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#22239 - 02/20/03 02:30 PM New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: 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 .....!
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#22240 - 02/20/03 03:46 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
resqcapt19 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: 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 05:42 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: 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!
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#22242 - 02/20/03 06:18 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
Elec_VA Offline
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Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 41
Loc: 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!
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#22243 - 02/20/03 08:28 PM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
Dallas Offline
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Registered: 08/07/01
Posts: 159
Loc: 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 ) 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
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#22244 - 02/21/03 04:03 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
sparky Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
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.
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#22245 - 02/22/03 05:47 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
jbfan Offline
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 75
Loc: 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 Thanks to everyone for all the info I have gotton in the short time I have been here!
Keith
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#22246 - 02/22/03 08:37 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
Scotts Offline
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Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 224
Loc: 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
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#22247 - 02/22/03 09:58 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
WebSparky Offline
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 144
Loc: 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
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#22248 - 02/22/03 11:42 AM Re: New Members? Why Are You Hiding?
jbfan Offline
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Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 75
Loc: 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!
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