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#1 Guest_Paracelsus_*

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 12:13 PM

Hello Everyone, :D       While I relish my Anonymity as much as the next person :ph34r: ...      I find it a wee bit curious that so few people have chosen to reveal anything about themselves in their Member Profile.  Are a birthdate (btw... I'll wager I'm one of the oldest, so far) and some interests going to lead the Identity Nazis to your door? :D  :D       Judging by the highly imaginative Avatars I've seen, many of you must surely be interesting people with a wide range of avoctions.           Personally, I believe it helps foster a sense of "Community" in a Forum (especially among regular participants) to read in a profile that one may have some interests in common.As Always, The Preceeding is One Man's Opinion... Your Mileage May Vary :D

#2 OFFLINE   LadyL

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 12:49 PM

Nah...you are still a spring chicken. .. errr make that spring rooster :angry:  I don't list my interests because I have only 1   - using a computer (15 forums... yada yada yada  :ph34r:  ). But I do see your point.

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 01:50 PM

Okay, okay. I'll update my profile sometime later today.  :ph34r: I'm rather used to some non-tech forums where personal tidbits from ones profile sometimes get twisted into creative yet insulting fiction, but I don't expect that will be the case here at all.  :angry:

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 04:23 PM

Profile updated....Thanks for bringing that to my attention. You are right. Lets hope this board is more of a community than many of the other boards I have been a part of.

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 03:50 PM

So Stryder, you're a fellow Hoosier. I'm from the NW corner by Chicago. Just joined yesterday but this looks like a very promising set of forums.A_Sr.

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 04:39 PM

I have some constraints on this one (some of them dictated to me by, uh, someone else who's still promising to post here someday). But I suppose I should take your suggestion to heart, Paracelsus. Thanks for making it. I too will update my profile -- and find a way to replace my ugly avatar too!I think the avatar is the top priority, though. I mean ... dang.Unfortunately, it's my birthday soon. In case anyone's wondering, I'm about to be 45. :rolleyes: -- Scot
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Posted 20 March 2003 - 09:06 PM

Paracel, you lost, how much was that yer betting?  Paypal me.I'm one of those who believes that the internet encourages granfalloons, not communities, and on the internet no one knows you're a dog (famous cartoon at Newyorker.com catoon bank, you could look it up).

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 11:15 PM

Paracelsus, you really started something here, a good thing too. A sense of community is always helpful and if the people here are as helpful as on some of the other forums I belong to that will be great.But young fella if you check out my profile you will find I have been interested in electronics for longer than you have been alive. I know, us older folks are not supposed to be into the computer age but I don't know what I would do without my computer and the internet.Glad to be a member of this forum ......... Norm

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 11:54 PM

Profile updated. I like this forum so far. It seems homey and a good place for me to actually learn how to use a forum.

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 01:32 AM

OK, I updated my profile.As to Scott's Avetar, I really did try to beat it. I went to Google (of course), and entered "monsters"...nothing to trump him.So I entered "proctology"...nothing to trump him.That is ONE SMOKING AVETAR! :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:19 PM

i was born jan 4 1942, nearly as old as the soil.   :) jaco

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 11:40 PM

OK Paracelsus, you've inspired me. I've updated my profile! I think this forum is headed in the right direction. There's a lot of good folks in here...

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 02:57 PM

Paracelcus, nice to see a fellow Texan!  Ummmm....my sons are about your age.

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Posted 24 March 2003 - 12:18 AM

OK, dating profile updated. Yeah, yeah, I know this ain't no dating service but that's what I think of every time I fill out one of those profile info forms, which is why I rarely do so...but since y'all begging me  :D

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Posted 24 March 2003 - 12:54 AM

Yes, you are absolutely right. A community sense is very important.I had already done my profile thingey when I signed up, so I thought I would do something to update my rather unimpressive signature....but after putting in my normal Albert Einstein and Jonathan Swift quotes, I wasn't sure they would be in particularly sensitive right now when I really wish to be as supportive of our troops as possible, so I deleted them again.Back to the drawing board.
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Posted 24 March 2003 - 09:58 PM

Montana, on Mar 23 2003, 10:18 PM, said:

OK, dating profile updated. Yeah, yeah, I know this ain't no dating service but that's what I think of every time I fill out one of those profile info forms, which is why I rarely do so...but since y'all begging me  ;)
Yeah, the best piece of advice I ever got about being online was about not filling out profiles.I was 26 at the time and I worked with a guy that was my age. He had a Mac and was on AO(****) and when I bought my first computer in '97, a Gateway, he told me never to fill those profiles out because of all the porn that'll come to you as a young man. Some may enjoy that but it's not what I wanted in my mailbox. I've since learned that you research the privacy report and then either give them your real address or a junk address. A pretty universal approach I think. <_<  :o Allen
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Posted 25 March 2003 - 12:10 AM

tbird9768, on Mar 24 2003, 07:58 PM, said:

Montana, on Mar 23 2003, 10:18 PM, said:

OK, dating profile updated. Yeah, yeah, I know this ain't no dating service but that's what I think of every time I fill out one of those profile info forms, which is why I rarely do so...but since y'all begging me  ;)
Yeah, the best piece of advice I ever got about being online was about not filling out profiles.I was 26 at the time and I worked with a guy that was my age. He had a Mac and was on AO(****) and when I bought my first computer in '97, a Gateway, he told me never to fill those profiles out because of all the porn that'll come to you as a young man. Some may enjoy that but it's not what I wanted in my mailbox. I've since learned that you research the privacy report and then either give them your real address or a junk address. A pretty universal approach I think. <_<  :o Allen
WOW!!!  tbird9768,From my experience... It's more often "Chat Rooms" and leaving e-mail addresses in "GuestBooks" that lead to the consequences you outline.NO ONE can get to you from a Birthdate and some Interests... To which is all I was referring.You make a valid point regarding e-m addys... and certainly, EVERYONE should maintain more than one, according to the various purposes for which they utilize the Internet/Web.Personally, I have one for Family & Friends; another for Website Registrations & Shopping/Purchase Confirmations; and yet another for Newsletters, etc.It was never my intention that this thread be construed as a portal to entice Forum Members to leave themselves open to Porn and Spam :(  :(




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