Blurred Serial Numbers

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  1. Didds

    Didds Well-Known Member

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    Often when I see people post pictures of their guitar where the serial number would be visible, they blur out the number. Is there any particular reason why people do this? I can't really think of why you'd feel the need to hide it
     
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    That way I can't claim that this guitar has been stolen from me. I have proof because I remember my serial number.
     
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    I guess if your guitar was worth a whole bunch of money based on serial number potentially that might make one leery of too much public attention to it being in your "house" etc. I have no idea what that threshold might be ...

    But the whole idea of not revealing too much online makes sense in general to me.
     
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    There is absolutely no reason to do it. People do it because they've seen other people do it, so they think it's a sensible thing to do, without actually thinking about why. But copying other people isn't a reason, just an explanation.

    Apart from copying what other people have done, I guess you could say anxiety is the reason to do it - someone feels anxious about letting others see the serial number, but don't have a rational reason to feel that way. Nonetheless they act on the anxiety. But, of course, that's not a 'reason', just an behaviour driven by an emotion.
     
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