Spike's Mum and Dad Posted December 17, 2003 Share Posted December 17, 2003 We are quite new to geocaching and have chosen to preserve our identity. There are, however, a number of geochachers who do not respect this right to privacy at all. Yesterday we were alerted to a gps forum called gps.org.nz where we were the subject of a discussion forum. This discussion is in the public domain and is administered by someone called rediguana who has since removed the discussion thread from the forum. The geocachers who chose to discuss us in public were: Bear_Left, BigNick, Sallies, tgsnoopy, and Swanny. We have no hesitation in naming them as they appear to be of a mind that all actions they and others take should be in the public domain. These people chose to find out as much personal information as they could and then post it on the bulletin board with scant or no regard for us. Some of the people named above represent geocaching.com in this part of the world and we do not consider their actions (or lack of action) to be in the interests of fellow geocachers or other people. We were alerted to the website by someone calling himself da_snoop, we don't know whether this is the same person as tgsnoopy or not, but thank him for his integrity by alerting us, the others showed no integrity at all. We would like to make others aware of the dangers of releasing any information at all to any people that they do not know. A seemingly innocent email or geocache log entry can be used in all kinds of ways and some people will use personal information for their own ends. Quote Link to comment
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