View Poll Results: Do you prefer *your* Myspace page to be public or private?

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  • Mine is set to public *and* I prefer public.

    28 47.46%
  • Mine is set to private *and* I prefer private.

    9 15.25%
  • Mine is set to public BUT I prefer private.

    1 1.69%
  • Mine is set to private BUT I prefer public.

    7 11.86%
  • I don't use Myspace.

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    Question Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    The title says it all. Obviously just about everyone is going to prefer that other people have public Myspace pages. That way you can check out the Myspace page of friends of friends, acquaintances, people you sort of know, strangers.

    So what do you prefer for yourself, a public Myspace page or a private one?

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    God, there are all these stupid threads floating around, but finally a breath of fresh air. this is definitely gonna be a huge conversation starter.

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    Haha, thanks.

    I'd like mine to be public, but lately with all the spam and phishing, not to mention an Ebay scam I got just now made me switch mine to private mode.

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    there's starving kids in Africa

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    I think private profiles are retarded. It is a social networking site. Making a profile private defeats the purpose that the site was intended for. If you constantly find yourself the subject of unwanted suitors and therefore put your profile to private, perhaps it's time to get off of the internet.
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    Default Re: Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by i_like_cake530 View Post
    God, there are all these stupid threads floating around, but finally a breath of fresh air. this is definitely gonna be a huge conversation starter.
    i like how you are trying to be sarcastic and the response below doesnt even notice. I hope you're trying to be sarcastic.

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    Default Re: Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    I think private profiles are retarded. It is a social networking site. Making a profile private defeats the purpose that the site was intended for. If you constantly find yourself the subject of unwanted suitors and therefore put your profile to private, perhaps it's time to get off of the internet.


    I agree but how do you deal with spam, phishing, scams, and so forth then?



    Quote Originally Posted by leo01g View Post
    i like how you are trying to be sarcastic and the response below doesnt even notice. I hope you're trying to be sarcastic.

    I didn't read it as sarcasm...


    I was just curious so I started this poll...I could've gotten scammed out of $820 on Ebay just now on a computer that didn't look suspicious at all. Good thing I caught it at the last second. It made me think about online privacy...
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    Only idiots/imbeciles fall for phishing.

    Seriously. How stupid are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmintpdx View Post
    I was just curious so I started this poll...I could've gotten scammed out of $820 on Ebay just now on a computer that didn't look suspicious at all. Good thing I caught it at the last second. It made me think about online privacy...
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    i cant stand when people have it set on private! myspace is place for friends damnit...not to block people out! therefore, mine is public as can be

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    Mine is public too. I just like to show my friends what I've been up to and see what's up with them when everyone is busy with their lives. People set theirs to private cuz they don't want people talking shit when really they're the ones going around talking all the shit, myspace is like high school on the internet

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    I agree but how do you deal with spam, phishing, scams, and so forth then?
    ive been on myspace for almost four years and ive never had a problem with spam, phishing, scams, or so forth. sure, every once in a while some retarded promotions thing will try to add me, but for the most part, it's clear sailing. and you know how? i don't even have 100 friends. i can count on my two hands the number of friends i have on there who i do not know in real life. my friends don't spam my shit. that's all there is to it. and i grew up on teh internets so i don't fall for the scams. altho i must say, myspace lately has been making me want to find the next best thing, thanks to all the retarded, in-your-face advertising. thanks, rupert murdoch. you ruined myspace.


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    Tessa refuses to be friends with my band. She swears allegiance only to The Color Turning.

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    I defriended all bands. I don't need 'em. Hell, I don't even like 'em usually.
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    That's what she said.

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    I hate private profiles. Don't these people know they're making it difficult for me to stalk them? jesus.
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    Default Re: Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaSigChi4 View Post
    Only idiots/imbeciles fall for phishing.

    Seriously. How stupid are you?

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    Well that's why I didn't fall for it. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
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    It was a Second Chance Offer, which is a common event on Ebay. If the highest bid doesn't work out, the next highest wins. I got one of these offers, but I had a hunch that it wasn't legit, and I was right.

    That just got me thinking about online privacy in general, particularly on Myspace since everyone seems to use it. I'll probably switch it back to public, which it's always been. I just switched it to private tonight right after this Ebay nonsense...

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    Default Re: Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    Myspace was bought for $500 million, yet it's still as buggy and unreliable as it was when it ran out of Tom's garage.

    My page actually stays in pretty good shape (despite being public), simply because I deny friend requests from spammers, bands, commercial products, or other assorted BS.
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    Default Re: Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    I only have myspace because of people on this board. Most of my peers don't use myspace or friendster or liveblog or whatever else, I went on myspace because of my friends on this board and I make my profile private because I like to share my life with some people that I like and I trust that live all over but I'm not really trying to advertise it. That's my perspective. I have I think 30 friends or so.

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    I've got 197 Myspace friends, and, of the ones that are peope and not bands, I've not met 4 of them. Three of those are Valarie, Hannah and Sonofhal. The other guy might be Delta, I'm not sure. And, about 50 of those are either bands or this fabulous one
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    Well if I don't meet you at os mutantes, you should probably boot me b/c it's been like over a year.

    I think I have two people I've never met in real life.

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    Default Re: Myspace profiles: public or private? Which do you prefer?

    But guys, don't you want to be Myspace friends with Jimmy Edgar? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caitlin View Post
    I hate private profiles. Don't these people know they're making it difficult for me to stalk them? jesus.
    Exactly. Fuck private profiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    I've got 197 Myspace friends, and, of the ones that are peope and not bands, I've not met 4 of them. Three of those are Valarie, Hannah and Sonofhal. The other guy might be Delta, I'm not sure. And, about 50 of those are either bands or this fabulous one
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    yea im the same way, 161 friends, 1 band (wont get rid of them either) and 3 random people that i talk to on here more than my real friends. i hate adding people and bands i dont know
    btw im public

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    Mine is private because my mother in law is a psycho, and I don't want her reading my friends' comments because they are pervs.

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    I had to set mine to private in a hurry when about two weeks into my current job I realized that the office hens were looking at my page. Luckily, I cut them off before they could get into reading the blogs, which would have meant the end of my employment.
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    Didn't you get fired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    I think private profiles are retarded. It is a social networking site. Making a profile private defeats the purpose that the site was intended for. If you constantly find yourself the subject of unwanted suitors and therefore put your profile to private, perhaps it's time to get off of the internet.
    That's not entirely true, a lot of people use myspace to communicate solely with people they know. Also, it's a lot different being harassed by "unwanted suitors" when you're per say an underage teenage girl, who are constantly harassed by myspace creeps, therefore I understand why they'd want to keep their profile's private.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo01g View Post
    i like how you are trying to be sarcastic and the response below doesnt even notice. I hope you're trying to be sarcastic.
    i was, and i thought it was pretty clear, but w.e

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    Oh whoah you can set stuff to private.
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