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On the flip side of my last post, a suggestion for the server is to require
virus protection as a prerequisite to admission.  Along with identification
the letters VP (virus protected) could appear.  I was not vp when I got on
the list but "tucows" sold me.
-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: Alias or Not? FAQ

>I would like to echo Richard Lewis' post.  The use of aliases should be
>discouraged, although not prohibited.  The use of an e-mail address which
>not readily identifiable, e.g., 73527.1356, cannot be avoided and should
>be considered an alias, however, I'm sure that most e-mail programs permit
>the user to include his/her personal name along with the e-mail address.
>In the same light, I think that the list should also encourage the poster
>include his/her geographic location since this is an international list.
>Numerous times responses to a post give toll-free 1-800 numbers to contact
>which are not accessible to non-US/Canadian users.  Sometimes the only
>indication that the poster is not in the U.S. is in their address and that
>not obvious.  (Poor English is not a characteristic restricted to
>speaking countries!)
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>. > seaint(--nospam--at),Internet writes:
>. >
>. > Q: Can I use an alias and keep my real identity a secret?
>. >
>. > A: SEAINT List is an un-moderated list and therefore, requires those
>. > use this list to act in a professional and ethical manner. SEAINT does
>. > review the posts submitted to this list. SEAINT can only respond to
>. > who complain about misuse of these resources. There is very little that
>. > can do other than remove a problem subscriber from the list and try to
>. > prevent him or her from returning. There is little we can do to prevent
>. > anyone from assuming another alias and returning to this list. In
>. > as far as you are not misusing this list server, you can remain
>. > if you like to.
>. >
>. >
>. > I think this statement encourages people to think about it and consider
>. > even if prior to subscribing the idea never crossed their mind.  I
>. > strongly encourage you to make a statement that we do not want aliases
>. > prefer everyone use their own real identity.  Those too timid to place
>. > post with their name on it will probably just not place a post. That's
>. > okay.  At least they are trying to keep informed. We shouldn't need to
>. > hide or mislead people in order to have the courage to make a
>. >
>. > Rich Lewis
>. >