Written at 20:19:54 on Wednesday, 13th April, 2016.
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The simple matter of fact is this: People can only know about you what YOU tell them. Do not give out personal information about yourself on this site or any other site unless other people are required to know such information. Remember that once information about you appears on a site it is there forever and linked from search engines forever. Reversing the damage of publicity is almost impossible. The rule of thumb is don't say here what you wouldn't yell out on a loud haler in the street. To assist with this, posts containing e-mail addresses and phone numbers will not be permitted.