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Old 08-07-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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do u guys think that when we post pictures on cardomain or whereever that we should clear out the plates? i did it on my first shots and then got lazy could it be bad?
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I try too, but don't get them all. There is always a chance of someone takeing your plate number and looking you up. It also leaves the door a little father open for someone to mess with you, wether online in a post, or with your car directly.

It'* just best habbit to blur it out, but not neccissary.

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Yea it'* mostly for security reasons. Someone comes online, checks out your car and what you have in it, then looks up your plate #. It'* rare but it can happen.

I don't bother to blur/white mine out, since my nick "MERLIN1" is my LP.
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I don't sweat it. I have a pretty boring life so if anyone wants my info from my plate...then they are real losers and they would be disappointed
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My credit is shot so good luck! LOL!!!
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I don't sweat it. I have a pretty boring life so if anyone wants my info from my plate...then they are real losers and they would be disappointed
Yeah, I can't think of any argument in _favor_ of leaving the plate visible, so blur it out if you want; that won't do any harm.

On the other hand, mine wound up on the Chicago Ten O'Clock News in a segment on aggressive drivers (plus also appearing in promos for the story all evening), so maybe three _milllion_ people got a quick glimpse of my plates, and nobody ever gave me a hard time about _that_...
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I figure that my car is pretty much one of it'* kind in the area, so it already sticks out more. And if someone makes a trip to 'Kato just to do something to my car, they'll be disappointed. :P
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I don't care about it. I actually didn't think it was possible for someone to type in a plate # and find out about the person. It sounds like it would be impossible to do, or should be, because it would be so easy to mess with ppl.

But I like my plates, so I'm gonna flaunt them. But someone behind you at a red light or anyone driving along can get your plate number then. And you can't drive around with your plates covered up, so I don't think it'* a big problem. But it doesn't take long to blur them on the comp, so ppl might as well do it if they worry about it.

There'* my 10 cents, my 2 cents is free.
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I don't care about it. I actually didn't think it was possible for someone to type in a plate # and find out about the person. It sounds like it would be impossible to do, or should be, because it would be so easy to mess with ppl.
Anybody who'* a cop can do it (from the comfort of their own squad car, nowadays). Anybody who has a friend who'* a cop can do it. News reporters always know someone who can run a plate for them. It'* not hard to get done if you need it.
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I figure that my car is pretty much one of it'* kind in the area, so it already sticks out more. And if someone makes a trip to 'Kato just to do something to my car, they'll be disappointed. :P
Oh i'd do it

No you're way out there, finding your house would be hard enough.... Besides anyone can have cars looked up at the DMV for a price. I dunno about plates or whatnot, but i do try to do it, but i forget too. Who'* gonna come after a bonnie anyways though...
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