Wazoo Posted October 7, 2005 Share Posted October 7, 2005 Brought from a PM. Following your reply to my posting in news.spamcop.net I looked at the forum where you pointed me, and decided I should subscribe to the forums since that seems to be where you post the information your customers need. I filled in the form, which asked for my user-name: so I gave it my Spamcop user name. I received a confirmation e-mail, and went to read what was on the forums. The first thing I found was a diatribe against those idiots who use their spamcop e-mail address as their forum name. Since that's exactly what the registration form seemed to be asking, that's what I did. Please delete the forum name xxxxx[at]spamcop.net. I'll carry on using news.spamcop.net - it's quieter, but it's a lot friendlier. I posted an Announcement back on 22 Sep 2005. Four contacts made due to that post. Title change made based on a syggestion from farelf on 3 ct 2005. This is the first unrequested response since that action. I'd sent out PMson 4 Oct 2005 to some users displaying thier e-mail address, starting with those with non-SpamCOp.net addresses. Thus far, a single response to those, and that particular user had issues with not wanting to screw up his SpamCop e-mail account (at least 5 PMs to clear that up, e-mail from Don about user's having issues with (either) the PM or the Announcement (or something?) .. guessing at the same user involved based on the timeframe involved, but could be wrong ...???) From my perspective, the "issue" is (at least) hinted at in the Title, background and reason is offered in that post, and (depending on browser reaction) the included link (atte,m) to take one to Section 7 - Change of Username of the Forum FAQ (BTW: Section 1 states that this Forum app is a separate function, such that even if one has a SpamCop.net e-mail address, Reporting Account, whatever, one still has to register here with a 'new' account) ... I feel that the concept and request is documented .. and, in my normal fashion, the 'answer' is also an opportunity to glean even more data that one may not have thought to ask .... Anyone else willing to add to the "diatribe" description, want to do up a change, or add to the thoughts that perhaps it's simply a waste of time to try to protect some folks from themselves? For the record, for those folks that (also) forgot ... I'm looking at the Registration screen .. first item to enter is "Username" ... a java scri_pt pop-up is available on hovering the mouse over a question-mark .. "Usernames must be between 3 and 32 characters long" ... Below that are the boxes to fill in "Password" and "Email Address" .... I fail to see any "suggestion" to use one's e-mail address as a "Username" .... nothing to prevent it, but responding to the quoted PM traffic ... one step more, I don't recall using the word "idiots" anywhere, even recognizing that some folks may want the additional exposure of thier e-mail address ...??? Do I even need to try to respond to the "your customers" comment? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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