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I don't really care, because actually google is tracking us...
just another conspiracy theorist.
Sure it's fun to be informed and realistic but wouldn't it be a trip to spread disinformation and be panicky?
note: the OP has been here for 3 years and all of a sudden he start going on about privacy. Having a hard time with the chess.com lately ?
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Personally, I don't find this a problem. In fact, before I agree to a game, I often find out about my opponent beforehand and it often adds to experience (especially given I am one of those folks that actually likes to engage with my opponent and appreciates courteous play).
One thing that does bother me though is that people can post notes that are damming (some could say slanderous). I feel there should be a facility of disallowing the masses seeing these.
Members can change their settings to make it so either everyone can post on and see their notes, or just their friends can.
How about abusive group notes?
thanks kohai for the info but can one simply delete a note that seems inappropriate will allowing world access for everything else.
I have on a number of times seen a note posted by a disgruntled opponent questioning the sportsmanship of his/her opponent and this has deterred me from making/accepting a challenge to/from that person.
jrb136, yes, you can delete a note that is posted on your homepage. When someone posts a note, you'll see three options: "reply, delete, block." That means, you can not only delete posts, but also can block people from posting any notes to you homepage, ever.
StrategicPlay, if there are abusive group notes that are simply not possible to ignore and move on, you can report them using the Help & Support link below every chess.com page, and click on contact support on the left bottom of that page.
The amount of information one enters in is the amount chess.com can track for that person.
the only thing I fear is that somehow it will inadvertedly promote itself through a service such as facebook alongside my name
"Heinzie Hans Heinrichsson recently played chess at chess.com, click here to challenge heinzie!" or something like that
Folks, I think that this thread misses a much more important and concerning issue:
Chess.com doesn't respect our piracy!
Chess.com doesn't respect our triviality! Revolt!!
who cares.... there are 1000000000000000000000000000 people like you and me..
I'm pretty sure there aren't.
OP: Whatever they may or may not be doing, if you care about it but are too stupid or lazy to take the very simple actions necessary to prevent it, then you get what you deserve.
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