we do not share your data with anyone and there are many ways to control the visibility and storage life of your data here.
but the internet is a public space and you should always assume your data could be compromised.
be smart with your password, use tor or a vpn, and use pgp for sensitive communications.
I am based in the UK but have shipped to Italy plenty. If you order from outside Italy I would suggest paying for tracking to guarantee your package. From packages that did not arrive nobody reported bad outcomes
Initiative: Own Page Visible to Post or Vote on Others
I'll often click on the author of an appealing or more significantly, controversial post and find their page is not visible. This seems one sided and unfair when the post is about another bigga. There are plenty of other privacy protections and one does not need to be visible to purchase or make reviews so I don't see a lot of downside here.
I think all the resistance against this is really 1 thing: people don't want to get posted ON, they don't want to be the subject of posts because it doesn't seem to have much utilty besides getting trolled on.
My reservations and concerns are outlined below in my longest post, for anyone interested in reading it. I can see both sides of the argument but for me, the right to privacy for all should be maintained.
I think the initiative here is for the user's public page so nothing but posts and profile statement. Other details in "settings" are not part of your page, even your buying reputation is invisible to people you are not transacting with, it's just a record of your public words and posts by others made on your own page like questions they asked you.
If you open your page then log off and view it you will see what I mean. You're actually someone whose posts I'd really like to read but I wouldn't bother you asking for password access :)
Hi Bojack, not sure if your post was in response to mine?
But there is more info on someones profile page then just posts they have contributed to or profile statements. As I mentioned below, at the end of this topic, don't want to bore you by repeating here.
For the record if someone wants to private message chat, to ask questions or who want to know about other posts I have posted on, then all they have to do is request me to PM them. If your page is open I can pm you and you can reply back, even tho my page restricted. I will be happy to answer any questions.
I have tried to make my profile public, and password it, many times in the past, but it does not work, I emailed help about it months ago, but did not get a fix. But now, in light of all the recent security issues on here, I am glad I retained the privacy on my profile, because I don't want my profile visible on google for all to search. There are hackers, that know what they are doing, and can easily get into your settings, even tho they are not accessible. What scares me is the way this site is going, I never ever thought a buyer or seller would ever dream of exposing names, addresses, and bank details, but yet it did happen, and very recently to.
If someone won't ask for someones password to access their page, then they are not that concerned about reading that persons profile, surely ! (I to have been curious and looked at someones page because I liked a few of their posts and wanted to see more, however when I found their page restricted, I respected that and just moved myself along. Or I could have posted a response to them in public, if they would have asked me a question. I always try to reply to everyone, and I welcome any questions.
Don't people realise how serious privacy is on here, am I the only one? Would everyone be happy if their name, address and bank details were posted for the world to see on here? And their profile pages wide open on the web, that's great for sellers for advertising, but not for me as a customer.
I would happily give someone a list, with internal links to all the best posts I have contributed to, and answer any questions, if they asked and were genuinely interested, but I won't give up my privacy on my profile page, without a password, just because people are just curious to have a look.
Anyway sorry everyone, I know I have written alot on this topic, but privacy and physical safety is the most important thing for me on LB, when I feel safe I am happy, but now unfortunately, I need to be even more vigilant because we have people that are prepared to release sensitive info and addresses in a fit of anger or to prove to everyone they are not lying, by posting screen shots. Take care everyone :)
My messages are NOT hidden, they are all over LB, every single one of them.
Only thing 'hidden' is my profile. It is not 'hidden', it is Restricted with a password. So a bit like, you can't come in unless I give you a password, however again, every single post is on LB for you to see.
It is just a case of finding them, as older posts get pushed down as new posts with new votes and comments get pushed up.
Again feel free to PM me .... or if there is a post you came across and want to see again, then just tell me what you can remember about the topic of the post, and I will get you the link :)
I am not in hiding, I just value my security and privacy and like to control who has access to my profile page useing a password. There are people on here and on the internet who relish in down voting people and spamming accounts, so I just want to protect my 'home' page.
''The Octopus has NINE brains. The Human has ONE .So please be kind to each other because we ain't that smart '' a 'GiggleCheeks Quote of the Day' taken from my memoirs and sketch books, to remind me daily not to be an idiot lol
The month of September was rife with spam accounts, trolls and sellers and buyers all going crazy and exposing private screen shots. (must have been a full moon lol)
Anyway, no way in hell should people 'force' or 'bully' or 'encourage' (or whatever 'word' you choose) anyone to 'expose' or 'open' fully to the public their Private Home Profile Page.
