Please Review: A Couple of Helpful Rules and Tips for Forum Members

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/20/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Here are a couple of helpful rules and tips from our Founder, Peter Waite, for all forum members.  One was recently updated.   Please review.
Just click on the links below to review:
New Rule: No Excessively Long Signatures (Updated 12/18/2007) - I think we're given some extra room here due to the nature of our forum, but this is a good review from Mr. Waite nonetheless
In addition, you'll want to watch out for posting your personal e-mail addresses.  Doing so exposes you to folks who send spam where they can easily find you via Internet searches on our posts using something like google or yahoo search. 
A better practice is to either temporarily or permanently modify your profile to include an e-mail address which can be accessed to the left of your posts in the icon box under your forum name.   An e-mail address in your profile cannot be accessed by an Internet search.  Your can turn the e-mail address link in your profile off or on at will.
All the best to our great forum members!

"Idaho" ~ Barry


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

My web site:

Post Edited (IdahoSurvivor) : 12/20/2007 8:47:47 AM (GMT-7)

Tim G
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   Posted 12/20/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reminders, Barry. I've always listed my email address in my profile so that individual forum members could contact me personally. I take it that is still ok and won't trigger any more spam than I already get.
Age 59 PSA 2.6 (Quadrupled in one year) Gleason 5
Bilateral nerve-sparing RRP 6/21/06
Cancer confined to prostate, post-op PSA's non-detectable

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 12/20/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tim,
You are correct.  Setting your e-mail address in your profile is the safest method and cannot be hacked by a normal web search.
Best regards,
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