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My cover here is blown. What can I do?

Asked by janedelila (3904points) January 10th, 2013

I don’t care about the lurve. I’d like to be able to refer back to what I’ve asked and answered without others being able to see it. I could use help here.

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wundayatta's avatar

Just start up a new identity. Don’t delete the @janedelila identity, but when you want to refer to something, you login as @janedelila in order to find that thing, but all your new posts are under a new identity.

I’m sorry you’ve got your cover blown. Try to be more careful in your new identity.

marinelife's avatar

You can hide your questions and answers from appearing on your profile.

Also, if you have not done it before, you could ask Augie to change your user name and carry over your old questions and answers.

janedelila's avatar

@marinelife I didn’t know you could do that. @wundayatta I know, I know. A stalker for an ex, Google, and an old post from forever ago using that name and whammo. Thank you both.

Bellatrix's avatar

@janedelila. Members are allowed to change their names once. Contact Auggie (she is not about today) and she will be able to change this for you. She may ask you to put a reference to this name on your profile so people can connect the two so just explain you are concerned about your privacy and I am sure you will be fine.

zensky's avatar

If it’s not about the lurve just delete the account. Start over and PM your friends that it’s you. I’ve done it a dozen times.

janedelila's avatar

@zensky My biggest concern is “said blower” of my cover will connect me to the new name. So @Bellatrix I really don’t want that. I would really just like to be able to hide all activity of janedelila from everybody but myself once I deactivate. Not sure if it’s possible. And I did contact Auggie. Thank you everyone.

Bellatrix's avatar

@janedelila you won’t be able to hide all your posts and questions. You can hide them on your profile but if someone searches for a particular topic and you answered, your post will be there. All you can do is change your name. You can’t remove the content under this name. Are you sure someone could identify you from the content?

janedelila's avatar

Yes. Person knows my what screen name is. I’m assuming he’s already been here, but maybe not. I would explain more if I were reasonably sure he wouldn’t see it.

zensky's avatar

Just delete the account. The questions and posts will always be here. Look them up in the search if you need them. Or spend an hour and copy/paste them to Word. You only have about 30 question and 500 posts. What’s the big deal?

glacial's avatar

If you delete the account, it will make it impossible for your stalker to look up all the responses you’ve given (and all the questions you’ve asked) under your current username through Fluther. He can still Google for individual ones, but they’re a good deal harder to find that way.

Of course, you can do that by changing your privacy settings on your active account as well, effectively hiding your old posts, but if he’s serious, he’ll watch all the active threads for your new posts.

jca's avatar

If you have any questions that you feel are especially controversial, ask if Augie will delete them, too.

AnonymousJellyfish's avatar

You could always make another account.

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