So far, the voice that wants for the forums to be public has been the loudest. I’m interested in the choice here that satisfies the most people and excludes the fewest from participating.
I would not like to go down the road of developing a complex solution of code and rules that mixes pseudonyms, real names, and privacy controls across different parts of the site, so what sounds like the answer here (and feel free to raise any objections) is:
- Leave the member directory as-is (only users can see that)
- Open the forum back up – those with privacy concerns should not post in a public forum
Comments welcome. This is a process and changes are easy so let’s all make it great.