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is it alright to ask for personal email?

Hello jason1975.

For safety reasons, you should avoid share personal details on a public forum. You could communicate by private message. ;)

[Sorry for the off topic]

Thank you,
Aurélie

hi,
thanks for the information. this blog would be of great help to me.

tin :)

(Moderated: off topic)

right

thank,it's useful for me

Perhaps you can amend the code of conduct to reflect the ban on asking questions about political issues.
Perhaps I read the code of conduct section on opinions wrong.

OPINIONS:

The entire concept of this forum is to promote the free exchange of information and ideas.

noted

There is control ....EVERYWHERE

(Moderated: Off topic)

Thanks for the information. This blog would be of great help to me.  :)

Thank for the info. Like they say: "Ignorance of the law is not an excuse" :)

uselful, Thanks for the information.

Thanks admin

Very much helpful

Cheers

Thank for your post. It is useful for us

Admin.
Could you please just delete inappropriate posts, rather than leaving them for us to open and have to read your note, "Not available, read something else". This is such a pain in the neck.

Personal details, such as email addresses and phone numbers, should be deleted from public posts before they are posted on the site.

Hi Ralphnhatrang,

Basically this is what we do as in we removed inappropriate posts but here on this thread everyone is saying thank you and being grateful and no one actually posted any personal details so far..

Have a good day

Thank you

Maximilien

I'm sorry it. I don't know how to use website
Sorry
Hong nguyen

Moderated by Bhavna 7 months ago
Reason : off-topic
We invite you to read the forum code of conduct

You can't state,

"Avoid posting personal details, such as your phone number, email address or Skype contact, on a public forum. Expat.com assumes no liability if you chose to."

and then delete a post if someone decides to post their information.

You gave us a choice, so let us have that choice. Anyone can have a public email address as well as a private email address. I have hundreds of email addresses. A few which are public.

If your intention is to treat us as irresponsible children then say so. Otherwise give us the freedom to control what PII we post.

Best regards,
Gary Funk

Hello Gary Funk :cheers:

I sent you a private message about this issue :top:

our utmost priority is the protection of our members.

Best Regards

Kenjee
Expat.com

Exactly how do you think you are protecting the members? 

I read your PM and you made contradictory statements.

GaryFunk :

Exactly how do you think you are protecting the members? 

I read your PM and you made contradictory statements.

We are protecting members by preventing third parties to use/sell their contact infos to potentially harmful scammers.

Could we please continue in private ? As I told you, you may Contact Us if you have any suggestions to make.

Kenjee
Expat.com

This just isn't working out. I thought this would be a good forum to meet and share ideas and thoughts.

It's clearly not meant to be that way.

Garyfunk:
Huh?
Being little un-nice pushy there guy, take a deep breath, don't pout now, everything will be ok. A di da phat. 🙏🏼
Blessings
Mac

I do respect the fact that the moderators are doing the job for free, taking time out of their lives to enforce the rules laid down possibility by someone else. For taking the time I thank them.
But the issue of PII only being allowed on a PM message kinda doesn't sit quite right by me either.
It's 2016 internet and its perils have been known to anyone with internet access,plus local media, etc, etc,etc...
Almost anyone that was barred by the local moderators, the police, from going into a slum in Calcutta or a favela in Rio,  because you wouldn' t be " safe there" , would think that it wasn't right.
Can the moderators understand that at least some folks will take the position that what the rules of conduct are saying is : " you are too stupid for your own good, so we will protect you from yourself "
And unless the forum has a magical screen that only allows "good folks" to send PM, all that blocking PMs in a public forum, actually achieves is to cut down the number of chances of something bad happening while the danger is fundamentally unchanged.

"And unless the forum has a magical screen that only allows "good folks" to send PM, all that blocking PMs in a public forum, actually achieves is to cut down the number of chances of something bad happening while the danger is fundamentally unchanged."

...which is the approximate point of risk management. "cuts down the 'chances' something 'bad' may happen, all the while the fundamental danger remains unchanged."
Good job guys.

We are forced to agree

The appropriate point being the protection of popcorn supply population

Pass some more, please           :idontagree:

People seem to forget that email addresses aren't just collected by nasty people from forums and whatever, nasty people give out their contact details in order to snare victims.
A lot of genuine posters give out emails for valid reasons, but others do so for sex, money and general evil.
We've dumped pretty much every type of total git you can imagine, ranging from scammers pretending to be US army generals to men pretending to be women, probably with rape in mind.

These types are restricted to passing details by PM on this forum and the spam filter slows them down when they try that trick.

Geez,
?? We are all populating this earth. We are some of the more fortunate people on this forum.
We have options many others do not have.

Agreed

But while we now have a (much) wider access to answers
for our (correct) questions, the responsibility for the security
of safety begins with the original reference point: the Self.

..or as Socrates said over 2,500 years ago...

'The only true good is knowledge: the only true evil is ignorance'

Sadly, alien concepts for far too many people...

'The only true good is knowledge: the only true evil is ignorance'

That and rapists who use forums to attract victims

Agreed,

Still with this wider info, adhering to rules of this private forum require we do so, to otherwise follow the rule of wider personal contact away from the main website. This should be sufficient freedom for all: ...Including those who graciously accept our presence on ' their' website.
Mac

Dude, the site was set up as a place for expats to help each other, not a site for various pigs to groom victims.

You have no idea how many perverts we catch trying for a wide variety of well weird stuff, them and loads of scammers out to get your cash.
If you did, you'd support the rule as well.

I have no clue how many I've got so far this month, but it's a lot.
Seriously, the forum would be bogged down with fake job offers, people looking for prostitutes and businessmen with frozen bank accounts.
Would you like me to cut and paste them to your inbox, or would you prefer not to see them?

Mac y've got me scratching my head.
Having lived under a totalitarian regime with its own political police, which couldn't have been more aptly named, Police In Defense of the State. That has given me a knee jerk reaction to "Big Brother knows what is best for you".
I've respected the rules of the forum, period.
But  I do have my opinions also.
How about a viable alternative?
If a member posts PI, gets deleted but moderators could send a message in which the forum makes the person aware of the issues. The person once signing electronically that said person assumes all liability, that person could post his/hers PI.
A tad more work for moderators so they could get more moderators to deal with the extra workload.
Second viable alternative .... let's vote on the matter?
I'm pro freedom of self expression.

Fred most definitely I would like to see, thank you.
If I may make an analogous example,  I hate not being able to have a wine cooler while driving a convertible. I've never drove drunk in 63 years, I hardly drink, but because too many people drive drunk everyone else pays.
I would want to see the penalties from drunk driving go up ten fold, then maybe the rest of us could enjoy their one and only drink in months.
In other words to reduce one's world to the lowest common denominator, it stinks

I really like the way Fred said it best.
So, growing weary of all the bru ha ha
over this. My energies are valuable.
I'll abstain from further comment.
Thank you for the spirited debate,
Mac

You have no idea how many perverts we catch trying for a wide variety of well weird stuff, them and loads of scammers out to get your cash.
If you did, you'd support the rule as well.

Guys, unfortunately Fred is completely right. You do not realize it, but we're constantly fighting against spammers and scammers. Hundreds of them, every day. Believe me, we're doing our best to protect our members (many people don't even realize they are exchanging with scammers). We are a worldwide platform, available in 5 languages, thousands of connections everyday, 11 years of existence, and it is very important to us to provide  a safe environment for everyone.

I am sure you'll understand

All the best,

Julien

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