Originally Posted by GienahClarette
I'm just going to echo everyone else here and say be very, very careful about giving out any information on the internet. Once it's out there, it's out there--regardless of whether or not you delete it later.
I don't want to be a downer and I'm not trying to scare anybody. But, even something as small as a username can lead someone to your place of residence after a few steps. It isn't as hard as a lot of people think it is. For example, that guy who keeps trying to breed his fish? I know his real name and the make and color of his car after three minutes of searching. Would I ever use that information? No. But, it's just food for thought.
Very important points.
There's a girl I've threatened to pay the student loans of who thinks I can't find her. I know when her dad died, which college she got a degree from and what her degree was. That's enough to find her if I every actually have enough money to pay her loans. XD
Though truthfully, cell phone calls are all tracked and full records kept for nine months or so. It is probably safer than internet communications simply because the information is monitored.
I tracked down one non-believer by her dog's name, the mention of waffle house and a nine month window. From there you can use street-view on family picture backgrounds and some technical knowledge and track down actual addresses.
Bet only one or two of you knew that accredited degrees (bachelor, master, doctorate) are public information which include SSN, mailing address at time, full name and a link to other info.