Everyones profile page has Settings for good reason, I understand them and I use them.
If you want to make your profile page open for the world to see then go ahead. If you want to clamp down on security then this is your RIGHT and has nothing to do with anyone else. And should not need to be justified.
My final word on this topic (it has been going on months now). My Home Page is MINE, I set the rules and boundaries and securities. I will NEVER open my page just because some random stranger on the internet wants to have a look around my PRIVATE profile.
Lol I can not be clearer now on this I don't think.
Thanks for everyones imput ...but I am AGAINST the initiative and ALWAYS will be. I respect that everyone else may disagree and that is perfectly fine.
But again, I have my own mind, and skills and intelligence....and I USE them :) I walk AWAY from the 'herd mentality' and I figure out this life on my own. But that is just me :)
''The Octopus has NINE brains. The Human has ONE .So please be kind to each other because we ain't that smart '' a 'GiggleCheeks Quote of the Day' taken from my memoirs and sketch books, to remind me daily not to be an idiot. lol
Hi avenged, I keep directing people to my first original post, which outlines all my concerns, including what else is on a profile that I personally am concerned about, it's way at the bottom at the end of this topic, starts with ''Sorry for long post but there are things...''
I don't want to keep repeating myself, as I am boring myself now with my posts the size of small novels ! maybe I should stop caring so much about this topic but I want to respond to questions as they come in, so please look below, if interested. :)
Avenged404, I am not obfuscating, I am just tired :) if you can't be bothered reading my original thread, then I can't be bothered repeating myself any longer. I don't have much energy left. Sorry, no offense. .
Hi terminator, yes there is an option for this, in settings, but as I have said I and a few others I have seen, cannot change settings at the moment to make profile visible, will not let me set a password either. Yes once fixed I will see then if my profile can be seen by biggy but not the search engines.
But this thread and a few other posts I have made do come up in google when I search my user name and littlebiggy, this I found out recently, I thought the settings allowed for full invisibility on the net, but posts that I contribute to, end up on google, not all posts but some.
More going on here than maybe I realise, hence I am going a little loopy trying to figure it all out.
Wish LB would get back to me, we need a better explanation of what exactly our settings in 'visibilty' do,
Lots of bugs on LB lately, when I first joined I set my settings to be invisible by everything, over time I have often gone in and changed to 'visible' on net and on the wall. I can't even make myself visible on the wall on littlebiggy.
When you make any post you are speaking in public. I don't see why your other public statements should be hidden, they are also public statements. As for others statements on you that is a primary mechanism of accountability here. Is there anything else on the page?
hi peter, yes there are other sensitive info on peoples pages, that they may not want public, some of which I outlined below in my long post. Besides, no one should implement forced visibility and take away peoples right to privacy and to choose what a person wants public or private. As I said below, there is a password that can be set for people to access restricted pages, but that is upto each person to decide who to let in to view their page. And with people posting other peoples names, addresses and bank details, we should be keeping as much privacy as we can, and have the option and the right to protect information.
More of a 'victim' would be the customer who's address and name got leaked. Sellers only have to deal with crappy posts, their is no threat to their address or real identity because they don't have to give anonymous people there name and address, or money to receive a package. Sellers can retaliate by replying to crappy unfair posts, but customers can not hide or retaliate, if they have to give name and address on every order. Just because some sellers are getting crappy messages, this does not compare at all to having your private physical location, name, address etc exposed and posted. I have also seen sellers bank details exposed ... is no one safe on here anymore? .
Sorry for long post but there are things that the original post may have over looked...
We shouldn't be forced to make our profiles visible, in order to be allowed to post or vote on topics, just because some readers may be curious as to the author, or find it 'unfair'. It is upto the author, and no one else, if they want to be visible or not and who they grant access to. They should not be punished, and told you can not vote or post unless you give up your privacy, what the hell? why the blackmail? It's like being forced to leave your front door open for anyone to walk into your home, or do you shut and lock your door and only allow who you want in? Or just stay silent and not post at all, because you don't want to give up your privacy and right to restrict your own page to only those you trust with a password.
Just now there is the option ***If you want to see a restricted profile, there is an option to set a password for this in settings, not sure how this works tho, it says ''password required assign up to 200 passwords for viewing your page'' *** Just ask them for the password, but it is upto them if they want to grant you access. Also my settings will not let me change my profile to visible, I have tried many times, a few others are having the same problem, from what I have read.
