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If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

to try and contact you or your relatives, neighbors, landlord, and/or the authorities?

 

I know I wouldn't.  

 

I can totally understand why some would be thankful.

 

I'm hoping that it would be done, if necessary, rather coyly so as to not name this forum, a public forum, where a close relative, a friend or next door neighbor or someone else would recognize they have been *posted* about.  Here. 

 

Hoping for a discussion and an idea of how many would want to have that contact an/or how many would not.

 

What are your thoughts? 

 

I've got errands to run and will be back later this evening, ('m not abandoning the thread!)  But I have been thinking about this a lot-- as of late.

 

 

 

 

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

No, but I can't imagine that my participation in this forum is prolific enough to be missed.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

Unless a poster has dropped a lot of very specific clues about where she lives, locating her would be impossible.  Most of us are cognizant of privacy issues and don't reveal enough info to make locating us possible so the question you raise is moot.

 

We've had posters suddenly disappear and in discussing their possible whereabouts, we realize we don't know enough about them to locate them.  There have been rare occasions where we felt a poster might be in immediate danger, so we turned the info over to the mods to contact local authorities.  We, of course, never heard the outcome.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

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Sorry, misworded. Amended in another post.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

 


@deepwaterdotter wrote:

No, but I can't imagine that my participation in this forum is prolific enough to be missed.


No for me, also. I might add that my thoughts are not profound or self-revealing enough to warrant that kind of attention.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

I do not believe I have ever mentioned to any friend or family member about the Q forums.  I have told them of things I have seen posted here but just refer to it as a "forum" with no specifics regarding the Q., the threads, or names of posters here.  So I suppose the answer to the question is no. 

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

There are several posters who know me well;  some I have met in person, and others who are are pals of sorts (remember pen pals?).  Anyway, if I dropped off, they know how to contact me.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

No, I’d want my privacy. Plenty of people quit posting in forums because they just don’t like doing so anymore or for a multitude of other reasons. The only persons I would want checking up on me are my husband and my best friend. They are the only two people that would know enough about me to surmise that something could be wrong.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

Absolutely  not.

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Re: If you went missing from Q, would you want posters ...

Good heavens, no!  Actually there is no way anyone on this board could track me down anyway.  No one knows my name or any details that help in such a search.  While I chat with people here, this board is not a part of my real life.  It's not Facebook.  It's  whole different type of thing.  While chatting and sharing is nice and it fills my day in between the tasks I'm working on for my job, there's no personal connection.  I don't post when I'm on vacation and the board goes right on without me.  No one misses me, no one knows I'm gone.  And I post a lot!  It's different with FB, there's more real conversation there and real friends who would share the news if anything happened to me.