1. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    I used to hang out in chat rooms, like 12 years ago, it used to be bad to put too much info out there. I just wondered if anyone out there has had trouble after putting personal info(such as city,state) online?
    03-22-08 02:20 PM
  2. weirdlilberry's Avatar
    I have had issues with people I met online through a forum go psycho. I THOUGHT they were my friend, so they had all contact info. Apparently had no life outside of the forum, and called employers and ex-husbands of my REAL LIFE friends. Not good.

    You never really know who is behind the keyboard.

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    03-22-08 02:35 PM
  3. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    High five on that, just wondered if I was alone....lol
    03-22-08 02:36 PM
  4. simons91's Avatar
    I have a blog where I don't use my last name, city, province, employer, basically ANY personal info. My old boss "found" my blog one day and tried to make my life a living ****, especially at my new job. It didn't work though. That's as close as I've come to a stalker though!
    03-22-08 03:11 PM
  5. cate's Avatar
    usually i AM the cyber stalker... lol jk

    and i'm sorry that you were/are having problems :[
    03-22-08 04:02 PM
  6. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    I have an ex gf who hunts me down and really gets in my way about once every 6 months. You would think she would be over it by now.

    I just take it and I don't respond to her at all. I used to email her and Facebook her back telling her to die in a fire, etc...but that just gave her the attention that she wanted (she'll take any of it, even if it is negative).

    Now she hears nothing from me. So ultimately, one day she is going to have to wonder if she is even getting her messages through.

    Its funny, when we were going out, I saw her psychopathic tendencies...but I had no idea.
    03-22-08 06:24 PM
  7. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    Good for you Muphukka! Alot of people never learn that people like that feed off the attention.
    03-22-08 06:43 PM
  8. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Hopefully, none of us will have a "stalker" problem on here.

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    03-22-08 06:55 PM
  9. Solachica's Avatar
    No I haven't had a cyber stalker and don't know anyone who did.

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    03-22-08 07:46 PM
  10. gregory_opera's Avatar
    For personal reasons I have dis-owned my mother and brother many years ago, however whilst my brother can respect my wishes and leave my Family alone (and by "family", I mean the wife's side of the Family), my mother simply will not stop abusing and otherwise harrasing everyone...

    In the end, I bought a couple of domains for e-mail use and whilst it's possible that she may work out what they are one day (they're pretty obvious), I also have a back-up plan - anti-spam software at a server level that I can personally tailor to meet my needs (she's not very techie, so she shouldn't get around them).

    I also enforce ridiciously strict IT policies regarding personal information on the Internet, and frequently use Google and other tools to ensure that our personal information is not floating around in the Blue Nowhere...

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    03-23-08 06:29 AM
  11. Solachica's Avatar
    I googled my relatives in the US and it was so easy to find their address Online. I was amazed, Even in such a large place.

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    03-23-08 07:25 AM
  12. Labman's Avatar
    Happy Easter All, I have never had a stalker problem before, thankfully. In today's world of cyber threats our best defense is keeping your personal life just that..."Personal". It is certainly sad how this beautiful world of ours has presented so many tenacious hurdles in our lifes that we must negotiate daily. The vast majority of people that frequent forums are upstanding, honest people. It is only the "ONE" that sours the pie that can ruin it for all. Sometimes, it is just as easy to throw out the pie!
    03-23-08 08:48 AM
  13. 4x4 geek's Avatar
    Once, was pretty low level and died off fairly quick.
    I'm pretty relaxed about first name and location, rarely give out a last name or where I work. I've met a bunch of people from online gaming and chatting in RL but always meet people in a neutral place until I get to know the real them pretty well.
    03-23-08 12:10 PM
  14. lyricessgirl's Avatar
    No thank god, my only online problem is with the occasional perv, but other than that I don't give out personal information unless I met the person offline and their friends and maybe the phone number exchange is ok lol
    03-23-08 12:52 PM
  15. broomhilda's Avatar
    I hate pervs on line!

    Had a pseudo-stalker that wouldn't stop nosing in on my Yahoo Chat. I finally just quit using it and uninstalled it. I am even thinking of deleting my yahoo email. Sickos everywhere. Disgusting.
    03-24-08 04:35 PM
  16. JHASS's Avatar
    Yeah people just need to keep it safe just not giving out too much info!

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    03-24-08 04:49 PM
  17. Maximosis's Avatar
    maybe you should stop chatting online if you dont want stalkers live a real life in a real world and get off the internet brew
    03-24-08 04:52 PM
  18. Solachica's Avatar
    Even in 'real' life a person can have stalkers.

    I think sometimes Online people drop their guard a bit.

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    03-24-08 08:17 PM