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On Self-Deletion Of Articles On PersonaPaper

Okay, I found out for myself, when I was finding my way around on PP, new as I was, that there are two buttons to click on the upper left page of the finished article: One for delete, the other for edit.

I find those 2 buttons cool, as surely as rats within a maze would discover via operant conditioning, i.e, something that is instrumental in doing the same thing over and over again as long as they get rewarded.

When I registered for PaperPersona, I was made to write a few words about myself as part of the application process. Well, for most applicants, if that's the right word for signing up, it was like the interviewer asking you to tell something about yourself, right?

I mean that is a personal, nay confidential matter, like between a doctor and his patient, or a lawyer and his client.

I was taken aback then when I saw that "Introduction" morphed into a first article. That's fine with me, though, but the manner it was "published" was without my consent. It was supposed to be a matter between the administrator(s) of the site and myself.

Forgive me if I am/was wrong but the moment I found the "delete" button, I didn't hesitate to delete that "maiden," not to mention "unauthorized" introduction. It was like a resume laid bare to the public.

After all, writers have a right to privacy and anonymity, including behind the avatar.

But no worries. Just bringing the matter up.

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paigea wrote on July 29, 2014, 2:57 PM

I guess I assumed it would be posted when I did mine.

Buzz wrote on July 29, 2014, 3:24 PM

Thank you, CS, that is just my suggestion. A constructive one, I hope.

Buzz wrote on July 29, 2014, 3:25 PM

Yeah, but I think everything's fine by me. Thanks again, dear friend.

MaeLou wrote on July 29, 2014, 4:04 PM

I thought we had that it would be posted as the introduction. I guess it doesn't, and I guess we'll be adding that in. A lot of people like the introductions.

Buzz wrote on July 29, 2014, 4:41 PM

Introductions would be fine, love. Not including private and personal info, I guess. They must be advised beforehand especially senior writers who join the site. No problem with me, but well...

Ellis wrote on July 29, 2014, 5:20 PM

I didn't expect my introduction to be published...just glad I never mentioned

I notice a number of people don't state where they are does help when responding to a comment..

Buzz wrote on July 30, 2014, 2:58 AM

Thank you, Ellis. I'm kinda of a private