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FYI to Datalounge subscribers or future subscribers:

Your CC or debit charge/billing is now listed as DATALOUNGE.COM, not Mediapolis Inc or whatever it said before.

So much for [italic]"Your Privacy Matters to Us ... as a person who identifies as a member of the greater LGBT communities or as a person who may have same-sex encounters without identifying with any community, you may have a strong interest in keeping your personal orientations or behaviors private."[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 6906/15/2013

How does changing the name as it appears on CC statement endangers someones privacy?

by Anonymousreply 106/14/2013

Closeted married people may not want their prurient interest in same-sex issues revealed to their nosey partners.

by Anonymousreply 206/14/2013

R2 Thats why they make prepaid and gift credit cards.

by Anonymousreply 306/14/2013

When the guy at my bank said something. THAT'S how.

by Anonymousreply 406/14/2013

No one should be in the closet.

by Anonymousreply 506/14/2013

[quote]When the guy at my bank said something. THAT'S how.

Sounds like your issue is with your bank and your inability to tell someone to mind their own business.

by Anonymousreply 606/14/2013

R1, R3 and R6 - why so invested?

PS: I'm a bit unnerved at this as well, OP. It's the principle of the thing.

Having said that, I hope you told the banker to mind his own business.

by Anonymousreply 706/14/2013

the guys at my bank are cute, if they knew what DL was that would be my segue to asking them out

Im curious to know why anyone at a bank would be reading off your charges, if they did this over the phone, who cares?

by Anonymousreply 806/14/2013

This is exactly why I stopped subscribing to MilkyLoads, FelchersDaily, and ShitInMyMouth.com!

How will I explain this to my many many ass-baby children?

Is this why the cunts at Ebay turned down my credit application?

What will Customer Service Rep Dwayne in India think of me?

Will I still get into a good school of cosmetology?

Will I ever qualify for a job with the State of Wisconsin?

by Anonymousreply 906/14/2013

R8, the cute guys at your bank know how little money you have. You have NO chance with them.

by Anonymousreply 1006/14/2013

R7 I guess its because I see it as a non problem, or at least one that is very easy to remedy.

by Anonymousreply 1106/14/2013

To: OP

From: Becka and Heidi in HR

We saw what you said about our potluck.

You're terminated.

by Anonymousreply 1206/14/2013

[quote]When the guy at my bank said something.

this never happened.

by Anonymousreply 1306/14/2013

Okay, who the hell 1) has a credit card issued by their bank and 2) EVER has a conversation with a bank employee regarding an $18 charge? This doesn't pass the smell test. The only conversations I've EVER had with a credit card issuer regarding individual charges -- over the 20-plus years I've had them -- have been when I've unintentionally set off a fraud alert, e.g. by making an unusually large purchase or buying something in a foreign country.

by Anonymousreply 1406/14/2013

[italic]Charge back! Charge back![/italic]

[italic]What ya gonna do?[/italic]

[italic]When you're banned for your bile about blacks, mid-century modern, and Jews[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 1506/14/2013

Yeah the only people this really affects are the married closet cases, of which DL has a surprising amount as you see with posters always defending being in the closet-yawn, it's 2013.

by Anonymousreply 1606/14/2013

R10 Thinking all the money a person has is deposited in a bank account says more about you thank you would care to admit.

by Anonymousreply 1706/14/2013

I'm not a closet case. It's the principle of the thing. I am at a small bank and was going through a few charges that I didn't make. While going through the charges, line by line, the guy said, "Oh, I love Datalounge!" I just nodded, and I think it made him a bit uncomfortable.

I don't care if he knows I'm gay, [italic]however, I think people have a right to be private. [/italic]

I can see how something like this could be a problem for someone else.

by Anonymousreply 1806/14/2013

Who said "all"? Not me. But if you have so little that an $18 charge gets noticed, you have close to "none".

by Anonymousreply 1906/14/2013

[quote]While going through the charges, line by line, the guy said, "Oh, I love Datalounge!"

This should have called for Surprise Anal!

by Anonymousreply 2006/14/2013

R19 So now you are admitting that the cute guys at the bank really dont know how much money OP has?

by Anonymousreply 2106/14/2013

R9, I love you!

by Anonymousreply 2206/14/2013

R21, you really are a little thick, aren't you?

by Anonymousreply 2306/14/2013

There could be a potential issue if someone finds out that you subscribe to this site, and they go and see the crap that is written on here. It has very little to do with being in the closet. It has to do with the site itself. Your boss gets word that you pay for a site that talks about scat, there then could be an issue -- and in the age of Anonymous, yes, people will forward info to your boss to get you into trouble, whether it be for vindictive purposes or just for shits and giggles.

