posted on Oct, 20 2015 @ 05:55 AM
Greetings fellow members.
I am composing this opening post, to highlight one of the many difficulties faced by any online community where a certain level of anonymity is
necessary between members.
When I have not heard from a local friend for some time, say two weeks, received no texts or phone calls, I can visit that person in the physical
world, to ascertain for myself that they are at least alive, even if they are not particularly enjoying that state of affairs. But when a contact
whose only identity that I know of, is a handle on the net, and particularly when that member is in another country, things become very much more
People have their own lives to live, their own paths to follow, and this I understand, but I would like to know how others in this community cope,
when online contacts they value, but who retain that anonymity to a degree, go dark for a period. Can anyone relate to the question, the subject
matter at hand?
How are we supposed to know that our people are safe?