Once you answer those few questions and join they monitor and archive everything you post.
The problem with FB and all the other BIG social media sites is when you join they collect EVERYTHING about you and sell it to the highest bidder. That is because they have millions/billions of users. The SS forum is a "Social Media" site that is limited to very few users and I am sure SS doesn't collect your data and sell it. There are no adds to click on in this forum.
FWIW, this forum is moderated now and has been for 6 or 8 months. We have not seen any spam for a long time. If you get email for new posts you would see that. I get new topic emails from some obscure new member that don't show up when I log in. They have been deleted by the moderator. Don't ask how I know but it is true. When was the last time you saw a spam post here.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't this forum wide open for read on the Internet? I mean there are bots from Google, etc. always logged in as users and I can google search for any post on this forum when I am not signed into the forum. So, Google and others are archiving everything on this forum all the time, right? Google and others are using all of our data, whether we are aware of it or not. FB is just more in your face with it, but Google is also monetizing their data on each of us.
I usually see about one spam per week on this forum. Many times someone comments on it and reports it as spam and it is removed. Doesn't someone have to report it for it be removed? Sometimes the spam is off the wall, but other times it is a long form letter kind of woodworking post with an obvious link to some website they are trying to promote.
No, I do hear you, understand and agree with you....I am having a hard time convincing myself to join FB for many, many reasons. Still it is the only way to get up-to-date information from the MOTHERSHIP. Every time I call in to talk to customer service, I get a different person who may or may not know what is going on with my orders.