Post Number: 75
|Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2016 - 12:10 am: |
Guys - we have had to edit some recent messages and refuse others because they contained details which could possibly identify individuals.
This is of particular concern if the message is about a particular named location and persons visiting it:
Messages like: I was at XYZ layby today and had a great time with the driver of an ABC truck or 'I called at such-and-such a Motorway Services today and had a good time with the Cleaner'
It doesn't need emphasising we hope that there could be dozens of ABC Trucks, and several Cleaners at the location and less thoughtful individuals could assume they were meeting the 'friendly' one when infact they were not!!
Similarly anonymous 'warnings' about individuals, which include identifying material about that individual will be edited or refused.
References to a vehicle are not accepted as there could be others which fit the same description. Regrettably such 'warning' messages are often 'revenge' messages against someone who has rejected an advance!
This, and other advice on messaging are given in the 'Using this Site' page where a general message from the Administrator reads;
When writing your messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when speaking face-to-face with someone. Flames, insults, and personal attacks will not be tolerated. It's fine to disagree strongly with opinions, ideas, and facts, but always with respect for the other person. Great minds do not always think alike, and that's where the fun is!
Also ensure that your message does not include any information which could result in the identification of individuals as such details could result in personal abuse and attack.
Things to avoid include personal descriptions, vehicle details, place of employment etc.
Also, note that messages express the thoughts of the writers, not the board or its moderators.
Please do not post the same message to lots of different areas of the noticeboard. A majority of users use the 'Last Day' function and your message will be found if you make the first line interesting to read.