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Jun 25th, 2001, 03:43 PM
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It doesn't really help to know who you sign yourself, because we don't know you anyway. We are actually taking advice from unknown persons and have to realize that fact. I know some of you
know each other, but on the whole we are taking your opinions on the blind.
Just imagine asking a stranger for advice, without knowing anything about that person. My friends and I can't agree on traveling and we know each other. Just take this site with a grain of salt, and don't get hung up on personalities.
Jun 25th, 2001, 04:04 PM
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The term was invented in Silicon Valley.It is the internet equivalent of junk mail. (Unwanted e-mail advertiseing.) I have noticed no spam from posting on this site but see a noticable increase in it whenever I use the internet to search for airfares, hotels etc.
Jun 25th, 2001, 04:49 PM
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I choose not to post my real e-mail address because of past experiences of being overwhelmed by spam after posting on Usenet newsgroups. Granted its much easier for spammers to automatically extract e-mail addresses from newsgroups than from a forum such as this, but I'd rather not take the chance. I don't want to have to discard yet another e-mail address to escape spam.

That said, I don't favor registration only because I think it will discourage casual posters from using the site. I know that I've gone to sites and left because I didn't feel like registering. I don't think that the incidence of obnoxious posts really warrants registration, particularly not recently. Since the Fodors editors can't realistically read every post on each board, I think its up to the users to help police the boards and e-mail the editors when they see an offensive post and ask that it be removed.
Jun 25th, 2001, 05:04 PM
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This is basically the same question I asked a week ago and every twinkie on the net came out to offer critisims of me.

I suspect that many trollers are probably 350 pounds. They get up every now and then to get themselves the first of many, MAAANNNNNNY pieces of pie ;-D

There seems to be some arrogance directed at AOL users. I have been using AOL since 94. In those days the internet was still developing. AOL had then and still has great travel forums. In 96, I got another ISP to use as my internet services. The Browers were either Netscape or MSIE.

I use a cable modem these days and have used one since 98. I still keep AOL for the travel boards. If they ever shut down the AOL travel boards, it's bye bye time.

Jun 25th, 2001, 05:11 PM
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Before the above post I was enjoying a great and fairly civil discussion.

Keep posting anonymously. Frank said it all. We are all strangers with few exceptions. I am amazed how quickly we all forget that on these boards.

Happy Travels

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