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Designlady54 posted:
I just want to let everyone who post on this site that your post show up on the web, I was looking for some old pictures and typed in my uusername on BING and my post from three months ago showed up with my comments. Now that's fine on a social media site but this site is for people dealing with depression and when one is depressed they may say things they don't want their employers/family/ and others to know. I will not be posting on here any longer and would love to know how to remove my post so if anyone knows please let me know.

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chez1 responded:
Hi Designlady,
sorry you found out through the web that posts can be seen elsewhere, I was aware that this happens and I know there have been posts from webmd letting us know that it is not a secure site which is why they are keen for us not to share personal information, such as full names, addresses etc.
To have your posts removed you can report each one and ask the moderators to remove the posts.
I also think it is a good point to raise, as although I know this is not a secure site I would prefer it is.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily...........Zig Ziglar
Demons2011 replied to chez1's response:
Really don't care if it's on the web, nothing terriblely personal, just raw emotions. It might be better for some to have it less visible.
Designlady54 replied to chez1's response:
Who is and how do I contact the moderator, I would so love to have my post removed, I don't want perspective employers or family seeing my post. I only made two but they were raw emotion, learned my lesson though.
chez1 replied to Designlady54's response:
At the bottom of each of your posts there is a note saying "Report This" if you press it and put other and write in the box that you want the post removed it will get done for you. I would suggest that you write your concerns about the posts being public in there as well as it goes directly to the moderators and they will be able to respond to you.
As I assume you wont be back on the forum, I would like to wish you well and good health.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily...........Zig Ziglar
Designlady54 replied to chez1's response:
Thank you Chez1
lissmeanstrouble replied to Designlady54's response:
I wonder what information you submitted that linked your posts to your legal name? Because I definitely would not want friends, family or prospective employers to find out what goes on in this loony head of mine.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to lissmeanstrouble's response:
Hi everyone!

I completely understand your concerns regarding privacy.

If you have a username that is easily identified, web searches for that name might show a post in a WebMD community.

For example, if your email address is BlahBlah85@gmail AND your user name here is also "BlahBlah85", those searching for you via your email might come across a post.

Of course, if you use your "real name" as your community member user name, that might also show up.

I encourage you to find a username that you feel comfortable with and use it exclusively for our communities here. If your username is BlahBlah85 and that is not connected to any other online identity/email, etc, prospective employers/friends/family members are not able to find you here based on a search of your name.

Does that make sense? Please post any questions you have and I'll do my best to answer or find those smarter than I who can address


p.s. Chez1, thanks for letting Designlady know about the "report this" feature!

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