Solved Can a warning be put on before asking a question?

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May 16, 2012 at 12:43:20
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Just wondering if a warning of NOT to put your e-mail address in your post can be done. There seem to always be the odd individual that posts his or her e-mail in a post....Maybe a blurb on why it's not good to post an address in a forum.
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May 16, 2012 at 18:56:45
Nope it wasn't... I did it based on your advice :)

Justin



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May 16, 2012 at 12:58:31
Some members (often new ones) seem to think they'll get special attention from us by asking us to send our help replies to their email address - I've seen that frequently on here and other forums.

Or they just include their email address without saying why, hoping we'll reply to it.

Damn cheek if you ask me! What do they think forums are here for?


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May 16, 2012 at 14:18:57
Hi XpUser4Real,

I have added a warning to the tooltip popup box that users see when they click on the area to start writing the body of their message. It warns the user not to post personal information such as their e-mail address.

Thanks for the suggestion!
Justin


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May 16, 2012 at 17:14:07
Thanks Justin! I appreciate it.
Was that in there before? Sorry if I missed it....

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May 16, 2012 at 18:56:45
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Nope it wasn't... I did it based on your advice :)

Justin


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#5
May 25, 2012 at 14:03:37
Nice! There are tons of people that drop their email here on the security and virus topic at will, and they wonder how they keep getting malware in the first place.

mike


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