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What is the purpose of “protected posts?”

by Once

I’m ignorant and curious. I’ve seen protected posts here for years, usually by the same post-er, and am clueless to what the purpose is. I see that a password is required.

Can anyone fill me in on what this is? I’m just curious.



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Abandoned 6/30/2020 - 7:06 pm

its so you can post but only people that know the password can read it. so its private but others can still see if you wish them to.

Once 7/1/2020 - 2:56 pm

Oh. That explains why my password does nothing. The post isn’t intended for me. I thought it was only to keep non-registered readers from reading it.

Abandoned 7/1/2020 - 3:53 pm

thats what i thought at first too lol. but no. i have a couple myself and only select people have the password then i have a couple set to private that only i can read.

Abnormal.Thoughts 7/1/2020 - 7:09 pm

I’m glad you asked. I initially thought it was a phishing attempt to get you to enter your password and then they could hack your accounts.
(I’m not paranoid at all. lol)

Abandoned 7/1/2020 - 10:16 pm

wow and im the one with paranoia so bad i dont like hoods because i cant watch behind me XD

Once 7/1/2020 - 8:13 pm

I wouldn’t be so paranoid if there weren’t so many people after me…. 😉

Silentblue 7/2/2020 - 10:01 pm

I’ve turned most of my old post that once was public into password protected post since I felt they were irrelevant to anyone viewing them now, but didn’t feel the need to delete them yet since they’ve become kind of an online journal I could come back to and reflect back on, as well as members I’ve met back then.

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