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Hoodwinked
25th September 2010, 01:37 AM
Does anyone know how I can remove my page from the Scientology.org, "Meet Scientologists Online" section? In the 1980's I was coerced to put my information on that site where you list your successes in Scientology, favorite links, etc. I looked at it a couple of months ago to see if I could remove myself, but with no success.

This website has come back to haunt me in a major adverse way and I need to remove myself from it.

skollie
25th September 2010, 01:50 AM
Unfortunately if you don't have the login details you can't do it yourself. I'd suggest you have lawyer send them a letter to remove it. Do keep in mind that a cached version will still be around for years to come.

Zinjifar
25th September 2010, 02:29 AM
In general *they* remove you, once you've gone public. The most consistent way to get your name removed is to speak out publicly against Scientology. So, try starting a blog examining your 'Scientologist Online' page. Tell how and why you did it.

I suspect it will be deleted in a week's time.

Zinj

Infinite
25th September 2010, 02:34 AM
Alternatively, get yourself listed here:

http://wiki.whyweprotest.net/List_of_ex-Scientologists_who_have_spoken_out

100% effective. Of course, it means you have to "come out" but you can wangle it so no one need know you are also "Hookwinked".

Miss Penguin
25th September 2010, 02:44 AM
In general *they* remove you, once you've gone public. The most consistent way to get your name removed is to speak out publicly against Scientology. So, try starting a blog examining your 'Scientologist Online' page. Tell how and why you did it.

I suspect it will be deleted in a week's time.

Zinj

Actually they have not removed everyone who has gone public. Stupidly enough. A friend of mine went public in the SP Times and her Scn site is still up. She even emailed them multiple times about it and they still haven't take it down. Probably no staff on post to handle that anymore.:duh:

Zinjifar
25th September 2010, 02:56 AM
Actually they have not removed everyone who has gone public. Stupidly enough. A friend of mine went public in the SP Times and her Scn site is still up. She even emailed them multiple times about it and they still haven't take it down. Probably no staff on post to handle that anymore.:duh:

That's why I suggest starting a blog that specifically *specifies* why one did that page :)

They're very quick to sweep mistakes under the carpet....

Zinj

Wisened One
25th September 2010, 03:06 AM
My stupid scn page is STILL up after REPEATED emails and requests to remove it. :grouch:

Free to shine
25th September 2010, 03:49 AM
Mine is still up too. I was going to post the link, but why give them hits?

TAKE IT DOWN!

I wrote the most general blah bullshit I could get away with at the time. :grouch:

Infinite
25th September 2010, 04:03 AM
. . . 100% effective . . .

Ooops . . . sorry, make that about 95%.

Feral
25th September 2010, 04:47 AM
In general *they* remove you, once you've gone public. The most consistent way to get your name removed is to speak out publicly against Scientology. So, try starting a blog examining your 'Scientologist Online' page. Tell how and why you did it.

I suspect it will be deleted in a week's time.

Zinj

Maybe I didn't speak loud enough?

I can fix that if required.:coolwink:

My clam page. (http://www.myhomepage.org/kevinmackey/)

I told you I was trouble
25th September 2010, 07:07 AM
Maybe I didn't speak loud enough?

I can fix that if required.:coolwink:

My clam page. (http://www.myhomepage.org/kevinmackey/)

:lol:


Yeah, go on Feral ... learn how to really SHOUT!

The cult has gone a bit selectively deaf recently and may just need another blasting.

:p

Stat
25th September 2010, 08:34 AM
How else they they gonna try to support 8 million members statement?

I guess by not removing anyone ever involved to any extent.

Freeminds
25th September 2010, 09:11 AM
That's interesting, because it's said that the people at Gold have to re-shoot or re-edit their promotional videos every time somebody blows... but they don't do the same thing with their websites?

I suppose this continues the original intent for those websites: to flood the Internet and make searches arrive at "woo, Scientology works" websites instead of St. Pete Times articles and the like. It also means that people searching for old friends by name arrive at the old Sci website and believe the fiction that they're still 'in'.

I found a directory of all the 'personal home pages' somewhere (can't find it now) and about 90% of them were defunct. Maybe they're gradually disappearing over time?

The best remedy is probably to start afresh with new pages in a proper social networking environment. You'll rapidly overhaul the search ranking of an old, inactive website with modern Web 2.0 features such as inviting visitors to comment, Tweet and rate pages. The old pages (if CofS bothers to pay to keep them up) will be a virtually invisible, dried out electronic husk of a former life.

Stay safe online though - don't give out too much personal information, such as your address or place of work. In CofS, we have an enemy that is still powerful.


How else they they gonna try to support 8 million members statement?

I guess by not removing anyone ever involved to any extent.

