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Gladness
by  Gladness
Initiative: Own Page Visible to Post or Vote on Others
I'll often click on the author of an appealing or more significantly, controversial post and find their page is not visible. This seems one sided and unfair when the post is about another bigga. There are plenty of other privacy protections and one does not need to be visible to purchase or make reviews so I don't see a lot of downside here.
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hell bent for pleather
hell bent for pleather
I think all the resistance against this is really 1 thing: people don't want to get posted ON, they don't want to be the subject of posts because it doesn't seem to have much utilty besides getting trolled on.
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admiralBishop
admiralBishop
How about an initiative to clean up the initiative format?
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Awards Knight
Awards Knight
yes someone needs to take the initiative on this
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shaw
shaw
Yes!
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Arguments Against
upvote here against the initiative
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Franklins
Franklins9.7/10
Just make thei author's links appear colorless/dead, that will be accurate and it says something about the author that deserves disclosure to readers.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
My reservations and concerns are outlined below in my longest post, for anyone interested in reading it. I can see both sides of the argument but for me, the right to privacy for all should be maintained.
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bojack
bojack
I think the initiative here is for the user's public page so nothing but posts and profile statement. Other details in "settings" are not part of your page, even your buying reputation is invisible to people you are not transacting with, it's just a record of your public words and posts by others made on your own page like questions they asked you.

If you open your page then log off and view it you will see what I mean. You're actually someone whose posts I'd really like to read but I wouldn't bother you asking for password access :)
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Hi Bojack, not sure if your post was in response to mine?

But there is more info on someones profile page then just posts they have contributed to or profile statements. As I mentioned below, at the end of this topic, don't want to bore you by repeating here.

For the record if someone wants to private message chat, to ask questions or who want to know about other posts I have posted on, then all they have to do is request me to PM them. If your page is open I can pm you and you can reply back, even tho my page restricted. I will be happy to answer any questions.

I have tried to make my profile public, and password it, many times in the past, but it does not work, I emailed help about it months ago, but did not get a fix. But now, in light of all the recent security issues on here, I am glad I retained the privacy on my profile, because I don't want my profile visible on google for all to search. There are hackers, that know what they are doing, and can easily get into your settings, even tho they are not accessible. What scares me is the way this site is going, I never ever thought a buyer or seller would ever dream of exposing names, addresses, and bank details, but yet it did happen, and very recently to.

If someone won't ask for someones password to access their page, then they are not that concerned about reading that persons profile, surely ! (I to have been curious and looked at someones page because I liked a few of their posts and wanted to see more, however when I found their page restricted, I respected that and just moved myself along. Or I could have posted a response to them in public, if they would have asked me a question. I always try to reply to everyone, and I welcome any questions.

Don't people realise how serious privacy is on here, am I the only one? Would everyone be happy if their name, address and bank details were posted for the world to see on here? And their profile pages wide open on the web, that's great for sellers for advertising, but not for me as a customer.

I would happily give someone a list, with internal links to all the best posts I have contributed to, and answer any questions, if they asked and were genuinely interested, but I won't give up my privacy on my profile page, without a password, just because people are just curious to have a look.

Anyway sorry everyone, I know I have written alot on this topic, but privacy and physical safety is the most important thing for me on LB, when I feel safe I am happy, but now unfortunately, I need to be even more vigilant because we have people that are prepared to release sensitive info and addresses in a fit of anger or to prove to everyone they are not lying, by posting screen shots. Take care everyone :)
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weJamin
weJamin
I saw a great post of yours and wanted to see more but for some reason I don't understand they are hidden.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Hi weJamin,

My messages are NOT hidden, they are all over LB, every single one of them.

Only thing 'hidden' is my profile. It is not 'hidden', it is Restricted with a password. So a bit like, you can't come in unless I give you a password, however again, every single post is on LB for you to see.

It is just a case of finding them, as older posts get pushed down as new posts with new votes and comments get pushed up.

Again feel free to PM me .... or if there is a post you came across and want to see again, then just tell me what you can remember about the topic of the post, and I will get you the link :)

I am not in hiding, I just value my security and privacy and like to control who has access to my profile page useing a password. There are people on here and on the internet who relish in down voting people and spamming accounts, so I just want to protect my 'home' page.

