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How to remove lines from previous posts

 
Nishanth Alphonse
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Hi,

I just realised that a post I made has some e-mail addresses. How can I get rid of the line in the post?

Thanks,
Johny
 
Campbell Ritchie
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You can't get rid of them, but we mods can. Please post a link to the post; I went through your profile and didn't find the addresses you want to remove. Please tell us whether to delete them or change them to a format like Nishanth "at" Alphonse "dot" com
 
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Usually you can't, but someone from the staff can. Is this the post you were concerned about http://www.coderanch.com/t/506780/JBoss/java-home-being-different-one
If yes, I have edited them out. You can get in touch with any one of the staff to help you out in such matters.
 
Balaji Soundarajan
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Hi,

I just wantred to remove the below form or delete the code I added in the forum.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/515205/Security/LDAP-Add-Users


Please do the needful. This is urgent.

 
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Balaji Soundarajan wrote:Hi,

I just wantred to remove the below form or delete the code I added in the forum.

http://www.coderanch.com/t/515205/Security/LDAP-Add-Users


Please do the needful. This is urgent.



There is nothing about that topic that warrants that it be deleted -- especially since a conversation has taken place. However, I will delete the references to the hosts and passwords for you.

Henry
 
Saurabh Pillai
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I am wondering if OP's concern leads to one more entry into HowToAskQuestion section and more importantly making it part of daily job for everybody who care to help here on JavaRanch.

Sometimes it may become serious concern for the poster. For example, while development, I may come across some issue in which I need help. I copy the code from my workspace and post it here. Post may contain

- Package name (com.companyname.projectname.somethingelse)
- Database connection information (schema name, username, password)
may be there are few other things.

Generally,this information is not *required* to resolve the actual issue. But as it is posted, it can be used for malicious purpose, also, anybody from her company can find it that it is posted online and can be winded up just by pointing out or may turn into something worse for her depends upon how critical the information is. It is obvious that, this is something that OP should be aware of, similar to using code tags or cross posting for example. But people forget it all the time.

Any thoughts?
 
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Saurabh Pillai wrote:Any thoughts?

Yes. Take the time when posting to scrub the code of any sensitive details. The nature of the code is what is important, not details like database usernames and passwords.
 
Jayesh A Lalwani
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I don't think many people put sensitive information in intentionally. It;s either a) I am new to this company and don;t realize what I'm posting is against company policy or b) I was so overwhelmed because I couldn't figure it out after working on it for 2 days that I didn't notice
 
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:I don't think many people put sensitive information in intentionally. It;s either a) I am new to this company and don;t realize what I'm posting is against company policy or b) I was so overwhelmed because I couldn't figure it out after working on it for 2 days that I didn't notice


And when it happens, a post here (in this forum) is all you need to get a moderator to scrub it for you. We don't want the ranch to be a mechanism for some bad guy to get sensitive data -- although admittedly, this doesn't stop the google cache from being that mechanism though.

Henry
 
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Or, better, a PM to the moderator of that forum. But please be specific; I occasionally get “please remove the private details from my post” requests, and it can take a long time to work out what should be altered. That is one instance where Patience is not a virtue; if you don’t get a rapid reply the mod might be busy or away.
 
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