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Think January 30th, 2019 8:23pm

Why would an SoH’er not honestly and fully reflect their demographics (age, gender, income, location and political affiliation) in their profile?

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crazyjane New Jersey
02/05/19 6:56 pm

I suspect anyone could lie online. As to reasons why, I don’t know.

Ovix Christian Fascist
02/03/19 1:43 pm

Alter the outcomes of a particular group, especially if someone had multiple accounts.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
02/01/19 12:40 pm

Same reason why I refuse to post my picture it's nobody's business. I've told people I live in upstate NY near Rochester. That's all you'll get. Deal with it. I've dealt with serious douchenozzles on Facebook. I'm not dealing with that shit on here

Think Lovin Life
02/01/19 12:43 pm

Lady ... here’s another tissue! Your political preference reveals nothing about you!

buffaloman Team Trump
01/31/19 12:53 am

I would guess that it has to do with privacy. Not everyone is comfortable sharing every aspect of their life. Sometimes, even demographics are too much.

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GrandmaALiCE
01/31/19 7:25 pm

But, nobody can see your demographics.

EarlyBird Portland
01/30/19 8:54 pm

Think, I agree with you on this. I don’t under why people don’t fully fill out their demographics.

TwinJefe Pacific Northwest
01/30/19 6:45 pm

Is that any different than the numerous false statements you make on a daily basis?? If I had to guess who fudges their info on SOH, you’d be at the top of my list.
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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 6:50 pm

TJ ... your view is so skewed so as to be irrelevant.

adman4285
01/30/19 9:06 pm

Precisely why they don’t fill them in. You make a judgement on their poll answers based on the demos. I think it may even be more honest not to share them.

ozzy
01/31/19 6:29 am

TJ. That type of comment you made is inappropriate

TwinJefe Pacific Northwest
01/31/19 8:38 am

How so? Does the truth hurt?

TierasPet
01/30/19 3:32 pm

I think most of mine is there and the one thing that may not be is my exact location because that actually does need to be kept from some individuals. I don't suspect anyone on here would be a problem but I don't know that.

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Jazzy5 USA
01/30/19 3:00 pm

Mostly, it is none of anyone’s business. Unless, they wish to say otherwise.

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rons on top of the world MA
01/30/19 2:24 pm

Who know what the owner of this app or any other does with your data.

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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 2:59 pm

Ron ... did I miss the part where they’re harvesting your social security details or bank accounts? If SOH doesn’t know that you’re a rock solid boomer that’s madly in love with the same girl for the better part of a century, who lives in the NE with rabid conservative tendencies after spending nearly a lifetime in the IT industry, then they’re NOT too good at the harvesting.

And if they also don’t know that Ms Ron doesn’t help with traditionally masculine tasks like scooping the snow, then they’re deaf.

rons on top of the world MA
01/30/19 3:46 pm

Think, I only store those things on FB!
The profile (just looked) isn’t much on this app.
I like on my income. The rest is ok.
On FB nothing is true. This app is for poll info. Party, age, income.
I never give my real birthday on anything. I don’t underestimate the power of intrusion on the internet.

rons on top of the world MA
01/30/19 4:06 pm

Think, that Silent quad chopper over my house scares me. I tell my wife to wear my cloths when she out chopping ice today.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 6:51 pm

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
01/30/19 2:09 pm

I picked a zip code because it doesn't allow non-American zip codes.

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zimmy Florida
01/30/19 1:57 pm

Idk? 🀷🏻‍♂️

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rons on top of the world MA
01/30/19 2:26 pm

Is that really your arm?

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 3:00 pm

Ya, Zim those bisceps look kinda wimpy from here ...

zimmy Florida
01/30/19 3:01 pm

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zimmy Florida
01/30/19 3:02 pm

Rons- yes, you only now have seen my profile picture?

rons on top of the world MA
01/30/19 4:04 pm

Forearm looks great. How long have you been lifting? Today I did flies 50lb @ 30 reps, 70 @ 20, 90 @ 10, 110 @ 10. I’ve spend a week with higher reps and less weights. All chest today, finish with triceps.

zimmy Florida
01/30/19 4:46 pm

That’s awesome Rons, been lifting since I was a teenager!

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 1:51 pm

People like privacy. Nothing wrong with that.

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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 1:54 pm

Mitch ... thanks for confirming your cowardice! Please explain how accurately describing your demographics in SNY WAY exposes your privacy!

