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Can a speaker be public and private?

During the process of adding a speaker for the purpose of generating an evaluation with the Speech Evaluator, the speaker's privacy can be set to "public" or "private."  A public speaker is visible to any Rate Speeches website visitor.  If a Rate Speeches website visitor searches for that speaker's name, the speaker's name and description will be shown.  The speaker is visible in the rating functions as well as the evaluation functions of the website.  A private speaker, on the other hand, is visible only to the evaluator (the person who generated the evaluation), but not to other users of the website.

It is possible to have the same speaker defined twice, as public and as private.  The public speaker's name and description will be visible to all website users, but the private speaker's name and description will be visible only to the evaluator.  The purpose of this capability is to allow the evaluator to hide the private speaker entirely.  For example, let's say there is a speaker by the name of "John Davis" in the Rate Speeches database.  The public definition of the speaker, John Davis, is visible to all website users.  Users can rate and evaluate this John Davis.  The private definition of the speaker, John Davis, is a separate speaker definition in the Rate Speeches database.  The private John Davis may be the same person as the public John Davis or a different person.