Deleting posts from old DiS

robbed entirely from… checks… oh, you. :+1:

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I’m thinking more situations like your work colleague who signed up for music news but has never ventured to the social board so has no idea you’re on here when suddenly an email pops up in their inbox with your face in it and now they can go have a nosy at all your posts.

and again - still this


Ok, but posters here are talking about more than just selfies. There’s the issue of the Mental Health thread, Low Point thread, etc., being sent out, too.

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Very loaded use of language, there. The privacy concerns doesn’t need to be about ‘nefarious’ use. The first and main issue at hand here is the likely audience. And when push notification emails are being dropped into inboxes that’s a different dynamic to photo or comment X sitting relatively benignly in thread Y. The photo or comment in the inbox may well remain a benign situation. But there’s so many ways that problems can be created by this process. As illustrated upthread by the Low Points thread.

But you know all this.

And if you don’t, DON’T POST ON DIS. :ghost::ghost::ghost:

edit: Gah, Gnome gets in there first again.

I’d say the likelihood of that happening is at best equal as someone browsing the forums and seeing a pic of you.
I’m not saying don’t not send the email I’m saying anyone worried about this should seriously consider posting pics of themselves on an open platform.

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Disagree completely.

It’s not a debate. It’s a statement of fact. You’re wrong.

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It isn’t just the pictures that concern people!

Everything is a debate there is no such thing as fact but you know that

I’m just saying if people have got privacy concerns posting anything on a completely open and searchable forum should be more of a concern

there’s a level of acceptable risk that comes with posting here. No one is saying otherwise. But there’s clearly a big difference between posting here and having the option to delete it later, to getting your content emailed to x number of strangers.


you’re missing what actually concerned people. re-read the thread, or listen to what people are saying to you now.


I’m offered a degree of protection with my unlikable face

Really? Everything is a debate? Are you going to argue in the Jeffrey Epstein thread that well, actually, it is not a fact the child molestation is bad and we should debate the issue?

I’m capable of reading, I’m saying people concerns should be with their privacy as an whole

I think safebruv has a point. Ultimately there’s a level of personal responsibility here. People have said they feel comfortable posting selfies and personal stuff here because of the intimate nature of the community, but it has been demonstrated time and time again that this is not a private forum and anything you post here is visible beyond the person you are replying to. If you’re in doubt about posting something, you probably shouldn’t.

All that being true, it would still be of benefit if the site were constructed in such a way that people had more control over the material they posted, and didn’t go out of its way to disseminate potentially personal posts.


Completely agree

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is a huge climbdown from


And you’re still wrong.

How much more? For who? For some? For all?


I’m sure they have that concern and have considered it, however the aspect of having their posts pushed at strangers rather than just being available for strangers to find was beyond the scope of their consideration


It’s a bit like going to the beach with your mates and having fun and then waking up the next day and there’s photos of you all on the beach in the local paper