Post # 1
Random question: does anyone ever worry about being identified on the Bee?
I always think about when I post my eventual engagement photo that someone from real life will recognize my ring and then read all my personal posts.
I guess that’s just the risk you run on the internet!
Has this happened to anyone?
Post # 2
That’s why I don’t post any pictures of myself on here lol. Pretty sketchy.
Post # 3
It hasn’t happened but I’ve posted a lot of personal stuff. Sometimes I wonder if someone is going to come up to me and casually say “Sansa” lol
Post # 4
I do worry occasionally that Mother-In-Law will find my account.. Ive definitely used this site to vent about her more than I probably should considering my user avatar is literally my face.
Aside from that, no.. I don’t care if coworkers/friends/etc from RL see what I say here.
Post # 5
This is why I won’t post personal pictures on here, not even of my pets. If I get engaged any time, I will make sure that whatever photos I post of the ring won’t match up with those I share with family.
Post # 6
Personally, that’s why I keep some things off here. Yes, you can link pictures back to me. However, I never said anything about his family or friends. When posting I keep in mind how would I feel if that got back to the person?
Other than that, I’m an open book anyway.
Post # 7
I do in the sense that I never post anything on here that would be any more than mildly embarrassing if I were identified. I just always assume that anything I post online may end up being public.
Post # 8
That’s why I stopped venting about family and friends 😂 other than that, I dont mind too much if it happened. My wedding photos are pretty identifiable. But now that my wedding is over, the risk doesn’t bother me.
Post # 9
I would be a little embarrassed if someone I knew identified me on the Bee, but I haven’t posted anything that would make me mortified or anything. I wouldn’t care much if it was any of my girlfriends, mostly just coworkers or male friends I’d be embarrassed about. Especially since I’m not engaged yet lol. I have thought about maybe not posting a ring pic when I get engaged to lessen the likelihood of anyone recognizing me, but whatever, it’s not very likely and it would only cause minor embarrassment anyway.
As a general rule, even if I think it’s totally annonymous, I try not to post anything on the internet that I would be more than “mildly embarrassed” about others seeing.
Post # 10
If someone did, I’d probably go through all my posts like “Oh dear god, what have I said??” But honestly, I don’t think there’s much on here that I’m embarrassed or would be upset for someone to find. I still don’t post any pictures with my face, and try to keep my location ambiguous, just so it’s not so easy.
Post # 11
There’s not a single thing on here that I’ve said that I wouldn’t say to the people I’ve vented about. I have tons of pic of my in posts so I’m pretty recognizable if anyone thought they recognized me.
Post # 12
I don’t post anything personal on here so I’m not worried about being recognized.
Post # 13
I don’t have this feeling on the bee – only way would be if someone recognised my cat – but I worry about it on Reddit a lot!
Post # 14
elizabee17 : I don’t really mind, I’m a fairly open book IRL anyway.
I did once see a post where the username was similar to an aquaintances name, and the post was about pretty serious relationship issues and some details she dropped in the post (how many kids, kids ages, fiances age, her age, occupation etc) all added up to be her. I felt kind of bad that I was reading it once I confirmed to myself that I knew, and I avoided that post. I did consider msging her over FB to let her know to change her username, but then I thought we aren’t close enough that it wouldn’t come across weird, and I didn’t want her to actively look for my profile. I haven’t seen her on here since though.
Post # 15
I just don’t post super personal things on here that I wouldn’t be comfortable discussing with that person face-to-face. So if someone found my account, it wouldn’t be too horrible. Now, would it be embarrassing because I’ve asked so many stupid questions about wedding planning? Maybe 😂