Not a thread for the Modbox.Submitted by The Pen on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:16
As a dedicated and driven contributor of this site I feel as though I must communicate a very legitimate concern to all those who frequent or may be new to this site. I have read through the entirety of the General Disclaimer and the Site Guidelines and feel that a vital disclosure is missing. Any discussion is better than no discussion and I am not concerned with the number of votes/downvotes received, but more concerned with the commentary and discussion that is created by such a thread.
Let me say that this thread is being posted for no other reason than the concern I have for all members and posters to this site. The first concern I have is that this site is expressly private property as mentioned in both the General Disclaimer and the Long Site Guidelines. Forgive my inquiry or if I’m viewed as faulted or petty by my inquisitiveness, but I have a legitimate issue with my threads being made public on search engines when there is clearly no indication of this in the disclaimers/guidelines provided by this site. And it doesn’t matter whether or not I use my real name versus a tag-name, my opinions are no less mine simply because they are posted under an alias. And it is irrelevant if this is common knowledge to some or most of you. It is not common knowledge to many others and it isn’t knowledge that should be acquired by word-of-mouth, rather it should be posted in the disclaimers or guidelines as appropriate.
I understand that nothing I’ve posted as of this date is copyrighted and I understand the DMCA disclaimers regarding the posting of copyrighted material, however the DMCA disclaimer mentions nothing of this site posting or disseminating threads/information/opinions of its users/members onto the world wide web without their consent in some form. Please do not argue that any content posted on the Daily Paul is property of the Daily Paul, because “the Daily Paul reserves the right to make changes to, corrections and/or remove entirely at any time posts made on this website without notice. In addition, The Daily Paul disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of a post or posts on this website”, but that does not collectively grant the capacity to share opinions with search engines.
I am merely trying to invoke a conversation with this thread (a positive one at that) and hopefully my suggestion here will serve and provide the input necessary in order to prompt an amendment to existing DP disclaimers and guidelines, not only for the benefit of long time members but for newcomers as well.
Peace and Love fellow DP’ers.