So if this is the case, and a password can be set, then those that want to stay restricted can, and if they want to give out a password to whoever requests it, then they can. I am not sure how this password works tho, or if this is what it is used for. We shouldn't be forced to make our profiles visible, if we want to post on topics, just because some readers may be curious as to the author, or find it 'unfair'. Another point is that a profile will tell you when the person was last logged in, or what date they joined, again some people would prefer to keep this information private, hence they private the profile. People are more likely to be honest if they feel safe on here, and feel like they can set their own privacy settings, which they can at the moment, so why change what is working out fine for everyone?
Also people may make their profile page private and restricted, so that people are not able to private message them, so will this option be taken away if everyone has to be visible. Basically will privacy be threatened if we all are visible? If profile is made visible on LB does that mean it's visible on search engines? Some people don't want to be visible on the net, or visible to everyone on here, but they may want to allow access sometimes to a few trusted people by setting a password.
What is it exactly that you want to see on someones profile when you are curious as to the author? Why not just ask them questions directly by replying to their post, if there is something you want to know or feel that something is unfair? I don't know, am I missing something here? LB has the option for the user to decide how visible they want to be, this is a win win for everyone, you can be as out there or as invisible as you want, this should not change in my opinion. If LB started forcing visibility, then I would not use LB anymore to be honest, we get enough lack of privacy and being dictated to in the real world, LB always seemed like such a breath of fresh air to me, but not so much lately :(
Some recent posts that I have seen pop up in the past few weeks have upset some vendors and buyers, and I have not seen this before on here, some are trolls, others just want their own way and to hell with what everyone else wants, also there has been doxing and peoples personal bank details and names and addresses being posted for everyone to see. This alone has made me very very nervous now about this site.
People may just want to log on, order and go, without posting anything, if they are forced to go visible with their profile, and not given the option to restrict or deny access, or they may feel that this is not a safe place to post honest thoughts anymore, because they feel to exposed. I can only speak for myself, and I am being honest when I say that I feel like just ordering my stuff and logging off from now on, which saddens me, as I enjoyed the community up until recently. But if people are posting peoples names, addresses and bank details for all to see, and we are being forced to go visible in order to post, then I am done, I just wish I could delete myself and all my info and posts from here, just in case someone can get a hold of my name and address and post it.
Best wishes to everyone, stay safe and protect your privacy :)
The home analogy doesn't work gc, that would be more like your order pages or your messages. I can see how you are stuggling for an analogy though since anyone that speaks in any kind of recorded forum is definitely not hiding their previous statements in the same forum.
The analogy worked for me in my head and mind pictures, if it does not work for others, that is ok ! I am sure some people get what I mean?
And yes, anyone who posts anything on LB is obviously NOT hiding, because I am sure everyone is aware that posts, especially on sellers topics, are all over the internet ! Even if you set your preferences to not appear in search engines, your posts can still be seen depending on where you post and the permissions on that post.
Thanks for your comment :-) I understand what you mean.
''The Octopus has NINE brains. The Human has ONE .So please be kind to each other because we ain't that smart '' a 'GiggleCheeks Quote of the Day' taken from my memoirs and sketch books, to remind me daily not to be an idiot lol
5chan, didn't the 'elders' also say that cremation was the way to go ? Because setting anything on fire, purifies it ? So there is even contradictory information coming out about what the so called 'elders' advise. !
With all the new discoveries of exo planets being found within the habitable zone of stars.. we seriously can't be the only life in our own galaxy never mind the universe.. what's everyone's view on this..?
It depends if you believe the earth is flat or round? Flat earthers believe we live on a plane-et, a flat plane. They don't believe in space because we are enclosed by a dome, they believe moon landing fake. And if there are aliens or strange looking beings, then they are here on earth with us already, living in underground bunkers. They also believe that there is alot of land past the wall in antarctica, that we are not allowed to go to or know about. And here live other beings... and elvis !
Then we have the globe believers who believe in space, some think the aliens are already here working with the deep state, and others think we have not yet made contact. I personally have seen a few ufo's, but they could have been reverse engineered craft the military have built. Or they could have been alien? I don't know. Evolution did not stop with the human, so there is a good chance there are other beings in other galaxies, or dimensions. All I know is what I have seen with my own eyes, and that's enough for me, I don't want any more close encounters, of any kind.
And one more thing, maybe humans are no longer allowed out into space and we are on a prison planet, because apparently humans released nuclear weapons to blow up the moon, and each attempt was blocked by a ufo and caught on tape. So I don't blame aliens not wanting anything to do with humans, because our military are so violent and crazy, and a threat to space as well as earth? maybe, I don't wanna know, I have seen enough.
