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@Mods - What is the problem with email addresses?

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  • Started 5 years ago by jd2066
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jd2066
Posts: 3814

Hi,
I saw on the "FAQ & Rules" page it says: "Please do not post your personal email address."
Also all email addresses are removed from posts.
I was wondering what is the problem with an email address being listed.
Justin

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Scott
Posts: 5618

jd,

The preference is to keep things as transparent as possible. As a help forum, we like to see actual assistance through fruition. With email addresses posted, there would be a way to circumvent the process. Some spam bots also harvest personal email address through forums so our intent is also to protect members.

We never have an issue exchanging addresses between two willing parties or worry if someone has an email address linked to their website found on the member profile. In this last instance, there has been some 'abuse' however, some members report getting emails asking for personalized help and that defeats the whole HTG forum purpose.

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jd2066
Posts: 3814

Ok, I thought it would be something like that.
Though I think it's a bit inconvenient to have email addresses blocked when the forum has no email notification system and no private message system.

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