I posted on a Facebook group to do with genealogy and dna. I got a reply. In the interest of getting views as to that reply I posted the comments I and the other person had made on a genealogy dna forum I go on. I of course omitted the other person's name.I have been dragged through the coals for doing so by that person and accused of being rude. All i did was to try and find out what other people thought. I am confused. I meant no harm.
Someone said about privacy. It was posted on a group so viewable to other people anyway. If she had really wanted only me to know surely she could have private messaged me on facebook with a stipulation not to repeat our conversation. I would, of course, have obliged. As it is if I had posted her name on the forum I would have agreed I violated privacy ,but I didn't .
Was it a closed or open group?
I assume from what you have said that it was an open group.
Personally I think if it was an open group that what you did was ok and the other person has over-reacted but I have ASD/Asperger's so I may be biased.
It was a closed group but I neither revealed the name of the group or the name of the person.
If it was a closed group then I think the other person has a point although I still think they have slightly over-reacted although not as much as if it had been an open group.
I could see their point if I had revealed details about them or the group. I made a point of doing neither. All I was doing was seeking feedback from an alternative source. At the end of the day it's a genealogy group focussing on dna not a forum where people are revealing intimate private details about their mental health etc.
Why is it worse because it's a closed group? Sorry, I don't understand. I don't understand why the person got upset either, if the comments could not be identified as coming from them? I'm confused!