Private Questions

How can I ensure that my presented question is truly private?  Last year I paid extra for  a premium membership to ensure, and this year this is available for free?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
When you ask a question, you can click on the Security icon and see the difference question modes.  This is one:

Private: Question visible only to members and linked to profile.

I don't know what you are looking for but 'Private' questions were developed so that they would not be picked up by the search engines.  It really doesn't mean anything more than that.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Hiding from the search engines really means hiding from the Co-operative search engines.  You can't really hide from ones that don't follow any rules.  They find everything.  Rule Zero is if you don't want it to be found, don't put it Anywhere on the internet.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
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I don't think "Private" or "Anonymous" questions are available with free membership.
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Kyle SantosCustomer RelationsCommented:
Basic Members can ask unlimited questions.

Premium Members can ask unlimited instant questions and get additional features such as:
How to Ask Anonymous Questions
(As mentioned earlier.) https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/29625/How-to-Ask-Anonymous-Questions.html
Here are other FAQs about Anonymous Questions.
http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/770046

Basically, when you ask an anonymous question your identity will be completely masked.  A private question is not indexed by search engines like Google, Bing, etc.  It is still searchable on Experts Exchange.

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