GC

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''The Octopus has NINE brains. The Human has ONE .So please be kind to each other because we ain't that smart '' a 'GiggleCheeks Quote of the Day' taken from my memoirs and sketch books, to remind me daily not to be an idiot lol

Copyright© GiggleCheeks. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: All opinions, thoughts and writings are my own, and are not meant to cause any harm or offence. I do Not believe everything I read and neither should anyone else without doing their own research. I do not get paid or compensated in any way for my posts. I am a regular normal person who appreciates this website and all the good folks within it. I believe good information and knowledge should be shared and not hidden from us. What a person does with their life and what they put into their body is no ones business but there own. All my writings are for mature adult readers only 21+. I do not encourage the use of drugs my writings are for educational and entertainment purposes only :)
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sf fan
sf fan
a sensible polemic, i think if we are going to expose pages more we need to control the troll exposure.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Hi sf fan,

The month of September was rife with spam accounts, trolls and sellers and buyers all going crazy and exposing private screen shots. (must have been a full moon lol)

Anyway, no way in hell should people 'force' or 'bully' or 'encourage' (or whatever 'word' you choose) anyone to 'expose' or 'open' fully to the public their Private Home Profile Page.

Everyones profile page has Settings for good reason, I understand them and I use them.

If you want to make your profile page open for the world to see then go ahead. If you want to clamp down on security then this is your RIGHT and has nothing to do with anyone else. And should not need to be justified.

My final word on this topic (it has been going on months now). My Home Page is MINE, I set the rules and boundaries and securities. I will NEVER open my page just because some random stranger on the internet wants to have a look around my PRIVATE profile.

Lol I can not be clearer now on this I don't think.

Thanks for everyones imput ...but I am AGAINST the initiative and ALWAYS will be. I respect that everyone else may disagree and that is perfectly fine.

But again, I have my own mind, and skills and intelligence....and I USE them :) I walk AWAY from the 'herd mentality' and I figure out this life on my own. But that is just me :)

GC

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''The Octopus has NINE brains. The Human has ONE .So please be kind to each other because we ain't that smart '' a 'GiggleCheeks Quote of the Day' taken from my memoirs and sketch books, to remind me daily not to be an idiot. lol

Copyright© GiggleCheeks. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: All opinions, thoughts and writings are my own, and are not meant to cause any harm or offence. I do Not believe everything I read and neither should anyone else without doing their own research. I do not get paid or compensated in any way for my posts. I am a regular normal person who appreciates this website and all the good folks within it. I believe good information and knowledge should be shared and not hidden from us. What a person does with their life and what they put into their body is no ones business but there own. All my writings are for mature adult readers only 21+. I do not encourage the use of drugs my writings are for educational and entertainment purposes only :)
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Cali World
Cali World9.7/10
The establishment of rights is something to deliberate my good cheeks. I see this reduced to the right to post depending upon some degree of visibility.

It seems like settling conflict between visibility and privacy is the a foundational contract for this community.

I'm still not sure where I stand yet, I suppose the only question is harm caused to the "victim" of the post. Trolling and doxing are harmful in their own right though.
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avenged404fold
avenged404fold
"more info on someones profile page then just posts they have contributed to or profile statements" - what info are you talking about?
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Hi avenged, I keep directing people to my first original post, which outlines all my concerns, including what else is on a profile that I personally am concerned about, it's way at the bottom at the end of this topic, starts with ''Sorry for long post but there are things...''

I don't want to keep repeating myself, as I am boring myself now with my posts the size of small novels ! maybe I should stop caring so much about this topic but I want to respond to questions as they come in, so please look below, if interested. :)
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avenged404fold
avenged404fold
how about just answering here so i don't have to read the whole stream of consciousness. no offense at all here it just now seems like you are obfuscating.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Avenged404, I am not obfuscating, I am just tired :) if you can't be bothered reading my original thread, then I can't be bothered repeating myself any longer. I don't have much energy left. Sorry, no offense.
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terminatorXsquared
terminatorXsquared
you can set your page for invisible to crawlers like google.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Hi terminator, yes there is an option for this, in settings, but as I have said I and a few others I have seen, cannot change settings at the moment to make profile visible, will not let me set a password either. Yes once fixed I will see then if my profile can be seen by biggy but not the search engines.

