profile or not as well.

I almost did not sign up due to this, but then decided to switch a couple numbers around in my phone number and address until I found out for sure. I would love to see a little information square that explains why the information is needed and who can see it.

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We recognize that this is a concern, and intend to make this clearer to new members. Your personal information is not visible to any member other than yourself.

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Out of curiosity, why require personal information at all if it is only visible to the member? It is still vulnerable to hacking, unless it is stored encrypted. I have seen far too many weird incidents on Internet sites to be willing to put my real address into a forum registration.

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