Who are you hiding from...

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  1. gleber

    gleber Registered User

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    To those who only post their country in their profile - are you in witness protection or something?

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  2. bruce linde

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    you don't think i'm actually in california, do you? or that i'm using my real name?

    this identity was set up for me when i went into the program... it's just the one i use for clocking.

    i did have an awkward moment when i realized one of my eBay sales was a ST #2 to one of the mob bosses i used to ... oh... oops... disregard that, pls.
     
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  3. gleber

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    I'll bet you don't even resemble your profile pic! :p

    Tom
     
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    plastic surgery
     
  5. Rick Hufnagel

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    I feel like you don't have to fret over the ones who just don't fill out their profile.... It's the ones with oddly too much info that you should be worried about... :eek:
     
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  6. roughbarked

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    What about those whom remaiin of no gender?
     
  7. Les harland

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    I put my country, England, and county, Hertfordshire in my profile
    How much should I put in?
    There is no secret about the Village I live in, it is Welwyn
    My avatar is the local Church Clock, an 1803 Thwaites
     
  8. gleber

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    I don't think there is a hard and fast rule.

    I can see some people being concerned about identity fraud, but the US and other countries are big places. At least a state or local region would be nice without compromising too much personal information. I had lunch with another member who lives 3,500 miles away only because he listed his county and I knew I would be passing through that area. If he had only listed his country, I might not have dug deeper. It was a very enjoyable experience and a true pleasure to meet a virtual friend face to face.

    I think this forum is as much about people as it is about watches and clocks, and I am looking forward to my next in-person meeting with one of you.

    Tom
     
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    Well, actually the late George Nelson touched upon this theme in this thread:

    Getting To Know You

    People, including myself, posted actual photos about themselves and shared info.

    RM
     
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    Tom, are you one fo those Facebook kind of guys? :eek:
     
  11. gleber

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    Actually no. Never had a Facebook account, but use Instagram to post some photos. I am on LinkedIn for professional networking.

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  12. gleber

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    I remember that thread. I never met George, but wish I did. He had such a welcoming tone in every post - something to aspire to.

    Tom
     
  13. Kevin W.

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    I use to use a name other than mine, it was Veritas. As i work for Veritas tools. One day someone told me i was hiding behind that name so started using my real name. I am not too concerned about people knowing who i am lol.
     
  14. novicetimekeeper

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    We don't encourage visitors, and don't share more details of our address than we have to, but as I was a company director for a long time my address is on public record anyway. The good news about the decreasing value of clock collections is it is very unlikely anybody would bother with mine anyway! Just a huge headache to bequeath to my partner.
     
  15. roughbarked

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    I've used this moniker for at least two decades or more on the internet. Can't be too difficult to find out more with a little searching, if one really wants to know.
     
  16. leeinv66

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    No one is hide. We know who you all are :devil: Greetings from The Mod & Admin team ;)
     
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    All your base R us?
     
  18. gleber

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    Google only turned up one Flickr album and Roughbarked Apple Trees... Might be more on the Dark Web?

    Nice photos if the album is yours.

    Tom
     
  19. roughbarked

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    Yes they are my photos.
    The roughbarked apple is an Angophera species native to Australia.
    Of course, I'd use a different handle on the dark web?
     
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    #20 roughbarked, Jul 10, 2019
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    Now Tom, if this is all meaningless to you:
     

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