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What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer?

I've observed several incidents where users inadvertently posted detailed, sensitive information. For example, a Server Fault user who posted a question with working login credentials to his actual ...
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A question includes sensitive material, such as software license keys, that even when edited out still show up in the history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Questions with proprietary or confidential information In a recent question on SuperUser (not including the link, since it will further spread the sensitive info), the user ...
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How do suggested edits work?

When clicking "edit" I see: Your edit will be placed in a queue until it is peer reviewed. We welcome edits that make the post easier to understand and more valuable for readers. Because ...
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Who has the privilege to delete a revision?

I saw a PPT posted by Jeff that showed a revision page which had the delete revision function, like this: But I have never seen this functionality on SO's revision pages. I guess that's because I ...
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How to permanently delete questions that contain sensitive information [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I posted an answer on SO yesterday, realized immediately that I included some personal ...
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Removing someone's private information and edit history to protect them [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I could not find a relevant Meta question for this issue. I've come across a couple of ...
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I need to remove a question with sensitive data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3464580/reverse-engineering-a-hash I have been ...
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How to handle personal information posted by a user on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I just witnessed a question from someone on Stack Overflow that, for some unknown reason, posted what appeared to be an array containing usernames, encrypted passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, ...
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What is proper etiquette when someone posts copyrighted material?

I just ran into an answer in which the author included a link to a PDF book that was licensed only to them. I'm pretty sure this is copyrighted material and the author does not want copies of the book ...
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What to do if user inadvertently includes email in a post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I came across a post on SO where the OP included their email address in the post (no ...
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Passwords in Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I just answered a question on SO which included a complete connection string for the ...
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Would rel=“nofollow” be sensible for links to post revisions?

As it looks like, post revisions are public. Sometimes, a new user (or somebody who did not think long enough) posts code samples that contain real-world data that should probably not have been there ...
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Protecting users from their own ignorance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? If a user mistakenly (or in ignorance) posts something which contains sensitive data (...
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How to handle accidentally posted account credentials [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do if a user posts sensitive information as part of a question or answer? I've now twice come across a situation where a new user copy & pastes their code or ...