I tried to get clarification about this incident by mail, yet there came no reply at all
So I am sorry, but since there came no answer to my mails I ask for clarification by use of this forum. And I think this issue is a concern for several members, hence a clarification is useful for others as well.
Seems to me that in any case that does not count for the administrators and morderators.
- The “truth” is Lynn Bodoni, that no IP you can look at shall reveal anything at all about my real IP and its location, and about my location when the post is made and about whatever method I use to have my posts appear on the forums.
“Chicago Reader, Inc. respects your privacy and will never release any personal information about you without your consent.”
It is absolutely clear that my endlessly repeated – both on the forums and in mails to the administration - refusal to disclose any information about my location on a public message board is not clear enough for the administrators. In the sense of clear enough to be read as: I do not and shall not ever give my consent to publish anything that can be even remotely related to my location.
In addition: On top of what Lynn Bodoni published on the forum about what she perceived as the location of one of the IP’s I used, she repeatedly does “IP checks” on my posts = on a regular and repeated base.
For what reason? Who asks her to transfer such information?
And why does an administrator of this message board collects such personal information?
The so called “privacy rule” states :
“We do not and will not collect your name, E-mail address,** or any other personal information without your consent.**”
Lynn Bodoni finds my own personal privacy, which I want and need to shield off when posting on an internet message board, a little game she can play with. It is a “fair game” for her to abuse her access to some of that information to give it a try to break down my cover.
Note to the administrators who want to play that “fair game”:
What I am “claiming” about my location from the first posts I made on this message board is:
- I am born and live in the Middle East.
- That is ALL I ever want to say about where I live.
- Posters like Mehitabel should stop claiming they “need to know” my location. I mailed administrator/moderator about this. That mail included once again a statement that I can not publish my location on a message board.
- For this very reason (and Mehitabl’s spreading of “information” about my “origin and location” which has its origin in her fantasy) I recently filled in under “location”
A TENT WITH A VIEW, M.E.
Anyone with a development above a 1 year old can see that this is meant to say:
I live in the ME and that is all you are going to get as information.
Which means, once again: I do not disclose my country because I do not want it to be disclosed
Apparently the administrators consider it to be “fair game” to disclose personal information whenever an administrator feels like it. My reasons for not wanting to have this kind of information disclosed on a public message board does not count at all.
The disclosure was about a proxy. Locations of my proxies are **part of my personal information that I do NOT WANT to be disclosed on an internet message board **.
Let be that anyone who has access to such information should claim that it is “fair game” to play with it.
Am I lucky. She fears that other members could become paranoid if she “becomes more specific” about the location of the IP she thought to have figured out and hence published.
It is very clear that if by some unreal jackpot luck Lynn Bodoni would have been able to take a look behind my proxies and discovered my REAL IP, Lynn Bodoni would have published its country of origin without any hesitation.
Next thing I saw was an other moderator making jokes about the abuse Lynn Bodoni makes of her access to private information.
Coldfire posted something in the line of “ well it has been a week since we exposed someone”.
And let me add this quote from the SDMB rules:
Lynn Bodoni’s posting of the location of one the IP’s I used is
- invasive of my privacy.
Lynn Bodoni’s regular “IP check” on my posts is
- invasive of my privacy.
So that is what the so called “rules” and “privacy rule” are worth.
ZERO in the infinite when it comes to apply them to administrators and moderators.
What is the reason for this and what is its justification?