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For those of you who participate in the First Post program, be sure to periodically go back and make sure the information contained therein is current (and make the most recent update obvious in the text somewhere). Even if you haven't moved, the people you list as your emergency contacts may have.
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[livejournal.com profile] rahaeli writes:

Please post your full name, date of birth, full address, and telephone number (plus cell phone number, if you have one) to your journal, as the first chronological entry (backdated) in your journal, with Private security, and leave a note in your userinfo indicating that you've done so. The life you save may be your own. In the event of an emergency, LiveJournal administrators can view this information -- and please believe that it is only used in the event of an absolute emergency. But you'd be surprised how many of those there are on a service with four million users. And in an emergency situation, every second counts.

Yes, the Abuse team occasionally hears of users who plan to commit suicide, but there are other situations where having this information could possibly be of use to the police. There have been, for instance, phone posts that were interrupted by physical violence before, and other such situations. The Abuse team often gets reports of these things, and oftentimes, there is nothing we can do to help, because we can't find you.

Please take a moment of your time and make this post. Your privacy will never be violated except in absolute need, and though we hope it will never be necessary, it could prove to be very necessary indeed.


Done and done, with next-of-kin information as well. (Being a warped sort of individual, I backdated it to the date and time of my birth.) Here's hoping you never need it.
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