Your life on the net as you know it…’
Most of this will probably be stuff you already know but I just want to reiterate it
Please be very careful with the way you act on the internet…people say that the internet is impersonal and that it’s all just words…but words can mean a lot to people, and they can hurt! Under no circumstances mix your transabled life with your “normal” life…you may think you can trust someone but that person can turn and do something absolutely horrible to you. If you join a group or forum (unrelated to transabled/DPW) that someone is on that you chat with, MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHECK WITH HIM/HER BEFORE YOU POST ANYTHING ABOUT HIM/HER, even if you’re just referring to that person as “a young lady”. I am currently suffering through a lot of grief when someone joined a yahoo group I was involved in. He referred to me as “a young lady”, but being the only young lady in the group the owner linked him to me. She already knew about my transabledness, and had even registered here at ahiruzone.com. War has broken out in this group and I am not the only person who has been hurt by all this. Having my privacy blown has been absolutely awful, this has been going on for a week now!
Make sure you think about what you say to people…words are very powerful, and although u may see the net as a safe place to talk, what you say still affects people.
I may be overreacting…but if you are going to use yahoo groups, use two different profiles, one for your transabled groups, and one for your other groups, the owner in this group has been tracking another man that was exposed in this whole saga, he is rather easy to follow because he has used the same IDs for all his groups and websites.
If you think all this is bollocks please just let me vent. I would never think about suicide, but this is definitely leading me further down the path of depression.