Wow, this really is public!

blueshift

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I guess I never realized just how public these forums are. I just googled "blueshift ms" and up popped "Blueshift's s&m blooper" a post I wrote several months ago following a bad bdsm experience that I really wasn't thinking of as something to pop up so quickly in a google search.

When I clicked on it it took me right to the post. That wouldn't work though for someone who hasn't at least signed up though right? :eek:
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Doug,

Sorry that happened to you, but yes, as it says at the top of all the public side forums:

Notice: All posts in this forum are viewable by the public.

In order to be able to post on the non-public forums one must be a dues-paying member of the site which has been set up as a way of providing a place of privacy where one can post in confidence that their discussion will not be searched by all the spiders crawling the web.

The dues paid at least partially pay for the server space and other expenses required for maintaining the technical aspects of keeping the site up and running, but they do not entirely cover that cost.
 

Trucker51

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I did that once and discovered that there is some truck parts dealer in Ohio that uses the same username as I do. My guess is that all 1132 of your posts here are visible to the general public if they happen onto your username somehow. Recently I tried to write a public comment in response to some MSN Money column, and had to try 5 different usernames before I could post, so my guess is that your username is only so safe from someone accidentally finding it.

All that they have is your first name though, and no location for you. Unless they are some high-end hacker-type, then they can trace your sending address. It used to be before I turned my firewall up I would get odd emails from China, followed by someone from our DoD looking it over. That hasn't happened since I turned my firewall all the way up.

Maybe it is time to think about a membership. What you post on the member's side of the forum is not public-accessible, nor are PMs.

Just don't post your last name on the public side of the board to ensure your safety.

Mark
 

blueshift

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Thanx guys. I guess I do need to think about this a little. I guess I always had the idea that someone had to at least sign up in the site as a survivor to view the contents of our posts, even though the posts would show up on google search.

I guess if I had a membership I would still want to read and reply to my friends on the public side, but I think some of my posts I would really rather have some privacy with.

That's kinda hard though. Money is tight for me lately, but I'm kinda feeling exposed here. Well, I'll mull it over.
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Trucker51

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A little extra security still is only $35. And down on the member art forum there are many current & childhood photos of our members posted too.
 

michael Joseph

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There are other ways to work off dues at least there used to be if money is a problem. Not sure if that is still the case.
The dues go to a good cause MS
 

nathan555

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I had no idea

I thought messages were only for members

anyone can type in our ms forum identity name and our posts come up

more protection is needed if we are going to share our innermost feelings

Nathan
 

Trucker51

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You are safe on the member side of the forums and on PMs for $35.

Mark
 

king tut

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for me i have to type king_tut malesurvivor, i only ever get the same results show up, one i think is called "The earths rotation slows at the order of King tut"- about sleep and things- i dont know how it picks out which posts to show, but it only seems to be two or three posts per user, and always the same posts, at least in my expereince
 

1islandboy

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O.K.

Well that was fun...

I googled it twice and came up with interesting, yet different results.

My posts happen to be mixed up with other sick and twisted websites/entities.

Personally, I try to be Honest, Open and Willing in everything that I do. I really try to be what some refer as a straight shooter.

If I can help anyone on their inward journey, so much the better.

Beyond that...I've pretty much already outed myself that I'm nucking futs. Kinda loses it's power, if I was ever to receive that as second hand information...


Got to keep....the loonies...on the path...!!!

island
 
1islandboy said:
Got to keep....the loonies...on the path...!!!

Oh, yeah! There's a blast from the past! Gotta break out my dark side of the moon t-shirt...
 

Sven

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hmmmm... well gotta remind myself not to post anything thats trackable to me then.. most forums are only viewable if you login though... but i guess its not the case here because then there's no need to pay those 35 bucks? hmm...
 

KentuckyPoet

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It's strange how, even though you've done nothing wrong, there is anxiety over your struggle and all it entails getting out. I'm not pretending I don't understand so don't read that wrong. I'm simply saying that the nature of this one particular type of crime, in which we are all victims, comes with these barriers/struggles/difficulties that are unique to it alone. If you were the victim of a robbery, assault, arson, etc. you could talk about it til your blue in the face and have no anxiety over repercussion of embarrassment, shame, animus, etc.
 

.aseity

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I don't mind that it is public, as it easily accessible to more people this way. Probably the biggest issue around childhood sexual abuse is the wall of secrecy and how it seemingly doesn't exist to the public eye.

There are still to this day new victims of sexual abuse every day and I would hope that eventually it can break down the wall of secrecy, because it is very real and existing for such a long time. Exploitation of children is possibly as old as time but with the use of public domains and an attention to strengthening the community at large. I'd hope that anyone who indulges in perpetrating sexual assault be brought to the light so it can be put to it's end.

I am a survivor of sexual abuse and countless other people are too. It continues to this day and that one of the heaviest things on my heart at all times. Likelihood of me ever living as long as I have isn't much... So if my post here are accessible to the public, let it serve as a source of spreading awareness. Of course opinions my vary from each of us. Still, the only people to be reading these forums are those who look for it, so I'm sure most of the world won't ever bat an eye to my stories, just the few who stumble upon it . Be well and take care, with love, Johnathan
 
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