Bringing AAC into the 21st Century

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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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There are actions that occur on public forums that are detrimental to our community. I have an example of another public forums reaction to “doxing”. I had no clue as to what that was, until it occurred on AAC. Here is the change to Reddit’s policy:
“After some controversial incidents of public shaming, the popular link-sharing and discussion website Reddit introduced a strict rule against the publication of non-public personally-identifying information via the site (colloquially known on Reddit and elsewhere as "doxing"[clarification needed]). Those who break the rule are subject to a site-wide ban, and their posts and even entire communities may be removed for breaking the rule.”​
I am not specifically recommending this rule. Just wondering how our (AAC) adapts to changes in social media?
 

jrap

Joined Jun 25, 2006
1,125
Not quite sure where this thread is coming from, and where you saw it on AAC -- but we are clear on "doxing":

https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/help/terms/
You agree to not use the Service to submit or link to any Content which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, spam or spam-like, likely to offend, contains adult or objectionable content, contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws.
 

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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
9,163
It happened a while ago and the participants are irrelevant. All I am willing to add is that they are long time AAC contributors.
 

Ya’akov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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The participants names are quite relevant if we they are breaking the terms.
It wasn't so clear cut, and the person affected didn't seem to believe it reached the level of something to report. Knowing the person's confidence and ability, I am certain a report would have been made if it had been deemed necessary.

I think @djsfantasi's comment was mostly an observation of a general social phenomenon, not a report of a rules violation.

Having said this, I really appreciate your active concern for the protection of people's privacy on this forum, it is noted and welcome. Thank you.
 

jpanhalt

Joined Jan 18, 2008
11,087
I think there needs to be a distinction between revealing a person's identity and doxing. In the doxing cases I have read about that were prosecuted, much more protected personal information was given.

Anonymity of users is clearly a two-edge sword. It certainly leads to a lot of the nonsense and vile comments on other forums. Frankly, I do not think it should be encouraged. Happily, there seems to be a trend to get away from anonymity on many sites for that very reason. That doesn't mean you can't use a different screen name, but such information should be readily available should one have a reason, such as a defamation.
 

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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
9,163
I think @djsfantasi's comment was mostly an observation of a general social phenomenon, not a report of a rules violation
Exactly how I intended my comment to be taken. I wasn’t reporting any rules violation as such, but was noting how regulations on any public forum should be considered a living breathing thing.
 
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