Mahalo: Violating Network Trust for Fun and Profit?

I occasionally get Twitter replies to random questions I put out there from people I’m not following, but this one had a surprise:

answersNot only did @answers respond, but also included more info. Intriguing. I followed the link. That’s when I furrowed my brow.

The page it took me to demonstrated what I perceive to be a grave violation of network trust: impersonation.


The website has a post, in their forum, ostensibly from me — and not just in name only. They refer back to my post where I asked the question.

I don’t want anyone to act in my name without my permission. Creating an account with my name, and referring back to a legitimate source with the same name, sure sounds like impersonation to me. Am I over reacting?  Or is Mahalo violating network trust?

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