Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have to admit that in the five years I've been on SP, I've wondered about why there are private pages and private teams. Frankly, while some have explained the need for private pages, there are ways to remain anonymous and still share with the wide world of SparkPeople.
But when it comes to teams, on an international site like this, I really don't get the "private" thing. I just quit one of my teams that became private at some recent point. Anything that excludes others is not where I want to be. If there is a focus for the team, and you want to keep others out who do not have that focus, you can do it by saying "for runners only." Or something to that effect while keeping it open.
I remember a time when I asked a spark friend who is a leader of a team if I could join. The only reason I was joining is I liked her and wanted to support her focus. Her response, "no, sorry." Well, I didn't lose sleep over it, but it did make me think about the issue of private teams.
On a site like this, why exclude others? Just sayin'.
Wishing ALL a good day.