I voted that I don't care because IMO nothing on the internet is private. Some may be yes but I always err on the side of caution and assume it is not.
Did you know TAO is no longer semi-private, and how do you feel about that? - Page 2
Poll Results: How do you feel about TAO being a fully public forum?
31% (21)Doesn't bother me at all
68% (45)I don't like it
0% (0)Other (please explain below)
I'm one of those who didn't even know it had been private to begin with. I keep myself pretty anonymous on MDC. So I guess I don't care that it's no longer private.
Edited to add, Aha! Thank you for the explanation, Cynthia.
I found out a few weeks ago when someone who pissed me off in another forum posted a response to my thread in TAO. She/he had 5 posts. I was irritated because I felt like I was specifically putting the thread in TAO because I wanted responses from people who have spent time on this board, not someone who was pissy about a two year old thread that they found through google.
I'm not questioning the reality of that scenario, but it boggles the mind that people do that. I am sure I've gotten into disagreements (arguments, even) with people on this forum, but I couldn't even tell you their names. I'm probably the type that ends up fighting with them in one thread whilst simultaneously agreeing with them in another. Life is too short.