let me just weigh in on the other discourse too while i'm at it ("creeps")
while i'm at it,
(1) whisper networks are survival mechanisms for communities navigating unsafe spaces. their presence indicates an environment which fails to take claims of abuse seriously. they aren't an inherent good and more than anything should be read as a condemnation of the surrounding environment.
(2) it's called a "whisper network" because you DON'T say this shit publicly oh my gosh
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)