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Do not use your real name or your discussions can be googled
jacksgramma posted:
Hi Fmily,

Earlier Today, I went to print out the Sucralose/burning tongue article that I had found online, to bring to my Rheumy for my appointment. What I found was my WebMD discussion instead. I clicked on it and it brought me directly to the original post and all the replies. I had been signing my real name at the end of most all of my posts.

After seeing that on google I will stick to my screen name from now on. I can't believe how dangerous the internet can be, even on our beloved WebMD site.

~hugs to all
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mrahoe responded:

yea i hear ya on that . . just look at all the stuff people put up about there small children that some future employer will have access to. . . its just crazy . . even if you erase things its gonna show up somewhere on here...

and for the wirld wide wed , , , for future refrence . . . yup it was me who just farted. . thank you and good night. .

the nut from the north
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Yes, any time you put something on a site that is open to the public, as is the case here at WebMD, it is searchable.

So that's why it's a good idea to protect your identity (with our help; we do remove posts which share phone numbers and snail mail addresses, for example).
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell

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