Originally Posted by les_oiseau
UMMMMM.... these discussions are posted on facebook?!?!? Which ones? Is there any way to know which threads get posted there?
I swear I don't mean this as snarky as it sounds, but you could always look at the Mothering FB page to see what threads get posted. Also, since the point is to generate talk and people discussing, it's going to be threads that are sort of open-ended, have specific variances of opinion and in some way relate to Mothering's core principles. It's not a new thing, this has been going on for a while. There's a link to Mothering's FB page on every single page her at mdc. There have been threads featured on the homepage and even some talk of the discussions in the print magazine for years. Threads from the more protected forums---notably TAO, PasP, etc---are not posted but everything else is already public.
I've been with this user name since 2003 and a reader of MDC for a year or two before that. There have always been spin-off boards (snarky and non, troll-inspiring and less so), there have always been blogs that c&p and pick apart threads and posters. It's the nature of the beast that is navigating an online social life. MDC has hosted threads, stickies, FAQs and wikis with information about protecting oneself online and reminders that all posts, often even after editing, are google-able. The point of MDC is to foster discussion about things that relate to the core principles of AP and NFL and to publicize and spread the word about the benefits of such lifestyle choices. Publicizing lively discussion seems a natural way to do that.
And, with that, I'm going to go ahead and close this thread. There is another there here in TAO about online privacy
and there's the thread in Q&S where members can discuss these things with the staff who make these decisions
and another thread here in TAO with a space to post your general vents about the recent changes at mdc
. I think that's plenty.