Talk:Myla Wrex

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In re: recent blanking, I noticed that Myla's FA profile is private. I'm not sure if that was done before or after it was retrieved to create this stub, but people creating person stubs from FA profiles should remember to browse FA while logged out. I wouldn't consider private FA profiles as public information or a valid reference for Wikifur. Not to mention it's just better to respect people's privacy.Havi 20:09, 30 March 2013 (EDT)

Hmm. That is an interesting position. I'm concerned by the precedent it sets, though; would that not be equivalent to saying that we could not quote someone who spoke "in public" at a convention, because it was restricted to members? We do respect friends-only posts on LiveJournal, but that is in my view a far greater restriction. (At the same time, I don't have a problem myself with removing real-life information even if it can be referenced, except in exceptional circumstances.) --GreenReaper(talk) 20:30, 30 March 2013 (EDT)
I suppose there's valid points either way. There's just something that feels inherently wrong about using FA registration to violate someone who's gone out of their way to mark their profile as non-public and then copy that information to a site that doesn't require registration (and subsequently can be picked up by search engines and the like). I believe it's an audience thing; to put it into perspective of your convention example, I believe it's fair game to reference someone who speaks on a panel or something like that; even though it's technically "restricted" due to con attendance, they've consciously chosen to speak publicly. On the other hand, I would not think it valid to reference a conversation overheard in a hallway at the same convention. While it was also technically public due to where it took place, the intended audience and opt-in was not the same. Others may have a different opinion, though. Havi 20:39, 30 March 2013 (EDT)
Well, I have contacted Myla to outline our policies and to advise her of her options. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:44, 30 March 2013 (EDT)
I for one was entirely unaware that there is an ability to restrict Fur Affinity user information to registered users. Is there some indicator I'm missing that makes it clear the information is only visible because the viewer is logged in? Indeed, looking logged-out I see only "MylaWrex has elected to make their content available to registered users only." at Myla's user page on Fur Affinity. I agree that it's problematic to include information not publically visible, but the logistics of that could be interesting when it is not obvious that the information is not public. -- Sine 01:30, 31 March 2013 (EDT)

Exclusion request[edit]

The subject of this article has requested personal exclusion. If you wish to object to this request, please do so within 24 hours. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:19, 31 March 2013 (EDT)