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Masking of number plates

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by ric355, Apr 12, 2004.

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Should number plates be masked in pictures?

  1. Yes, plates should be masked

  2. No, plates should not be masked

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  1. ric355

    ric355 Guest

    Dec 21, 2003
    1,375
    When I post pictures here, I always make sure I mask the number plates as I believe I shouldn't post the identity of people's cars unless I have their express permission. I made one exception the other day when I posted a computer generated "drawing" of Joe's car, but I did so because his plate has been posted loads of times before and he has never complained.

    However, having said all this, I think masking does spoil the pictures. Furthermore, people photograph my car all the time when I'm out and about - usually with digital equipment - and I have no control over what they do with those images.

    So - what do people think - should plates be masked or not?
     
  2. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 19, 2003
    5,084
    NW Kent
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    Stig W
    Can't see the point of masking. I mean, what will someone do if they can see the plate?
     
  3. 360CS

    360CS F1 Rookie

    Nov 1, 2003
    2,641
    Kent
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    Joe J

    Carnt see the harm as they see the car on the road anyway, buy I know were Ric,s coming from. Some folk dont take to keen to it, best to ask first i guess imo...
     
  4. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Dec 23, 2002
    14,372
    S W London
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    Tony H
    Not really worried , to tell the truth.
     
  5. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

    Oct 7, 2003
    5,211
    uk
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    Dale Juan
    Just to be on the safe side of things,best blanked off,you just dont know who as access to what these days,

    cheers
    Dale.
     
  6. felix66

    felix66 Karting

    Feb 21, 2004
    175
    London
    Had my car cloned by an identical Porsche 993 (same colour/model etc - he just put my number on it) a few years ago after I posted an unmasked picture of it on a p-car forum. It ran up parking fines and speeding fines all over the place - about six grands worth. Nothing I could do about it until I had categoric evidence my car was in a different part of the country at the time the other was snapped! Had real hassle with the police - onus is on the owner to prove it wasn't them - not on them to prove it is you!!!!!

    I know this could happen anyway but I normally try and protect mine now (not that I am anal about it - just like to minimise the risk!).

    F
     
  7. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
    5,058
    Being that i can personaly find out the name and address from a reg plate becourse of my security backgroung and contacts, i think its a good idea for UK F chatters to show there reg plates, this means i know exactly where to find the ones that realy P**S me of!! .....LOL! Joke, joke, only jokeing, dont take it seriously, only jokeing, get of ya horses. I am bigger than that.........
     
  8. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Tony H
    In light of this, i will blank out licence plates from now on.
     
  9. 355fiorano

    355fiorano Formula Junior

    Oct 21, 2003
    773
    London
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    Philip
    I think blanking does not hurt and also potentially can protect from things we may be oblivious of.

    Also , having a picture of your car with the number plate on a chat board could land you in trouble by association i.e. some guy posts a bogus story, that the people in that group did things they were not supposed to. Then the onus is on the identified individuals to prove otherwise !

    That's my preference anyhow ...

    Cheers
    Philip
     

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