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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #13
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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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #14
Dave Hinz
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:31:47 -0500, Bob F. <bobf@phantom.com> wrote:
>
> 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.


If the point of a question is to get answers, then why limit your chance
of getting an answer by taking away an option the person answering might
use? The train of thought isn't going to be "Oh, I can't answer by email
so I'll send it public", it's "Oh, I can't send it by email so screw it."

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #15
Dave Hinz
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:31:47 -0500, Bob F. <bobf@phantom.com> wrote:
>
> 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.


If the point of a question is to get answers, then why limit your chance
of getting an answer by taking away an option the person answering might
use? The train of thought isn't going to be "Oh, I can't answer by email
so I'll send it public", it's "Oh, I can't send it by email so screw it."

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #16
for ronnie the christian capon who is afraid of todays date
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

In article <2jb37eFvfblgU1@uni-berlin.de>,
Dave Hinz <DaveHinz@spamcop.net> wrote:

> 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.
>


I believe danno responds to this quite eloquently.

of course all one has to do is post that you'd like to discuss the
question further off-line to address your concerns. I for one have never
been afraid to PING: "someone" to solicit or give an off-group email.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:45 PM   #17
for ronnie the christian capon who is afraid of todays date
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

In article <2jb37eFvfblgU1@uni-berlin.de>,
Dave Hinz <DaveHinz@spamcop.net> wrote:

> 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.
>


I believe danno responds to this quite eloquently.

of course all one has to do is post that you'd like to discuss the
question further off-line to address your concerns. I for one have never
been afraid to PING: "someone" to solicit or give an off-group email.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #18
Steve Spence
 
Default Re: Post real email addresses if you want reply.

Many folks do not appreciate a private response to a public question. If
it's asked in a public forum, the response should go there as well. I use a
real addy, as folks often ask me privately for related or unrelated info.
I'm one who does not mind being privately responded to. Some do mind, and
therefore use a munged addy.

--
Steve Spence
Renewable energy and sustainable living
http://www.green-trust.org
Discuss vegetable oil and biodiesel
powered diesels at
http://www.veggievan.org/discuss/

"Dave Hinz" <DaveHinz@spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:2jbe8kFv0prsU1@uni-berlin.de...
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:31:47 -0500, Bob F. <bobf@phantom.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
>
> If the point of a question is to get answers, then why limit your chance
> of getting an answer by taking away an option the person answering might
> use? The train of thought isn't going to be "Oh, I can't answer by email
> so I'll send it public", it's "Oh, I can't send it by email so screw it."
>



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