the issue is, as you said, if we post trackable info here, like name, email address, etc., then someone can pick that up from this site and search it on another site like spokeo and voila...they now know who you are.
I don't think this board needs to change. I think it's all the other wacko social media sites that need to get shut down! It's disgusting how they hijack your whole life and precisely why I won't join facebook, twitter and whatever else. Do any of us REALLY TRULY need those services? Life was just fine with good ol' email and shutterfly.