On NYBass.com, should someone WANT to name the water they fish, in a fishing report, it is perfectly fine.
However: in the case, where a threadstarter does NOT name the actual water, there are two rules that apply:
1. Do not ask the thread starter IN THE THREAD what the water is: if they haven't named it, it is for a reason, should you want to know what water it is, send a PM off forum....even with a PM, a member still does not have to name the water if he wishes not to do it.
2. if you recognize the water from any pictures in the post, do NOT name the water, saying that you know where he was...again, if and when people feel like being protective of their waters, for whatever reason, it must be honored.
since many people have different opinions on protection of their waters, either side must be respected and honored on our forum, accordingly.