Post # 1
So I have a vent. I was just googling combos for the color im using and my pictures that ive posted on here came up my private ones not from a site. After looking into this it seems everything gets picked up from this site! I have pictures with my face and have asked they be removed. I came on here because I love the community and help. But the fact that you dont even have to be on this site to see the stuff is annoying, I didnt realize this was the case. I came on here to get help and now all my shits on google search. Ive never had a problem with a site like this. I thought my post were private not that my realtives could google and find all my things for the wedding or vents. So this leads me to I think I want to delete the account (not that I even can wothout asking the site). I feel my privacy is breached I thought this was a safe place. I dont like that you can find my stuff so easily especially what I thought were private pictures. Anyone else having this problem?
Post # 3
When you go to post a picture, the pop up box allows you to remove the picture. Posts are not removed though.
Post # 4
Eh. I understand how you feel.
I do wish we could delete our own posts/threads without asking someone to delete it.
Post # 5
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
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
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
- 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
@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 # 10
@MeiFrancis: A Little harsh with that comment. If I delete them from there will they not be accessible to search engines anymore?
Post # 11
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 # 12
@cmbr: If I do that will search engines still get a hold of them?
Post # 13
@icetea: Its hard not to post that is what this site is all about lol but of well I guess. I should have read the privacy w/e better
Post # 14
It has nothing to do with privacy policies.
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.
Post # 15
- 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
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!