I have thought and thought and thought about this.
The background to using an extract from another site is twofold:
1: I was castigated for using the quotation marks in the expression ‘ “certain” ‘ in a post on this board when referring and replying to posts by @SOI regarding the potential price of Lloyds. It was suggested that if I posted in this way on another site I would be summarily banned. I apologised.
2: I have seen so many references, invitations, recommendations etc to this other website on this board that I decided to have a look.
Following from this second point:
3: yes, I created two logons using two of my email address as I completely messed up the first logon and found I could not use it again.
4: I found that the other site is not suitable for me so I have tried to remove the second logon. I should be grateful is you would remove all records relating to me. I made no posts. You have my email addresses if you need to contact me.
5: I am surprised that you refer to the other site as private. There are at least 75 references to it on this public site. The registration process is no more rigorous than that required for making comments on this public site. I did not get the impression that it was private.
6: I searched for the other site in Google - it was the first item listed. The second item returned was an invitation by yourself on iii in 2015 to anyone to look at the site and make feedback.
5: As I explored the site I was shocked to find the post shown with the words 55 will be seen. (This was in line with similar comments on this site - Nov 6 post - 55 and lower beckons, and Nov 8 post - heading to its appointment with 55). This is exactly what I understood @SOI was saying in his posts when I used the expression ‘ “certain” ‘ and for which I offered an unreserved apology. In the circumstances I now think I was very badly treated. (Incidentally, research reveals that quotation marks should not allows be assumed to be a direct quote).
As to your other remarks:
6: I do not regard my email addresses as private and anyone who wishes to communicate with me that way is welcome to do so. Attaching email addresses to contributions on all public forums would be a step in the right direction, as would using real names rather than fictional names.
7: My IP address is in the range 192.168.0.1-254 at home, at a hotel in Geneva or in a chalet in the French alps. This is allocated by DHCP on a router. This is a private range used by most home routers and is not addressable. There would be no value in revealing it on the internet.
8: Would revealing any truly private information, e.g. name, address, age, date of birth and so one, not contravene GDPR rules and result in the site being shut down?
9: The image I copied from one site to another did not reveal any personal or private information. It did not reveal the name, addresses, age, gender etc of the poster and the material posted could hardly be regarded as private as the same poster effectively invited anyone to use the other site in his post on the iii site on Sep 9 in reply to swamp_rat in the discussion Share price action/patterns/banking news/interest rates.
In the circumstances I shall not offer any further apology. I shall never visit the other site again as its content is irrelevant to me. Accordingly you can rest assured that I shall never copy anything from the other site ever again.
I would suggest that the other site is never referred to again on this site.
I shall make one or two more posts on this discussion topic and then mute it to avoid making further posts and potentially upsetting others.