Forum member, identify thyself!

To all forum members who write to the forum as ‘forummember’: Please sign
a name so we can know to whom we’re writing back.

In recent posts, I’ve seen forummembers ranging from Irene Genelin (who
id’ed herself) to a newbie whose only identifyable trait is that he has
the ‘luck of the Irish’ in the endowment department.

Thanks ahead of time.

David Stone

Co-founder, Unatics of NY 1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
2:30 @ Central Park Bandshell

Hey dstone,

Look in the “From” header which in most newsreaders should be very visible. Messages sent from posts to the forums at http://www.unicyclist.com/forums are sent from the email address forum.member@unicyclist.com, it uses this address instead of the users real email address to protect their email address from spam because newsgroups are a place where spammers harvest email addresses. The from header, which is standard for both email and newsgroups (verses a name in a signature like your suggesting), is formatted as:
“Posters Username” <forum.member@unicyclist.com>

Anyways, I changed the signature posted to the newsgroup from posts made on the forums to include the username as you can see below.

gilby, under the spamfree address of forum.member@unicyclist.com writes:
>Hey dstone,
>
>Look in the “From” header which in most newsreaders should be very
>visible. Messages sent from posts to the forums at
>http://www.unicyclist.com/forums are sent from the email address
>forum.member@unicyclist.com, it uses this address instead of the users
>real email address to protect their email address from spam because
>newsgroups are a place where spammers harvest email addresses. The from
>header, which is standard for both email and newsgroups (verses a name in
>a signature like your suggesting), is formatted as: “Posters Username”
><forum.member@unicyclist.

>com>
Hey, Gilby. I just mean that it would be helpful to i.d. yourselves as
you did – NOT with your own e-ddresses! I totally agree with you
there! – David
>
>Anyways, I changed the signature posted to the newsgroup from posts made
>on the forums to include the username as you can see below.
>
>
>dstone wrote:
> > To all forum members who write to the forum as ‘forummember’: Please
> > sign a name so we can know to whom we’re writing back. In recent
> > posts, I’ve seen forummembers ranging from Irene Genelin
>(who
> > id’ed herself) to a newbie whose only identifyable trait is that he
>has
> > the ‘luck of the Irish’ in the endowment department.
>
>
>–
>Gilby Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums

Co-founder, Unatics of NY 1st Sunday / 3rd Saturday
2:30 @ Central Park Bandshell