If they've got eight (or ten, or twelve, or fifteen) million members... how come they have to work so hard to fill one under-sized cruise ship?

Stat
25th September 2010, 09:16 AM
That's interesting, because it's said that the people at Gold have to re-shoot or re-edit their promotional videos every time somebody blows... but they don't do the same thing with their websites?

I suppose this continues the original intent for those websites: to flood the Internet and make searches arrive at "woo, Scientology works" websites instead of St. Pete Times articles and the like. It also means that people searching for old friends by name arrive at the old Sci website and believe the fiction that they're still 'in'.

I found a directory of all the 'personal home pages' somewhere (can't find it now) and about 90% of them were defunct. Maybe they're gradually disappearing over time?

The best remedy is probably to start afresh with new pages in a proper social networking environment. You'll rapidly overhaul the search ranking of an old, inactive website with modern Web 2.0 features such as inviting visitors to comment, Tweet and rate pages. The old pages (if CofS bothers to pay to keep them up) will be a virtually invisible, dried out electronic husk of a former life.

Stay safe online though - don't give out too much personal information, such as your address or place of work. In CofS, we have an enemy that is still powerful.



If they've got eight (or ten, or twelve, or fifteen) million members... how come they have to work so hard to fill one under-sized cruise ship?

These are some very good points, Freeminds. Thank you.

Axiom142
25th September 2010, 09:20 PM
I suspect that if they removed everyone who was no longer in the CoS, they would have just a handful of pages left.

Obviously this wouldn’t look very good as it would show the whole world just how few supporters they have left now.

Axiom142

omnom
25th September 2010, 09:36 PM
They don't really rate on modern search engine algorithms, though. If that's a top thing that pops up when searching for your name, go set up Linkedin, Facebook, Myspace, whatever, and it'll quickly surpass the clam pages - they're largely irrelevant as far as search weight.

Reverse downing-out Tech.

Wisened One
26th September 2010, 06:00 PM
I wrote the most general blah bullshit I could get away with at the time. :grouch:


Me too! :laugh:

SomeGuy
26th September 2010, 07:17 PM
They don't really rate on modern search engine algorithms, though. If that's a top thing that pops up when searching for your name, go set up Linkedin, Facebook, Myspace, whatever, and it'll quickly surpass the clam pages - they're largely irrelevant as far as search weight.

Reverse downing-out Tech.

Yep, any of the social network sites will drown out name search issues (specially with an uncommon name) and you can control those pages yourself.

Easiest way to overcome bad google results.

There are many more social sites then just the big ones which will also help with the page ranking.

Also posting anything on the WSJ.com (wall street journal on any relatively popular story comments section) will flood your google search results.

HappyGirl
30th September 2010, 11:07 AM
Hoodwinked, it was so interesting talking to you tonight!!! I think people would be interested in hearing the story that resulted in your posting this thread, as well as your celebrating your loss by going to PAC area graduation!! Your PAC Base walkabout was fascinating!! You know how this board loves stories. :drama:


In general *they* remove you, once you've gone public. The most consistent way to get your name removed is to speak out publicly against Scientology. So, try starting a blog examining your 'Scientologist Online' page. Tell how and why you did it.

I suspect it will be deleted in a week's time.

Zinj

Brilliant. When I recieve my last check I'll tell them that since I'm an SP to please remove that embarrassment!!


Yep, any of the social network sites will drown out name search issues (specially with an uncommon name) and you can control those pages yourself.

Easiest way to overcome bad google results.

There are many more social sites then just the big ones which will also help with the page ranking.

Also posting anything on the WSJ.com (wall street journal on any relatively popular story comments section) will flood your google search results.

:thankyou: I googled myself and was thrilled to see that my "Scientology Service Completions" page didn't show up until page 2! It was preceded by facebook, linked in (in which I have an empty profile and no friends), mention of my community college, and a defunct business. And it said "circa 1995" boldly in the headline so at least it is dated 10+ years ago.

ChuckNorrisCutsMyLawn
30th September 2010, 11:22 AM
That's interesting, because it's said that the people at Gold have to re-shoot or re-edit their promotional videos every time somebody blows... but they don't do the same thing with their websites?



If Scientologists were allowed to use the internet the same way they are encouraged to view their other propaganda material they would make it a point of deleting those silly ass ancient aol wannabe webpages, but for now they are just their to provide links to their homepage to increase search engine ratings

Idle Morgue
15th August 2012, 02:54 AM
Kevin - page not found "my clam page"?

AnonyMary
15th August 2012, 09:07 AM
Kevin - page not found "my clam page"?

Yeah, after a year or so, they finally found the password/ID and writeup on how to run that site which had been left behind in some filing cabinate in the basement of GOLD by some Int Div VI Sea Org member who had long since been on the RPF or shuffeled around to other posts and orgs. :biggrin: