Post # 1
I am having serious issues with how personal information being disclosed by other bees has been handled. I am considering deactivating my account over this, but I am wondering if that will make things even worse, someone could post personal information about me and I wouldn’t even be around to notice it.
If another person posted personal information about a bee, could that particular bee get their previous posts deleted? IMO at that point *all* their posts then have more personal information posted than the bee intended.
Post # 3
Interesting question. Once your identity is known, everything you have previously posted takes on a different perspective. I don’t think being able to delete all previous posts is good for the integrity of the boards (ie threads will stop making sense). I don’t understand why someone is “outing” another member. When has this actually happened? I just don’t really understand how or why this happens.
I am a member of some boards that don’t allow deletion or editing, and require that you use your real full name. Every individual is responsible for the content they post, and knows that their statements will be enduring.
I hope to not post anything that I will later feel the need to distance myself from.
I don’t know if this is relevant or helpful, it is just what came to mind when I read your post.
Post # 4
@AB Bride: how does deactivating an account work? you stop posting but the older posts are still there?
Post # 5
these threads have me seriously regretting anything personal that I posted on this site.
Post # 6
@Kelzu: It happen this week, which is why I started this topic.
@newname_99: Pretty much, to me there isn’t a huge difference between deactivating and just not posting.
Post # 7
@newname_99: When you deactivate your account, you’re basically not able to post, send PMs. You can still log-in and lurk about, but you just cannot interact. So, just as AB Bride has said. But your previous posts and threads do not get deleted, no.
Post # 8
@AB Bride: on another similar thread this past weekend someone said that no social media allows you to delete all your posts even after you deactivate. They have fb as an example but that is simply not the case since you can delete your comments or posts at any time. I think we should definitely have the ability to delete our threads. Sometimes a bee might need advice on something that does not need to linger on the Internet forever.
Post # 9
@Blush.Champagne: I think the ToS are fair, when you are the one who was responsible for what was posted.
When others put up stuff about you that violates what you agreed to share though, so then to me, you should be given control of as much content as possible.
Post # 10
@AB Bride: oh okay, I see what you are referring to. In that case definitely!
Post # 11
Based on what Penguin wrote, it sounds like they might be willing to do so.
Post # 12
@Blush.Champagne: Deleting everything off your FB is not that simple. Even if you delete your whole account, things are still *there*.
Here’s an experiment for you try: Upload a photo to Facebook, copy the URL of that photo, and then delete the photo. Try the URL. It usually still works. It can work for months. There’s just no clear link to it.
I think some comments, etc. can still remain, as well… I could be wrong. At any rate, you can’t just delete all your comments with a single push of a button without deleting your whole account. You’d need to go to every single wall of every single person you’ve ever commented on, go to every single photo you’ve ever liked, etc. etc. And if you delete messages from your inbox, they stay in the inbox of the people you were talking to.
The internet is a scary place; this isn’t new.