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I want all my posts deleted! (25 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am fed up with the administration of this board! I have tried and tried and tried to get them to install a board software that actually works! But they simply will not listen. So, since I cannot edit my posts, I demand that all of my posts be deleted immidiately. If my posts are not deleted within 24 hours I will take further action.

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Geez, what a whiner.

  3. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What further action will you take? This is free support for a free software product. You're free not to use it. But the admins have no obligation to you to remove your posts. Especially since you didn't say please! ;) Everything here is done at your own risk, with no guarantees.

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Josuha,
    You can edit your posts on this board, as long as you are signed in.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Winer? I am not a winer at all. I don't see how wanting to remove personal information from a public board is wining. Because of this board, my site has been threatened by hackers, and I have been threatened by people who want to cause me, and my site harm. I cannot remove the personal info that I have accidently posted to this site. This site has a real security problem, which has been bought up in at least 5 or 6 other threads, yet the administrators have stated that they don't care. So tell me what else I can do besides have my posts erased?

  6. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You are posting to a public forum. What kind of security issues to you have with that?

  7. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anonymous,
    Those kinds of responses are neither helpful nor necessary. Please restrict your comments to the subject at hand. You have the privilege of posting anonymously, but if it is abused, you may find anonymous posting being removed.

  8. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    We know your feelings toward miniBB. You're not the only one passionately opposed to it.
    Might I humbly suggest that a private email to the forum administrator (allusion) with a polite request that your posts be "blanked out" would be a much better approach to your situation? I think the onus should be on you to collect permalinks to each and every one of the posts you want blanked.
    As for COPPA, I'm not an expert, but I thought that was specifically about collecing personal information on people under 13 years old. You're not that young; what other COPPA provision are you referencing?

  9. xircom
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    why have "people threatened your life and site?" ... it's in no way controversial and you haven't posted in 8 months. no need to be concerned about posts made while anonymous or not logged in...they dont link to your profile. the one's you have made while logged in, you can delete on your own.
    just disappear and quit complaining. and IF you are actually being threatened .. contact your local authorites ..dont blame it on a public forum that you willingly post to and provide information for. oh and can you tape the conversation you have with your local authorities ...? i want to hear how long they laugh at you.
    regards -- Michael :)

  10. JoshuaClinard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What are you talking about? I have made many posts over the last several weeks. And I didn't say anything about being under 13 at all. And I cannot delete any post I have made, even while logged in, unless they are less than 24 hours old. I am really sorry that I had to make this in public. But the fact remains that I have sent several e-mails to the admins, and they refuse to respond at all, or act on them.

  11. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And I didn't say anything about being under 13 at all.

    Interesting, someone edited a comment to remove a reference to "coppa".

    Spam sucks. Abusive internet losers suck. Hostile people with nothing better to do than attack a website suck.

    These are the harsh realities of life on the internet. Every individual has an unfotunate obligation to protect themselves. Despite all the best tools available (firewalls, spam filters, etc etc), there's still a risk involed with using the internet; and an even greater risk to owning a domain: your address and phone number (or rather, _an_ address and phone number, not necessarily your's) is available to anyone who does a whois lookup on your domain.

    Patience is a virtue. The admins are busy people. Even after your personal information is removed from here, it'll exist in google's cache, the NIC registry, and plenty of other places. Blaming all malicious activity on a few posts here is wildly offbase.

  12. JoshuaClinard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't really want ALL my posts deleted. Just the ones that have my personal info in them. But as I have asked the admins to delete them, and they have not done so, so I feel I have to resort to requesting them all to be deleted. I know that I cannot demand that they be removed, and there is nothing that requires them to be removed, but it sure would make me feel better if the admins would at least try to work something out with me. So far the ones I have talked to have been unwilling to do so, but I am hopeful we can work something out. Sorry for all the confusion. I guess I was just upset, and didn't think rationally before. Hope you all can see past my shortcomings.

  13. tcervo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here may be part of the problem:

    The real issue here is that the board allows guest posting, and I cannot edit the post that I have posted while being anonymous, or posting with a mispelled username.

