What happened to the 'Real E-mail' requirement.

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I've been under the impression that fake email address postings were not welcome. Nobody feels good about censorship in any form but this forum might benefit by excluding any posting that has a fake email address. Any thoughts on this?

-- Barry Jaynes (barryjaynes@usenvitech.com), June 07, 1999




I, for one, can't make "insider" comments from the field without anonymity...

-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), June 07, 1999.

my email address is real,but it is a free one from yahoo.I couldnt post here if they used one of those scanner thinges as I do this from work(tech support for a brand name isp,one vowel,two consanants)and they'd surely can me for posting

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), June 07, 1999.

I say YES!

-- Kristi (securx@succeed.net), June 07, 1999.

I can't use my work e-mail address, and this is the only time I have to browse through this forum.

-- DJ (reality@check.com), June 07, 1999.

Fake addresses should be fine, provided if you start a thread, you don't request that all responses bounce.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), June 07, 1999.

Hey man. Far out. You gonna eat that tofu.

-- Billy Squire (squire@phoney.com), June 07, 1999.

Ok with me, and zoobie, and anybody else that wants a free Yahoo, or Hotmail, or a few dozen other free e-mail accounts. Still ain't gonna get my real address outa me, unless I quit, or get fired... <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), June 07, 1999.

The high number of assholes and government shills on this forum make me very reluctant to post my real address. Count me as a NO vote.

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (storestuff@home.now), June 07, 1999.

Odd. I've always used my real address, and I've never received an impolite e-mail from anyone. What am I doing wrong?

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), June 07, 1999.

Geez, Flint, you mean Paul Milne only makes comments about your habits and ancestry in "public places" like c.s.y2k? I would have thought that you two would have exchanged thermonuclear missives many times in the past year or so...

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), June 07, 1999.


I think you can understand why that doesn't happen. Paul does not discuss or debate. He declaims. You can agree with him totally about everything, or you can suffer endless abuse. You have no other choices. Now and then I make the attempt to fight through the taunts and profanity to highlight his deliberate distortions, but mostly it isn't worth the effort. Nobody notices except Paul's acolytes, and they just waste bandwidth cheerleading and imitating him.

-- Flint (flintc@mindspring.com), June 07, 1999.

I enjoy reading the cleverly written fictitious E-mail names. There is much brilliant wit evident.

I realize certain people need to hide their true identities. Apparently numerous people post while at work. I think this is a waste of company time. I post at home, which is a waste of personal time. Once in a while I laugh outloud at the retorts.

Ever since I began posting, I've received some dirty Spam. I delete the messages and don't reply. I think responding would produce more Spam confirming the validity of my E-mail address.

-- Randolph (dinosaur@williams-net.com), June 07, 1999.

I don't see a problem with using fakes e-mails, so long as you don't request that responses get sent to you automatically- since we all get "failure notices" from that. I use my real e-mail- if the gov't wants to find me they will anyway-hee-hee. And I haven't had any particular spam problems so far- could also be that since i only read my e-mail about once a month i don't even notice......just delete all the failure notices- 40 or 50 at a wack!

-- anita (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), June 08, 1999.

The very FIRST post I made to this forum with the current Hotmail address I use landed me on a Knights of Freedom white supremecists email list. ( who refuse to remove my address from their list btw, despite repeated requests)

anyone else get put on the KOF.NET list?

Whether this was from a harvesting 'bot or someone didn't like my post and personally added my address, I don't know. I don't care either.

I just go there and periodically dump the trash. and the white trash.

are you reading this kof.net?

do you consider me to be one of your "600" subscribers? How many others do you "pad" your ranks with?

scared little boys......my favorite quote from one of their posts was:

"Everyone knows Y2K was started by a jew..." LOL.

-- PLONK! (realaddress@hotmail.com), June 08, 1999.

In my experiance an ISP listing can't do you any harm, an E-Mail addy can lead to your,

Real name, Your address, Your Phone #, And " other personal info "

-- CT (ct@no.yr), June 08, 1999.

Our ISP has some sort of filter so we don't get Spam. Sometimes we don't get our eMail either. That's OK, we're too busy. Think the eMail thing on here is to save from bounced error messages. Haven't been recruited by anybody. As for the government, we've gone to many meetings/chief gov dudes and said, "Hi, we're here to help the government." Heeheehee, not that it's done a whole heck of a lot, but we have tried. Being a good citizen means trying to help. We're not responsible for the teflon-armored DGI .gov!

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 08, 1999.

My kid has a program that switched ISP everytime we log on. Never da same. Don't believe me.... too bad.

-- ISP (ComputerNerd's @mom.com), June 08, 1999.

wouldn't dare use my work address. my home address on MSN.COM is a disaster - all spam, all the time. never any problems or spam with my hotmail account other than those dreaded DAEMON failure notices.

-- no name (wh@t.ever), June 08, 1999.

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