In a discussion on the "100 year old recipe" a member offered a recipe to lower one's Blood Glucose levels.
There was much interest yet the person had not posted the recipe anywhere. Many people posted their email addresses on the discussion board.
Not a good idea. The original poster seems not to have posted the recipe anywhere! I have checked the recipe section. And he has not posted it anywhere in the discussions.
As I understand it the person harvesting the emails then sells the list of emails to marketers who then pitch a product or a service to a person via email. Since this is a list of people from a diabetic website, you may see an increase in sales spam of a medical nature.
Are you aware that search engines like Google can search the discussion boards? I have searched on a topic using Google and discussions from DC showed up in the results?
If you are one who has posted your email address, you can go back into the discussion where the email address is posted and click the "edit" function below. Then you can just remove the email address by highlighting the address, and putting another character (Like a smiley face, ect.) and then click the blue "edit my discussion" button.
If I want to share my email address, phone number, or street address with someone here, then I use the DC email system, as I believe that is not open to the Google "bots"
Those of you who have your email address as your screen name, you may want to contact John Crowley and ask if you can change it. A friend of mine has changed her screen name without bothering her points or badges.
If you like getting more spam, then you should do nothing. But if you hate spam as do I, you might want to do something about it.
Blessings to all'ya all!
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