jenna_marianne: line drawing of a badger with the text "Why does delicious think I'm a badger?" (delicious badger)
jenna_marianne ([personal profile] jenna_marianne) wrote2012-11-08 11:45 am

Delicious sucks again...some more

Thanks to [personal profile] sineala's post here (and someone linking me via pinboard), I got a heads up that Delicious is displaying the full name in your account publicly.

For some people, its no big deal, since they entered a psued/initials/their username, but for others it looks like their RL name is now displayed for all to see connected to their delicious username (which is frequently their fandom psued) and perhaps their fandom presence if they've linked to their LJ or other website.

Make sure to check your delicious account, and ensure your privacy! From comments in the post I referenced, it sounds like you have to overwrite the current name entered with something else to remove the name.

Pondering more and more just deleting my delicious, instead of letting it stay to preserve the data. I already *only* use pinboard for my personal bookmarks (though still use delicious for a comm). Hmmm.
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[personal profile] harpijka 2012-11-08 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you SO much for the heads up!

I didn't even remember why I put there a part of my real name; it was some time ago: I was then really naïve ;)

And it's true you have to overwrite the current name; if you only delete the name/pseudo, it shows AGAIN on the main page and it's present in the settings even if you save new settings. This was strange and really, in the light of it, I don't think delicious care much about privacy...

I'm thinking about deleting the account on delicious too and maybe using diigo as my back up.


PS I appreciate very much your taste in bookmarks :) I discovered many of my favourites thank to you - so thank you also for this :)
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[personal profile] harpijka 2012-11-10 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
> Who knows, it might be a hold-over from the Yahoo accounts or something.

I'm almost sure it was. I thought about it and really, I did not give Delicious my name.

Yeah, and why keep my delicious account and feed their ego ("we have so many accounts, we are perfect, why should we change anything...")
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[personal profile] bluemeridian 2012-11-08 09:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I just visited Delicious for the first time in ages to check and I'm amused that despite the number of people it says I'm following, there's little more than a few bookmarks a month showing up on my "feed". I may do a deletion myself since the few Delicious accounts that I follow, I do so by RSS via gReader. Hmmm.
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[personal profile] bluemeridian 2012-11-09 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
After thinking about it, I went ahead and deleted mine. They're just so squirrelly still that I'd rather not have to worry about the account even being out there. Craziness.

Your icon makes me laugh, though. :P

[identity profile] snowrose.livejournal.com 2012-11-08 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Yuck! Thanks for the head's up. I also hear that LJ is potentially being stupid again :(