This post if for those who create private threads, and to those who wish to read them. I'll start off with a note to the creators, and then the readers.
First off, to the creators: Note that nothing you say here is ever really private. It stays here, online, viewable for everyone with Internet access to see, for... essetially, until this ste goes down - but not even then, because it's still archived at, say, the Wayback Machine. Everyone on the Internet can see it, and everyone on the MB can see it. This means that if you're creating a private thread because you want to reveal some details about yourself that you don't want the MB as a whole knowing, and the Internet at a large... don't post it. It's simply not worth it. If you reveal information about yourself online, it can be used against you years later. Internet security is a huge problem, especially for kids who don't know better.
That's all about the private info, though. Let's say that you're creating a thread because you're planning a MBirthday party for someone on the MB, and you want to plan it with your friend but keep it a surprise for the recipient. This is okay; you can create the thread, as it's not dangerous like private info is, but still note that they will be able to read it if they want. Nothing on this MB is truly private; if you're talking about someone, they're likely to find it and read it.
Now, to the readers...: If someone has specifically requested that 'no crashers' be present, you should respect that. If they want to talk to someone, ad they want to do it through the MB, but they don't want other people coming into the conversation... it's just rude to crash. While, yes, as I said above, nobody should really expect privacy on the MB, it's still better if you actually respect their wishes and simply stay out. It's rude to read, it's ruder to star things, and it's really rude to actually post.
While you can't guarantee privacy, and you shouldn't be posting things here that you wouldn't be comfortable with the Internet at large knowing, it's better to be polite and stay out of private chat threads.
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<♔ ~Leo~ ♔>
When the sharpest words wanna cut me down
I'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out
I am brave, I am bruised
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me