I mean, other than it just being a poor topic and unworthy?
But seriously, is there a rhyme or reason as to which threads are chosen to be linked on FB via the Mothering FB page? And is there any way to opt out of having a thread we start linked on FB in that way? Do you ask permission of the person who started the thread before posting it to FB?
I haven't been posting much, and I've deliberately not started any recent threads because I do not feel comfortable with this feature. I'm not even a "worrier" when it comes to internet privacy...I don't mind that someone might know my name or my kids' names, don't think twice about posting pics online.
BUT, the thing that bothers me about this is that it feels sort of...I dunno...invasive? Exploitive? I'm not sure of the correct word. It just feels wrong.
If I come here, to MDC, and make a post about something a bit personal in the hopes that other people here at MDC might have some solutions or at least be able to relate, then that information is suddenly a link on FB, that gives a TON more people access to that information who otherwise would never have see it. That could be good or bad. Not everyone who "Likes" Mothering on FB is a member of this MDC community. Once something is a link on FB, anyone can click and forward it to their entire friend list. All of this greatly increases the chance that something I write here will be made available to someone whom I know IRL. For example, if I come here to vent about a mama in my playgroup, get some perspective and brainstorm solutions with like-minded MDC mamas, all of a sudden the chances of that playgroup mama seeing my post is increased, which could lead to problems in my real life.
And yes, I understand that anything I post anywhere on the net has the potential to be seen by anyone. I understand we aren't in a bubble. But there is a big difference between someone having to deliberately hunt for information vs. it being conveniently posted to their FB newsfeed.