For a few years now I have gone "underground," or private, in my study of theology, philosophy and history. With the right people discussion of these topics can be quite productive. On the other hand, some may use such discussions for various un-intended purposes. I find that one may sometimes learn more by not discussing one's questions online. Neutral online sources and books are helpful for learning here. Also, it is a good thing to maintain some level of privacy. This way one may get his/her questions answered without being mistakenly labeled.
The moral is: when there's a choice between being labeled for connecting the dots or thinking disconnectedly go private for the sake of ongoing learning. When there is a choice between being functional and being ontological be practical and keep the ontological focus.