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Privacy refers to a techniques and technologies used to protect sensitive or personal data, communications, and preferences from other users, administrators and governments.

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How do you justify moderator actions that are based on secret information?

Usually I like moderator actions and the reasons for them to be public. The community can examine them and is either convinced that they are correct, or they can make an argument why they were not. ...
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Should moderators always be denoted as such to the community?

Most communities across the Internet have always denoted moderators in some way. Forums very commonly use different colors for the usernames to indicate they are a moderator, or what level of ...
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How do you moderate private communication channels?

I would like to implement a feature in a digital community that would allow users to send chats to other users. The target application is mobile phones, and the idea is that they would use these chat ...
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Benefits of requiring users to attach their real name to their content

Consider an online community where anyone can join and participate around a common center of interest (as opposed to a community that has an anchor in real life where many people know each other ...
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What should I do with a user that consistently posts other people's PII?

Hypothetical situation: I'm a moderator on the Truffles site. I'm very fortunate to have a user that is in the professional truffle-making business, and thus is very knowledgable about truffle science ...
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How do I mange a "Right to be Forgotten" request if I am based in North America, but user is European?

I am a forum owner for a small community. We have a global audience but a community of only about 400 active users. Recently, I was sent a PDF version of Google's Right to be Forgotten form, filled ...
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Should staff need permission to feature posts?

I have a bit of a predicament. I run an app where staff can 'feature' posts on a special section. So if a staff member sees a post he or she likes, they can put it on the special featured section. But ...
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How can we plug a leak of confidential information?

I belong to a large, geographically-distributed social organization. Everything the group does is the result of dedicated volunteers. Within this organization we have an award that is akin to a "...
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Best method for a confidential "forum"

Never done this before so need some advice. I work with people who work in a very niche area across multiple sectors and we would like to create some type of confidential method to communicate and ...
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Is it a good idea to let a user view who's visited their profile page? Why or why not?

I am building a social media platform. I am considering implementing a function to let users view recent visitors to their profile page. Is it a good idea to let a user view who's visited or viewed ...
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How to build a community around a private project?

I am planning a web application and have actually gotten started on it on my own, and I am now trying to reach out to people so I can find others who'd like to contribute or join the project. After ...
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