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    Security and the Internet

    I live in an area where there is little to no crime. I'm very lucky. I've just been to the post and accidentally left all my windows open for the time I was away.

    However, on my way back I was listening to Radio 2 and there was an article about kids using sites such as Facebook. It occured to me that on here I have used my own name, given strong indications at times where I would be very easy in this very rural, very open community to find out exactly where my house is...just ask!

    I've have given an indication of the types of firearm in my posession. I have been quite literally asking to be burgled. The thought of my guns or rifles being used in the perpetration of a crime is unthinkable. I think I'm not alone.

    I enjoy this site and feel I made a mistake when I used my own name, albeit only the Christian name (but in this remote community it would be enough). So, what can I do. Firstly, I think I'd better rejoin and use a different name, so from now on I will rejoin as Nuin (it's Gaelic for ashtree) and make more effert to keep the house secure.

    Is there anything else you guys think I should do?

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    Drew, a lot of us are in the same position as you, it's a long shot that you would be targeted for a burglary, but there again it is possibility although in my opinion a remote one. Don't forget that living in a remote community can also be a plus, I live in a place much like you and what you have to remember that a stranger stands out like a sore thumb, especially one that is asking for you by name! However if you are after peace of mind go ahead and make the changes you want, one little tip I would give you though is don't tell everyone what your new name will be , it sort of defeats the purpose of your new anonymity

    All the best with it


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    Hmmm, still here using my old name as I messed up the application form!! What a eejit.

    As you say John, not telling anyone would be a good start but I just hoped it would get lost eventually.

    You say a stranger stands out but here we are fimly on the tourist trail so get a lot of visitors and also a lot of delivery vehicles for the 'industry' round here, so the ubiquitos white tranny doesn't really stand out. Brings to mind the old quote

    "Just because you're not paranoid doens't mean they're not out to get you!"

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    Scary thought - in the (unlikely) event that you were targeted for burglary, how possible is it that your FAC could be revoked for "revealing" or "advertising" the fact that you are a gun owner?

    I may be paranoid - but that doesn't mean they're not out to get me!

    I am now rethinking my personal policy on forum ID and location.


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    can a mod not just change your name?

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    You are right....I hadn't thought of that! From now on I want to be known as Spartacus!

    I'm Spartacus, no I'm Spartacus and so is my wife! There you go I have completely covered my tracks, job done!

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    Well they know where I am and some of you know where I work Cant take my firearms, dont keep them at home, I have too many.

    Who said they were Sparticus, I'm Sparticus

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    There welcome to come & find me if they want. I can rip there legs off & whack em around the head with the soggy end

    O and by the way Beowulf & sikamalc I think you'll find im Sparticus

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    Oi you lot - I'm Spartacus. Get a grip.

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    Of course you are right drew. I cant understand why people dont use there own names and when you sit and think about it you become a little insecure that you do and others dont. During the course of my involvement I have said who I am and where I am and what I do and even given opinion on some imotive topics (handgun ownership, head neck shooting etc ) and have recently become concerned about the direction of some of the threads (and wonder if some antis are out there collecting information on people for some future campaign)to the extent that I have gone back and deleted the posts. So its sad but I agree with you and shall probably do the same.

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