55,170 Roadfood members are able to contact me with the click of an icon. That’s enough to keep me occupied.
Unlike Todd, who posts his SSN all over bathroom billboards to get you to try his product.. in addition to all over the TV.
Claiming identity theft proof…for a c note a year..
Anyone seen those ad’s while you are in a public bathroom?
I cant stand him staring at me!
I don’t even use my "real" name IRL, everyone I know uses my nickname, most don’t even know its NOT my real name, so I sure dont put it on the web. But my email is my real one and the one I use everyday. Phones?? I dont need no steenkin phone, I have internet!
AMEN to that!!!
Double AMEN for me. People seem to have a knack of calling me when I am in the bathroom, cooking or eating a meal, or sleeping. The ironic thing is that my "handle" 6star is related to my phone number.
My own first name is unusual enough that people trying to spell or pronounce it usually get it wrong, and I always have to spell it out for anyone filling out a form, so using a "handle" here is a lot easier. Anyone e-mailing me a question that requires a response quickly learns my name, since my regular e-mail address is my real name. About a year or two ago, Roadfood was plagued with many of the "Nigerian scams", and I was very thankful that e-mails originating from people reading these forums must initially go thru the Roadfood e-mail system.
And, by the way, Scott, I try to go out of my way never to post snide or rude comments. I am usually trying to be as helpful as possible with my postings.
AMEN to that!!!
I would never trust the entire global internet world with my name, phone number and email address by posting that info for all to see in my Roadfood posts. I value my privacy too much. Certain members I’ve come to know here at RF, such as Al Bowen, know my name, number and street address. That’s the way I’m going to keep it. I dearly love a phone that seldom rings.
Follow this recent update to Roadfood.com and it does not matter if you choose to use a real name, email or stay anonymous. I use a name that is not my real name but it is consistent here and other boards and my email address is not a big secret. Personally I prefer discussion to stay on the board and not in email, especially if it follows the above quoted rules. I don’t mind email on one to one private matters but have little interest as I said in continuing a board discussion in email.
Spam is for me the biggest reason…I get enough as it is, I surely don’t need to put my email address out for robots to harvest.
Phone number…honestly, I don’t want random people to know my phone number. It has nothing whatsoever to do with them stalking me (although I suppose it could happen…people are at times pathetic), but everything to do with the fact that enough people call me already with whom I am required to speak. I don’t need or want random folks who ran across my name on a website to call me. Besides which, I only pay for so many cell phone minutes…why would I want to waste them on people who want to talk to me in person but who lack the tact to ask first?
If anyone wants to talk to me in person, they are more than welcome to ASK for my phone number. If I choose to give it to them, fine. If I don’t, then that should be a clue, no? [;)]
I just came across a post by the webmaster of a non-revenue producing fan site. He reports he was getting 200-400 spam emails a day. When he changed domain names, he took steps to prevent his new email address from being harvested by robots. The problem is that there are kooks out there. Submit a bad restaurant review and the owner may sign you up for Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler, and Playgirl magazines, or put an ad in your local newspaper offering to rent out your residence at 70 percent of market rate.
Here on Roadfood if you wish to communicate privately with someone just click on his or her name, and then you can click on the e-mail connection on the top left of the user ID page.
Over time, we all pretty much know who we all are despite the handles.
Posting e-mails on forums is wonderful way for SPAM’ers to collect your address and add you to their lists thanks to software trolls that do nothing else, day or night. Most of us don’t want that to happen.
It’s funny to me how few posters reveal an e-mail address, a real name, or God forbid, a phone #! I think too many hide behind their username so that they can post snide, or rude, or kooky or whatever comments, and I think that’s pretty lame. I say let it all hang out, and let the chips fall wherever. I guess there’s some method for private communication between posters, but really, if someone has something to say to me, just e-mail me, why go through other channels? Ah, well, I guess the world today just terrifies most folks.
-Scott Lindgren 213 219 7160 [email protected]
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