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Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 06:51 AM
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Check this post that was on another thread about Rex:

"Rex Bickers is indeed a physician. He is a neonatal/perinatal specialist. In other words he is a pediatrician and/or OB who specialized in neonatology/perinatology or the care of premature babies before and after they are born. How he has time to write on this board while doing a demanding job like that is beyond me. When you put your name out on a public forum like this, then people can find out things about you. Go to the Ohio State Medical Board and type in Bickers under search to find out more about Dr. Rex Bickers. I, for one, take my hat off to physicians like Rex as this is one of the most demanding and difficult fields in all of medicine. I don't believe you should use your real name or address on a public forum however.

Best Wishes Rex and keep up all the good work you do and the nice information you deliver here."
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 07:01 AM
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Rex, unlike the rest of us, has no compunctions at all about posting personal information online, including his address and the ages of his wife and daughters.

http://rexbickers.italy.com/
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 08:18 AM
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Go to Google and do a search of your email address. You might be surprised at what comes up. I had a number of things that came from newsletters of groups and committees that I am active with, although no postings from here, although I do sometimes use my real address. Then try a search of your name. However, in that case, you'll also get listings regarding other people who share your name.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 09:27 AM
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Just did a Google search of both primary and secondary addresses and found nuttin'

Guess I just ain't interesting 'nuf? ?

Rich
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 09:33 AM
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The adress I'm using is a real, but secondary one. I mostly use it for mail-lists, and seldom check it, mostly to delete its content. I didn't notice any increase in spam since I use it here. I never received hate mail. I sometimes receive a mail related to one of my post on a travel board, but usually only notice it long after it has been sent (I didn't check this adress during the three last weeks, for instance). So one could argue that this adress isn't exactly my *real* adress.



So, it has not been an issue for me but nevertheless I wouldn't give my main adress on this board, though.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 09:40 AM
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I also get quite a lot of junk mail on this excite account, but that doesn't bother me one bit... I got this free excite account and just delete anything I don't like. I have a "proper" email address, that I just don't give out.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 01:52 PM
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I rarely get spam, and am always happy to help with more info on specific inquiries. I agree with Rex and the other proponents of registration that it might help give the board a more civil tone. I'm always surprised at the amount of vitriol seemingly innocuous statements can generate.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 02:09 PM
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It's quite easy to do a reverse lookup for someone's address, so whenever I mention on this forum that I'm planning to take a trip somewhere, I go anonymous to make sure I'm not notifying the world that I won't be home.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 02:51 PM
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Sometimes I have a similar problem with other web sites - to get information you have to register and e-mail address is mandatory. I have 2 e-mails, one for Fodor's and such, one for friends only. Both get junk e-mail so I put both on exclusive filter - I get in my in-box only e-mail from the addresses in my address book. I get twice as much junk in my "junk" account as in the other one. I get a kick when I see in the subject "enlarge your penis" offered to a female. If I have time I look at the subject lines. If not Hotmail will clean them out in 7 days.

If I couldn't have 2 e-mails I would never post my real address here. If not for exclusive filter I wouldn't keep hotmail addresses.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 03:01 PM
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Very little spam and the little I get is not from here (although some anonymous person threatened to spam me once - oh well!)
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 03:10 PM
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I don't give my full address cuz I'm too lazy to type the whole thing every time. I do try to give the whole thing if I'm giving a specific reference. It is a name I set up just cuz I got hooked on this forum.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 04:07 PM
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When I'm willing to private-mail and continue a conversation or give in-detail information on a topic I am well versed on/in, then I post my real address.

Yes, I have shared travel experience, with a number of people "off board". And yes I do get more "travel related" junk mail in my Hotmail account along with all the other junk mail that's always come to it.
 
Old Jun 3rd, 2002, 06:01 PM
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wondering
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Thanks for your responses. I think I'll start a yahoo account and "go live." That is my next step!
 
Old Jun 4th, 2002, 07:12 AM
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Hi wondering,
I post with my above address when I think someone might need further information and would like to get in touch with me.
I have only gotten one email stating "I found your email on Fodor's"
I blocked him and after that I have had no problems. I get junk all the time and it is filtered by Hotmail. I also get those enlarge your penis or get Ripped muscles....I am a middle aged female LOL! I also use aliases for some questions but very rarely. Good luck!
 
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 05:32 AM
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up to the top
 
Old Jul 29th, 2002, 05:59 AM
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I rarely use my real address. When I have it is when I have offered to give more specific advice. After a very nasty episode several years ago when I was bothered by a phone pest, I have only rarely given out phone numbers and my email address.However, I have recently opened up a second email account and am considering using it on fodors. The replies to this thread are quite reassuring!
 
Old Jul 31st, 2002, 09:19 PM
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Good for you, Fiona
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You're doing the right thing.
 
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