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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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Blacked out license plates...

Ok mods- i know this probably isn't the correct place for this so you can move it if you want...
I was just curious why people black out their license plates in pics.....Not trying to start an argument, but why would that matter? I can drive down the street and see your license plate, but you take a picture and don't show it? I guess I just don't understand the reasoning for that. Theres no real "security" reason for doing it.


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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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Piss someone off over at Pirate, than show them your license plate and see what happens...
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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #4
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so wats the answer to it? wat can they do with ur lisence plate. ive always been wonderin y ppl do it and i guessed it was for some security reason so i did it too
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Unread 07-09-2009, 10:46 PM   #5
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maybe because they don't want to post a pic that could be self incriminating, if they were offroading in say a less than legal location?
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Unread 07-09-2009, 11:46 PM   #6
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Or if they have a really nice rig.. someone might say "Hey, I'd like to steal that".. then clicky click click... roadtrip..

Okay, probably not gonna happen, but I think that is one reason why people do it.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #7
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Unread 07-11-2009, 01:31 PM   #8
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There are a multitude of good, safe, common-sense reasons.. including those listed above.
Alot can be done, found out, or negatively initiated with a plate # & vehicle description.
This [forum] arena - (despite our brotherhood) is more likely for something like this, sadly.. to happen.
Emotions run high here bro - haven't you noticed?
Those of us that do it, are just being proactive - sort of like throwin the rain-fly in the pack when campin'
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Unread 07-11-2009, 01:41 PM   #9
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I did do it when I first joined, but I gave up quick because it took so long to edit each photo. I figure if some whack job wants to come find me and my Jeep, I'll grab the machete and hand axe out back and make him fight for it haha.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 01:48 PM   #10
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I figure if some whack job wants to come find me and my Jeep, I'll grab the machete and hand axe out back and make him fight for it haha.
Bro - these bottom-dwellers wont come & find you, they'll be malicious from afar & you wont know it until its too late
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Unread 07-11-2009, 03:32 PM   #11
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typing underlined and bold words REALLY EMPHASIZES the MEANING of the post.

sorry, i couldnt resist. but to add to the topic, i've never done it. i know some people say its to protect themselves, but i dont see that really causing an issue. i'm not about to edit every picture of my jeep to black out/blur the license plate just because of paranoia.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 04:44 PM   #12
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To each his own..

I call it being safe

I would rather be paranoid and proactive than desperately reactive after the fact
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Unread 07-12-2009, 01:04 AM   #13
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To each his own..
exactly
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Unread 07-12-2009, 05:53 AM   #14
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I took my plates off... I moved to GA and wont even bother to tag it here... I got me a DD and so does my wife. Why pay money for a w/e ride? With that said, some guys at work mentioned RV insurance. Does anything like this exsist? Just to protect me if i roll it with a passenger on board...
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