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Advice to new members - July 4th 2012, 05:03 AM

I srtrongly suggest when asking for advice to be very vague because they don't let you delete your post nor do they protect your posts from search engines like google! This is not a very safe place to write stuff!!!!!!!!


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Re: Advice to new members - July 4th 2012, 05:34 AM

You agree to the terms of service upon registering. Should have read them first. Oops

Honestly though. There are ways to make it so your annonymous. Use a private email, don't post your real name or personal info.


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Re: Advice to new members - July 4th 2012, 06:25 AM

Hi there,

As Lyndsee said, you agreed to that in the Terms of Service. However, you should always be vague when giving personal information on the internet anyway. We do not delete things for the good of the entire site to allow people to search for advice that they need. Advice for you? The internet is not a safe place, and never expect it to be. <3


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Re: Advice to new members - July 4th 2012, 02:23 PM

Hey there,

Just like the others have said, you should be vague on the internet and not post personal information anyway. It does say in the terms of service (http://www.teenhelp.org/terms/legal/) that
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Re: Advice to new members - July 10th 2012, 01:17 AM

Thanks for posting this!
   
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Re: Advice to new members - July 11th 2012, 02:22 AM

Actually, I find it's easier for people to help you when you aren't being vague, because when you do, it's just painful and really hard to help (I know this from experience) and also, if your considering putting your problems, or anything about you on the internet, not only TH, but anywhere, it'll come up in search engines, and remember 'anything you put on the internet, stays on the internet'. - Plus, most of the time on TH, people generally don't insult you about your problems, but try to help you, that is only harder when we don't really know what's going on.


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Re: Advice to new members - July 11th 2012, 02:45 AM

The thing is, if you don't POST your personal information, none of your post would be tied to your real name. So someone would have to happen to GUESS your username or happen upon your posts and go through a guessing game to figure out that it's you.


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Re: Advice to new members - July 11th 2012, 02:58 AM

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Actually, I find it's easier for people to help you when you aren't being vague, because when you do, it's just painful and really hard to help (I know this from experience) and also, if your considering putting your problems, or anything about you on the internet, not only TH, but anywhere, it'll come up in search engines, and remember 'anything you put on the internet, stays on the internet'. - Plus, most of the time on TH, people generally don't insult you about your problems, but try to help you, that is only harder when we don't really know what's going on.
I agree with George, in order to get help you have to show a little info so we can help you, if not we have trouble understanding you and therefore we can't help you to the best of our ability.

And what the staff have said, that's in the term of services and you must read the terms of services before you sign up for anything.



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Re: Advice to new members - July 11th 2012, 06:20 AM

If you give very vague background on the particular issue, you're going to get very vague advice and more than likely, won't find it to be all that helpful. I often ask people for more information, otherwise the advice is too vague to help solve their issues and I consider it a waste of both of our times. If I ask for more information but don't get any, then I may try a bit more or if I decide to give another reply, I won't put forth much of any effort because I don't care much for careless guessing about the issue and subsequent useful advice.

When you post anything on any forum, social networking site, online auctions, etc..., it's made public. If you don't want people knowing who you are, then simply don't give out your personal information. I give out very little personal info. For example, my profile is blank, the e-mail I used for this site doesn't have my real info (I use it only for a few forums I'm on), and only a few people on here know some info about me but even then, it's pretty vague.


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