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Is there a way to make some of our thoughts 'secret' so if we accidently post our whole brain to the Web, along with our crime records, etc., those parts can't be seen?

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SamCox
Make a thought private by checking Private in Properties & Attachments. When exporting a site brain, uncheck Include Private Thoughts.
-- Sam

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pbmember

Thanks!
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SamCox
I just noticed that Selected thoughts can be made private or public in one swell foop. Select several or many thoughts, right-click in the Selection box and follow the "Privacy" menu optino. If you're a very private person, this method may save you time.

-- Sam

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BrainyBill
Sam's suggestion works well when creating web site brains. What about exporting/creating a brain zip that excludes private thoughts?

Bill B

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jostber
If a linking brain functionality was implemented, and again this link thought could be protected with a password, this would be a great way to have control over thoughts visibility for other users.

http://thebrain.uservoice.com/pages/4597-personalbrain/suggestions/70766-linking-brains




TheBrain 8.0.2.2 Slackware 14.2 KDE 4.10.3 Java 1.8 / (Windows 7)
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dyslucksia
If you wish, you can hide documents inside the PersonalBrain Notes folder that Notes uses to access its images, etc.

Failing that, a quick way is to set up a tag named Hidden, tag all Thoughts you want to find with it, then display Hidden in the plex, add all its thoughts to Selection, then Forget them all. You can retrieve them for display later. Just be careful what you delete!

But I agree, PB has NO security. What about hiding the Past Thoughts list?

PB 5.5.2.1 on Windows XP, J-1.6.0_17
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Darkstar
The problem with FORGETTING thoughts is that other PB users can get nosy and look in the "forgotten" thoughts--- since forgotten thoughts are EXPORTED along with the other thoughts when you do a brainzip.

For that matter, all "private" thoughts do as well, so they'd be in any brainzip.

The only way to make a brainzip WITHOUT those thoughts is to clone the brain, DELETE ALL THOSE THOUGHTS, brainzip, and distribute. Brainzips ONLY allow you to "opt out" of including file attachments--- not private thoughts nor forgotten thoughts.
-Darkstar
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SamCox
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For that matter, all "private" thoughts do as well, so they'd be in any brainzip.


Why is "Include file attachments" the only supported option when creating BrainZips? It appears (see below) that other options were considered.

-- Sam

Edit: Corrected typo.

PB 5028 Pro
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Darkstar
I would guess that those other items are "greyed out" because TheBrain plans to, in the future at some unspecified date, to allow us to unselect those other items... like "private thoughts".

Personal Brain version 3 and prior had the option in it to export its brains with or without a selection of items, such as "private thoughts". Since it was useful in the prior WINDOWS ONLY versions of PB, I'd bet that the developers recognize it would once again be useful to us in the more advanced multi-platform Personal Brain, so they are going to get around to it eventually.
-Darkstar
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dyslucksia
Darkstar's comments make a good point. The only answer is to create and assign a tag named "Confidential" or similar to all Thoughts that might need it, at the time that they become confidential, and at export time, copy the Brain, collect them by calling up the tag, delete them and then export that.
PB 5.5.2.1 on Windows XP, J-1.6.0_17
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