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Posted: 1/16/2022 6:00:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Foxxz]
Today I learned that I am listed by full name and have a profile viewable and searchable to any other VCDL member on their website. There is no way to hide your profile.

When I renewed my membership it wasn't made apparent I was signing up for a forum/social media site. Poor OPSEC, VCDL.
Link Posted: 1/16/2022 7:17:21 PM EDT
[#1]
WOW!  

I logged into my account (probably the first time since setting it up I think...) and see what you are talking about. Its probably worse then you realize.

I just sent an email to the VCDL Leadership email address that was listed on the website.  Hopefully someone takes care of this soon.
Link Posted: 1/16/2022 7:33:22 PM EDT
[#2]
Do you have to have registered for the forum to have a forum profile?
Link Posted: 1/16/2022 7:39:29 PM EDT
[#3]
Not sure... but if you PM me, I'd be happy to see if you show up in a search.
Link Posted: 1/16/2022 7:50:49 PM EDT
[#4]
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Originally Posted By USMC2671:
Do you have to have registered for the forum to have a forum profile?
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I believe if you are a VCDL member then you show up on the site.
Link Posted: 1/16/2022 10:21:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/16/2022 10:28:37 PM EDT
[#6]
Yes Bulldog.. but how do I remove my name and city/county from the searchable database?  It appears there is no way to make your name 'private'.   So anyone can pay $25 for membership, and get access to the entire VCDL member list.  Some of those members have their addresses marked as public/searchable (mistakenly?  Especially if the default is to allow that info to be displayed?).  Others... its only a simple Google search to find their actual address.  

I would like to be removed from this searchable list completely please. How can that happen?
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 10:17:44 AM EDT
[#7]
Tagged for follow up
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 11:23:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Foxxz] [#8]
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Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
From the VCDL webmaster:

“People have to set their preferences to not show their address, etc.  It says it clearly on the sign up page.  When we add people we set their preferences to private.”

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/6755/53EF3D31-4F3D-405D-BA80-4AE7D65A9887-2243097.png
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All my settings are marked as private. Although clicking to hide a particular field prevents it from being displayed on your profile - your profile still remains visible. And I would rather not have a profile at all.
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 2:51:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Foxxz:


And I would rather not have a profile at all.
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This
Link Posted: 1/17/2022 4:12:28 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2022 1:39:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/22/2022 1:57:25 PM EDT
[#12]
Thanks for the update. I'm sure that will bring some relief to the opsec aware.
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