Privacy is the right to be imperfect. It is the right to be human.
Big text for a big issue. As a very local medium we need to be highly respectful of personal privacy. Wikipedia describes privacy as the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively.. The boundaries and content of what is considered private differ among cultures and individuals, but share common themes. When something is private to a person, it usually means that something is inherently special or sensitive to them. The domain of privacy partially overlaps security (confidentiality), which can include the concepts of appropriate use, as well as protection of information.
Sharing information on a neighborhood sites offers special consideration. Being part of the global Internet, one must consider a neighbor's desire for global privacy, but a willingness to share locally. Using the noindex meta tag in the page's HTML code might aide in this instance.
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