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Is the VIN Registry dead?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:09 pm

Is the VIN Registry dead?
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Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:40 pm

I believe the admin got rid of it due to requests (not sure if we are talking about the same thing, but I'm pretty sure we are!).

Bryan

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:52 pm

Oic. It would be nice to know how many have survived. Esp 1992 and 1993 model years.

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:43 am

Well the list was limited

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:07 am

We should have had a replacement in place and migrated any useful info before getting rid of it. At the very least a thread preserving the vins would have been nice.

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:23 am

Bring I had two on there...I'm happy no bring there.

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:39 am

I still have the list, it was just taken off the main page. I will clean it and post on the forum. The main complain was that private information was accessible to everyone. Maybe I will make it available only to long standing members?

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:24 am

Two super easy resolutions:

1) Just post it in a sticky.

2) Add an optional VIN field to the Garage feature. One issue with this is how is the data preserved when the car changes owners? Could be difficult if you wanted to separate "car profile" from owner info, although it might be a kind of cool feature?

Of course, you could have a VIN field in the Garage, that ALSO populated an archive that didn't store personally identifying info but just relevant car info such as year, color, etc. Or that automatically posted to a particular forum thread.

J

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:57 am

Glad to see some of the oldies still alive on here.

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:03 am

What are concerns about privacy with the information that is posted?

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:04 pm

It would be kewl to keep track of the vins / vehicle numbers / However ya look at it. I used to love finding a new one and posting to have it added to the list ... Like now I found one on ebay thats not on the old list ... Although kewl too many people use info the wrong way and ruin it for everyone ...

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:35 pm

VINs are not private information. Any bozo walking along the street can look into the front window and record a VIN. Besides, Alltracs are not valuable enough cars that someone is going to go through the effort of recording an alltrac vin from the internet, forging the title document, going to the dealership to get a duplicate key made, then travelling to the location of the car to drive off with it.. for what? $5000? :crazy:

All you need to do is separate the VIN info from the ownership information and it makes this scheme nearly impossible anyway. In short, no one is going to steal your car with just the VIN from the alltrac registry.

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/vin.asp

J

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:40 am

google "celica alltrac vin" and ker-pow!!!! lists with vins and info.

http://www.alltrac.net/vin_185.htm

Re: Is the VIN Registry dead?

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:44 am

Is someone still adding new vin finds ? such as ebay and craigs list that are not on registry ?
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