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Date: 12/30/09 4:16 PM

I use flickr.com to store some of my photos, especially photos of projects that I share on this site. I just got an email from them that someone made me a contact. I was stunned by what they did and why they were using them...it was obviously a site belonging to someone who was collecting pictures of large busted women. There were several of my photos in among some really pornographic material! I do not know this person and they are passing my innocent sewing pictures around the web!!! I was outraged and immediately made all the photos of myself private so they cannot be viewed, and I also blocked that person from viewing my flickr site. Very upsetting and disturbing.
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Date: 12/30/09 4:46 PM

That's the reason I"ve never posted pictures of my family, myself only projects and animals. It's just too easy to steal them.

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Date: 12/30/09 5:55 PM

It's just so strange, how on earth did they come across them? This must be one sick person to troll through thousands of flickr pages to find the photos he wants!

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Date: 12/30/09 6:36 PM

I read an article about a woman who pulled photos of her children because someone had peeled them off for their questionable website. It's really sad that we have to be on guard.

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Date: 12/30/09 7:07 PM

Yes I am also mortified to say I got a very disturbing "contact" and in message said "why do I wear a bra" and that pictures would look so much better if I didn't.English was not "his" first language due to sp and errors. Of course I immed blocked him. No idea how on earth he found my pix...hopefully not trolling PR. I do want my review pix to be "public" as I think the finished garment is useful to see to others who want to see how garment fits. Sad some idiots "out there " spoiling this.

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Date: 12/30/09 7:20 PM

There is a way to make your pic private and still include it in the reviews. Set it to private in flickr, then go to the "all sizes" and select the size you want to display, scroll down to the bottom and copy the 2nd box of code at the bottom and paste it in your review. Trust me, I have a few pics of myself on PR that are for educational purposes only not for perverts.

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Date: 12/30/09 7:29 PM

EEEEWWWWW!! How sick, and sickening! What is it with these pervs?

The only saving grace is that you are an adult. A tiny silver lining.

In the city where I live there was a big child porn ring which they broke up some years ago. One of the detectives, while going through the "materials" found a picture of her own daughter! It was taken of the little toddler girl at a parade or something - she had gotten tired and was sitting on the curb and a little part of her underpants were showing and that was the picture. Can you imagine?

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Date: 12/30/09 9:37 PM

all anyone has to do is put a word in a search engine and hit image. Try you will be surprised at where the pictures come from. Then it's just right click save picture as.

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Date: 12/31/09 4:31 AM

loti, thanks for that information - I'll try that in future. As for pictures of children, it is very necessary to be careful, and preferable to avoid any mention of things which could lead to their being identified or located.

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Date: 12/31/09 8:41 AM

This SO reminds me of DH's MSN communities account. He had pictures of us on there, and someone stole the one of me and posted it on a dating website as if it were them. Not like I'm really cute or anything, but it was such an invasion!

Loti, thanks so much for the tip--I'll be changing my reviews right away. I KNEW there was a way to make the photos private to PR, but I didn't know how. Thank you, thank you!

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