This is a good question, and thanks to Brett for an answer that's pretty
much what I would have said if I'd gotten there first. :)
I'd also add that somebody looking over your shoulder at your screen
could see your "not shared" bookmark notes, which might be an issue if
you use Delicious in a public setting such as a cafe, even if you use
your own laptop.
On the other hand, it might be a good compromise for you to save private
bookmarks with a cryptic hint in the notes as to what those passwords
are -- good enough to remind yourself but non-obvious to anybody else
who saw them. You just have to weigh the risk and convenience.
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Post by Brett O'Connor
Others can definitely see your notes. If you mark it as private,
though, no one will see the bookmark or notes.
You could conceivably make your username and password a part of the
However, that will only work for certain types of login systems.
That said - what if you leave del.icio.us logged in on a public terminal?
In addition, when you're browsing your bookmarks, all information is
sent "in the clear" - not over an SSL connection. Meaning your
passwords could be intercepted.
I personally wouldn't advise anyone to store passwords with their
Hope that helps,
Post by Troy Bull
I am new to this list and delicious. I have several web sites that
require a password and username. Sometimes I have a hard time
remembering these. Is there anyway to record them along with the url
and have them stay private? If I put them in notes can others see
them? If I click do not share does that make them private?
What do other people do?
Thanks in advance