Calvinist Amsterdam NL
01/30/19 2:09 pm

Big brother is watching you. Cookies and IP addresses make it impossible to be anonymous on the internet.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 2:15 pm

Cal ... breath.

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 2:49 pm

I mean most of your online activities are monitored by at least big businesses. I don't SOH is monitored much though.

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 2:50 pm

Then again the company that owns SOH focuses on collecting and selling data, so it probably is.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 2:54 pm

Mitch ... is that why you cowardly don’t share you demographics?

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 2:56 pm

I'm pretty sure my profile is on public, isn't it?

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 3:00 pm

Mitch ... are you afraid to share your gender?

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 3:02 pm

Didn't realize that was something you can do on this app. Pretty sure most people can figure out my gender anyways.

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 3:02 pm

Since you know my username literally has the word man in it.

susanr Colorado
01/30/19 3:35 pm

Geez, Think, mitchman didn’t even say that he fudged his own demographic info for reasons of privacy; he only mentioned it as a reason why some users might do so. He may indeed do that himself, but you jumped on him without knowing for sure.

And how exactly is it “cowardly” anyway? I know there are users (some of them very conservative) who don’t want their personal demographic info to be known to an online company. Look at all the people who won’t use an Amazon Echo device, or who have left Facebook (or have never had an account there at all) because of privacy concerns.

Do you call ALL OF THEM cowards?

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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 3:44 pm

Susan ... your response is curious and reveals as much about you as Mitch! I challenged his silly responses. Period. He then refused to address the question honestly.

I get that many leftists are confused about honesty, but why wouldn’t lying about your demographics be dishonest?

mitchman399 Oregon
01/30/19 3:49 pm

This is pretty weird.

susanr Colorado
01/30/19 4:00 pm

Good grief, Think! What the hell is wrong with you? And why are you joshing with rons up where *he* made almost the same suggestion as mitchman? Why aren’t you calling ron a coward too? Why do you pick on “leftists” all the time?

*I* don’t misrepresent *myself* in the demographic info here *at all.* I’m practically an open book about where, what, and who I am. (One user, no longer with us, knows exactly what part of what street I live on, because I mentioned a church that’s down the block from me and she used to go to that church. I have a link to my Instagram account on my profile, which has my whole name, and from my pictures anyone can find out a *lot* about me. I’ve mentioned where I’ve worked and earned my degrees. I’ve mentioned my age, and I’ve had people wish me happy birthday here (and make polls about it, when that was a thing.) There’s a *lot* of info one could find out about me, if they wanted. And that goes for other users as much as for the current SOH overlords.

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susanr Colorado
01/30/19 4:05 pm

I’m *only* saying that I think there are quite a few users who don’t want to divulge even that much of their personal info, even just to the SOH overlords where other users won’t see it. In my experience, most of the people who seem to be most concerned about privacy of info are more likely to be conservative than liberal, but I didn’t even mention that because I don’t like it when virtually everything is made out to be political.

I know one *very* conservative user who put in a ZIP code for a completely different state than where they live, because they didn’t want their vote on a poll to be known to other users - which was only an issue early in the voting history of the poll, but they were still *very* protective of their location.

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Kay41 the Midwest
01/30/19 4:10 pm

I wholeheartedly agree with Mitch and Susan. Wanting to be private is not equal to being a coward in the slightest. You are way overreacting and making assumptions with not enough (or no) basis. I don't put much of my info on here in case one of my students or a student in my school happened to join. I'm not a coward, just careful and private.

susanr Colorado
01/30/19 4:12 pm

And why the bloody hell do you have to throw in idiotic things like that jab about “many leftists” being “confused about honesty”? That just... wrong. And for the record, I’m about as honest as they come (although I have no way of proving that to you). You almost always do crap like that. Most of the time, knowing that you do that keeps me from even commenting or replying to you at all. But with a statement as simple and true as what mitch wrote, I just couldn’t stop myself.

I think I’ll leave now before it gets worse.

As it always does. (I’ll never learn, I guess...)

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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 4:52 pm

Kay ... how is sharing your gender in ANY way equivalent to “not private”? I’m not suggesting that anyone should share social security numbers or bank info, this is about anonymously sharing your gender and age.

Kay41 the Midwest
01/30/19 4:58 pm

I agree it's not the same. However, it isn't cowardly to choose not to. It's silly and ridiculous to say otherwise.

