Reminder about your screen name

Everyone, please remember this is NOT a closed - or private - site.

The screen name you choose CAN be searched on the entire internet.  The information you post CAN be seen by anyone, anywhere.

So, please choose your screen name carefully, in case you don't want your friends and co-workers and prospective employers to know every detail of your medical history and life.  And remember it's not just your screen name.  If someone searches your name on the internet and you have signed your whole name or put it in your posts for some reason, it will be found by a search engine.

p.s.  This also applies to using your email address, either as your screen name, or when you include it in a post.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Thanks MacK.

PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Does this go for PM's as well?

FM/CFSi/IBSi/Reynaud's/suspected Lupus and many neuroi problems, disabling muscle & joint pain and weakness.

Started CAPi 4/10/13 - Doxyi 100mg bidi/Clarithromycin 500mg bidi/NACi 1800MG per day/Flagyli pulse 500mg bid once per month,All supplementsi<

When I first started posting at ThisisMS, I used the name Anecdote because I knew that I would always be thought of as just an Anecdote, but one of the people there who used  to get very annoyed with me called me Antidote, so when Jim started this site, I decided to use my real name because there is not much you can do with Sarah.  I have to use my full name on both my own sites and the other main site I manage, so with those and the other art sites on which I appear I am known anyway.  On these sites, art and music have prime place and illness is hardly mentioned but even Sarah Longlands on Absolutearts or Picassomio , has been known to get messages about cpni or multiple sclerosis, so if you want to be incognito, do be wary......................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

No, it doesn't apply to private messages.  Cool

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Hey ...

perhaps it does apply to private messages!

There is a clear logic in using screen names; the point is that you remain anonymous to the big wide world ... whether that be nosy neighbours, back-stabbing work colleagues or people with bigger tongues than brains.

Some people choose to use their real name as their screen name; there are some big names here that do just that: jen obrian for example.  I chose to hide behind a screen name.  The trouble was though, that I revealed my real name in private messages & private emails ... then my real name would get mentioned on open forum.

I suppose that in reality it isn't going to be such a big deal but at the same time people on here engage in talking about their most intimate details; such as constipation and bladder control.  Imagine that being posted on a workplace notice board!

I had for a long time used pseudonames.  The woman that I am staying with / live with, spent about 18 months trying to guess both my age and my name.  Eventually, she settled for the fact that the "G" stood for Gorgeous!  It was some time further on that she realised that I was not actually a teenager.  You are probably by now asking yopurself "Is this for real?"  Well yes, very much so: she "knew" what I had told her must be so because I had told her that "I just couldn't lie".  So now you too know that this story is 100% true.

G.

 

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

The search engine can't reach behind the 'curtain' of private messaging, which is why we keep referring sensitive conversations to private messaging.

Supaguy, if the woman you're living with doesn't know if you're a teenager, or not, then you must be doing something right! Wink

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Mack, you just referred to me as "superguy"; you could have chosen to use my real christian name, which you know.  Do you see my point?

As regards to your second point, I have been saving myself ... so any guesses about me are just that: guesses!

(how DO you do one of those halo thingys?)

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

Yes, but I keep what I know 'privately' off the public board! 

Go below the comment box, choose 'enable rich text' and you should then get a whole line of choices newly visible above the comment box: bold, italic, underline, margins, indents. And off to the right, there's a smiley face.  Click on it and it will open a box with lots of smiley choices for you to click on.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Yes Mack, YOU do.

Regarding the rich text ... it just won't work for me.  I believe the reason is that it uses logic.  Logic says you can only have one halo!

G

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

Innocent For you.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

New members, still reminding you to think about (not) choosing to use your real names as screen names here...

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

This is not my real name Surprised

The Greatest Risk of all is Not taking the Risk...

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