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Old 03-02-2007, 12:54 AM
Ala Ala started this thread
 
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I checked out a site called ****.com that takes all different things you are looking for in moving to a place, and gives you options that fit your likes, needs, etc.

Problem was, after filling out the whole questionnaire, it wants my full name, HOME address, everything! I don't think so.

Does anyone know of a site that is very thorough in asking you various questions of what you are looking for and then gives you options of cities without asking for all that information on you?

I don't mind giving my email too much, but I am not giving anything else. Besides, they can just tabulate my answers and give me the results right there on the site.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Honestly, **** is the best one I've found, and definitely the most thorough. I think you can still view the results without giving that info, but if it is required, I haven't received any junk mail as a result (that I know of). It's a great site, so I'd still suggest giving it a shot! Besides, you can always give them bogus information...
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Besides, you can always give them bogus information...
Yep! That's what I do.

I advise everyone to set up a "spam" email account. Find a free email provider like Yahoo, make up the information, and register, and use this account and it's information whenever entering any information on a site like **** where you're worried about potential spam. This way, it keeps your real personal email account devoid of it and it's not as compromising to your identity.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:23 PM
D&J
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Hi Ala,
I've used the site and registered also so I could save my results - no spam emails have come through.
You should be able to get away with just putting in your hometown etc as it appears it's simply for statistical purposes. You can give ALL your details if you'd like and pay for the rest of the information if you want more than whats offerred for free, but you shouldn't need to put in extremely personal details just to receive your top 24 answers.
As per another post - 'fake' email accounts specifically set up for websites that require an email address are great. I've had one for about 3 years due to the increasing amounts of spam and it's the best thing I ever did
If it's good enough for individuals and websites to 'fake' the email, I say everyone should 'fake' the address
Cheers, Drew
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Whenever I am asked to fill in stuff like that, I always enter fake information w/ my "junk" email address.
Christina Doe
1 Main St.
Anytown, NJ 08638
555-555-5555
The website can't tell if it's obviously a fake name/address. I have had a rare website be able to tell if the zip code is legit, so I usually put in a real zipcode (but not my own).
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Whenever I am asked to fill in stuff like that, I always enter fake information w/ my "junk" email address.
Christina Doe
1 Main St.
Anytown, NJ 08638
555-555-5555
The website can't tell if it's obviously a fake name/address. I have had a rare website be able to tell if the zip code is legit, so I usually put in a real zipcode (but not my own).
I always give mine as 90210.
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:06 PM
D&J
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Whenever I am asked to fill in stuff like that, I always enter fake information w/ my "junk" email address.
Christina Doe
1 Main St.
Anytown, NJ 08638
555-555-5555
The website can't tell if it's obviously a fake name/address. I have had a rare website be able to tell if the zip code is legit, so I usually put in a real zipcode (but not my own).
Oooh I ike that!
I may have to go beyond the fake email address and create a whole fake identity also!
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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Christina Doe
1 Main St.
Anytown, NJ 08638
555-555-5555
H,mmmm I once had a Ms. Doe give me that same information as her address.
Think her number was 867-5309 tho. I usually lost my nerve when I tried to call her.

Are you sure it is Christina, I thought it was Jenny.
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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lmao I've used that number for fun, too. But I don't think you got that phone number from me...maybe you saw it on a wall somewhere?
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