Posted by calamityjane on October 2, 2008, at 22:09:46
In reply to Re: My Understanding About Privacy on PB » fayeroe, posted by Hygieia's Bowl on August 24, 2008, at 20:47:05
For about three years I have posted here in a completely anonymous fashion. I covered my you know what, and only revealed my identity once to Dr Bob in an email that he surely has no recollection of at this point anyway. Lately, however, I have been quite careless and don't really worry about remaining anonymous anymore.
My point is that if you wish to truly remain anonymous here, then you must take responsibility for that yourself and make it happen. You can not expect nor depend on anybody else in the site to protect your privacy. In a perfect world - yes. But as we all know, this is not a perfect world and people do make mistakes. Babblemail is nice for a more initmate setting to chat with someone - but it should be seen as nothing more than that. A private chatroom.
Now - all of this is simply my personal opinion on the matter. Yours may differ and that is fine. But in three years not once have I had to worry about anything I spoke here. Thats because I have always taken personal responsibility for the information I chose to share about myself.