This short-lived thread has been removed in the overall interests of safety and privacy. While it is true that people need only participate if they want, still the information being provided by those who aren't worried about giving it out, can still be used in bad and unsafe ways... We should all be careful how much personal information we post. There are people out there that cross-reference all this stuff and assemble it into meaningful data. One day here you post a real name. Another day an age, including real birthdate. Some where else you post something else. Pretty soon your entire biography is assembled by some stalker. So, let's stay away from threads with too much personal data in them.