Disclosing People Names on Mylot

United States
January 7, 2013 8:30am CST
Hello everyone, I have a question...How do you feel about people mentioning other's names in their discussion post here on Mylot? I feel like it is invading someones privacy by giving their names in their post. I know that we do not know the people that are mention but I feel that it is not right to give people names while posting a discussion. I would want anyone to put my name in a post even though the people reading them do not know me. I have seen plenty discussions that have mention a person name in which I feel should not be mention.
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15 responses
@May2k8 (7009)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 13
it's okay for me, as long people don't mention my email and my street address here.
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@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
8 Jan 13
Well, its ok whether you use my username or not. If you know my real name, its still ok for me. If you have good intention for me, you have to mention my username.
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@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
8 Jan 13
Well, if the person's name is mentioned because he or she has done something wrong then the one who started the discussion doesn't have the right to post just random things about that person. It doesn't sound good. Unless if he wants to thank the person. I would not like my name to be mention in anywhere or be use especially in illegal transactions.
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• United States
8 Jan 13
People here know my first name and use it all the time. sometimes I feel like I wish they would use my user name as well. I have used others names in my posts but who knows them but me..not one person on this site. and I am not using their last name so what is the harm. if it is on my mind I will use t or s and keep it moving. but,for myself and my man we are here with out first names. I feel very comfortable with the people on this site. but,recently I felt like I was not all that comfortable because of a loser bothering me. welcome to mylot.
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@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
8 Jan 13
Well privacy is important to many people and I myself value it very greatly. I don't want to even mention my real name here so I never would mention the real name of other people either especially if the discussion is something quite intriguing so as to protect their privacy as well. Those who mention names here may have different views however so to me it all depends on what kinds of discussions they post. If it would put the person in bad light I don't think it is right. Anyway, in the end the poster will have to face the consequences if ever.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 13
I've seen discussions where they mentioned their friends names in their discussions and have all the good words said about these mentioned friends. What I feel is it is inappropriate to brag about certain selected friends as it can create a bad feeling on others who are also friends and not mentioned. To maintain goodwill here we should refrain from mentioning friends but maintain a neutral stand as we need the support of everyone to smooth sail our journey in mylot.
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@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
I have done this before way back. I posted the name because I was in flare and angry. I already forgotten what was it all about. You can't blame a person for dropping a persons name in a discussion. Let them vent and just hear there thoughts. Who knows you can learn something from it. Don't worry discussion that possess flare or fight are deleted by Admin after done a thorough investigation.
• United States
9 Jan 13
What possibly can I lean? Its okay to vent but a person should be respectful enough and not put a person name in their discussion. There is a way to do that.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
7 Jan 13
I have the same feeling. It's rude and unethical for me to mention someone's name in a conversation, because some people may not want to share any of the things happening to them on the Internet... let alone if they did something bad.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
7 Jan 13
Let alone it makes it easier for hackers and creeps to track people down. Some people can't imagine how smart and lunatic some people are. I know that in my country one time people tracked down who a politician was cheating on his wife with using only the friend list and some of the activities of the politician on a social site... they didn't even talk about it on the net and never went to public places. Also, who knows if one of their friends or acquaintances are on the site or not... looking at some discussions, they might recognize a person just because of a certain choice of words or because of a certain story. Let alone if the user has a photo.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
7 Jan 13
I think its a great thing.. kind of has a personal touch. Also like me I have my name in my user name here. I am proud for people to know who I am. Take care there.
• United States
7 Jan 13
I do not think that it is a great think because no one name should be disclosed on this type of website. Its kay to be proud of someone but its a way you can do it without disclosing their name.
@Archie0 (4669)
7 Jan 13
Even i don't like anyone taking my name without my permission. If i have to take any names i make it sure that i take their permission first and then go ahead with it.
• United States
7 Jan 13
I feel that no one should use a person name up here at all. I guess everyone feels differently.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
8 Jan 13
I also think that one's name should not be put on Mylot, without that person's permission. It amounts to compromising one's Online identity, as well as privacy. It is better to use an Online Id name, or a nickname instead. Otherwise, it is something which I do not approve of.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Jan 13
I actually will mention people's names and I don't think twice about it. However, I really don't feel like I am invading the privacy of another person because of the fact that I don't disclose their last names when I will speak about them. Now I have to admit that I would feel quite differently about this if I was to use a person's first and last name or other information that would otherwise make it completely clear as to who I was talking about. I've never done that and will never do that unless I am talking about my family.
@jugsjugs (13045)
7 Jan 13
I feel like there is no need to put peoples names in a discussion on a site like this no matter what. I feel that some people go over the top when it comes to saying peoples names on sites and it can lead to loads of trouble as well.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
7 Jan 13
I agree with you. I don't even give my own name much less another person's name. Of course celebrities and politicians, etc. are an exception. I would never put the name of someone I know in a post. I only rarely use the name that someone uses here in a reply if there are multiple replies in a discussion and I want to indicate which one I am replying to. I know some people use their real names here but I don't think that is a good or safe idea.
@cupkitties (7561)
• United States
7 Jan 13
You're right, but they might already have permission through pm. They could also be close friends with that member and know that they don't mind their name being used. If the person has a problem with it, I'm sure they will say something themselves.