Changes to moderation policies: no more face pics in profile images
The beyondblue forums are an anonymous space where we discourage the sharing of any information that may personally identify you to someone reading.
These forums are public, searchable and indexed by Google, so we ask people to consider their words and think about the level of detail they are sharing with the world before hitting 'post'.
Up until now, we have allowed the use of profile pictures that depict a member's face, but after feedback from the community we have decided to change this policy in order to keep our message about anonymity on the forums consistent.
From today, our moderators will no longer approve the use of profile picture images that clearly depict your face.
If you already have a face picture displayed on your profile, we won't be removing it, but would ask you to have a think about the privacy implications of having your face on display in connection with other personal detail you may be sharing in your posts here.
This thread will also serve as a runnning discussion around how to protect your privacy and anonymity on the forums.
Feedback is welcome.
- includes personal information such as images clearly displaying your face, full names, phone numbers, locations, postal or email addresses; or encourages the sharing of such details
A day or so ago I was disappointed to have a profile pic rejected due to it having a face on it.. But it wasn't my face and didn't place me in any danger of being identified. Sooo.....
Do we need to clarify the rule to no faces at all? And since I'm asking... Cartoon faces?
If you don't receive a response here regarding the picture you tried to use, maybe you could send off an email using the email address available at the top of the screen.
Explain the photo you chose was not yourself and see what the reply is.
Hope this helps a little.
Cheers from Dools
I use Homer Simpson's face on the weekend occasionally....Beyond Blue forum management wouldnt have a problem with an animated face as your profile pic 🙂
Thanks romantic_thi3f for picking up on this...Bill has been helping out on the forums a lot
Dools mentioned if you have any doubts about any matter on the forums to write to the super kind moderators on firstname.lastname@example.org.
best always Bill!