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have a rule that you don't post anything on the Internet that you don't want the whole entire world to know.  Because you aren't just talking among friends, you are posting something on a bulletin board anyone in the world can look at

That is exactly what I was too naive to realise on time. A bit too late now... However, from what i have seen, the only source for my name being on google is ET so I guess I have managed to keep things under control elsewhere.

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill

by Agnes a Paris on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 06:28:52 PM EST
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I just checked to see. Good news, there seem to be a lot of people named like you!! (ps: this used to be a game with friends, we'd type a full name search in Google, and then say "shit I didn't know you were a Canadian writer!")

In my case however, typing my full name only gets me. I've tried, and you only find me. You even find me in a company where I only intervened for two weeks, still listed as active staff there (bastards)!!

by Alex in Toulouse on Fri Apr 7th, 2006 at 06:33:55 PM EST
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This is why, when we were playing at decoding Gone With The Windmills, I skirted round posting actual details online, and even suggested the game had gone far enough. At that juncture my Sherlock activities had brought me just a little more information than I was comfortable with (since it hadn't been communicated to me by those concerned). Not about you, though, Agnes <darn! ;)>.

I don't think it's paranoid to take care what we put online. At least, if we give personal details, we should be sure we don't mind what the consequences might be. And we shouldn't give information about others, even in play.

AAAARRRGH, I posted a picture of Alex in Toulouse's feet !! He'll get revenge, he'll set Bob on me! I'll get didgeridoo'd!! AAAARRRGGGHHH!!!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 08:37:11 AM EST
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Amer gonner git you </bob>
by Alex in Toulouse on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 09:59:57 AM EST
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Who?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 04:29:27 PM EST
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From what you say, afew, I think I should  get more familiar with the possibilities of Google. The only way I use it is type in one key word.
I'm sure there is some more elaborated  like multiple entry search and that kind of suff. And you are allowed to make fun of me ! ...

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 02:21:48 PM EST
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Well, just a combination of words or names. The choice of words or the order you put them in can bring up different results. When you're searching (seriously) for information you have to play around with the keywords and permutations. In the case I mentioned, I was looking for confirmation of my hypothesis (about the decoding game), and found a bit more than I needed. So I suggested we stop there, because if we went on we'd be playing with people's real lives...

(Not that this isn't part of our real lives, what we do here. Not for me, anyway).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 04:27:37 PM EST
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You can also search for an exact expression by entering " signs around it, such as:

"Bob Marley"

by Alex in Toulouse on Sat Apr 8th, 2006 at 07:03:49 PM EST
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That I knew, it's basics, non ?

When through hell, just keep going. W. Churchill
by Agnes a Paris on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 04:19:09 PM EST
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