again and again this comes up at muds or user support and it drives me up the wall. people post “for everyone” and for some reason they seem to think that this doesn’t actually include everyone in the whole universe.
it’s come up when talking about the “fan” suggestion – oh, some say, but that means other people will be able to see my [public] posts in their inbox. well, duh, don’t post anything publicly that you don’t want strangers to see, because, guess what, they already can!
and now it’s come up again when discussing a suggestion to make it easier to share [public] posts on twitter and facebook – people voicing discomfort about the idea that someone would tweet their [public] posts. well, duh, people already can! the suggestion is just to make it easier to do something that is already possible.
what am I missing?