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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, BG secret posters should be protected -- Votes: 351
    • NO, You use the account, you take the risk of being exposed -- Votes: 59
    • ...does not compute -- Votes: 5
Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Mara:" what does that mean exactly? i agree w/ your first statement. i voted to ban -- so this is just a poll to make sure we're all on the same page. "


Exactly what Goblin said a few posts up. Outing them without screaming "I KNOW YOU POSTED ON THE BG SECRETS ACCOUNT!" If you are simply using "I heard blah blah blah, don't deny it, it's true and you know it" it's still outing them, you just aren't admitting to where it was "heard" from.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Legendary Amanda:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" if it doesn't connect them to their posting, it's ... [snip!] ... ban. KWIM? How about a mod who has the password saying in a pm, a ptot, or in public that so and so asked for the password?"


IMO that person has no business with the information either, unless that information is going directly to one of the others trusted with it.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26777 posts
16th Aug '12

I think if we get too far into drama and stuff on BG, all of this is going to be gray area. I mean, I have a lot of my PT on my facebook as well and vent in a group to them on there. What if I tell one of them my 'secret' on facebook and they don't know I posted it in the secrets account. Unexpected drama occurs and a fight comes out and they unknowingly (that it was posted in bg secrets) share my secret?



Same effect if someone else reads the secret post and tells someone else but didn't say where they heard it. Again, someone unknowingly outing a secret.



There are probably other examples... but I feel like people being banned for this is a little harsh IMO. I don't know what happened that brought this poll to be but I think it should be taken on a case by case basis.

Tasha & Nika TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 15867 posts
16th Aug '12

I think hinting in a minor or major way, or full-out blatantly outing a BG secrets poster is for one a very immature thing to do. I don't know if this stemmed from anything in particular, and I hope it didn't - but yes, I believe that that is a completely ban-worthy offense.

Tasha & Nika TTC since Jan 2014; 1 child; San Jose, CA, United States 15867 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Mara:" ah, good point. i'm just looking at this from the a*****e angle. "


I think there's still a discreet way of going about 'saving someone's life'. As in, through you or a mod, or other close friends. The person who believes they have information on another person who might harm themselves should not come out and make a FFA post about it, ya know? If anything that might very well make the situation worse.




If I were in that position and believed a friend was about to harm themselves, I'd go straight to close friends or family of said friend, if that weren't possible and time was an issue, I'd call the police.



Making an 'out' post on Gaga would not remedy the situation in any way, just worsen it, even if the intent was to help. Gaga is not the place for a staged intervention.

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Chuck Finley.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" making an accusation / statement on the public boards ... [snip!] ... they post a city and state saying "I'll see you in hell Michigan" because the BG secrets user said to go to hell to the member."


thats not why I figured out it was her. It was the WHOLE post. Not that part at all, Alot of people on here say it. She gave out WAY to much info in that post, that I knew which account she was and her threads., It was almost a copy and paste.

Mara Due September 27; 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Legendary Amanda:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mara:</b>" if it doesn't connect them to their posting, it's ... [snip!] ... ban. KWIM? How about a mod who has the password saying in a pm, a ptot, or in public that so and so asked for the password?"


yeah, i guess this whole "law-makin'' thing is more complex than a quick fire-off, eh?



for this case - it's a ban too.



bg-secret keepers = keep yo' damned mouth shut.

let it be California 41018 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" thats not why I figured out it was her. It was the WHOLE post. Not that part at all, Alot of people ... [snip!] ... She gave out WAY to much info in that post, that I knew which account she was and her threads., It was almost a copy and paste."


I know sweetie.

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
16th Aug '12

So its looking any type of suggesting its a certain member counts ? Are you banning members who did it in the past or just in future cases?

Jessica 15 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26006 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" So its looking any type of suggesting its a certain member counts ? Are you banning members who did it in the past or just in future cases?"

Why? Did you out someone?

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Jessica
Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Jessica
Jessica 15 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 26006 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" I said their city & state."

I would ASSume that since this will be a new rule (if Mara honors the poll), then the past wouldn't matter.

Mara Due September 27; 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Moses.:" Exactly what Goblin said a few posts up. Outing them without screaming "I KNOW YOU POSTED ON THE BG ... [snip!] ... blah, don't deny it, it's true and you know it" it's still outing them, you just aren't admitting to where it was "heard" from."


true.



do we want to go down that road, then?



it's a broader interpretation of the rule then what i've said thus far.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
16th Aug '12
Quoting Mara:" true. do we want to go down that road, then? it's a broader interpretation of the rule then what i've said thus far. "


I think we should. It's pretty easy to skirt around it, and out someone, without saying "I know it's you who posted on the secrets account."