They are now in contact with different dimensions and beings, no need to go into space with a flimsy space craft made out of foil. Just take a hero's dose of dmt and away you go, getting technological and spiritual secrets from advanced beings, and also think the d-wave computer which they believe can open portals to other dimensions, and let the beings into our dimension, no dmt needed. Great idea, yeah, just leave the door wide open boys so any evil beings can just wonder on in, good job.
ha ha lol. I wrote the above sober, and I saw the ufo's sober on a bright sunny clear day just past noon. I also have done alot of research into stuff like this, because after seeing the ufo's I became a bit obsessed into finding out what they were, and I have also been down the rabbit hole a few times in my research, where stuff gets really crazy. I do credit the almighty bud for opening my mind tho and guiding me to information :)
Great question; one that all of us probably think about often. However, I sometimes wonder if it's the wrong question. The question of life outside of Earth -- is it a red herring? If a miracle like life can arise in the Universe, what else might be going on out there in the Vast Wilderness? Is life the ultimate miracle, or could there be other fantastic things out there which are just as profound as life? Do we have a tendency to exhibit bias in our curiosity about ET life because we are life forms ourselves?
What other flavors of miracle might be out there? Is life just one of the many rare, yet possible, phenomena that can happen? Or is it the "be all end all" of fantastical things?
What else might there be besides life that is equally profound? I don't know. I'm just a glorified monkey with no access to warp speed. And I'm still waiting for the JWST to launch.
I don't think we're alone but maybe we are the most advanced civilization in our immediate vicinity because there is literally no evidence of life in the past or present that we can observe. If another civilization were peering in a telescope at our Solar System they would see satellites, etc. but we see nothing when we look outwards.
This could mean we're the most advanced or maybe we're so far behind that we cannot even perceive them. I mean does an ant really know what's going on when a human puts a cup around it? Imagine it turns out things like black holes are just entities taking a dump haha
Spent much time thinking about the Fermi Paradox when stoned
I'm going to disagree, looking at our age vs that of this universe it seems there's plenty of time to extend your reach across it. Surveillance from such an inter-dimensional intelligence seems almost trivial so why not, we might be entertaining every now and then.
"I don't think we're alone but maybe we are the most advanced civilization in our immediate vicinity"
Wholeheartedly agree. I also suspect that life is extraordinarily rare. Much more so than is probably assumed. If I'm right, then that makes the "immediate vicinity" you refer to even wider. Also, as you know, "vicinity" is a matter of time as well as space. If extraterrestrial observers of our home planet are any further than say... 60 LY from us, then they wouldn't see "satellites, etc.", or any sign of intelligent life.
I also think it's early days in the Universe. We are 13.5 B years in, with how many more trillions to go?
After all the shit that's being going on in the world up to now, no i really don't think we are alone in this universe, i hope one day that proof of other other life forms can actually be established, as i know that there are other planet's with a similar structure to earth that are indeed habitable, but getting to one of them is near on impossible, especially with regards to the type of technology we have as of right now.
I do not believe in conspiracy theories that aliens have visited Earth, but I definitely believe there is life out there somewhere. It's possible that life exists on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. There are some missions to Titan being planned to find out if life exists there.
I am a believer of the Multiverse theory, that there are other universes outside of our visible universe.
I highly recommend getting stoned and laying out at night looking at the sky. If you have binoculars bring them along! Telescopes are better but not everyone has access to one.
You can also download the free open source planetarium, https://stellarium.org/ I use it almost daily to see when the moon will rise and set, as well as planning out stargazing sessions.
We are all made of stardust. We are all connected.
If only nasa would be truthful and tell people what they know. Instead of hiding their findings. Cutting short live images from the international space station as soon as something strange fly's by.cum on NASA spill.
Of course there are other beings in the universe. Since we now know earth-like planets are quite common, and that 1 in every 10 stars have at least 1 habitable planet candidate, it would imply there are millions, if not billions of planets with life. Whether that is intelligent life or not depends on evolution and a number of other factors.
Space is getting smaller with the tech they have, it just keeps getting better the tech. Soon I think they will find some sort of life. I'm really confused at how they know how many light years away something is,cant get my head around that . Interesting article the other day on nasa site posted if your into your space news UK 420 10/10
There's got to be some other things out there. It would be arrogant of us humans to think that we are the only civilised life in the entire universe. I just hope when they make an appearance they've got some kick ass weed. Lol