Also, whoever typed up the unfunny, sans witty shit in OP's link, needs to give up their day job, which is probably (not) moderating the site.

by Anonymousreply 2406/14/2013

R23 The question I asked only required a yes or no answer. The fact that you cant answer it says a lot.

by Anonymousreply 2506/14/2013

Not as much as your poor punctuation.

by Anonymousreply 2606/14/2013

Wow, a thread full of cunts and it's not even happy hour.

by Anonymousreply 2706/14/2013

R26 Still cant answer the question? Hmmmmm....I wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 2806/14/2013

[quote]Wow, a thread full of cunts and it's not even happy hour.

It must be Happy Hour for webbie since he put the place on primetime lockdown. No doubt that's one way to bring everything to a standstill again.

The notice you get from DL when you pay, clearly states: [bold]Note the charge on your credit card will be from Mediapolis and will not carry any mention of the DataLounge.[/bold]

I can understand why some people would be upset. This change in policy should have been brought out in a special notice on the opening page.

by Anonymousreply 2906/14/2013

That's because Amazon bought Mediapolis out and I guess they don't want to acknowledge it.

by Anonymousreply 3006/14/2013

Lighten up, Frances.

A notification of how the billing will appear is appropriate at the time the order is placed/charge authorized.

If you don't like how it will appear, don't join. If you were told it would appear one way and within a few weeks you find out that it appeared another way, take it up with the Webmaster.

If you're bitching about something that happened months ago that you're only bothering about now, you haven't got much of a complaint.

by Anonymousreply 3106/14/2013

There is many things to be upset about in this horrible world we inhabit.

But this isn't one of those things.

by Anonymousreply 3206/14/2013

Julie called the Editor and told him he should do this. I was sitting right in front of the Editor and heard the whole conversation over speaker phone.

by Anonymousreply 3306/14/2013

[quote]The notice you get from DL when you pay, clearly states: Note the charge on your credit card will be from Mediapolis and will not carry any mention of the DataLounge.

EXACTLY..

by Anonymousreply 3406/14/2013

Folks, the WEBMASTER is telling you NOW, so he doesn't have to tell you LATER (on your CC bill).

by Anonymousreply 3506/14/2013

Why would you want to hide a subscription to the datalounge? It's a gossip site, and, as we have seen recently, is frequently visited by a growing number of... heterosexuals. How closeted are you?

Do you still recieve your Blueboy magazines in a brown paper wrapper?

by Anonymousreply 3606/14/2013

This never happened.

by Anonymousreply 3706/14/2013

OP call your mother about it.........

by Anonymousreply 3806/14/2013

OP, how had you not already noticed the charge from "Datalounge.com" if you were aware of some other charges on your bill?

by Anonymousreply 3906/14/2013

Sorry, but OP's story makes no sense. First he says its an invasion of privacy. Then later he says it really doesn't bother him. Throw in there the "guy at the bank" (strange how he has no title) became uncomfortable after saying he loves Datalounge. WTF? I'm sorry, but when so much of a story doesn't add up, its usually because its bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 4006/14/2013

[quote]Throw in there the "guy at the bank" (strange how he has no title)

That's so lame. Do you work in a bank? Who on earth would ever know the title of someone who works there unless you demanded to see the president of the bank? The only other one who would know bank titles are bank employees.

by Anonymousreply 4106/14/2013

[quote]Who on earth would ever know the title of someone who works there

Well lets see, the people behind the counter are called "tellers" and the people who sit at desks are called "account managers" or "loan officers" or have some other title which is usually displayed on their office doors or a little sign on their desk.

You should visit a bank sometime, you will find it very informative.

by Anonymousreply 4206/14/2013

R42. It is not 1985

Our tellers are call customer service agents now

by Anonymousreply 4306/14/2013

At the three banks in our town, R42, there is only one person seated behind a desk in a glass-enclosed room. No way to know their official title - probably branch manager or vice president, or whatever. Why would anyone even care as long as the bank is doing their job? It's still a silly call to say OP screwed up by not providing the title of someone who was probably just a lowly teller --- as if that really mattered except to some teller posting here. MARY!

by Anonymousreply 4406/14/2013

Big deal, in fact, datalounge sounds and looks better than the sketchy mediapolis.

by Anonymousreply 4506/14/2013

[quote]It's still a silly call to say OP screwed up by not providing the title

I didnt say he screwed up, I said its one more detail that makes no sense and leads me to believe this "story" is just that, a story. Fiction.

by Anonymousreply 4606/14/2013

[quote]I don't care if he knows I'm gay, however, I think people have a right to be private.

I don't see the issue. I have bank statements with many companies listed. I could perhaps understand if DL was a porno site, but it's just an internet board.

If you have a concern that if an extreme right government got in and the information was used against you, it doesn't matter as that sort of administration would find out through your IP or similar.

