Firstly thankyou for your reply.
There appears to be a misunderstanding about the second issue…
THIS HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE.
I am not referring just to people using their own names rather than a user name.
Neither am I referring to people choosing to put their photo on.
I am talking out the information about that forum user.
On the old forum if you clicked on an avator/photo it would not provide further details about that person if not a member.
NOW IT DOES
I do not accept that you say do not put personal details on as an excuse for this. When the forum was changed members should have been told that information about themselves was previously private but not now.
I do not think it is acceptable that no apology has been offerred the posts on social was private and thats why people spoke freely including myself.
This new forum allowed non members to read posts as far back as January 2017 not just allowed people to view ‘private’ posts made on the new forum.
I saw that a padlock symbol has been put on social section but I am really getting frustrated as you are able to read part of those posts on a google search.
There is no part of this forum that is private, please let members know this if you are unable to prevent search engines from giving out details of posts made in so called private areas of the forum,
I signed a petition as a member of this forum. I was not aware that the organisation /owner of the petition would be given my full name and e mail address without my permission.
The information was clearly given by pduk perhaps I missed the small print.
I could go on.
I no longer trust this forum to keep my details private.