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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

What Downton Abbey character are you? Where were you meant to live? You've seen them. What do you think the real purpose of these online quizzes are? They must be fishing for something!


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Re: those online quizzes......

Personal info, personal info and more personal info.

 

Tied to your IP address. And oh, give us your email for your results.

 

You gotta be way too bored or too lonely for these.

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Posts: 3,176
Registered: ‎01-20-2011

Re: those online quizzes......

Maybe,but mostly I think its just silly fun. You know,like the quizzes to findyour elf name at Christmas ,or your steampunk name,etc.

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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: those online quizzes......

Sadly, they are likely information gathering software. Whether they are nefarious is up to discussion. 

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Re: those online quizzes......

And what exactly can one find out about you with your IP addy? 

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Re: those online quizzes......

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Re: those online quizzes......

smaug I just love your little bunny...he is a bunny isn't he?  I like those quizzes but I quit doing them when some of them wanted your email for resulst.  Nope.

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Re: those online quizzes......

Hi scottie! Yes, it is a bunny. A very strange bunny lol

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Re: those online quizzes......

i take them sometimes......they are just "fun". i dont give my email address, but if i did i would just give them one that i rarely use. have never had any "problems."

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Re: those online quizzes......

I'm guessing, Smaug, but i think the IP address pinpoints your city and maybe the zipcode, which is demographics info that could be sold to advertisers.  There's a website that will show you the info connected with your IP.


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And what exactly can one find out about you with your IP addy?