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Old 05-03-20, 07:18 AM
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Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.


I know very little about this member being discussed other than their postings (they appear to like several of the memes posted in the forums at DVD Talk) and it could be just a made up account.

I am asking this because I am having a little problem with the possibility of let's say a DVD talk member - certainly not a Mod/Admin seeking / searching and then posting information or links to accounts on DVD Talk forums that could have info about me or pictures of my children, wife, family members because do not like my point of view.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

All of his memes are being posted via Flickr. Every Flickr image URL has an ID that lets you see the corresponding page on flickr.com. There is nothing in the realm of "doxing" about it, especially considering that the Flickr page I linked to also has absolutely zero personally identifiable information on it. Just his Flickr username (which itself doesn't contain any PII) and a bunch of memes, many of which he's posted here.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

So you just sought out a random DVD talk member's flicker account by an image in one of their posts, once you found out that it was this persons Flicker account you then decided to post that information in order to show what you found with this quote "His Flickr stream sure is something!" including a link to that account in a DVD Talk forum, correct?

I assume since you did not answer the question that these types of actions on this forum are OK.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

In addition, you also made the judgment that there was not any personal information, links or pictures otherwise included in what you provided.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

I've never heard anyone refer to correlation of two public, entirely anonymous accounts on the internet as "doxing". Is it bad form and a little bit petty? Yeah, probably. But I can't imagine it being considered doxing.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

If someone posts it to the internet themselves i would say it is fair game. I mean they did go out of there way to put it somewhere where the world could see it.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

Please remember to link to the post if you would like something looked at. I'll still take a look, but if someone was posting their flickr photos on DVD Talk, it seems like they may not care that others are viewing their page there.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

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Is it bad form and a little bit petty? Yeah, probably. But I can't imagine it being considered doxing.
I recall that once (a now banned member) in posts was threating to find and contact some acquaintances of another member in their community.

I expressed my concerns in the original post and not the first time personal information of another member has been divulged at this forum - even a hint of this type of thing does not set well with me considering the source and position at DVD talk.

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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

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If someone posts it to the internet themselves i would say it is fair game. I mean they did go out of there way to put it somewhere where the world could see it.
I don't agree. I don't want people on here finding my Facebook, and if they do, I don't want them sharing it here. I don't think it's too much to ask to compartmentalize different aspects of our lives and respect each other's privacy.

I'm not making a judgment on the original situation here, just saying that I don't think anything should be fair game.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

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I don't agree. I don't want people on here finding my Facebook, and if they do, I don't want them sharing it here. I don't think it's too much to ask to compartmentalize different aspects of our lives and respect each other's privacy.

I'm not making a judgment on the original situation here, just saying that I don't think anything should be fair game.
Its pretty easy just to set your facebook to private. Only thing people who aren't my friends can see of mine is my profile picture and my name (but if I wanted to I could turn that off too). Highly recommend locking yours down if you haven't already.

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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

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I don't agree. I don't want people on here finding my Facebook, and if they do, I don't want them sharing it here. I don't think it's too much to ask to compartmentalize different aspects of our lives and respect each other's privacy.

I'm not making a judgment on the original situation here, just saying that I don't think anything should be fair game.
I think this situation is more like posting in a topic here with a link to your facebook and then expecting people not to be able to click the link and link it back to you. This isn't discovery like I was searching your username for where you come up.
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Old 05-05-20, 02:04 PM
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

Originally Posted by mspmms View Post
I recall that once (a now banned member) in posts was threating to find and contact some acquaintances of another member in their community.

I expressed my concerns in the original post and not the first time personal information of another member has been divulged at this forum - even a hint of this type of thing does not set well with me considering the source and position at DVD talk.
You have not provided me with the link to the post you're concerned with. Please do so or I will simply close this thread as resolved.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

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you have not provided me with the link to the post you're concerned with. Please do so or i will simply close this thread as resolved.

Please see Adam's post below:

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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

It's not something anymore.
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It's not something anymore.
The URL is case-sensitive. Convert it to lowercase, and it breaks.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
The URL is case-sensitive. Convert it to lowercase, and it breaks.
I don't see anything that identifies the person. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe my idea of doxxing is differnet from the OP.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

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I don't see anything that identifies the person. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe my idea of doxxing is differnet from the OP.
It doesn't meet any conventional definition of doxing. The OP erred in using that term in my opinion, as it just muddled the point. The question of whether explicitly correlating other anonymous accounts to a forum account is or should be allowed on the forums isn't the same question as "is this doxing?"
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Old 05-06-20, 02:52 PM
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Yeah, I don't really see any concern here.

Also keep in mind that mods will sometimes see if a new member raises any red flags that they are a spammer, scammer, or returning suspended/banned member.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

I can understand red flags with spammers, returning suspended or banned members but the crux of this issue is a DVD Talk member and in this case a moderator / administrator seeking (some examples like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and of course Flicker) then posting information or supplying links to it regarding that individual that could potentially have personal info in a post at DVD Talk - judging by several of the posts in this thread on this issue at forum feedback I am not alone in my concerns.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

If you were worried about your social media account having information you didn't want on dvdtalk, then you shouldn't be posting links containing your social media account.

You basically provided the information and now seem upset when someone copy & pasted it.
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Re: Is this allowed? This looks like it could be considered as a "doxing" of a DVD Talk member.

IMO, anyone who puts stuff like that on the internet cannot reasonably expect complete privacy, they made that choice to make some of their life available online for anyone to potentially see. Was the person's real name, address, phone number, or other personal information exposed here by Adam? If not, then I don't see the problem.

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No personal information was given out whatsoever and no other information was posted than what the original poster themselves provided in the first place. I don't really think there's an issue here.
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No personal information was given out whatsoever and no other information was posted than what the original poster themselves provided in the first place. I don't really think there's an issue here.
this isn't quite accurate. If I post a picture, I wouldn't expect someone to look at the embedded link of the image to determine what site it was posted and through which account, then post the link to that account in this forum to make fun of me. I mean they could, sure, but it takes a little more searching.
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this isn't quite accurate. If I post a picture, I wouldn't expect someone to look at the embedded link of the image to determine what site it was posted and through which account, then post the link to that account in this forum to make fun of me. I mean they could, sure, but it takes a little more searching.
But if your action, in this case posting stuff here that allows one to check out your Flickr account with a bare minimum of effort, leads to your Flickr page being "exposed" here, it doesn't really matter what you expect. If it can happen, it might happen, one shouldn't be surprised or shocked by that, it's how the internet works. Again, much ado about nothing. Do we now know that poster's name, occupation, details about his private life? No, we do not.

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But if your action, in this case posting stuff here that allows one to check out your Flickr account with a bare minimum of effort, leads to your Flickr page being "exposed" here, it doesn't really matter what you expect. If it can happen, it might happen, one shouldn't be surprised or shocked by that, it's how the internet works. Again, much ado about nothing. Do we now know that poster's name, occupation, details about his private life? No, we do not.
I'm not the right person to ask. I regularly link here to my Facebook and YouTube accounts here using my real name. I don't assume any privacy, so I don't hide behind anonymous accounts and I treat everything that I say as something that I can be held accountable for in the future. But if someone were to look at my Facebook linked videos that I've posted here, then comb through my timeline and then repost something here to make fun of me, I'd still find it annoying.
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