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Title: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: jw on September 29, 2008, 02:35:04 PM
If you choose not to hide your e-mail in your profile, it is available as a plain mailto: link in the form.  I have mine turned off, so you won't see a link for my email.  But check some of the other post and look for the e-mail graphic.  Seems like it'd be too easy for people and spammers to abuse that.

I think the default setting for this should be "hidden" as not everybody may think to hide their e-mail.  I'd even go so far as to say that it should be disabled  altogether if possible.  People can alway PM each other if needed or type their email in their post if they really want to do that.

This is my first post here...  Looking good so far.
Title: Re: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: jw on September 29, 2008, 03:33:06 PM
I just realized I can see an e-mail graphic for my own post.  Can the rest of you see my e-mail address?  It's supposed to be hidden.
Title: Re: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: edgefan89 on September 30, 2008, 10:31:50 AM
I cant see your email address
Title: Re: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: Northern Star on September 30, 2008, 02:17:21 PM
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I just realized I can see an e-mail graphic for my own post.  Can the rest of you see my e-mail address?  It's supposed to be hidden.

Yeah I was wondering about that too, can anyone tell me if mine is visible?  It looks like it is to me.
Title: Re: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: Alton Dalton on September 30, 2008, 02:43:55 PM
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I just realized I can see an e-mail graphic for my own post.  Can the rest of you see my e-mail address?  It's supposed to be hidden.

Yeah I was wondering about that too, can anyone tell me if mine is visible?  It looks like it is to me.


No, it's hidden.
Title: Re: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: Northern Star on September 30, 2008, 02:45:22 PM
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I just realized I can see an e-mail graphic for my own post.  Can the rest of you see my e-mail address?  It's supposed to be hidden.

Yeah I was wondering about that too, can anyone tell me if mine is visible?  It looks like it is to me.


No, it's hidden.

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: E-mail is pretty out there
Post by: jw on October 01, 2008, 02:36:16 PM
Glad to hear the email actually isn't showing when it's turned off.  Still it's kind of disconcerting to see your own e-mail.   I can see people wondering "Did I really turn it off in the settings? I'd better double check."