I'm curious what the rule of thumb is for protecting the confidentiality of an anonymous conference submission. Is it limited to what you put in the paper, or are you expected to "keep it quiet" until a decision is reached? And how quiet?
I kind of figured all that but wondered if there were common rules of thumbs about "dos and donts". I think ACM & USENIX could do a service by providing a FAQ here. (IEEE too if it has conferences with anonymous submission -- I haven't come across any but they must exist). I was particularly curious about the situation in which submitted papers are presented to a large audience including PC members (but as I noted, perhaps that audience would be conflicted already even without the presentation -- unclear).
I think my phone contacts corrupted my g+ circles a couple of weeks ago. There are a number of people I didn't have in circles just now who I thought used to be. If you got a message that I added you, and thought we were already connected, that would be why.