[Baypiggies] [ADMIN] Don't disclose phone numbers or emails - list archives globally visible

Rick Kwan kenobi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 19:02:07 CET 2007

On 2/1/07, Stephen McInerney <spmcinerney at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Just a reminder to not ever send your personal phone number (as someone did earlier)
> or a large list of member emails (as JJ did) on this list, because these can be
> automatically harvested by spammers and robots.

Oh. yeah.  I suspect JJ was following my observation that Usenet votes
usually published the e-mail addresses of how people voted so that
they can be sure they were tallied correctly (as was useful in one
case here). With a reliable on-line survey/vote pages, this may no
longer be necessary.

For web pages where I've had to publish contact info, I've gone to
using "(at)" in place of "@", just to slow down the spammers without
annoying the daylights out of more naive readers.

--Rick Kwan
  kenobi(at)gmail.com, or perhaps kenobi(at)gmail(dot)com (ugh)

> There are now very many sites publicly archiving this list, the following gives 976 hits:
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=baypiggies+archive
> , last year it was only 1. Once this stuff gets out there it's impossible to undo it.
> (Hope we can get back to the February talk organizing now.)
> Regards,
> Stephen

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