Don't put your email address in a thread!
- 18Jan 25 by RunBabyRN, BSN, RNI realize that many people love to share their tips, tricks or notes that helped with the NCLEX (or TEAS or whatnot), but this is a PUBLIC forum, and a great place for spammers to collect e-mail addresses, especially in these threads where a zillion people are posting them. Keep yourself protected and your info private!! If you must share e-mail addresses, send them privately to someone.
From the posting rules: For your protection, do not post real names, phone numbers, or email addresses.
*stepping down from my soapbox*
Last edit by RunBabyRN on Jan 25 : Reason: .
- 3Jan 25 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorI totally agree with the advice in the original post. With all the spam-bots on the world wide web scanning web pages for email addresses and contact information, it would be wise to not openly post one's personal info.
- 4Jan 26 by jnichox2Thank you for posting this. I knew I couldn't have been the only person who thought that this was unsettling. I cringe sometimes when I see phone numbers and personal email addresses in forums. I hope more people see this, and make some safer choices!Last edit by jnichox2 on Jan 26
- 6Jan 26 by NRSKarenRN, RN, BSN AdminPersonal contact information is best shared with allnurses members by using our Private Message system. New members have access to PM system after 15th quality post.
Click on members name to reveal PM tab on left side under their name.Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 26
- 3Jan 27 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from RunBabyRunYes, you can post this in the TEAS forum. However, change the title a little bit. Change enough of the words around in the body of your post so that it will not appear as a duplicate on our search engine optimization.Should I add this post to the TEAS forum? Admins, please weigh in! I know duplicate posts aren't generally "cooth".
- 1Jan 27 by amygarsideI agree. I even tell this idea to my friends. It is a lot safer not to put your e-mail addresses on the internet, and all your private information like home addresses, phone numbers, real name, etc. The world wide web poses very high risk on private information.
- 2Jan 27 by JustBeachyNurse, LPNQuote from Ruby VeeJust look at the please send me your study guide threads in the NCLEX & TEAS forums. Hundreds of emails many with real nanesI find it difficult to believe that anyone would be so foolish as to put their email address in a thread. But then again, there are those who use their real names as user names and their photos as avatars, so what do I know?