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« on: February 17, 2016, 17:10 »
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Hi,

I have a question about this forum. Who owns it, is it associated with any stock agency? Can we openly discuss agencies here? Will critical remarks be penalized?


« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 18:10 »
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owned by tyler olsen,  not affiliated with any agency, you can say what you want here but agencies have representatives here and some agencies have punished people for stuff written here

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2016, 18:16 »
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owned by tyler olsen,  not affiliated with any agency, you can say what you want here but agencies have representatives here and some agencies have punished people for stuff written here

Even though agencies choose not to participate much here, most certainly they do read this forum and monitor our discussions closely.
Some even threaten with legal action for things said, that they didn't like about.  8)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2016, 18:19 by KnowYourOnions »

« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2016, 18:21 »
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didnt i just say that

« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2016, 18:45 »
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didnt i just say that

You did...sorry! I wanted to quote PhotoDude. We were typing at the same time, kind of...

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 20:05 »
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owned by tyler olsen,  not affiliated with any agency, you can say what you want here but agencies have representatives here and some agencies have punished people for stuff written here

Thank you, both of you guys! And how agencies were able to punish people for comments if forum does not belong to them? How did they figure out which user here represent specific contributor back at their agency?

« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 20:22 »
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How did they figure out which user here represent specific contributor back at their agency?

Some of us post here with our real names. :o

Which make us more careful than others, for obvious reasons.

« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 20:24 »
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owned by tyler olsen,  not affiliated with any agency, you can say what you want here but agencies have representatives here and some agencies have punished people for stuff written here

Thank you, both of you guys! And how agencies were able to punish people for comments if forum does not belong to them? How did they figure out which user here represent specific contributor back at their agency?

slander is slander (real or perceived). Doesn't matter who owns the forum.

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 00:38 »
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How did they figure out which user here represent specific contributor back at their agency?

Some of us post here with our real names. :o

Which make us more careful than others, for obvious reasons.

If you do not use your real name but put links to your portfolios it could be very easy for them to find who you are I think.

« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 10:46 »
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How did they figure out which user here represent specific contributor back at their agency?

Some of us post here with our real names. :o

Which make us more careful than others, for obvious reasons.

If you do not use your real name but put links to your portfolios it could be very easy for them to find who you are I think.
Not just links, but profile photos could also be easily reverse searched.

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 13:58 »
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If you are anonymous, and dont include any personal info or links, nor one of your own photos as an avatar, as mentioned above, it would be nearly impossible for the agencies to know who you are.  Also avoid posting specific, identifying details about your income or accounts. 

Sounds a bit cloak and dagger, but worth it to be able to honestly discuss issues.

Also, I trust Tyler, the forum owner,  who posts under the name Leaf, completely.   I told him my real name back in 2009 when I signed up and he has never given away my anonymity.  Not that anyone would 6ld care much anyway.

« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2016, 15:29 »
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If you are anonymous, and dont include any personal info or links, nor one of your own photos as an avatar, as mentioned above, it would be nearly impossible for the agencies to know who you are.  Also avoid posting specific, identifying details about your income or accounts. 

Sounds a bit cloak and dagger, but worth it to be able to honestly discuss issues.

Also, I trust Tyler, the forum owner,  who posts under the name Leaf, completely.   I told him my real name back in 2009 when I signed up and he has never given away my anonymity.  Not that anyone would 6ld care much anyway.

Maybe now Leaf can tell us have agency ever asked for our names? Yes or no would be enough. :-)

« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2016, 15:46 »
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I told Tyler my ID once, by the next time I PMd him he'd forgotten who I was, so I think you're safe!

« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2016, 15:50 »
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If you are anonymous, and dont include any personal info or links, nor one of your own photos as an avatar, as mentioned above, it would be nearly impossible for the agencies to know who you are.  Also avoid posting specific, identifying details about your income or accounts. 

Sounds a bit cloak and dagger, but worth it to be able to honestly discuss issues.

Also, I trust Tyler, the forum owner,  who posts under the name Leaf, completely.   I told him my real name back in 2009 when I signed up and he has never given away my anonymity.  Not that anyone would 6ld care much anyway.

Maybe now Leaf can tell us have agency ever asked for our names? Yes or no would be enough. :-)

technically speaking, leaf is not obligated in any way of form to tell anyone, agencies or not, the real identity of anyone registered here. that applies to anywhere, really.

the only time a site owner is obligated is in situation of the law eg. you are a crook or wanted for some terrible acts  eg sabotage,etc..
in such situation, yes, ppl like the enforcement around the world , can and in many cases
get the site owner to reveal the true identity of a person(s).

thus the importance of not leaving too much papertrail in anything .
the safety being that a papertrail on the internet can also be hacked by an expert
if you have too much personal informations on social media,etc. you could in fact end up
a victim of some scam artists.

banks , politicians, musicians,etc do get hacked too,
a good example is how U2 had their music stolen.....

only they don't tell us.


another example is those cases where some employee was fired for saying some bad things
about their employer, or passing on confidential info on the social media.
yes, the company can request the infos too.
and other side of things, the site giving away your info can also face charges
for giving away those infos.

depends on how good your lawyer is ;)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2016, 15:52 by etudiante_rapide »

« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2016, 02:38 »
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Hello I am Johnroyal And new Member please guide me

« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2016, 13:03 »
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JUst lik that sometimes it is good to be not a stranger.

« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2016, 12:21 »
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I often see agency representatives step in here when some misinformation is being delivered and discussed. Which is good since some of us may be inclined to believe what others say here without double checking the information.





 

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