Dear WereTheyPublished —
Thank-you for the very good question!
This is something I take very seriously.
On the preceding paragraphs to the
question page, I ask all questioners
to tell me if they want their name
to be kept Anonymous. (See
Nevertheless, even if they don't tell me or overlooked this request,
if their issue is of a personal nature,
I usually make up or change the name myself. On that same page, I also suggest that concerned questioners make up their own pseudo-name, like, Worried Walter wrote:
If you are concerned about a certain
posting or question you have submitted
that has your name on it and you wish
to have it changed to Anonymous
or another pseudo name, I can easily:
- change the name to Anonymous
or a fictitious name, and
- within 24-48 hours Google will re-index their search engine to remove your name from the site.
Personally, I can't re-index
anyone's web posting on Google' search engine. This is done automatically
by Google (an other search engines)
as a service to the web community.
|Just send me an
e-mail () with:
- your name, as it
is spelled in the posting
title of the posting you are referring
to, and if possible
- the web address.
As I say on the Ask
Us Your Question Today page:
If you still do
not want your
question to be posted in
our database, even with
a fictional or changed name,
after you enter your Last
(DO NOT POST)
Seeing that one of the main goals
of this apostolate is to clarify
teachings and correct misperceptions
about the One Church, Our Blessed
Lord Jesus established on St.
Peter, for the good of ALL faith-seekers,
Christian and non-Christian alike:
Unless you state otherwise
in your question, our dialogue
will probably be put into the
knowledge base. There can be
a big plus here. If you are
in a tough situation, the more
readers that know your name,
the greater the probability
more readers will pray for
If your question is of a personal
nature and you wish to not be
identified, we can
substitute your name with Anonymous.
Just tell me to do so in the e-mail
when asking the question. You
can also make up an alias name
or similar name in line with your
or an anonymous name like G.S. wrote or Sam T. wrote:
addition, I will strive to change
all e-mail dialogues of a deeply
personal nature to
"Anonymous Alan or Anonymous Amy wrote:"
before posting. I also exclude
questions that are either irrelevant
to the purpose and mission of
the site, or that have already
If you are concerned about privacy
issues, I would encourage you
to use Anonymous or a fictional,
made-up name to protect your identity
on personal issues.
Because there may be many other
visitors who can be helped by
your question and our team answers.
Note: If you still do
not want your question
to be posted in our database, even with a fictional or changed
name, after you enter your Last
Name (below), type:
(DO NOT POST)
From the Ask
Us Your Question Today page.
Sample AskACatholic Web Form: After Last Name type: (DO NOT POST)
I hope my answer puts your concerns