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Do Not Give Out Private Information...

Blog Posted:7/12/2013 9:10:00 PM
This is probably common sense, but do not give your personal information to ANYONE on ANY public website who asks for it, no matter what the reason.

If you are harassed by a Soup member, please forward the Soup Mail to us. Do NOT delete it.
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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:11:00 PM
    We are working on more security features. Stay tuned.

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:21:00 AM
    You just have to be careful with whom you share your info. You don't know who is on the other end. I have over time had email addresses exchanged and have gotten to know some wonderful people on the soup. Thanks for the good advice

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 11:38:00 AM
    dear TPS.. this is serious and we hope you can find a way to secure this site... to all dear soupers, a realization that we need to send private accounts, etc with circumspection...:) huggs

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 7/15/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There is no way to completely secure a website. You just have to delete bad seeds when they appear.
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Hi TPS :) Wise counsel...yet after taking years to get to know some of the good people on the soup, I feel I have made some very good friends, and that I have chose them wisely, and few... very few have my phone number. Thanks for the good advice! love and hugs, catie :)

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    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 7/14/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Catie, you're a doll
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 4:25:00 PM
    another soap opera in the making. I have shared my e-mail address, my facebook friendships and even my phone number ( with one) with people I have grown to admire with fondness. I am not overly trusting, I just found many here I like to consider friends.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 7/14/2013 8:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There you go again, Alfred... I just dont know what to make of you... it is clear that you neither know how to talk to women, nor how to treat them.... I am no longer interested in being friends with you....forget it! He IS offensive, isn't he, Francine? hugs, Catie
    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 7/13/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    again.... is my prerogative to comment on the posted blog and not on the comments already made
    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts Date: 7/13/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can certainly see why you've lost friends Alfred, My comment was to Poetry Soup not you.
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 2:37:00 PM
    Pss., Now I'm Stuffed And Thinking About Acapulco's For Dinner Or Maybe Another Denny's Closer To Whereat I Dwell ? Stay Cool PoePoeSoup :)

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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Ps., Hey I Just Got A Free Grand Slam Breakfast From Denny's For My Birthday *

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 7/14/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy belated Birthday, john! love and hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 2:28:00 PM
    Ok. ˜ Love, John

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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 12:11:00 PM
    I thought we could block soup mail? No?

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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 10:36:00 AM
    Also if we could please have the ability to block soup mail that would help a lot because blocking the comments doesn't block the soup mail

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 7/13/2013 12:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Click on the "eye" next to the mail from the person you wish to block and this will block any further mail being received from that person. Blocking the person form commenting, is a different function...
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 9:44:00 AM
    dear soup De jour. I personally think, we are all grown ups here. A few more than others. I've never had a problem with my friends on the soup when it comes to having my private information. I never lead them on... ok well I did flirt with Nathan. .. A But I know what I like. I do not regret meeting him on the soup... So it all comes down to this. I met my soulmate on your site thank you thank you thank you.....

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 7/14/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Alfred, Look Buddy Boy, the term you've used to describe the ladies on the soup is VERY, VERY OFFENSIVE to me. Clean up your act, maybe you'll actually make some friends around here!!!! catie
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Though I understand the need to protect oneself against harassment and - potentially- worse, I also believe that within soup's walls lies an opportunity for REAL connection, friendship. I have a handful of e-addys, home addresses and phone numbers from people I consider friends and they, in turn, have mine. I have received a phone call from one lovely souper THOUSANDS of miles away from me who I consider a soul-sister and if I hadn't given her that personal information, we would not have had the opportunity to speak in real time. One souper received direct help after the devastation that hit New Jersey last year by providing his address. Caution, yes, of course. But ... over time... trust, too. We should handle on-line meetings as we do real-time meetings... get to know each other before handing out pertinent information. There are soupers who HAVE met face to face and have enjoyed conversation, time, a meeting of minds. May all walls erected also have gates.. willing to open when the time presents itself...

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 7/14/2013 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    love ya, cyn!..;)
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/13/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 7/13/2013 6:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS-- I have never (nor would I ever) share the info that others have entrusted to me with any other souper. Though, if a souper went missing, I would let other soupers know I have tried to contact a mutual friend and will keep soupers posted on news. Love to all :)
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 11:54:00 PM
    Dear TPS. When one blocks a person from sending soup mail, it automatically deletes the correspondence. It is perhaps something TPS could look into. Yes, it might pose a problem in so far as judging the authenticity of the copied correspondence sent to you. I speak from experience:Hate mail or swearing should be seen in a serious light and past reports by me, fell on deaf ears. The person was blocked and hence the correspondence and comments lost.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 7/13/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the feedback, TPS.
    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 7/13/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Blocking does not delete comments. It only keeps them from being seen by you. We can still view them.

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