    Who's to say (for certain) that it was really you who posted those? I'm not saying you don't know what you did or didn't post, but how are the admins supposed to know? I could ask them to remove a particular anon post, saying it was me and that I'd like it deleted, but who's to say I didn't just pick a post I didn't like from someone else? See, it opens up a whole can of worms...

  14. xircom
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    why are you putting personal information in your posts?
    you're like 25, a former student of ACU and now enrolled withTSTC majoring in DESIGN TECHNOLOGY. You live in abilene, are single ... and i even know that you have hazel eyes.
    Now, if you dont have the common sense NOT to provide your information in posts or insecure forums/conversations/etc. then you deserve every form of the supposed 'harrassment' you've received. maybe you should learn from this lesson and move on.

  15. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Alright, do I need to call a timeout? Let's let it go and let the devs handle his request. _Peace_

  16. JoshuaClinard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm talking about website info, such as passwords to a database, and location of wordpress files.

  17. unoamigo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Joshua,
    If your concerned about personal info attached to posts, you can simply log in, then click preferences. You can change the information to whatever you want.
    If you included personal information within a post, that is another issue.
    I really don't see any of the people who frequent these forums going and threatening someone. Let alone your life, for the most part posts tend to actually stay on topic here.
    If you have made similar harsh/irrational remarks on other forums, it would not surprise me if people did go out of their way to add you to spam lists. My e-mail and other information is public on these forums. I have not once received any kind of threatening or spam e-mail that links back to these forums.
    I also agree with tcervo, posts should not be willy nilly deleted. You can however go and change your preferences so they don't include personal information. It's more than ok to lie about who you are on a public forum. Actually, I think it is probably fairly universally recommended to do so.
    If you have problems with specific users on the forums, Nuclear Moose has offered to help sort them out. This is a growing community and nobody questions the fact that there are kinks in the system to be worked out.

  18. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That last post was really unaamiga ;-)

  19. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry to hear you're being harrassed. If you actually posted database passwords, you can change them - changing the admin password (md5 encoded) needs digging into phpMyAdmin but shouldn't be hard, this has been discussed on other threads. As for knowing the location of WP admin files, this should not be a security issue because the PHP parser will just turn them into an empty html document. Anyway, unless you hack your WP up, people can tell where the admin files are just from the fact that you're running WP, so I don't see how posting this info here adds any risk.
    Or am I missing something here? Anyway, HTH.

  20. JoshuaClinard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just e-mailed allusion, maybe he will take care of it this time. I asked him to delete several threads in question, including this one.

  21. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    At the risk of sounding petulant, I don't want _my_ posts deleted just because they're in a thread you don't like. This whole discussion will serve as a good point of reference that I can link to in the future about

    • the importance of sanitizing data before you post it to the internet
    • an example of how not to behave (namely: making grandiose _demands_ that someone else correct your short-sighted mistakes)
  22. unoamigo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I agree with skippy.

  23. usafdcc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't want my data deleted also............even thought this is the only post I put on this thread. People are trying to help. Let them.

  24. bloodylamer
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why do people reply to these posts when I have an important question about my dstat2 plugin not working properly?! I want all these replies deleted NOW, god damn it! or I will be forced to take further action, as well (even though I'm not sure as to what those actions will be)

  25. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't think there are any faults in this that could not have been avoided with judgement, especially in the posting of sensitive information.
    Unless you posted your street address, social security number, blood type, etc., you really have nothing to worry about. Your website probably gives more information than you've posted here. If you posted your login information for WP, you can change your admin password by going to Profiles after logging in. If you posted your login information for your web host, contact them and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to help you change it.
    Common sense (not that it really is) tells us that one shouldn't post sensitive information ANYWHERE on the intarweb unless it is passworded/encrypted, and even then be wary, and certainly not in public forums.
    I don't see how wanting to remove personal information from a public board is wining.
    Ignoring the whining part (more of demanding but that isn't the issue), you should re-read that line you stated in response to Mr. Anonymous and take it to heart. One should never post personal information to a public board.

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