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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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    designlady54 replied to chez1's response:
    Thank you Chez1
     
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    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.
     
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    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

    Haylen

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


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