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Privacy & the Web
Spankyrae posted:
Listening to NPR today, I heard a story I thought was interesting and relates to our board (and the hot topic on hand lately):

If you could no longer post anonymously or without being identified to something like Facebook, would you still post here in this community?
BalconyBelle responded:
I would, though I'd be dreading the day when a family member found my contributions & decided to rake me over the coals for what I've written here (Family is uber-conservative & sexually & dad would probably itch to disown me).

On-line anonymity is vitally important for forums like these, when people are struggling for advice on concerns or issues they're either unable, or unwilling to express to friends and family--the entire reason many may post is BECAUSE it's anonymous; what they post will not follow them into real life. Stripping that away solely in an attempt to get rid of a few trolls who can be suppressed by other means is overkill, IMO
GuardSquealer responded:
I would not. I reveal many things here and discuss many things that I wouldn't really want to discuss on facebook. I am friends with my daughter, mother, and many other relatives. And I really don't need them knowing my train of thought. Or opinions and thoughts on sex.
stephs_3_kidz responded:
Nope, I wouldn't. Mostly because there are a lot of crazy people in the world.
3point14 responded:
Oh yeah, wouldn't bother me a bit. There's nothing I'd put into type that I wouldn't be ready to have tattooed on my forehead, because I think the illusion of anonymity is pretty much a joke anyway. I used to hang out with hackers, and really with enough know-how and determination your whole online life can be exposed.

Sure, I talk about a lot of stuff here that'd be kind of awkward for my family to know, but I don't have a problem with it if they did. I kinda live my life with the thought "If my Gram saw how I was behaving right now, how would she feel?" and I think besides the semi-rampant substance use, I don't think there'd be an issue with how I behave.
tlkittycat1968 responded:
Yes, I'd still post. I don't post anything there I'd be ashamed if someone else saw it.
An_240094 replied to BalconyBelle's response:
I am with you on this.
ImMe26 responded:
I still post, I dont say anything here that I couldnt say to someone who asked me IRL.

If I feel uncomfortable with something I just dont post or answer .
Don't put off tomorrow, what you can accomplish today!! Procrastination is a KILLER!!--ME(26)SO(28)DD1(10yr)DD2(8yr)DS(2yr)SO's-DD(8yr)DS1(6yrs)DD(5yr)LUV THEM ALL ALWAYS WANTED A HUGE FAMILY
stephs_3_kidz replied to ImMe26's response:
Well I don't have Facebook anyway. And if I had to create a FB account to post here? I wouldn't.

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