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A plea for email addresses

Just a side note -
For regular posters, could you please try to put email addresses in the "Email" box for your posts?

For those who aren't aware (and don't read or trust the little grey print), your email address is never exposed - anyone who clicks the link gets a form that FogCreek uses to forward emails to the poster; your address is only revealed if you choose to reply directly.

The reason I ask is the number of times I've wanted to make a side comment or clarification, or simply contact someone about something, but didn't have the option.

Just a friendly note from your Uncle Philo. :)

Philo
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

ok

apw
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

sure.

Eric DeBois
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Unbeknownst to everyone else, I use president@whitehouse.gov on all my email lines.

Alyosha`
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

...ponders meaning of "regular" posters.

Shodan
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

'Uncle' Philo,

How old are you? 35, 38 or 40+ ??

Just wondering.

JD
http://jdk.phpkid.org/index.php

JD
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Never!

MR
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Uncle Philo....I will if you mention me in your will :-)

Code Monkey
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Sure....

vince
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I hope this isn't so unka Philo can take us aside and slap us on the wrists without embarrasing us in front of our cousins.

www.MarkTAW.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

[pondering Mrs. Philo's reaction to 'and a big shout out to Code Monkey' at the reading of my will...]

Philo
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Won't matter, you'll be dead anyways.  What's she gonna do?

Alyosha`
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Women can inflict pain beyond the grave.

You haven't been married lately, have ya.

Nigel
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I haven't been DEAD lately either ...

Alyosha`
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

The upside of including your email address is that you get nice emails from Philo (...Don't think I have gotten one yet, what's the deal with that?...)

the downside is the nasty, lewd, and anonymous comments from people disagree with me. They generally say intelligent things like "Your dumb" or "Geek girls are excellent in bed"...What's with that?

But still I presist in using my email address, I keep holding out for the elusive email from Philo...one day it will happen, I am just biding my time....

Aussie Chick
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Does the netiquette require answering to emails received off-board?

coresi
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

So, who got the email from Philo and what was that about? Cookies?

coresi
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Aussie, don't call his bluff. You just never know......

Nigel
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I've had the same basic experience as Aussie Chick.  Filling in the "Email:" box will mostly result in rude, anonymous comments from idiots. 

On the other hand, I've had a couple of interesting email exchanges (but none with Philo either!) that resulted from the email link so I leave it there for that. 

SomeBody
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Or maybe they will be used by the Microsoft Marketing Machine. Who does Philo work for now? Hmm... part of the vast conspiracy!

m
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Philo emailed me once.  Called me a recycler.

The email on this post is fake
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I remember trying to email Philo privately once, except that he was in the habit of using an old, obsolete email address.

I finally tracked down his real name and email at Microsoft, but by then I had forgotten what I had wanted to say.

Alyosha`
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Actually it wasn't an obsolete email address, it was a lesson in never letting a .org domain lapse, otherwise you have to teach the domain registrar how to reenable it.
(Apparently when .org's lapse, somehow they get a few "special" flags that have to be specifically removed. It was a mind-altering experience)

It's all better now. :-)

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I've received a nasty e-mail or two, a handful from Phlio, and a few
other good ones.

Not that any of this matters, my contact info is on my website and if
you can't figure out what that is...

In any case, it's much better than revealing your e-mail address on Usenet.

www.MarkTAW.com
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

"Women can inflict pain beyond the grave."

***  P R I C E L E S S ***

I love you dude!

Cosmo Kramer
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

People should put their email on their posts, otherwise Philo will be forced to randomly email someone later on and attribute the prior post to them. :-)  I got one such email that had something to do with Electrical Engineers or something (I think it might have been meant for Atkins).

I've only gotten one negative anonymous email from some wanker who was upset that I said that the whole outsourcing discussion was done like last years thanksgiving dinner. Another interesting email was a form "why open source is the world's evil" from John when he believed that we were kin after we argued a common perspective in an open source discussion.

Dennis Forbes
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Man, I *do* have massive problems with attributing concepts/quotes to the wrong people. Over the last year or so I've been working hard to verify who said what and when, but old habits (post now, think later) die hard.

Sorry about that. :)

Philo

Philo
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Occasionally I get mail.  Recently I had one offering to have Christianity explained to me, I refused, politely I hope.

And no Philo's never emailed me either and nor has Aussie chick, so I guess that's one electronic dance I'll miss as well.

Simon Lucy
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

I don't email people unless I feel it is too off topic for the msg board.

As for the nasty emails, well I don't understand those, I mean, if you believe what you are saying and can say it with some intelligence, then post it to the msg board, emailling a nasty message to me just tells me that you know you are wrong and are too gutless to post it where everybody can see it and roll there eyes.

Aussie Chick
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Done.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

You want nasty emails, make a comment that might be considered to reflect on Macs occasionally.

i once posted on Dvorak's forum that I thought it wasn't very bright of Steve Jobs to try and sell macines without floppy disks in countries where they were the most common form of storage.

It was quite interesting to see what they suggested I did with sand, sheikhs and camels.

Stephen Jones
Thursday, January 22, 2004

How come I never get rude, anonymous comments from idiots. I tried so hard.

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Idiots never send rude anonymous comments to their own kind; they feel a kind of primeval solidarity.

And clever people feel don't need anomymity to be rude, as you can see here :)

Stephen Jones
Thursday, January 22, 2004

The only two people to ever email me off this board are Bella and Joel.

I can't tell you what the email I got from Joel said (he promised to do a number six on me if I did :)

Bella however was warning me about the ills of going 48+ hours with no sleep! Quite touching to see the human side of Bella

Tapiwa
Thursday, January 22, 2004

"Idiots never send rude anonymous comments to their own kind; they feel a kind of primeval solidarity."

Thank God! I was beginning to fear it was my body odor.

Just me (Sir to you)
Thursday, January 22, 2004

I've decided to not only add my email address, but try to cut back on my smartass comments.

pdq
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Hello, i have seen your comment on this site and i think its kool....do you want to makew real money with it...then i can only urge you to send an email to gimel25@yahoo.com 'cos we are already compilling names of those people to be choosing for our annual world lottery.people are winning and who knows you might be our next winner to win....mail now cos winners names will be out first week of march 2004...goodluck!!!
yours truly,
susan crow
from Kent..UK.

susan crow
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I'm lloking for an old friend of mine under the name Ben Tallowood from NSW AU. If anyone can hook me up with him via email or anything I would appreciate it a heap.

Thanks

ernisan
Tuesday, April 13, 2004

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