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comment by _refugee_
_refugee_  ·  659 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA on Hubski Privacy

This post or rule should be stickied or otherwise added to Canon somehow guys mk

mk  ·  658 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, we should add on mail somewhere that PMs shouldn't be considered as private as email. I did say something to that effect 2034 days ago:

    Importantly, only those users included in a message can read the mail and comments. However, Hubski mail is stored as plain-text on our server and privacy is permission-based only. For that reason, please don't post very sensitive or personal information in Hubski mail.

But, we could make it clear.

_refugee_  ·  658 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My observation of the issue is that it's two-fold: one; there is an issue which should be circulated (as it has been), but also two; new users aren't going to know that, and with the current set-up of Hubski, this post, and your 2034-day old post, simply aren't going to get seen by others going forward as they "bump down" in the feed.

My mind's on governance these days as I try to set up this project for work, which is why I think it's important to point out/remember that while it's great - absolutely great and important - that we create posts and share issues real-time with the current hubski community, in the way we do now -- we have to keep a mind for the people who are going to come along after us, whether that's in a day, a week, a month, or a year. So stuff like this should get added to one of the basic "about," "faq," "tmi," or etc pages - or the mail page - or whichever place suits the topic best - but we can't forget to do that housekeeping on the back end as well as this front-end alert of the current active community.

My concern's not just, or maybe even not mostly, about or regarding site-wide clarity - it's for the users who won't have ever seen this post because they weren't here when it happened.