But this thread and a few other posts I have made do come up in google when I search my user name and littlebiggy, this I found out recently, I thought the settings allowed for full invisibility on the net, but posts that I contribute to, end up on google, not all posts but some.
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boogyWu
boogyWu
What is your visibility set to? This sounds more like a bug than a feature request :)
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
BoogyWu, yes I think you are right !

More going on here than maybe I realise, hence I am going a little loopy trying to figure it all out.

Wish LB would get back to me, we need a better explanation of what exactly our settings in 'visibilty' do,

Lots of bugs on LB lately, when I first joined I set my settings to be invisible by everything, over time I have often gone in and changed to 'visible' on net and on the wall. I can't even make myself visible on the wall on littlebiggy.
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5th time recht
5th time recht
Just do this:
1 open your page to all visibility
visit the page not logged in and you should see it. if not report it on little buggy (url below).

2 add visibility restrictions one at a time logout and check again. Once you see which one is triggering it report that.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
5th time recht

Thank you SO much, atlast a little help and support, I will try this to see if it works.
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Kumo Varanasi
Kumo Varanasi
try asking him fanboy, you can't even send him a message when he is blocked.

sorry i mean fan horse :)
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upvote here for the initiative
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PeTeR BrAdY
PeTeR BrAdY
When you make any post you are speaking in public. I don't see why your other public statements should be hidden, they are also public statements. As for others statements on you that is a primary mechanism of accountability here. Is there anything else on the page?
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
hi peter, yes there are other sensitive info on peoples pages, that they may not want public, some of which I outlined below in my long post. Besides, no one should implement forced visibility and take away peoples right to privacy and to choose what a person wants public or private. As I said below, there is a password that can be set for people to access restricted pages, but that is upto each person to decide who to let in to view their page. And with people posting other peoples names, addresses and bank details, we should be keeping as much privacy as we can, and have the option and the right to protect information.
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iron jizz
iron jizz
Who the hell posts their names addresses and bank details?
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
They did not post it themselves. They were 'doxed'. Private messages were screen shotted, and posted for all to see !

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saddy O
saddy O
I see folks shitposting and hiding. Their victims are often sellers that can't hide nor can they retaliate. It's an invitation for trouble as this community grows.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
More of a 'victim' would be the customer who's address and name got leaked. Sellers only have to deal with crappy posts, their is no threat to their address or real identity because they don't have to give anonymous people there name and address, or money to receive a package. Sellers can retaliate by replying to crappy unfair posts, but customers can not hide or retaliate, if they have to give name and address on every order. Just because some sellers are getting crappy messages, this does not compare at all to having your private physical location, name, address etc exposed and posted. I have also seen sellers bank details exposed ... is no one safe on here anymore?
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at tes
at tes
this has nothing to do with address leaks, there are no adresses or irl names on pages, just your posts which any bigga should stand behind.
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wells
wells
I agree, as a self policing community we all inevitably become a police department. Like any cop I'm lazy and would rather have intrinsic crime prevention than get all into some petty domestic case.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Sorry for long post but there are things that the original post may have over looked...

We shouldn't be forced to make our profiles visible, in order to be allowed to post or vote on topics, just because some readers may be curious as to the author, or find it 'unfair'. It is upto the author, and no one else, if they want to be visible or not and who they grant access to. They should not be punished, and told you can not vote or post unless you give up your privacy, what the hell? why the blackmail? It's like being forced to leave your front door open for anyone to walk into your home, or do you shut and lock your door and only allow who you want in? Or just stay silent and not post at all, because you don't want to give up your privacy and right to restrict your own page to only those you trust with a password.

Just now there is the option ***If you want to see a restricted profile, there is an option to set a password for this in settings, not sure how this works tho, it says ''password required assign up to 200 passwords for viewing your page'' *** Just ask them for the password, but it is upto them if they want to grant you access. Also my settings will not let me change my profile to visible, I have tried many times, a few others are having the same problem, from what I have read.

