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#22239 - 02/20/03 06:30 PM New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Just a personal opinion!

New Member signs on to the ECN board and begins to ask questions, and gets answers very quickly!

No Name, No Email, No Nothing!!

Example Today's date 02-20-2003

Status: New Member
Total Posts: 1
Current Email: Not available.
Homepage: http://
Occupation: Homeowner
Location: Seattle, WA
Interests: Electrical

I don't like it this way.

I hope others agree, or at least come up with some solution.

Nicknames are OK but ..... don't hide behind them please, and don't be offended please .....!


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

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#22240 - 02/20/03 07:46 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
resqcapt19  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
IL
Many people don't want their e-mail address posted. Doing so causes a large increase in spam.
Don


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#22241 - 02/20/03 09:42 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Don:

You are correct. I use earthlink spaminator, and it helps to catch the spam I receive everyday.

This is a major problem and it looks like we cannot control it unless we load software to guard against the unwanted messages.

One of the first things I do when I sign on is to delete the stored spam messages that were caught by the spaminator.

I sometimes want to reply to those from the nigerian republic of fondu and futtter with a very harsh comments, but know if I do it would be like cutting my throat!


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#22242 - 02/20/03 10:18 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
Elec_VA  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 40
Sterling, VA, USA
My profile says "Member" now (cool! although I really am still a newbie) but I have no problem putting my stuff up. Sure spam sucks, but at one point I worked for a website and got a few humbered e-mails a day. So if you don't want spam, get a yahoo or hotmail (or some other free e-mail host) and use it for ECN and spam hunting! It's worth it! [Linked Image]


Pete

#22243 - 02/21/03 12:28 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
Dallas  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 151
North Salem, IN 46165
I'm probably going to regret mentioning this, but I've listed my home e-mail as my listed e-mail here. It's that one, or my work e-mail, (I can't remember. I'll look after I've posted this [Linked Image]) and it goes to my home e-mail as well. But, except for a "friend" who put me on a porn e-mailing list, I don't get many spam e-mails at all.

Now watch, I'll start getting all sorts of junk e-mails.

Oh by the way, like Joe, I don't care for the "anonymously" registered posters here or any of the other forums I participate in. I'm not even a fan of "nicks" or "handles" instead of poster's names. But they have their names and locations on their profiles at least.

Dallas


#22244 - 02/21/03 08:03 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
sparky  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,303
your going to have the occasional fly by poster on any BB, and the registration alludes to a nick.

just accept it, and be polite about it.


#22245 - 02/22/03 09:47 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
jbfan  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 69
Newnan, GA
Hello Joe, I'm a new member and have not had much to say yet. Just trying to read most of the post. BTW Thanks for puting me on the right path when I attended one of your classes in 92 in Atlanta. Maybe when this is over you will be telling me to shut up [Linked Image] Thanks to everyone for all the info I have gotton in the short time I have been here!
Keith


"Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years to late" Jimmy Buffett

#22246 - 02/22/03 12:37 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
Scotts  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 209
Ventura, CA, USA
Keith,

What does jbfan stand for. If it means what I think it does we might have a lot in common. Well at least one thing. Oh yeah, welcome to the board.

Scott


#22247 - 02/22/03 01:58 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
WebSparky  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 138
Cleveland, Ohio
Hi Everyone!

I too have been lurking on the sidelines...... Just haven't had the two cents to throw in yet!
I do enjoy the learning and reminders I have read here and check the board several times a day usually.
I've been in the trades over 30 years and a sparky since the '86 NEC.
I will be taking the ESI/BI test here in Ohio in June to be certified as an Electrical inspector and a Building inspector. If anyone should have advice or comments, I would appreciate your input.

Keep up the great work guys!
Thanks,
Dave


Dave

#22248 - 02/22/03 03:42 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?  
jbfan  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 69
Newnan, GA
Scotts. What do you think it stands for? Yes I am a pirate, 200 yearts too late, the cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder, I'm an over 40 victim of fate!


"Yes I am a Pirate, 200 years to late" Jimmy Buffett

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