how can i remove my name from
February 23, 2009 7:06 PM   Subscribe

do you know how to get off

this site is crazy evil, wtf is my info doing there :-(
posted by kewlio to Technology (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: According to the FAQ, you can sign up for an account and then request they suppress your information. It might not be a good idea to actually do this.
posted by box at 7:08 PM on February 23, 2009

This blog post is quite old by now, but it contain a lot of info in the comments, including Spoke contact details. Much of it may still be useful.
posted by katillathehun at 7:11 PM on February 23, 2009

I don't know how to get your information out of spoke, but contrary to box's suggestions, I would avoid signing up for an account with Spoke at all costs if I were you. Having a free account with them requires you to install some type of software that will grab your address book information out of your e-mail program. My company has blocked on all of our computers for fear that someone will sign up for an account and our whole Outlook address book will end up online. You can find the details in katillathehun's link, I just wanted to be sure it was mentioned in the thread.
posted by Meg_Murry at 7:44 AM on February 24, 2009

Just to clarify: I don't think it's a good idea to sign up for an account with Spoke. That's why I said 'It might not be a good idea to actually do this.'
posted by box at 7:56 AM on February 24, 2009

Spoke's former CEO Jeff Leroux has started a blog where he tells says "that groups of people become hysterical about their privacy when they have signed away every vital piece of personal and financial privacy to every financial institution or telephony provider they have ever done business with".

Since it's his blog, perhaps you can send him a question in the comments?
posted by 26.2 at 8:31 AM on February 24, 2009

BTW, his post is from last February. He's probably not approving or accepting comments, but you can give it a try.
posted by 26.2 at 8:33 AM on February 24, 2009

Use their contact us form and tell them that you request they remove your information because you are a victim of domestic violence and have a restraining order against an abusive partner. I have the feeling that they will comply quickly.

I had a friend do the same thing with recently, and her information very quickly disappeared.
posted by drstein at 11:29 AM on February 24, 2009

Contact them and request they remove your info. Please don't lie about being a victim of DV; crying wolf can make it harder for real victims of domestic violence to get their requests addressed.
posted by subbes at 11:29 AM on February 25, 2009

Response by poster: u can request the profile to be removed after you sign up for the account
it takes a few days but i guess that did it

thanks everyone
posted by kewlio at 9:15 AM on March 1, 2009

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