(Closed) Thinking of deleting due to privacy

posted 5 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
4646 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When you go to post a picture, the pop up box allows you to remove the picture. Posts are not removed though. 

Post # 4
Hostess
8587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Eh. I understand how you feel.

I do wish we could delete our own posts/threads without asking someone to delete it.

Post # 5
Member
8978 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nothing on the internet is private. You can set facebook to private but anyone who wants to see it will find a way to see it. The internet has things called “crawlers” (They have many different names) and they pick up data everywhere. Photos, posts, forum links, facebook information..

Absolutely everything on the internet is public.

Basically, abide by this rule: If you don’t want it to be on the internet forever, don’t post it.

Even if you remove those photos, they will still come up in google image searches. They are there for good. It is nearly impossible to erase something from the internet.

Post # 6
Member
3741 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They’re no longer “private” pictures when you post them on an internet forum. The best thing you can do is delete the photos from wherever you’re hosting them (like photo bucket) if that’s how you added them to the site. 

Post # 7
Member
3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yeah it’s totally weird seeing how much stuff ends up on google.  But the only way to avoid that is to not post!  :/ 

Even if you delete your pics I think they said it’s still on googles end to actually get them to stop coming up in searches…I guess they do sweeps every so often.

Post # 8
Member
6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Nothing you post on the internet is private. If you want private, meet up with your friends in your own home to discuss wedding plans. It wouldn’t even matter if everything was restricted to the site, because anyone can make an account on here. You don’t even have to have an account to view posts. 

BTW you can take down your own pictures. Click the button like you’re going to add more, and then you can delete photos from there.

Post # 9
Member
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Hyperventilate:  I totally agree 100%

Getting rid of something once it lands on the internet, is like trying to find a single rain drop that falls into the ocean. Especially these days with search engines, likes/share culture, pins and ideas at every corner.

OP you are entitled to your privacy and to feel uncomfortable in light of finding out some things aren’t as secret as you hoped, but remember these days nothing online is private anymore.

Post # 11
Member
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Also, you can’t delete your account here. You can ask them to deactivate you but all of your threads an posts remain. Just FYI. 

Post # 14
Member
8978 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It has nothing to do with privacy policies.

The internet is public. Very public. It doesn’t matter what a website’s privacy policy is, if someone wants to see it, they very well can. Some websites make it more difficult, but there are things “running in the background” like internet crawlers that pick up every image they find and add it to image searches. These do not care about website policies. They will take images they find from anywhere and add them.

There is nothing a website can do to prevent them, stop them or block them.

I would just chalk it up to a lesson in internet safety. Now you know to be more wary of what you post.

Edit: Wikipedia has a pretty thorough definition of web crawlers or web spiders. It explains how they work and what they do.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_crawler

Post # 15
Member
6209 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@Elizabeth_A:  they shouldn’t be, but you might have to wait for the cache to clear. I think that you have to approach the internet as a whole with the idea that anyone could see anything you put out there. I don’t think I was being harsh at all- I’m just saying that the only things that are private nowadays are what happens in our own homes. 

Post # 16
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4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’d love to post pics of me in my dress, but I’m too worried about my FI somehow finding the pics! Internet is an awesome thing, but absolutely nothing is private anymore!

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