The beyondblue forums are an anonymous space where we discourage the sharing of any information that may personally identify you to someone reading.
These forums are public, searchable and indexed by Google, so we ask people to consider their words and think about the level of detail they are sharing with the world before hitting 'post'.
Up until now, we have allowed the use of profile pictures that depict a member's face, but after feedback from the community we have decided to change this policy in order to keep our message about anonymity on the forums consistent.
From today, our moderators will no longer approve the use of profile picture images that clearly depict your face.
If you already have a face picture displayed on your profile, we won't be removing it, but would ask you to have a think about the privacy implications of having your face on display in connection with other personal detail you may be sharing in your posts here.
This thread will also serve as a runnning discussion around how to protect your privacy and anonymity on the forums.
Feedback is welcome.