« on: March 10, 2005, 05:32:34 PM »
I agree that the internet is a public forum and the adcomms have every right to read these boards, however they should
a) be open about it, so people are aware that their posts are being read
b) read everything with a grain of salt. People don't always act on messgeboards as they would in real life. Messageboard communication is very different than other types of social interactions. I know that on messageboards I personally play devil's advocate, toy with points of view that I don't necessarily
adhere to, vent in a manner that I would in "real life" deem inappropriate, etc. However, now that I know that my posts are being read, I'm going to be a lot more careful what I say.