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
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.
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
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.
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.