So if this is the case, and a password can be set, then those that want to stay restricted can, and if they want to give out a password to whoever requests it, then they can. I am not sure how this password works tho, or if this is what it is used for. We shouldn't be forced to make our profiles visible, if we want to post on topics, just because some readers may be curious as to the author, or find it 'unfair'. Another point is that a profile will tell you when the person was last logged in, or what date they joined, again some people would prefer to keep this information private, hence they private the profile. People are more likely to be honest if they feel safe on here, and feel like they can set their own privacy settings, which they can at the moment, so why change what is working out fine for everyone?

Also people may make their profile page private and restricted, so that people are not able to private message them, so will this option be taken away if everyone has to be visible. Basically will privacy be threatened if we all are visible? If profile is made visible on LB does that mean it's visible on search engines? Some people don't want to be visible on the net, or visible to everyone on here, but they may want to allow access sometimes to a few trusted people by setting a password.

What is it exactly that you want to see on someones profile when you are curious as to the author? Why not just ask them questions directly by replying to their post, if there is something you want to know or feel that something is unfair? I don't know, am I missing something here? LB has the option for the user to decide how visible they want to be, this is a win win for everyone, you can be as out there or as invisible as you want, this should not change in my opinion. If LB started forcing visibility, then I would not use LB anymore to be honest, we get enough lack of privacy and being dictated to in the real world, LB always seemed like such a breath of fresh air to me, but not so much lately :(

Some recent posts that I have seen pop up in the past few weeks have upset some vendors and buyers, and I have not seen this before on here, some are trolls, others just want their own way and to hell with what everyone else wants, also there has been doxing and peoples personal bank details and names and addresses being posted for everyone to see. This alone has made me very very nervous now about this site.

People may just want to log on, order and go, without posting anything, if they are forced to go visible with their profile, and not given the option to restrict or deny access, or they may feel that this is not a safe place to post honest thoughts anymore, because they feel to exposed. I can only speak for myself, and I am being honest when I say that I feel like just ordering my stuff and logging off from now on, which saddens me, as I enjoyed the community up until recently. But if people are posting peoples names, addresses and bank details for all to see, and we are being forced to go visible in order to post, then I am done, I just wish I could delete myself and all my info and posts from here, just in case someone can get a hold of my name and address and post it.

Best wishes to everyone, stay safe and protect your privacy :)

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huggsins
huggsins
The home analogy doesn't work gc, that would be more like your order pages or your messages. I can see how you are stuggling for an analogy though since anyone that speaks in any kind of recorded forum is definitely not hiding their previous statements in the same forum.
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
Hi Huggsins,

The analogy worked for me in my head and mind pictures, if it does not work for others, that is ok ! I am sure some people get what I mean?

And yes, anyone who posts anything on LB is obviously NOT hiding, because I am sure everyone is aware that posts, especially on sellers topics, are all over the internet ! Even if you set your preferences to not appear in search engines, your posts can still be seen depending on where you post and the permissions on that post.

Thanks for your comment :-) I understand what you mean.

GC

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''The Octopus has NINE brains. The Human has ONE .So please be kind to each other because we ain't that smart '' a 'GiggleCheeks Quote of the Day' taken from my memoirs and sketch books, to remind me daily not to be an idiot lol

Copyright© GiggleCheeks. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: All opinions, thoughts and writings are my own, and are not meant to cause any harm or offence. I do Not believe everything I read and neither should anyone else without doing their own research. I do not get paid or compensated in any way for my posts. I am a regular normal person who appreciates this website and all the good folks within it. I believe good information and knowledge should be shared and not hidden from us. What a person does with their life and what they put into their body is no ones business but there own. All my writings are for mature adult readers only 21+. I do not encourage the use of drugs my writings are for educational and entertainment purposes only :)
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saddy O
saddy O
this is an argument against, it belongs in the other thread
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GiggleCheeks
GiggleCheeks
thank you, saddy, I didnt want to post this long post right at the top, so I just added it to the end, however I have made a short post in the correct place.
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Initiative: Eliminate Anonymous Purchases
initiave: eliminate anonymous purchases
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