which needs to be traded off against the problems of not hiding those
addresses. That we might choose to publish our addresses among
ourselves as members of this list doesn't mean we have to post those
addresses on the front door for any random person to access, and
limiting access to those addresses so that non-members can't access
them doesn't mean access has to go away for members as well.
I don't see many people posting their cel phone numbers on their home
pages, but that doesn't preclude you from giving it to people you know.
Keeping your phone number frmo telemarketers and keeping your e-mail
address from the spammers are suprisingly similar actions, except we've
generally always been circumspect about phone numbers and open about
e-mail addresses. Times change, however...
On Jan 2, 2004, at 4:09 PM, Earl Hood wrote:
And the factors of maintaining an open forum. I have received
a private response in favor of not hiding address since the user
has had useful benefits on their archives in not doing so.