posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Odium
Any half-decent Government agency can mask their IPs to make it look like it's a homo-computer, you or I are on. They're not stupid.
The sexual identity of my computer is no concern of anyone else.
But back to the topic: I watched and read on this site for a year before I became a member, and it was another few months before I could bring myself
to post. The reason I held back was the exposure that it would bring.
It may seem silly to some, but my biggest concern was the fact that what I have to say can quickly be built into a dossier about who I am and what my
I spent a little time reviewing my past posts and it surprised me how much personal information I give away, nothing too specific, but enough that if
you had the resources of a government you could fill in the blanks without too much difficulty.
Having an anxiety disorder made it very hard for me to speak up and give my point of view being that I have always been wary of police and government
agencies. But I also worried about how my views would be accepted by other members in this forum.
It's not that I have any BIG SECRETS to devulge to the world, I just didn't want to add to my file that I'm sure is out there somewhere.
There is just no way a site like this is not watched and archived but what I had to say superseded my fears of being tracked. In some ways it's been
very cathartic to be able to communicate my ideas to others. (after the fear and insecurities have subsided after each post).
*member gives a big wave to the watchers* *you know who you are*