Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In
Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
The forums are currently locked and only available for read only access
sp_TopicIcon
No longer safe here, I'm leaving
January 6, 2011
9:50 pm
Avatar
CM
Guest
Guests

It is with much saddness that I write this. I never thought there would come a time when I would have to leave this site, but I refuse to even sign in under my AAC name anymore because they have taken away our ability to be anonymous. They have compromised the security and made it like any other cheap forum on the web.

I truely love the support I have received here over the years, but with these changes I am no longer comfortable sharing. I plan to delete the email account I have because I used it when I first signed up here years ago and have communicated with the SC and now have used it to post this.

The corporate dogs who took over this site make it too easy to share personal into. I am so sad for yet another loss in my life after a year of so many looses already. And now as I type this, there is an advertisement that ccovers my work so I cannot see what I am typing anymore. What a huge loss for so many. I ahave been crying all day over the loss of so many good friends and so much support hta tI have recieved over the years. This is so sad.

I hope who ever had done this to us realizes their mistake and changes it back. This is just the worst thing to ever happen here.

What a loss.

 

Goodbye AAC World, know that you have helped me grow more than any therapist I have ever had and helped me realize how I am not alone and how it is OK to be human and make mistakes and learn from them. Most importantly through these boards I have discovered that I am worthy of healing. So many here have provided not only advice and support but inspiration. Thank you does not begin to express how I feel.

My heart is breaking now and I feel a dark downward spiral in my heart because of the changes to this site. I never realized how much you all mean to me until they took it all away.

 

Its not about it changing the look or organization, although both of those aspects suck too. I can learn and adjust to those, I am leaving becuase they have stripped us of the protections of the other format.

I don't want to know who is online. I don't want to link to other's facebook. I don't want to share emails or have private conversations. All of those compromise what made AAC so special for so long... its unique ability to allow for open, anonymous communication.

January 7, 2011
6:00 pm
Avatar
Worried_Dad
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 43
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Guest,

 

I don't see how they have taken away the ability to be anaonymous.

January 10, 2011
10:05 am
Avatar
Guest
Guests

I too do not see how our safety has been compromised on this site.Confused

January 10, 2011
12:50 pm
Avatar
bevdee
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 259
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
CM,
 
Do you know that the site has been sold to corporate dogs?  Really? 
 
If the site has been sold?  When it was sold,  with all the posts that were copyrighted to the site, maybe the former SC didnt have any idea the site would change as it did when the new admin took over.
 
But as for security? googling nicknames?  That was going on a couple of years ago.  I googled my nick and found links to AAC, with threads that people had started with my nickname in it.  I guess that's why the former admin recommended not using nicknames in thread titles, that was one of those floating suggestions that used to be at the top of the page.  Too bad they weren't removed, or changed as they happened, or before the change in admin. 
  
January 10, 2011
5:04 pm
Avatar
andii
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 124
Member Since:
September 27, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

CM I really hope you will reconsider.  Indeed the change is upsetting.  I didn't feel safe at the other site.  I was "found" by people I didn't really want to be found by.  Somebody can read through threads and if they want to figure out who you are, apparently they can.  And they do.  But being "found" isn't something that makes me feel unsafe.  Is this what you're talking about?  somebody finding out who you are? 

 

I felt unsafe at the old site because I was attacked so many times when I posted.  As I explained on one of wd's threads, there's not much worse than feeling really low after crying ad infinitum, logging on to a support site and seeing this post "andii, fuck you"- school yard fights CM, where everybody else stands around while somebody gets jumped.  Often, I was the one getting jumped and I didn't deserve it.  Others got jumped too. 

There was no moderation CM.  Apparently it was not a problem for you, it was a problem for me and so I complained about it.  I think MsGuided said she did as well.  Perhaps others did also?

 

Haven't seen the resident uglies around and it's actually a bit refreshing.  If there is in fact moderation, they won't be able to that to not only me, but they won't be able to do that to ANYBODY.

 

THAT, CM, makes a place safe.  IMHO

January 10, 2011
5:20 pm
Avatar
MsGuided
Golden Horseshoe.ca
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 104
Member Since:
September 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yea. those who did harrass others are nervous now. Don't want to be found?

 The old site format allowed for NO ACCOUNTABILITY because anonymity was required. Secrecy is never a good way to keep things democratic or safe.

 If people fear professional reprisals, work and colleagues finding info? That is an issue with anything we post on the internet.

 If u don't post any personal info on your profile u ARE as anonymous now as you were before. What you posted with an anon nic can't be traced, just the info u post.

 I'm so glad I don't work for a large corp or gov organization.Wink  

January 10, 2011
7:39 pm
Avatar
StronginHim77
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 453
Member Since:
September 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was very encouraged by your postings.  It is true: the "resident uglies" and other venemous posters have stepped back and fallen silent because accountability is now possible.  People will gouge, dismember and destroy others when there is no accountability.  Perhaps this entire site will benefit enormously because of these changes.  On a personal note I have no problem with anyone knowing my "real" identity.  From what I have observed, it is still possible to protect one's personal identity, if preferred.

-  Ma Strong

January 10, 2011
11:25 pm
Avatar
admin
Admin
Forum Posts: 21
Member Since:
August 9, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Please take a moment to review this new topic:

Update on AAC Forum Anonimity Concerns and Resolutions - Feedback Requested

Sincerely,

 

- AAC Support Team

Forum Timezone: UTC -8
Most Users Ever Online: 349
Currently Online:
25
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
onedaythiswillpass: 1134
zarathustra: 562
StronginHim77: 453
free: 433
2013ways: 431
curious64: 408
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 49
Members: 111165
Moderators: 5
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 8
Forums: 74
Topics: 38716
Posts: 714574
Newest Members:
anissafield, Aemorph, CaitlynForlong, AndrinNetzer, MaarcusPedersen, MarcusPedersen
Moderators: arochaIB: 1, devadmin: 9, Tincho: 0, Donn Gruta: 0, Germain Palacios: 0
Administrators: admin: 21, ShiningLight: 572, emily430: 29

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Health Disclaimer | Do Not Sell My Personal Information