Kay41 the Midwest
01/30/19 5:02 pm

Otherwise, it would be cowardly to not show your picture. I mean, no one can find you just based on a tiny profile. But, I guess you might be too "cowardly" to do so, huh? Oh, and how about putting your town in your location line. It's funny how it is only cowardly if you are willing to do it

To each their own. Whatever people choose to share is up to them and has nothing to do with cowardice.

susanr Colorado
01/30/19 5:08 pm

I’ve seen people criticize users for not using a photo of themselves as their profile picture. I think something like the equivalent of “coward” was used. (And of course I don’t agree with that; I’m just pointing out that some other users think so.) And I don’t use a photo of myself because (1) I don’t like looking at myself and I don’t want to impose that on everyone else either, (2) I think it’s more fun to find something else to use anyway.

Well, there is that photo of me as a 6-year-old cowgirl (pointing a capgun) that Tony liked...

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Kay41 the Midwest
01/30/19 5:11 pm

I agree, Susan. Just pointing out the absurdity of his comments.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 5:16 pm

Kay ... first I’d observe that the response is out of proportion. You agree that sharing the demographic data asked for by SoH isn’t either onerous nor revealing yet you suggest that its privacy concerns that explain not sharing.

I just don’t see that at all. It seems that the only reason for not sharing your age is to thwart the aggregation of demographics.

Kay41 the Midwest
01/30/19 5:21 pm

Well, sorry that you are so single minded that you can't see beyond the reason you might choose to not leave out the demographics. The rest of us are open-minded and can understand other's decisions.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 6:02 pm

Kay ... methinks that it is you who is closed minded. Just saying.

susanr Colorado
01/30/19 7:21 pm

You still haven’t done your “coward” trip on rons.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
02/01/19 12:35 pm

Think calling someone else closeminded? πŸ™„

xxxceo Justice for All
01/30/19 1:38 pm

After Ebola’s hack I didn’t feel that my info was safe. Therefore I changed my zip code to another one in NY (I live in NY, just not at the zip I entered). I figure this won’t change the demo but will also protect me if someone gets into my account. My other info is accurate as it’s nothing private or personal.

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xxxceo Justice for All
01/30/19 2:49 pm

Someone broke into Ebola’s account and started posting stuff that @Ebola would never say trying to make him look bad. Admin finally shut that account down causing Ebola to have to make a new one. However, when someone has access to your account they can look at your info and see what you’ve entered.

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
01/30/19 1:29 pm

@Think.....because I enjoy and exercise my right to privacy.....

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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 1:30 pm

Sent ... thanks for confirming your cowardice.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 1:36 pm

Sent ... I understand your confusion on how and when to use the callout feature of SoH. It requires thought.

Better luck next time.

Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
01/30/19 1:40 pm

Okay, Joe, frank,Mike,John, ect.....what is good for the goose, is goosier for me!.....

susanr Colorado
01/30/19 3:51 pm

It requires thought? Maybe what’s required is correct information. (Is it noted in any SOH info exactly *how* to tag users correctly? It may be just “word of mouth” at this point.)

Sentinel, (maybe you already know this, but...) when you want to tag someone you have to have blank spaces on both sides of the @username text (unless it’s at the beginning of a paragraph, and then you don’t need the blank space before it). Your quote marks would prevent Think from receiving a notification for where you tagged him. (Although it’s not really necessary to tag someone in a thread where they’ve already posted; they’ll get a notification just for the reply in the thread, with the probably rare exception that they have notifications turned off for replies and on for tags.)

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Sentinel Ya ie wa noh
01/30/19 3:53 pm

Thank You Susanr for the assist and clarification.....

Ebola007 Florida
01/30/19 1:28 pm

Idk but when I came back after being hacked I used some false information. Now my profile is correct. I still have to use a VPN to connect as apparently SOH has my IP blocked.

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Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 1:29 pm

Ebola ... that’s terrible. SOH should NOT be blocking you!

Ebola007 Florida
01/30/19 1:34 pm

I think they’re blocking my IP to block the hacker. I’m not sure they ever identified who it was. I was never able to retrieve my old account so I lost my power user status along with all my followers and everyone I followed and had to start over with this account.

Think Lovin Life
01/30/19 1:42 pm

Ebola ... that’s too bad. SoH should have restored your status.

KellyDimples NJ
01/30/19 2:20 pm

Strange that they would block your IP to stop the hacker. Unless the hacker was in your house, they would not have your same IP address.

Ebola007 Florida
01/30/19 2:24 pm

They hacked my password and signed in as me.

KellyDimples NJ
01/30/19 2:26 pm

Yeah, but your IP is tied to your computer or the device you use, not your account. So unless they logged in on your device, the offending IP address is not yours.