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Old June 14th, 2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Instagram username in signature should not be allowed anymore

Surely, it was a good was to find people to chat with. But here's a big problem:

So, a couple random people would DM me on Instagram asking me to send nudes or trade pics. Obviously, I wouldn't do that because of many reasons. I just reply back saying no. And if they say something like "Please? I am sure it won't be a big problem", then i would just block the user. So then after getting about 5 Instagram DM requests from strangers who want me to send nudes (who they say they found me on VT), I decided to remove my Instagram username from my user signature.

I don't think I have seen anyone else put their Instagram username in their user signature, but I don't think it should be allowed anymore based on what happened to me. I feel more safer to share my username when someone PMs me on VT.

Mods, what are your thoughts?

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Old June 14th, 2018, 04:30 PM   #2
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I think it's definitely worth a discussion.

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Old June 14th, 2018, 04:49 PM   #3
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That's very unfortunate, but yeah I don't blame you. I think it's a very easy thing for people to take advantage of. It's illogical to disallow Facebook or Twitter but allow for Instagram. Either all or none, but none is obviously better because it can be a privacy/security risk.

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Old June 14th, 2018, 04:50 PM   #4
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I feel more safer to share my username when someone PMs me on VT.

I'm not a mod, but I think you shouldn't even share your Insta-Nick via PM .

At least you should have chatted with a user via PM for a couple of times or even longer before deciding to share your nick. Only when you got a certain feeling that the other user is somehow authentic, you should share your insta-nick.

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Old June 14th, 2018, 07:52 PM   #5
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I brought this up before so I hope it will be discussed further. The fact that Instagram isn't prohibited from signatures yet other social media are never made sense to me. It's obviously a loophole that can be taken advantage of, and something should be done about it.

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Old June 15th, 2018, 12:13 AM   #6
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I thought because Instagram was owned by Facebook, that this loophole was covered through logical deduction.
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Old June 15th, 2018, 12:17 AM   #7
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I thought because Instagram was owned by Facebook, that this loophole was covered through logical deduction.
That would be nice, but I don't think people concerned with trading pics have much logical deduction...

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Old June 15th, 2018, 01:16 AM   #8
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I'm not a mod but I'm opinionated so I'm here.

I've had similar problems in the past through Skype to where I eventually took it off of my profile so a big part of me agrees that our social media shouldn't be publicly shared and should be something we are allowed to exchange privately with members we feel comfortable with.

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Old June 15th, 2018, 03:03 AM   #9
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That would be nice, but I don't think people concerned with trading pics have much logical deduction...
How many of us know Instagram is owned by Facebook?


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Old June 15th, 2018, 05:15 AM   #10
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I'm new here but is this the reason why there are no fields for newer social media?
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Old June 15th, 2018, 05:27 AM   #11
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I think it should be allowed to have our insta (in this case) in the signs, but each person has the freedom to choose to not to put it there. And people should be aware that, unfortunately, there are a lot of people that are only here for nudes and that.
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Old June 15th, 2018, 08:41 AM   #12
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Welcome to VT! But no, this is the reason for that.

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Old June 15th, 2018, 06:27 PM   #13
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I'm new here but is this the reason why there are no fields for newer social media?
Unfortunately, VT is running on a rather old version of vBulletin and they are a default, so you cannot change it. If it could be changed, then it would have already been done. However, it is very unlikely that they will upgrade anytime soon, and it probably won't happen until probably 5 years later.

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Old June 26th, 2018, 04:56 PM   #14
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Default Re: Instagram username in signature should not be allowed anymore

I replied on the other thread @Elysium mentioned with a link that could help a dev of the staff to modify the settings. It should be a simple addition to the profile fields on the control panel of VBulletin.


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