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So I’ve added a new chat room to our forum home page. Things worth knowing about it are…
1. You will need to have Member status or above to use this feature.
2. You can start *private* chats with other members by searching against their name in the drop down at the bottom left.
3. Subscribers can create and manage their own chat room.
Given that Party Vibe will be using HTTPS encryption soon, all your communications including the chat room will be a lot more private. More on this topic soon…
I accidentally deleted a few notable threads while doing some moderation today and ended up having to reload a copy of our database from 16 hours before which will mean a small amount of lost activity. Sorry all.
So I’ve updated our paid subscriptions for 2015. This time around you have the option of paying monthly or quarterly, paying quarterly is the cheaper option with a month free membership included however. Anyone who subscribes gets my eternal gratitude and the following exclusive forum benefits:
1. Create and manage your our chat room!
2. No banner advertisements (much faster forum page loads!).
3. The use of a signature.
4. Your own personal forum with the name of your choice.
5. Special username color.
6. Extra storage for attachments (flyers, pictures, etc…).
7. Increased private messaging ability (more storage, recipients, etc…).
8. Invisibility from other users (if required).
Over the weekend I enabled this feature where it’s now possible to post without having an account. The same rules of good behavior apply and all content submitted anonymously is human moderated of course. And it goes without saying guest user functionality remains very limited compared to a full member.
Sorry for any inconvenience over the last couple of hours. That was me doing some behind the scenes security work and hitting bugs. It’s all done though now. Happy days!
The Core Rules of Netiquette are excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea. Click on each rule for elaboration.
Rule 1: Remember the Human
Rule 2: Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life
Rule 3: Know where you are in cyberspace
Rule 4: Respect other people’s time and bandwidth
Rule 5: Make yourself look good online
Rule 6: Share expert knowledge
Rule 7: Help keep flame wars under control
Rule 8: Respect other people’s privacy
Rule 9: Don’t abuse your power
Rule 10: Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes
Received this email from Google today…
Due to a request under data protection law in Europe, we are no longer able to show one or more pages from your site in our search results in response to some search queries for names or other personal identifiers.
Only results on European versions of Google are affected. No action is required from you.These pages have not been blocked entirely from our search results, and will continue to appear for queries other than those specified by individuals in the European data protection law requests we have honored. Unfortunately, due to individual privacy concerns, we are not able to disclose which queries have been affected.
Please note that in many cases, the affected queries do not relate to the name of any person mentioned prominently on the page. For example, in some cases, the name may appear only in a comment section.If you believe Google should be aware of additional information regarding this content that might result in a reversal or other change to this removal action.
Please note that we can’t guarantee responses to submissions to that form.
I’ve just received the following block notice from Google.
Notice of removal from Google Search
Due to a request under data protection law in Europe, we are no longer able to show one or more pages from your site in our search results in response to some search queries for names or other personal identifiers. Only results on European versions of Google are affected. No action is required from you.
These pages have not been blocked entirely from our search results, and will continue to appear for queries other than those specified by individuals in the European data protection law requests we have honored. Unfortunately, due to individual privacy concerns, we are not able to disclose which queries have been affected.
Please note that in many cases, the affected queries do not relate to the name of any person mentioned prominently on the page. For example, in some cases, the name may appear only in a comment section.
Its always been a stupid idea to post your personal details on a publicly viewable forum, but nowadays with the increase of social networking sites, such as myspace; Bebo and Facebook, people seem to be forgetting this. These innocent pieces of information wriitten in blogs or even messages can lead to horrible incidents such as this, a case which could have been far worse if they had not been discussing their school trip and had been arranging a meeting in a more secluded place.
Although its not even just the sick net pervs you have to worry about now. The increase in use of social networking sites by gangs has also resulted in a greater level of monitoring by the authorities. Before it was difficult to trace exactly who was posting due to pseudonyms and the red tape required to trace an i.p beyond the general area, so follow ups for minor crimes were uncommon. Nowadays people use the same pseudonym across various platforms and the same emails to register to different forums. You may not be posting pictures of yourself on one platform but a quick google search can link the lot. For example throw my username into the search engine and you have a link to all the forums I am on under this name (I don’t have a myspace), anyone could link any of my posts from any of these forums to create a fuller picture. Even more foolish are the people who put all there eggs in one basket like this chump, posting your own face next to an admission that you are growing dope is ludicrous. I’m getting a bit muddled up but basically you ain’t invincible and if I can find pictures of your face and link you to your account on here then the police sure as hell can to so be careful what you admit to. No crime is too small when you’ve given them directions to your house.
Finally you would think that aside from paedo’s, perverts, police and other haters your safe. If you think carefully and don’t start posting pictures of massive piles of drugs or your scantiliy clad younger sister, sticking to what you did at the weekend etc, you would think you are safe. Well I’m afraid not, just posting about your fun time at a legal club could wind up with you losing out on a job. Facebook etc have become the latest stage in the interview process with employers often using them to sift through applicants to find out what goes on at home. Even schools and colleges have begun to make sure students are behaving in their extra curricular activities. If you give this article a read you’ll find out a bit about how much it really matters. Nowadays the workplace is innundated with people with the skills required and employers have recognised this and are beginning to take more and more control over what you do outside work, with drugs tests and the like, so don’t make the mistake of filling the internet with sordid stories of your weekends if your wanting to work your way up the economic ladder.
I’m not telling you to stop posting on here, quite the opposite I think that social networking are there for a purpose and forums serve another. Its great to keep up with old friends and find new ones over the internet and that’s what networking sites were designed for but when you live our type of lifestyle on the fringes of legality keep it anonymous and between friends… like here.
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