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Weber50

why Don't people put more info about themselves on their bios here?

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Great question Weber! Often wonder myself. The worries about security, are easily circumvented; just putting in general likes,dislikes, areas of possible expertise, and bits of background info are in no way a security risk. Having that slight idea of personality only aids in giving better answers to the person asking, just as periodically going and seeing how and which Q's and A's the person asks and answers add to that. If total impersonal, pure factual answers are looked for, be better and easier to just Google and search.

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That covers just about everything, W. It's certainly a lot easier to answer certain types of questions if you have some idea about the age, gender and circumstances of the person asking them.
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Yep, plus it just adds to the overall personal feeling behind the whole idea of an Ask community. Else I can go to Ask's other site ; About.com. and get more pure factional answers.
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I didn't realise About was owned by Ask. I've found a lot of useful stuff there at times, and they have some interesting newsletters. Do you know what ask.fm is?
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Yes, Ask bought About in 2012 I believe it was, the CEO of Ask was on News programmes speaking about it and some goals concerning Ask, think you can find clips and/or links to that in the about Ask section of this site.
As to Ask.fm, I vaguely knew about it being some eastern European origin site, but mainly that it had been critizised for lack of controls and some supposed bullying and resulting suicide issues.. was in a lot of the European news for a while...
Looked it up, and Wiki confirmed and gives a bit more info;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ask.fm. Didn't know they seem still not to delete things? Strange....you'd think they would be a bit more careful?
There's a few other blogs and such I haven't read, but noted, that speak of this problem also... Sad..

Time for dinner, catch you bit later.:0).
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Thanks for that. I had a comment deleted this morning and received an email explaining why. Some rabbit (not our Bugs) was being rude to Taise so I twisted his tail a little before reporting it. It was pointed out (probably correctly) that I might have been making things worse.
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I've gotten those e-mails ! Makes you mad when someone is bugging someone you like and you defend them and get slapped on the hand. Ask.fm is a brutal site !
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Hello to you both!:0).
Couldn't remember the name of parent Co. at the time I commented, it's IAC, and owns a whole bunch of websites other than Ask and About, if your interested in knowing more;http://iac.com/.
and here's an article concerning the buying of About.com in 2012 from the New York Times Corp.http://phys.org/news/2012-08-askcom-parent-aboutcom-300m.html.
I agree those deletions can be irritating, but looking at and trying other sites here and there, find I'd rather deal with that human margin of error in deletions than have some of the horrible answers and comments left as on some of these other sites. They get outright mean and cruel! And sure, in a perfect world no one would take anything personal, but we all know that's not the case, especially when it comes to younger users.
So please remind me of this when I growl and pout at the Mods when I get a deletion! Ha,ha!!
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I don't mind the occasional deletion. They let me get away with a lot, probably because I camouflage the innuendo in a forest of words.

Even so, the other day I typed a lengthy, probably helpful, answer to somebody who wanted assistance writing a story and the Ask software just poofed it into Cyberpurgatory where it now lies unChristened and unwanted. It wasn't deleted by the Mods -- it just poofed out of existence.
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Dodgy, those Cyber Poofs are truly Frustrating!! Has happened to me a few times, merely by using a Dutch or Patois word in the opening sentence... ;(.
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Cause they probably see no point...
You ask and answer questions, not become pen pals :)

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I guess for security purposes or just the joy to be anonymous.

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because we all live boring lives.. and that's why we are here.

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I always thought you were miss excitement, at least that's what the writing on the men's bathroom wall said haha
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haha, I was hoping that wouldn't get out jkjk
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Because then you would know more about them, and they'd think you were a stalker. Lol

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I didn't at first, because I didn't even think about it. I went into my profile one day and saw the whole thing was blank. I did eventually fill in some of it, but some of it just doesn't flow for me. There's always more (or less) that I want to say.

...And of course there's security.

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3ArithmomaniaLeporid

Maybe for the same reason you did not? Haha
(Some like to share and some do not, I suppose.)

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I did for a while, but then it started to bug me (a bit) at times. Every once in a while certain questions or answers can get personal and I don't like to put too much of myself out there all at once. I'm sure not many care too much, but if it makes me feel better...then that's what matters the most. What I have on my profile now is personal without being too personal. Every so often I might add a little here and there, but those things usually don't stay on there all the time.

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JaktheRabbit

My reason for not putting a full bio is because of the fact that the occasional internet creep can view my page. TMI.

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