I'm stealing this idea for a thread from something Duality posted in the "Family Secrets" thread. Here's a link to the post for your reading pleasure: http://www.lpsg.org/902056-post28.html At any rate, it does raise a lot of interesting questions. We have a thread on first names now, too, and some concern for privacy has been raised there. The internet is a good place to be both personal and anonymous, which is part of the allure of online communities like this. It's a lot easier to be yourself, or in some cases, another person entirely, than it is in real life. We reveal things here that we would never reveal to strangers elsewhere, and a lot of things we don't reveal to even our parent, spouses, siblings and close friends. However, there is a point where you can share too much, trust too many people, and get hurt by your candor. It happened to me on another site when a very jealous and angry friend found me posting personal stories and used them to get revenge on me for slighting her. So how much is too much? How easy it is for other members to find us using information we provide-- location, name, school, photos, personal websites, MySpace, and other things in posts and PMs? Also, how much more do you reveal in PM than you do on the boards at large? Has anyone had trouble being stalked or located by other members here or at another site? Does asking these questions bring up another privacy issue for some? What do y'all think?