> At that point, I guess I would wonder out loud what difference it
> makes if my public words are seen merely by the hundreds in here,
> or the many hundreds or thousands "out there"? But the messages I
> wrote with the expectation of their being read by hundreds of
> strangers anyway??? Does the idea that hundreds *more* might see
> them bother me?
Which is exactly the point. If you're not bothered in the
least, then it isn't an issue. It just seemed fair and proper to
notify those who *might* have a problem with it, and some did. It just
allows people to make informed choices.