Why Did This Happen?

@carolbee (16241)
United States
June 14, 2008 7:56am CST
I went back to one of my discussions and just happen to click on a tag. Was looking for other craft articles. Why did myLot post my first and last name from a quetion I asked them? I sent them a private message about something. I have nothing to hide but still think privacy needs to be practiced. I don't know if I am the only person who can see this but think tags on any article are available for all members to see. Am I right? Do I have the right to be irritated? Hope this discussion isn't deleted.
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4 responses
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I'm sorry that happened to you. We have to try to be so safe these days. I would hate it if people knew my first and last name online. They could make me go through the identity theft or other things. that is very scary. I guess we are never too safe in anything that we do in life or online.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
15 Jun 08
If my first and last name are attached to a tag and our profile lists the state where we live, anyone can find anyone. If I wanted my name on myLot or the internet, I would list it. This is where I have some concern. Thanks for responding.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Jun 08
That's for sure...it shouldn't be for anyone!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
15 Jun 08
It could be I am the only person who sees this information. Still waiting to hear back from myLot. Thanks for responding.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I would hope that it is not out there for others to see since it was a private message. I sent them a message a while back about not being able to send private messages and was surprised to see it in my private message box but never got a response from them so I deleted it. When I wrote them about my problem it was not sent as a private message is why it caught me off guard.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I sure thought tags were out there for all members to see on any discussion. I have nothing to hide but at the same time, I don't want my last name posted. Hopefully I can delete it but still am going to email them and ask why and how this happened. We all deserve some sort of privacy. Does this mean that any member who has emailed myLot about a situation has both their names posted on the site? That just doesn't seem right. Thanks for responding.
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
14 Jun 08
I'd ask them to remove it right away. The whole point to the nicks must be to allow people anonymity. They themselves should never ever violate that right. Lets hope it was a slip up. You have the right to be irritated.Very much so
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Thanks. I plan to email management and ask for an explanation. It could be that other members may not be able to see the message but I am not a happy camper right about now. Thanks for responding.