Because I have a real life troll on my ass that has followed me here through reverse google and I saw him here a long time ago he was bringing me up trying to have a laugh about me and he was kicked that same day. He knows where I live in FL an area close to my house he found out by reading my post on another site. He saw me saying here I went to outback Steak house one night so then he started with the emails making orders to outback steak house the one close to my house using my email address running the bill up real high and causing trouble with outback that's why I make my profile private to this day. I was a mod on another site and he had a problem with me putting a stop to his evil ways. He would post porn pics and get dirt on people and call there homes and threaten to send there nudes to this one users church so I kicked him out of the threads and then he went after me and failed
I made my profile private after some incredibly annoying trolls would reference posts I made over a year ago and use information there to support arguments we'd more recently be having. That, or they'd give completely spam like responses to super old questions of mine.
A public profile lets you see the person's avatar, what questions they've asked, and what questions they've answered, and their MyTakes. A private profile doesn't let you see the latter 3, but you still see a pic, and age. There is almost no data in profiles anyways! what is it that a private profile hides, that we would see if it was public?
I made it private because I'm kind of have the habit of tightening the privacy settings. Same way my browser is always in Private Browsing mode, no application on my iPhone has access to camera, microphone, photos, contacts... etc (I do give the permissions when I need to and take them off again), my hard disk is encrypted and my OS password is 25 characters in length.
The GAG private profile thing is useless though. Any user's activity here on GAG can be easily gathered..
Yeah I have a private profile. I guess I just don't like the idea of everyone in the world being able to check my profile stats. I'd prefer to know that it is members on here only who can see me. It also helps decrease spam and unwanted messages in my opinion.
Because I'm a private person. I used to have it public and a profile pic up. But I got a ton of unwanted messages and comments by creeps. So I took down my pic and made my profile private. GAG has never seemed calmer lol.
So no creeps/human traffickers/ ex boyfriends can find me. Also if you type your name in Google your fb profile won't come up compared to when you have it public it shows. Therefore I keep mine very private,