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Old 02-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #11
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Re: Hi, I'm a newbie here

Nothing I can do. I don't have the power.

But, I'm curious about the uproar. I have always had my email address listed under my profile on the forum and I have received no spam as a result.
The forum isn't being inundated with posts. In fact this newbie thread is just about the only one that's active.

What am I missing?

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Old 02-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #12
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Re: Hi, I'm a newbie here

Baglo,

Ever heard Warren Zevon's take on Hotel California?

Desperados Under The Eaves

I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was staring in my empty coffee cup
I was thinking that the gypsy wasn't lyin'
All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles
I'm gonna drink 'em up

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill

Don't the sun look angry through the trees
Don't the trees look like crucified thieves
Don't you feel like Desperados under the eaves
Heaven help the one who leaves

Still waking up in the mornings with shaking hands
And I'm trying to find a girl who understands me
But except in dreams you're never really free
Don't the sun look angry at me

I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was listening to the air conditioner hum
It went mmmmmm..
........................... Look
away..........................................
(Look away down Gower Avenue, Look away....)
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #13
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Re: Hi, I'm a newbie here

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What am I missing?
Really? I don't think we have either the time, or the bandwidth, to fully cover this issue.

I too have listed both my phone number and email address on various forums. If someone wants to find that info, it would not be too hard anyway.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #14
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Congrats Jim,

Your post makes it a tie between the posts we're discussing and and the response to the posts. And this one takes us into the lead.
Go Green Bay....

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Old 02-06-2011, 02:12 PM   #15
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Nothing I can do. I don't have the power.

But, I'm curious about the uproar. I have always had my email address listed under my profile on the forum and I have received no spam as a result.
The forum isn't being inundated with posts. In fact this newbie thread is just about the only one that's active.

What am I missing?

baglo
Baglo, your status is actually currently Hidden, on your profile page here. You may be seeing it as the profile owner, but we (and hopefully the Shaneyward 'bot) do not. or maybe you recently changed it?

Sometimes they register to post spam, weeks later Sometimes they register to spider email addresses and phone numbers. Sometimes they register to try to exploit bugs in the forum software, injecting php or mysql code into the post and trying to get the server to execute it or reveal passwords.

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Old 02-06-2011, 03:18 PM   #16
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Got ya.

Thanks.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:40 AM   #17
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I too have listed both my phone number and email address on various forums. If someone wants to find that info, it would not be too hard anyway.
There are bots running the WWW who's sole purpose is to harvest phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The bots require NO human intervention to run. The developers of the bots in turn sell the phone numbers and e-mail addresses to spammers. The next time you get a phone call during the dinner hour from someone trying to sell you something.... remember how they may have gotten the phone number. With technology constantly advancing, it's doubtful it's going to get better. Once on the web, it's there forever.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:00 AM   #18
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It's always best to use the PM feature to pass on info..
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:11 PM   #19
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Hi: JeffZ...and thanks for the reminder !!! Also for purging those who don't seem ever likely to embrace our style of camping on our side of the pond. I hope this is taken in the nicest of ways too!!! Alf
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