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1/17/12 2:52 P

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Thank you this comment..you are right on!

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1/17/12 2:48 P

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Good point about team leaders - and in that event, I definitely wouldn't set my page to private, as sometimes team members stop by there with comments or questions. Whether it's simply because they feel more comfortable in 'one on one' or they're newbies and start with 'one friend' or what, it would be a real shame (and maybe a needless stumbling block) if they clicked on my page only to find 'This page is set to private...'
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1/17/12 2:24 P

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SHARMAE,
i totally agree with you on that!! I am so thankful I found Spark !! emoticon













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1/17/12 2:22 P

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Yes it is sad. However, how wonderful we found this team and great people!!!

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1/17/12 1:11 P

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I am leaving my page AS IS, but will continue to watch what I put "out there ". So sad what this world is coming to!!













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1/17/12 6:52 A

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I was moved to write a blog today, about some of the issues raised here.

Thanx, 'Recipe-ers,' for the prompt - food for thought is the best cyber-food of all. Thinks me.
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1/17/12 3:21 A

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Of course, the thing is - all the bar did was alert those who didn't already know. We've all been 'out there,' before the bar was put on, before anyone clicked on it, before SP even was created. From almost Day One, if you posted any 'real' information to the 'net, it could be found, and didn't take any special knowledge or skills to find it.

Before I used Google I used a search engine called (still makes me snicker) 'Dog Pile.' Occasionally I would put my name or some other identifying element into it just to see what turned up. Sure enough, one way or another, I could be tracked.

I doubt setting SP pages to private will block hackers who really want in. But it will surely mess up messages you've posted, threads you've started, blogs you've written to help others... the face of Spark is changing forever, and not for the better.

I don't know any way to calm the Chicken Littles, unfortunately...
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1/16/12 6:23 P

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I am not going to put my page offline either. I just tried to send one of our team members a goodie 'cause she sent me a goodie cheering me for reaching my weight loss goal and she has made her page private. The outcome of this is really sad. spark people should have gotten our thoughts on doing what they did first before doing it. So I want to say thank you to TARAFROMTX for the goodie and skinny jeans !

Hello sparkfamily! Please visit my page to see the teams that I lead as all of them will not fit here! I am looking forward to seeing you there! Remember to keep HEALTHY at the top of your daily list! You can do it! Hugs, Rose:))


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1/16/12 4:59 P

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I don't plan to make my page private - but I also don't use Facebook or any of the other 'social networks,' except Spark. Such a shame that now there will be a spate of people going with private pages. I loved perusing blogs on SP, and not only found some great tips and suggestions, but all kinds of inspiring stories, motivation - and ultimately people who have become true friends.

Such a sad situation... I wouldn't blame anyone who felt the need to do this, but I hope no one believes that just setting their SparkPage to private will offer any protection in terms of security.
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1/16/12 4:44 P

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Thanks so much for the info!! It is really scary and we must be careful !!
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1/16/12 4:36 P

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That is a very good question...I am trying to discern if I am to do this or not. First of all, my information has been on SparkPeople for a few years. I could put my page private, but the information will remain. Next, being a leader, I feel people want to know you.

Personally, I feel this would be a good thing for new members. Remember, this is just my opinion. I believe each person needs to do what they feel is the best for them.

I hope this answers your question.

Edited by: IAM_HIS2 at: 1/16/2012 (16:37)
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1/16/12 4:15 P

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Thank you sooooo much for this Sharmae !! Are you saying then that we should make our pages private?

Hello sparkfamily! Please visit my page to see the teams that I lead as all of them will not fit here! I am looking forward to seeing you there! Remember to keep HEALTHY at the top of your daily list! You can do it! Hugs, Rose:))


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1/16/12 4:00 P

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I received this from a member on another team and I want to share it with you.

The recently sent out Sparkmail about the new share bar on blogs – thankfully that has now been removed as the powers that be realised that members objected. However that does not mean you are secure on the site.

There has always been a share button at the bottom of the blogs that allows anyone to share your blog round the internet!!

Also there are things called crawlers that “trawl” the internet for images – and other things and any image you put on your page or blog can be picked up and appear anywhere else on the web!

You can help prevent this by changing your page to “private”
Open your Sparkpage
Click on “Edit my Sparkpage”
Up the top Click the box – make my Sparkpage private.
Click on “save Changes”
One request please – Please will you make one of your team leaders a friend so that they can contact you and keep you up to date with team happenings, thank you.

However there are 2 important things to realize on the internet
1) Nothing is totally private, everything stays on the web – it never is totally deleted.
2) If a site is secure – the address starts with http/ this means that the site is encrypted – you will notice that Sparkpeople isn’t!!

ONLINE KEEP YOURSELF SAFE:...
The first is by maintaining a high level of privacy in our online activities. Do NOT post your personal details online, whether it‘s on Spark or another site. This does not just mean your password information, but also your full name, where you live, the names of your family, friends, pets etc.

Certainly do not post your home town or your address - especially if you do not live in a big city.

These rules should be followed wherever your information can be viewed by the general public. This means on your Spark Page, on the message or team boards, on Facebook, Twitter...wherever!

Do not make the mistake of thinking that it‘s okay to post your name on one site, your address on another, the fact that you‘ll be on holiday for 3 weeks from X on another. If you use the same, or similar user names, on multiple sites then it is very easy for someone to collate this information about you.
This does not mean that someone will do this. The majority of us will never be the victim of online crime be-cause there is simply no profit in it, whether monetary, political or other, for the criminals.

Enjoy yourself online, do not be afraid to join new sites or make new friends, but please remember to keep your personal information private.

SharMae


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