I avoided commenting on the spotted thread as it was just killing the spirit of it.
But as we've started a seperate conversation...
I think the whole privacy thing in relation to a reg number shown on the Internet is nonsense.
A few hundred (if we're lucky) enthusiasts will see the images we post in 'spotted'.
Probably thousands of people saw that XJ on the M6 at the weekend.
Difference being, no one cared on the M6. We quite enjoyed seeing proof that people still use these cars for something other than justification for having a garage!
Privacy is a subject that I find really interesting in the wider context, why are people so bothered about it, and why do those who are that bothered or upset about it all even bother with an Internet connection?
The real dodgy sorts that are invading our privacy are the big companies like face book and Google who regardless of your privacy settings 'steal' our personal information and web history and purchase history over and over again. Only a fool would think they could avoid this when they take to the Internet.
As with the previous post and no doubt the next post, this is just one persons opinion, and I value the opinion of others as much as my own. So those who don't want their car posted or spotted should have their privacy respected. But reality is the only way to guarantee that privacy is to lock the car away and never use it!
This sort of conversation (in my experience) gets heated very quickly and will likely get shut down, but to those about to get really upset with me for not valuing my own privacy, I ask 'what have you got to hide?'