Heads Up: User profiles and privacy!


(Andrew Waugh) #1

I notice that some users are entering email addresses, phone numbers and such in the “About me”, “Name” parts of their profiles and in some cases in posts on the forum.

Please be aware that this is a public forum. Anyone can read this information, so unless you are absolutely certain that you want the world at large to know how to send you an email, or call you, or visit your home address, then don’t mention ANY of that kind of information in your profile, or in a public post.

If you want to keep your email address private, then the only place it should occur in your preferences is in the “Email” field. This field is only visible to the system, moderators/admins, and yourself.

If you want to send that kind of information to another user, then please use the PM (Private Message) facility.


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