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Neophyte
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I thought I should ask: Are search engines able to pick up email or IP addresses off the message boards in any way which I'm not aware of?

Also: I assume registered users can see IP address, but not email if the "Keep your email address viewable to other users when you post notes" option was disabled?


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Dzuunmod
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If you want your email address visible to everyone else, then it is. As for your IP, it's only visible to volunteers at the site, not just any registered user.

These are odd questions for a first timer. Why the curiosity?

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Actually I _don't_ want my email visible to the world. Being hidden from crawlers is critical, but visible to registered users is O.K.

I've already composed my first real post, and you'll see that it's important the contents not be pulled up by search engine queries for my domain or IP. I know for a fact that coworkers have queried my name in the past, so it's not just paranoia.


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Heather
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No one's IP NOR email at our boards is visible to anyone but staff and volunteers.
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Dzuunmod
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Right, Heather. My dumb mistake. Sorry about that.

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excellent, thank you... now I'll put the character limit to the test on the next thread.
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