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View Poll Results: Do you display your car's rego number on the internet?
No. I do not display my rego number. 41 66.13%
Yes - I don't really care if it's displayed. 21 33.87%
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Old 10-15-2003, 07:52   #1 (permalink)
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Revealing rego numbers of your car

I'm not after a long drawn out argument on this, but I do not publish my car's rego on the internet at all. Wondering how many others don't, and how many do, but I'm not too worried about why you do or don't. I guess I'm trying to determine if I'm paranoid or normal (ish)!
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

I think you'd have to be very VERY stupid to think that publishing it wouldn't have any consequences...
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

I just dont publish my rego numbers, no real reason why.

Its not like the cars really worth much to someone else.
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Old 10-15-2003, 16:20   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

When I first got my car, I was happy to publish my plate# (I use it as my nick on all the forums I use) but since then I have started thinking twice about it. Makes it hard though since I use a few different forums now. Anyone have any horror stories of publishing their rego number on the net???
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

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I think you'd have to be very VERY stupid to think that publishing it wouldn't have any consequences...
Exactly. There was a discusion about this about a year or so ago on these forums. Some issues mentioned ere that organised car theives scan forums looking for ncie cars to "acquire". Describing all the great stuff in your car and then saying what your rego is is just inviting someone to relieve you of it.

Another thing that was mentioned that police would also can scan the forums looking for hoons. If you write about your shenanigans then you could drop yourself in it.

Best practise is to maintain your cars aninomity on the Internet.
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

But at the end of the day, what can someone really do with your rego ? Especially those with custom plates... You get custom plates because you want the attention...
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

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But at the end of the day, what can someone really do with your rego ? Especially those with custom plates... You get custom plates because you want the attention...
Well again that's up to the owner. One of the reasons I won't get a custom set of plates is for anonymity reasons. I'm not one to have personal information displayed on my car, nor do I feel a need to attract attention through numberplates, and hence much prefer if photos of my car had censored number plates before they are uploaded.
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

hmm i wonder why this has come up.....

Anyway, what can happen? Really...if you are hooning around and bragging about it you deserve to get done. The whole point of plates are for identification. People see them all the time, it doesn't mean your car is in anymore danger than it was before the plates were hypotheticaly posted.

Feel free to prove me wrong though. I do remember a few times when FF members rides have been stolen, they didn't show their plates yet their cars are gone.

You can never really stay anonymous on the internet anyway. Laminge and HOTDBZ's cars dont stand a chance if you theory is right.
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

Police can't act on anything unless they see it happen or its a proper confession: bragging to your mates doesnt really count as a confession.

I couldn't possibly see police spending hours and hours going through forums trying to find out "pranksters" and the like for misdemeanor offences. Felony offenses, however are another matter entirely.

Probably the worst consequence of bragging about doing burnouts or donuts and the like would be a police intelligence report written.

That said and done, just simple privacy should be enough reason to keep plates confidential.
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Old 10-15-2003, 20:31   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Revealing rego numbers of your car

I am not really worried about my rego number.

Car theft is very low when you live in the sticks.
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