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Mark Lynham

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Don't know if i get told off for this but just saw..

JB 007 on old DB5 (i think) - that has got to be worth some serious money!

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Cool!

I think posting random number plates is fine, after all the plate is already out there in the public domain on the back of mateys car for all to see!

Its linking plates with forum members that is a bit of a no no as a lot of people like to keep their privacy (which is fair enough).

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dont they own the rights to all the james bond plates??

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Thing about number plates is, I personally think it's sort of rude and an invasion of privacy to post random number plates AND (say) location details (which Mark didn't).

If I was nothing to do with TSN and was tootling along minding my own business, I might be a bit hacked off if my boss, my wife, or just any old bystander could put my number plate on Google 10 years later and find a dated comment saying "spotted on the A505 just out of Royston at 11.30am yesterday: nice red Ferrari, BIG EGO 1, some lucky geezer with a great looking blonde next to him" and I ended up getting sacked or divorced over it because I was supposed to be at a conference.

You may say "well that's your fault" but even so, I don't think it's up to us to breach someone's privacy in longlasting, archived, searchable form on the Internet just because we fancy their car or number plate for a second or two.

Mark's post was pretty blameless in this regard though, I have to say, because he was just writing about the plate and didn't pin it down anywhere.

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Well said and debated here during summer 2004.

<font color="#666666">Please nobody bother dig it up to have another stir as TSN will just lock. Just leave it nice and chronologically placed in the archive...</font>

Ian C

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Thing about number plates is, I personally think it's sort of rude and an invasion of privacy to post random number plates AND (say) location details (which Mark didn't).

If I was nothing to do with TSN and was tootling along minding my own business, I might be a bit hacked off if my boss, my wife, or just any old bystander could put my number plate on Google 10 years later and find a dated comment saying "spotted on the A505 just out of Royston at 11.30am yesterday: nice red Ferrari, BIG EGO 1, some lucky geezer with a great looking blonde next to him" and I ended up getting sacked or divorced over it because I was supposed to be at a conference.

You may say "well that's your fault" but even so, I don't think it's up to us to breach someone's privacy in longlasting, archived, searchable form on the Internet just because we fancy their car or number plate for a second or two.

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Hmm... if you're up to no good and get caught and then blame the method by which you got rumbled then who's really to blame?

Thing is, pick up the paper and there's a photo of Jordon getting out of her car, do they blank the number platres of the other cars that might happen to be in the picture?

What about the news when they're reporting on (say) a big accident on the motorway and there's shots of queues of cars, are they blanking the plates?

Do they know who's wife or boss is watching...?

The cars are out there, the plates are out there. I can say I saw ABC1 on a Ferrari Modena in Knightsbridge, but a thousand other people will have seen ABC1 on the same Ferrari in the same place and have the same knowledge.

I personally really don't have a problem with people mentioning interesting number plates or cars, its no secret that they are on the road they are on when they are on it to every other car or person on the same road at the same time.

The problem comes when it is someone known on the forum. You wouldn't want me saying "I saw "GC4B on a silver A4 Cabrio today" and you or someone else saying "oh, thats Gcabs car", then in 2 weeks you mention you're off to Florida, and some clever sod manages through devious means to get your address from the plate knowing you are away. Thats where the "don't post full numbers" idea comes from.

As I say, saying "ABC1 spotted today" is really no different from it appearing driving up the road as the BBC are filming a piece about a robbery in Knightsbridge and it being broadcast across the whole of the UK on the evening news.

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There is a DB7 I've seen with J 8OND which is pretty cool ...

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There is a DB7 I've seen with J 8OND which is pretty cool ...

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Have the seen the same car Andrew - makes me chuckle whenever I see it...!

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I saw it once broken down on the M4 a long way from where he lived. Given that it must have been James Bond that owned it I didn't stop to offer him a lift as I'm sure Q would have had something up his sleeve to get 007 home ...

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I've just seen a DB9 with V12 007 as the plate at La Maison whilst at lunch today cool.gif Probably the only time I'll ever eat there so to see that and have a chat with Raymond Blanc as well was pretty good 169144-ok.gif

I'm sure it's beeen spotted before but I can't find it on search...

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Yep, it was me that spotted that, thank god someone else has seen it as others thought i was seeing things grin.gif it was on the A31 heading onto the M27 a while back 169144-ok.gif

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OO7 is on a Vanquish S. Spotted in a dealership's service area recently 169144-ok.gif

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OO7 is on a Vanquish S. Spotted in a dealership's service area recently 169144-ok.gif

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I got a pic of this some time back....

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