Poll: Do you ever think about your digital footprint?
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View poll results: Do you ever think about your digital footprint?
Yes, and it worries me.
11 8%
Yes, but I'm not worried.
39 28%
It worries me somewhat.
26 19%
No, but NOW I'm worried.
9 6%
No, doesn't bother me.
48 35%
Other
1 1%
I don't know.
5 4%
Voters: 139.
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#1
IE, the information and data you leave behind in a digital form. Take this forum for example, have you ever thought about who might read it? Maybe not now, but in a few years. Hell, for all we know this forum and its current information, posts and userdate might be preserved for thousands of years. Everything you've posted could be stored indefinitely. Does it worry you that someone, maybe in a few thousand years, will read your posts? Let's say you're running for mayor or president, does it worry you that your opponent can dig up your digital footprint and use it against you? You become a great man, maybe a scientist who comes up with something neat, do you want your wikipedia page to say you frequently said offensive things on this or that forum?

I for one haven't thought about it much, but now that I think about it... I say a lot of stuff on this forum that's pretty politically incorrect. I only say it because of the absurdity of it all, and to get a few cheap laughs. However a person not understanding that can be pretty... offended.

So, how about you?
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#2
Don't care. The things I have said and done in real life are far worse.
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#3
Thanks for making me paranoid.
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#4
Which sparks the age old questions: Would you rather your parents see your porn history or your post history?
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"I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected."
#5
if anyone ever decides to back and read through the shit I've posted here over the years and chooses to judge me based on those things, then I really could not care less about their opinion.
#6
I doubt anyone cares or would care about me enough to hunt down my posts on an internet forum.

I would shit my pants if any of my family found these posts though somehow >.>
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#7
I like to think that I'm not too bad on here
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#9
I hope one day this forum ends up on display in a museum, so kids can know what the world was like before Skynet.
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#10
I don't see myself ever being in a position where my posts could negatively impact my chances at a career or other such aspect in life. I kinda like the thought of being part of this if it's preserved for thousands of years and somebody is studying life in this era. The measure of ridiculousness and hilarity in here brings a smile to my face thinking of how they would react to it. Maybe this type of data is the only thing that will survive that long and they'll think our entire society was like this. Makes me chuckle to myself thinking that we could possibly fool a whole advanced civilization just by being idiots.
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#11
I tread lightly when I am online.. In real life people forget, but the internet NEVER forgets - also, using proxy servers and dummy emails works too.
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#12
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Which sparks the age old questions: Would you rather your parents see your porn history or your post history?


Oh shit.
#13
Oh and, has it always said "Remember to keep the poll options short and to the point" underneath the poll options when you're making a poll?

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Which sparks the age old questions: Would you rather your parents see your porn history or your post history?

Porn history. Atleast there's nothing weird there >.>
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#14
im not to bad here for the most part i help people and anone whos has a conversation with me for more thna 5 minutes knows that im usually joking around
#16
Between my post history and porn history.


I have a huge amount of posts in the Sex Thread so it doesn't really matter. I need to cut down on that thread. >.>
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#17
All the time. While one could easily figure out my general location on here by my posts, it would be hard for anyone to know exactly where I live. I'm cautious about that, because I've seen what the internet can do. My online and offline lives are seperate for a reason.
#18
i won't be alive in a few thousand years, so no. i don't want anybody reading my shit that i know, though

hell, i'll try it out:

if, in a few thousand years, you sir, are looking at my shit, please travel back in time (i assume you've achieved time travel by now, if not you're a failure) and have sex with a duck outside my house. i will not judge. i'm just here to observe.
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#19
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Which sparks the age old questions: Would you rather your parents see your porn history or your post history?


Post history, I've watched some weird stuff during puberty
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#20
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Post history, I've watched some weird stuff during puberty

I forgot about those days...


Post history.
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Why would you spend tens of thousands of dollars to learn about a language you already speak? It was over before it even started dude

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brot pls
#21
I don't say anything THAT bad, but I've probably posted some shit that would be problematic if some people saw. Nothing too bad, though. But anyway, I changed my Facebook URL to something other than my UG username, for seemingly obvious reasons.
#22
I talk a huge amount of bollocks, so not really.

Besides, I tend to try and stay as anonymous as possible.
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#23
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Oh shit.


Suicide may be the only option in that case.
The lake was silent for some time. Finally it said:
"I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected."
#24
No, and it doesn't bother me.
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#27
Nah I'm not bothered.

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I talk a huge amount of bollocks, so not really.

Besides, I tend to try and stay as anonymous as possible.

Same here, but it's hard to be anonymous when you realise your username is a nickname that belongs to you, and only you. Mostl of the first page of Google results for my username link you to me somehow :\
#30
Greetings future archeologists! If you just now dusting off this ultimate-guitar account, I wish you the best of luck piecing together exactly what sort of apocalypse happened between now and whenever you are. If you have access to a time machine, I'd appreciate a PM.
#31
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Wait... Ptero.. dactyls?

Hey I'm a god damn paleontolgist

Well, I will be.

I wonder if anyone looking at my hard drives will mistake the porn for all the nature documentaries I have just because they're in the same download directory. That could get... awkward.
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#35
I've taken the identity of another youth from my area and used it as my identity on this forum so that he'll take the rap for my subversive views in the future.
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#36
I don't really care because all the stuff I say here id say outside of the internet.
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#37
I can imagine some future observer might think we all actually worship Inglip. And we were all terribly sexist racist homophobes with awful spelling and grammar.
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#38
I do not act like a prick on the Internet, so nope.

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#40
All they'd see would be a lot of insults and me encouraging people to kill themselves. Then they'd see all of my amazing terrible jokes and then a bunch of Anderson loving comments.
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

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I'm a firework, primed to go off
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