View Full Version : We're leaving quite a hefty paper trail!
26th April 2007, 11:27 AM
So, our community has a dark side and for a while it went under the radar. Although now it's moved onto the internet and my my my, aren't we leaving a hefty public paper trail! (www.samesame.com.au/features/671/You_Are_Being_Watched)
Gaydar, Squirt, certain elements of Pinkboard, even our gay papers to some extent - this is all information that's freely accessible in the public domain. Are we giving away our secrets? And fundamentally, how dangerous is all of this?
26th April 2007, 12:34 PM
depends on which secrets you mean...
anyone or any group who is in the public domain is vulnerable to attack at some time or another. and especially so for those who are prone to misdemeanour. so, are we the pete doherty of middle australia? i don't think so. but yes, we are very, very vulnerable and information can be collected against groups for use in vitriolic and unscrupulous ways. so be careful what you write, to whom, and where. or, alternatively, just say what you want and have faith in a democratic society free from the contrainsts of political watchdogs
26th April 2007, 05:41 PM
I think its more dangerous to pretend that these parts of our culture dont exists and hide them under the rug...
We all know they are part of our culture and accept them, as does quite a large generation of <30 str8's who have grown up being exposed to us and our culture.
there will always be media frenzys and rabble rousing Mp's.. wether its about Muslims, Asians or Gays..
26th April 2007, 06:00 PM
I just long for the good old days when i had dirty laundry to air in public.
My only real concern about our secrets coming out is that once venues beats etc are named it gives the rednecks an address where they can come and bother us
5th May 2007, 02:22 PM
are we worried that our "dirty laundry" will beccome attached to us in the straight communitys eyes?
are we worried that the straight community wont accept us because of our behaviours?
should we question why these parts of our culture exits anyway when they are so removed from "acceptable practices"?
are our drug and sexual practices worse than the straight communitys?
why do we feel we need to hide our "dirty laundry"?
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