Should External Links Be Allowed
by, 08-Nov-2011 at 16:07 (884 Views)
Hello everyone, recently I made my first blog post which had a link to my new diaper related Facebook profile. I was so happy because I thought I would have get some friends to play some of the Facebook games against since my current family and non-diaper friends on my personal FB account are not interested in. Unfortunately Moo felt it was some kind of safety issue. He even took away the link to my personal diaper blog that has been listed in my personal profile for some months now.
Now I like ADISC because it doesn't have the dictatorship and double standards found on a lot of other diaper forums. Anyone who has been on other forums know what I mean, site rules that don't apply to close friends of the moderators and great topics being closed for fear it may result in a flame war.
To prove how ADISC is more of a privacy risk that FB, I did 3 searches in Google. I chose Google because they always come back with the most results.
The first search was on my real name as listed in my personal FB account. After going through over 30 pages, my FB account was not listed. There were other FB accounts that came up but not mine.
The second was on my handle name. A very popular handle amongst those whose first name is Andrew or Any. First page of results there were two for ADISC. The first was my first blog posting and the second was my full profile page. Hmmm, this can not make sense though because Moo is concerned with our safety but if that was true, why doesn't he have the special code in his .htaccess file to block search engines from caching the site and everyone's profiles?
The third test I did was with my full name and city, just like it is in my FB account and again my profile never came up. Why you might be wondering is because I set my security settings so only friends can view it.
Now with that pointed out, should we be allowed to put links to our own personal blogs, FB account, etc.. in to our profile? We all have whats called "Common Sense" so shouldn't we be able to use it and decide for ourselves on whether we want to venture to that person link? Or should we have that decision dictated to us?
I look forward to others responses on whether we should or should not allow external links in our profiles.