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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #7
Robert Morein
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.


"Bob" <bobofalltrades@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:X-adnRLReIa_M1LdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
> To Everybody:
>
> If you really want a reply to a technical question, post your REAL email
> address. I have seen several worthwhile projects and questions posted,

but
> the poster doesn't have the guts to supply a real return address.
>

Correction, Bob.
My email address is nowhere@nowhere.com
It has nothing to do with cowardice, and everything to do with spam.
You don't need my email address. Post your answer to the group.

Any questions, call me at (215) 646-4894
Bob Morein


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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #8
Dave Hinz
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 20:16:14 -0700, for ronnie the christian capon who is afraid of todays date <g-r-e-g-g-i-e-g-i-b-s-o-n@wicked.as> wrote:
> In article <X-adnRLReIa_M1LdRVn-jw@comcast.com>,
> "Bob" <bobofalltrades@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> If you really want a reply to a technical question, post your REAL email
>> address. I have seen several worthwhile projects and questions posted, but
>> the poster doesn't have the guts to supply a real return address.

>
> and why would you need a good email address for a post on usenet. it's
> awfully rude to ask a question in a group and then expect the answers to
> be emailed to you...might be more than one person who wants the answer


The person providing the answer gets to decide how, and if, to answer.
If you limit yourself to public responses only, you are likely going to
miss out on useful advice that someone would have mailed.

If you want to improve your chances of getting your problem answered,
get an email account with some filtering & use a real address, or at least
make it something that doesn't take a massive amount of screwing around
to figure out how to demunge it. It just takes a few times of having a
well-written, not trivial response end up bouncing back, before people
won't bother doing it anymore.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #9
Dave Hinz
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 20:16:14 -0700, for ronnie the christian capon who is afraid of todays date <g-r-e-g-g-i-e-g-i-b-s-o-n@wicked.as> wrote:
> In article <X-adnRLReIa_M1LdRVn-jw@comcast.com>,
> "Bob" <bobofalltrades@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> If you really want a reply to a technical question, post your REAL email
>> address. I have seen several worthwhile projects and questions posted, but
>> the poster doesn't have the guts to supply a real return address.

>
> and why would you need a good email address for a post on usenet. it's
> awfully rude to ask a question in a group and then expect the answers to
> be emailed to you...might be more than one person who wants the answer


The person providing the answer gets to decide how, and if, to answer.
If you limit yourself to public responses only, you are likely going to
miss out on useful advice that someone would have mailed.

If you want to improve your chances of getting your problem answered,
get an email account with some filtering & use a real address, or at least
make it something that doesn't take a massive amount of screwing around
to figure out how to demunge it. It just takes a few times of having a
well-written, not trivial response end up bouncing back, before people
won't bother doing it anymore.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #10
Danno
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 05:43:40 -0400, Robert Morein <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
> "Bob" <bobofalltrades@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:X-adnRLReIa_M1LdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
>> To Everybody:
>>
>> If you really want a reply to a technical question, post your REAL email
>> address. I have seen several worthwhile projects and questions posted,

> but
>> the poster doesn't have the guts to supply a real return address.
>>

> Correction, Bob.
> My email address is nowhere@nowhere.com
> It has nothing to do with cowardice, and everything to do with spam.
> You don't need my email address. Post your answer to the group.
>
> Any questions, call me at (215) 646-4894
> Bob Morein


For me, it also has to do with accuracy and sharing of information. While
Bob's advice is probably wise and well-intended, I would prefer it be made
public, so that:
1> It can be reviewed and questioned by peers in the NG. This affords me the
ability to see alternate perspectives, not just Bob's. It also makes sure that
Bob doesn't simply throw something "off the cuff", so to speak, which may not
be entirely accurate. If Bob has misunderstood something and offers it as
experienced advice, it can be corrected by others who know better.
2> It is publically archived, so I can search for it later. Additionally,
because it is posted publically, if there is any debate (see 1>), that
discussion is also available.
Ultimately, the responder must choose whether or not they feel comfortable
posting to a public forum. Now, Bob, for instance, may not feel secure enough
in his knowledge to post publically, so he'll only help through email. Or maybe
he's just sick of the extraneous crap that the Usenet seems to promote from
time to time <grin>, and doesn't feel like debating the "You-can't-do-that-in-
this-newsgroup" argument, yet again. If that's the case, well, just pick and
choose the queires you're into, and ignore the rest.
Personally, I'm OK with posting incorrect information/advice and then being
corrected.

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1993 BRC Banzai w/60T Real Chainring & Shimano Deore XT
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #11
Danno
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 05:43:40 -0400, Robert Morein <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
> "Bob" <bobofalltrades@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:X-adnRLReIa_M1LdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
>> To Everybody:
>>
>> If you really want a reply to a technical question, post your REAL email
>> address. I have seen several worthwhile projects and questions posted,

> but
>> the poster doesn't have the guts to supply a real return address.
>>

> Correction, Bob.
> My email address is nowhere@nowhere.com
> It has nothing to do with cowardice, and everything to do with spam.
> You don't need my email address. Post your answer to the group.
>
> Any questions, call me at (215) 646-4894
> Bob Morein


For me, it also has to do with accuracy and sharing of information. While
Bob's advice is probably wise and well-intended, I would prefer it be made
public, so that:
1> It can be reviewed and questioned by peers in the NG. This affords me the
ability to see alternate perspectives, not just Bob's. It also makes sure that
Bob doesn't simply throw something "off the cuff", so to speak, which may not
be entirely accurate. If Bob has misunderstood something and offers it as
experienced advice, it can be corrected by others who know better.
2> It is publically archived, so I can search for it later. Additionally,
because it is posted publically, if there is any debate (see 1>), that
discussion is also available.
Ultimately, the responder must choose whether or not they feel comfortable
posting to a public forum. Now, Bob, for instance, may not feel secure enough
in his knowledge to post publically, so he'll only help through email. Or maybe
he's just sick of the extraneous crap that the Usenet seems to promote from
time to time <grin>, and doesn't feel like debating the "You-can't-do-that-in-
this-newsgroup" argument, yet again. If that's the case, well, just pick and
choose the queires you're into, and ignore the rest.
Personally, I'm OK with posting incorrect information/advice and then being
corrected.

--
Solar-powered Linux: Slackware9.1 2.4.26 IBM ThinkPad560
1993 BRC Banzai w/60T Real Chainring & Shimano Deore XT
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #12
Bob F.
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.


"Bob" <bobofalltrades@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:X-adnRLReIa_M1LdRVn-jw@comcast.com...
> To Everybody:
>
> If you really want a reply to a technical question, post your REAL email
> address. I have seen several worthwhile projects and questions posted,

but
> the poster doesn't have the guts to supply a real return address.
>
> nobody@nowhere.com and other such return addresses are bogus, and a waste

of
> everybody's time that seriously use newsgroups.
>
> If anybody has a serious technical question, I am always more than happy

to
> give my wisdom or point others in the direction to someone that can

address
> their problem.
>
> My background is engineering, manufacturer and building contractor, with a
> particular interest in renewable energy.
>
> No SPAM please.
>
> Bob
> bobofalltrades@comcast.net



Hey Chief,
If your information is so valuable, shouldn't everyone be allowed to
partake of your responses? The point of this newsgroup is for everyone to
learn, and directing your responses to a personal email addresses robs
everyone of the nuggets of experience that might be found in your response.
Sincerely,
bobf@phantom.com




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