Yeah so I have a lot of stuff in off topic like most normal users. I am not happy nor comfortable with it being made public so anyone on google can find it.
I think that many of us who post regularly in OT have done so with the understanding that we were in a private section and therefore have posted personal information which we may not have had the forum been public. To turn around and change the rules mid game leave a number of us in a situation where information we thought would be [partially] confidential is now to be made available for the entire world to see.
Would there be a way to compromise, and say create two sub forums in OT; one restricted one that will house all threads created before today, which would be also be restricted from having new threads created, and one open one that starts as of today? This would at least solve the problem of protecting semi-private info (which would be impossible for any of us to go edit) from becoming freely available.