Do you limit how much you share on sites like this out of fear it may someday be used against you

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    Jan 09, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    I tend to avoid joining in on any of the sexual banter that goes on, had a buddy get fired from a great job when a co-worker printed out some of his online postings, just curious if anyone else limits how much they share for this reason
  • masculumpedes

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    Jan 09, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    I never really thought about it before and tend to be open with my posts, probably because I don't feel that anyone is really taking me serious anyway 34.gif
  • drypin

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    Jan 09, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Yes, I do. I'm certain you'll never read anything written by me that could be construed as sexual banter, for fear of losing my job. Just ask lilTanker... he'll confirm it.
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    Jan 09, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    I'm not answering in any of the threads about sex (habits, likes, dislikes, hung etc) because I think it is too personal. I don't talk about this with my friends outside the www so why would I post this on here for all the world to see?
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    Jan 09, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    no, but then we've different laws in Australia.

    But I've not said anything on here or anywhere else that can come back to bite me in anyway, sure I've been open, but, only to a very small point.
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    Jan 09, 2010 3:58 PM GMT
    drypin saidYes, I do. I'm certain you'll never read anything written by me that could be construed as sexual banter, for fear of losing my job. Just ask lilTanker... he'll confirm it.

    hahaha I'll make sure to destroy those messages icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Other than the f-bomb here and there, I keep my profile and forum postings PG.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    Not really. Sometimes I worry about it, but since I don't post under my real name and don't link this (or other message boards) to my Facebook or Linkdin sites, I doubt anyone will be able to connect me to these posts per se.

    I'd be interested to know how your friend's coworker knew where to find his posts full of sexual banter.
  • baldone

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    Jan 09, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    malefeet saidI never really thought about it before and tend to be open with my posts, probably because I don't feel that anyone is really taking me serious anyway 34.gif
    oh but we do dear boy, we doicon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    shortmuscleguy saidI tend to avoid joining in on any of the sexual banter that goes on, had a buddy get fired from a great job when a co-worker printed out some of his online postings, just curious if anyone else limits how much they share for this reason

    Geez. That seems really vicious. If I saw a co-worker on a website and he had some shitty/bizarre things to say, I'd keep it to myself. One's internet life and real life should be separate. Unfortunately, lots of people don't see it that way. So I don't engage in certain topics and I try to keep my posts tame. Emphasis on "try". icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:35 PM GMT
    As the ability to image search improves, I assume eventually you will be able to input a picture of someone and ask google to find all the pictures of this person on the internet. I worry about that sometimes . . .

    but I am more open on this site than just about anywhere else.
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    DarkMatters saidAs the ability to image search improves, I assume eventually you will be able to input a picture of someone and ask google to find all the pictures of this person on the internet. I worry about that sometimes . . .

    but I am more open on this site than just about anywhere else.


    ditto.
    but i never compromise myself here .
    the worst anyone could do is to show others "look, he's on a gay site" which will have all those "others" wonder how that "anyone" found out.
  • pandx970

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    Jan 09, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    treat everything as something that could be on the 6 o'clock news and things'll be fine.

    keep my posts, generally, clean. maybe a bit obscene for some people, but otherwise, it's generally going to be pretty good and clean.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 09, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
    there are some things I don't share and I'm hesitant with one on one communication
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    I write things that I would say to a person's face and I write things about myself that I would have no problem telling someone if they asked me directly.
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:25 PM GMT
    I have very little shame, besides what I share on here is actually pretty tame compared to the things I talk about with my boss. My social and communicative nature is one of my greatest strengths, if it's not seen as such, then I see it as a shortcoming of my professional path, not my social networking behavior.
    It has been said that I'm deficient in the shame department... I like candy.
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, I have nothing to hide.
    Much. (:
  • OptimusMatt

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    Jan 09, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    I just...don't care.

    If it 'comes back to bite me' well...meh, I'll deal with it. But there aren't pictures of me sucking dick on my knees, or getting gangbanged by 20 guys sooo...what's to be concerned about?

    Anyone who's known me more than 5 minutes will understand I've got a sharp tongue and a quick wit (sometimes, anyways) and the things I post are a pretty good reflection of the things I'd say in person.
  • Delivis

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    Jan 09, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    I have no conversational proprieties or taboos, have no trouble sharing anything about myself.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 09, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    I try to be as accurate as possible in expressing my opinions and viewpoints. I also try to avoid writing about anyone I presently know in order to keep their private matters private. I know a few guys on here personally, and I hopefully in the future will meet some more. I want my online personality to be as close to my real personality as possible.

    I would love to spew the easy and popular answers and agree with so and so because he's hot etc, but honestly I just don't think there is too much merit to those types of responses.
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Perhaps at first, but then, I just stopped caring.
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    Jan 10, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    dang

    that's harsh what that coworker did.