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wailor ([personal profile] wailor) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2013-01-11 11:49 am

Some privacy incoherence

Some privacy incoherence


There's a way that allows people to know I have updated my journal with a filter entry (and they aren't inside that filter).

Ok so here's what I've noticed:

Imagine you have a few friends and you want to post an entry to prepared a surprised b-day party just for one of them. You don't want him or her to know about it so you'll post a filter entry right? but, if that friend is smart enough and have some curiosity, he or she could discover that I've posted a new filter entry. That's a problem because that person could feel upset about it thinking that I have something to hide to him or her.

The way he or she could discover it is by my profile page. There's some information that I can't hide that tells her or him that there's something new that she or he isn't allow to see. That information is the number of "journal entries" and the "last updated".

The example I wrote up there is just one of multiple cases where it'll be necessary to hide that information and I can't think a reason why I couldn't hide it.

So, my suggestion is to allow to hide that information as I do with other things like my birthday, my location, etc.

Poll #12623 Some privacy incoherence
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 63

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Should be implemented as-is.
10 (15.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
8 (12.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
32 (50.8%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (17.5%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (3.2%)

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