I really don't see why this bothers you, or why it is any different to having Amazon on your bank statement in term of your right to privacy.

by Anonymousreply 4806/14/2013

[quote] I said its one more detail that makes no sense

Again, a totally silly observation regarding a call customer service agent. For anyone to act as if that's vital to the story or to even mention it in the first place ---- [bold]MARY!!!!!!!![/bold] Are you retired from banking or still working at it?

by Anonymousreply 4906/14/2013

My payment said Mediapolis just a couple months ago. I think OP may be making a fake story in order to discourage people from paying their $18.

by Anonymousreply 5006/14/2013

[quote]For anyone to act as if that's vital to the story or to even mention it in the first place ---- MARY!!!!!!!!

I never said it was vital to the story. This is the second time you are insisting I wrote something I did not. You should punch whoever it was who taught you to read because they did a pretty poor job by you.

by Anonymousreply 5106/14/2013

Wow, you guys never fail to amaze.

Yes, it DID happen, and Mary Francis at R40, R42, etc.. I assume he was a teller, but I didn't ask. Who the fuck cares?

Here's a screen shot of said statement - I went to the bank because of the Costco debit, which I did not make. I didn't even pay attention to the datalounge reference on the bill until the TELLER mentioned it. Then I thought, "Shit, this could be a problem for someone else".. So that's why I posted.

Again I don't give a fuck, but some people do - especially since it has always been billed as Mediaopolis, and the billing switch to the exact website name may be a surprise for some.

The bottom line is the fact that:

1) SOMEONE might care

2) What R29 said. "The notice you get from DL when you pay, clearly states: Note the charge on your credit card will be from Mediapolis and will not carry any mention of the DataLounge."

by Anonymousreply 5206/14/2013

[quote]I really don't see why this bothers you, or why it is any different to having Amazon on your bank statement in term of your right to privacy.

Not the OP here, but if you can't see the difference, you're an idiot.

Just the other day someone in the DL Facebook group could not log on to DL because it was blocked by the place where he was using his laptop, a coffee shop, I think. Said it was categorized as porn. So, there you go.

Here it is.

by Anonymousreply 5306/14/2013

If you don't give a fuck OP, why post a loaded statement that it's about privacy?

by Anonymousreply 5406/14/2013

The things happen.

by Anonymousreply 5506/14/2013

R54 doesn't get it.

Obviously OP isn't a self absorbed asshole who only cares about HIS privacy. Believe it or not, some of us actually think about others once in a while. Did you not read where OP said "Shit, this could be a problem for someone else".. So that's why I posted."" ??

Add the fact that as OP posted, Datalounge states:

[italic]"Your Privacy Matters to Us ... as a person who identifies as a member of the greater LGBT communities or as a person who may have same-sex encounters without identifying with any community, [bold]you may have a strong interest in keeping your personal orientations or behaviors private."[/bold][italic]

Some of you are really selfish little cunts.

by Anonymousreply 5606/14/2013

[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 5706/14/2013

Smörgåstårta

by Anonymousreply 5806/14/2013

I love the image of OP walking into the branch next week and the teller calling across the lobby, "Hey, MARY! You still postin' them threads to Data Lounge? Thought I seen you on the Tony thread, snatch!"

I can see where it might have been uncomfortable for a closet queen to have DL show up on a credit card statement in days past. Considering our current demographics, though, he could just say he bought a membership for his wife and not even his pastor would blink an eye.

by Anonymousreply 5906/14/2013

I could care less...

by Anonymousreply 6006/15/2013

One step closer to being featured prominently on a comedic People of Datalounge website.

by Anonymousreply 6106/15/2013

They should've left it as it was.

by Anonymousreply 6206/15/2013

The problem isn't the privacy of your card activity, OP, or you wouldn't have had a line-by-line reading of your charges with a bank employee.

The problem is that you were embarrassed because some idiot at your bank doesn't know how to be discreet.

by Anonymousreply 6306/15/2013

The bottom line is the fact that: 1) SOMEONE might care

Then SOMEONE shouldn't be paying $18 so they can start threads and chat during the so-called "Prime time" on a gay webforum.

by Anonymousreply 6406/15/2013

buy a gift card.

by Anonymousreply 6506/15/2013

[quote]Throw in there the "guy at the bank" (strange how he has no title)...

The bank janitor, r40, wants bank employees to be given their proper titles now that his name tag has been upgraded to "Maintenance Engineer."

by Anonymousreply 6606/15/2013

I hate people like OP.

by Anonymousreply 6706/15/2013

My debit card statement says DataLounge, too, but everyone knows I'm gay so I don't care.

To the person who said that the bank boy wouldn't be interested because he knows how much money OP has - my debit card account never has more than $5,000. It is replenished on a regular basis from an account at a different financial institution.

by Anonymousreply 6806/15/2013

What I would like to know is, what is with this sudden infestation of homophobic fuckheads? Are bigoted fangirls taking over DL like they did with AfterElton?

by Anonymousreply 6906/15/2013
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