Return to the Seed Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
How do I contact a GW moderator?

Posted by grovespirit Zone 11 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 26, 09 at 14:20

My full name was recently posted on a RR thread without my permission, which really bothers me.

Several other people's last names are up there too, and I have no idea if the other members want their last names up there or not.

The way it currently is posted on the publicly searchable forum, all sorts of people on the WWW could use the full name and the delivery confirmation number. This info can easily be put together, for nefarious purposes like identity theft, junk mail and telemarketing lists, spam, and stalking.

When a package gets delivered, USPS info will say where it was delivered to, and that address can then be easily connected with someone's full name (listed right there next to the DC#) and abused.

I believe it is currently against GW's guidelines to post members' full names on the forums.

For privacy and identity-theft prevention, these last names should be removed from the public forum, but I think only a GW moderator can do this.

How do I contact a Gardenweb moderator who can edit this post, and ask them to help out?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: How do I contact a GW moderator?

Down at the bottom of the page is a link that says contact us.

Click on that and proceed from there. Just fill in the info and add a message if you want to.

I certainly wouldn't want may name and any personal info posted on any thread that I didn't put there.

Not sure if it is fully against any formal rules, but that kind of info should never, ever be posted by anyone other than the individual member that may or may not decide to post it.

Fran


 o
RE: How do I contact a GW moderator?

Copy and paste the URL of the thread that has too much info in it...and hopefully they can get it gone quick!

I agree...I don't want tmi out there, but never really gave it much thought about delivery confirmation numbers being posted.

Sue


 o
RE: How do I contact a GW moderator?

Grovespirit, did you happen to make sure the others were aware that their full names were posted? Honestly, I'm wondering it it's something that would really give someone pause if they just glanced over it. Here lately, with all the medication I'm on, I'm not sure if it would register with me that my full name had been posted along with a potentially identifying DC#. I know I would certainly want to know so I could keep a closer eye on things like unsolicited emails, regular mail and even personal identity security.

I'm sure you have, but have you let the person who did it know that that's not acceptable, whether it's against the forum rules or not? It's just plain not safe!

Kathy


 o
RE: How do I contact a GW moderator?

I sent the person an email.


 o
RE: How do I contact a GW moderator?

Thanks for all the info, folks. The problematic post was removed.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.


Return to the Seed Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here