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I think there should be an option, perhaps in the 'manage info' page that lets you choose whether or not the link to your album shows up on your userinfo page. The security settings are all well and good if you're posting in your own journal, but for posting in communities it has to be set to at least 'registered users' (unless there's some trick I'm overlooking), but at the same time I don't want any random person being able to just click a link and see all my photos.
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From:wechsler
Date:September 19th, 2004 09:07 am (UTC)
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Since the URL isn't obfuscated I can just type in "http://pics.livejournal.com/blackbird__fly/". Removing a link from your userinfo would acheive nothing in terms of security.
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From:nhaines
Date:September 23rd, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
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I agree with wechsler. Posting your journal on the Internet makes it available to any random person. The only way to be sure that random people aren't viewing your pictures (or indeed, your journal) is to make it friends-only and set your FotoBilder security the same way.

Usually I check out at least the userinfo page of people who ask intersting questions like you did (blackbird__fly), but because you don't seem to want people viewing your journal (even though you published it on the Internet) I did not. But if you didn't think about it before, remember that the Internet is extremely public and very random.
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From:piezocuttlefish
Date:October 2nd, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
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Complete security is unnecessary. Almost all users are deterred by token efforts toward security, and that's most often good enough. For a personal journal, basic security is all most will ever need. Adding an index.html and turning off folder browsing on the webserver go a long way toward preventing users from seeing what is to be hidden.


I'm well familiar with your ideology about the public availability of the Internet. However all users do not use their journals for the same purpose, and they are entitled to choose what they share; you are bullying your ideology onto another. Moreover, that ideology is often hypocritical: the common use of encryption is the current solution for users' desires for security. With encryption we've ensured a reasonable amount of privacy for the average user.


That being said, pre-shared key encryption for access to images provides almost perfect security, at the cost of processor speed.

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From:modernarchetype
Date:October 6th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)
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Ok this may sound silly- but how did you get the link on your user page showing the pictures? I have several pics in galleries, but can't figure out how to make it show up on my user page.
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From:blackbird__fly
Date:October 6th, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
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I don't know - unless they're private, they should show up. Mine just did so automatically. Though strangely, after I deleted them it still said for awhile that I had 16 pictures uploaded. Maybe it just takes its time...
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