So that my subscribers, whoever you may be, can see it as well…
Ok, forgive me, but I’m calling Bullshit on this one fellas.
“Fear: When someone tells us they don’t feel safe using 43 Things it really gets our attention.”
Really? Does it? See, I know it sounds good to say, but come on now, who are we fooling? You’re NUMBER 1 complaint over the years, is that there is NO privacy here. Lack of Privacy leads to people being afraid to post. Yet somehow that one always seems to fall on deaf ears, and is typically met with a rather smug “Well we never said this site was private, you’re using the site the WRONG way.”
Now, it’s your site, run it anyway you like, I won’t argue that. But spare me (us) this patronizing bullshit about this move being about your concern for your users fears.
Now, lets go over your numbers here a bit, shall we? You tout time and again the many tens of thousands of users you have on here. In fact, scroll up a little bit and theres this comment “Tens of thousands use the site to go public with their goals” Tens of thousands. Being conservative that means you have at least 20,000 users. Now, lets look at this comment… “we are being won over by the hundreds of requests we get each year”
Um…hundreds? Really? Out of tens of thousands, you have hundreds complain, each year..? Lets be generous, and say you get 500 complaints on this a year (cause you know if you were anywhere NEAR a thousand you’d have said “We get almost 1000 complaints each year…”)
Sooo, that breaks down to, what? .025% of your userbase? Mind you, thats not 25%, thats 2.5.
I’d be willing to bet you’ll get a higher percentage rate of complaints against this on this one thread alone than that.
But hey, like I said, it’s your website, do with it what you will. We’ve all seen how well that worked for our friend Tom
You created a website called 43things. Your users created the CULTURE