You can never be too sure who's going to betray you and just where that correspondence is going to end up. Oh sure, there are those who will look past that betrayal so they can use whatever was said against you, thereby obscuring the fact that someone you trusted is a little quisling, but sooner or later, people are going to come back around and ask themselves, "Hey, wait a minute, who was that worthless grot who forwarded a private message that was never meant to be seen throughout the site? If he did that to Mort, then he could just as easily do that to ME, too!""
WHO, INDEED? Old Mort finds himself in a rather ironic situation here. Let's forget for a minute the ugly things that are being said about me, so that I can tell you this: I am a man of honor. My father instilled this in me as a boy, and this was furthered over the years as I served my time in the USN. (Sorry, guys, but sometimes you just have to refer to your military service, even if it does offend those who feel you should never, ever talk about it so you can prove yourself to be -- what? The strong, silent type? A REAL hero? Who the fuck knows? Not the dead guy, that's for sure!) At any rate, and with apologies for the semi-digressional rambling there, I have found out who it was who betrayed me and forwarded my PM to, well, let's just call him "My Harshest Critic."
My dilemma here stems from the aforementioned honorable upbringing: do I (1) take the high moral ground and keep the backstabber's name to myself, or do I (2) shout it out from the parapets so that others will know to never trust the guy again, even if he DOES come off as MR. Hale-Fellow-Well-Met to everyone? A true dilemma, no? Believe me (and I know that must be hard, thanks to my continuous beating at the hands of the "truth is relative crew," as led by "My Harshest Critic's" rather oddly-syncopated drumbeat), it's one of those questions you never want to have to answer...especially at such an advanced age as mine...
So tell me, WF Gang, WWYD, hmm? Oops, sorry; that's What Would YOU Do? in such as case as this? What reasoning would you use? And HOW would you accomplish shouting it out, if that's what you decided to do? Would you warn the traitor or would you just hang him & his ill-fitting knickers out to dry?
I'm ALL EARS, and, more importantly, if you choose to answer me via PM, it will never go any farther than me!
Many thanks, mes amies!