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Miguel Palomares


May 23, 2005, 8:53 AM

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The forum guidelines encourage folks to identify themselves. I am often surprised and a tad annoyed on checking the profile of someone only to discover...virtually nothing! No real name, no location, no occupation, no photo. Nada.

One must pay to get on this site, so I imagine the world´s mental asylum inhabitants are not casually passing through. That goes for inmates on death row, serial killers walking free, etc. This is, to a great degree, a closed cyber-world. You are pretty safe here.

I often notice that the people who get unnecessarily vociferous are more often than not the ones speaking from the cover of darkness.

The forum guidelines, though not requiring that you be as upfront and visible as (ahem) I am, do encourage you to make as much information visible as possible.

I think that is a grand idea. I encourage you all to come forth from the caves, and walk hand in hand with the rest of us here in the sunshine.

Be far more interesting for everyone.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/

(This post was edited by palomares on May 23, 2005, 8:57 AM)



Rolly


May 23, 2005, 9:10 AM

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I, too, have often wondered why so many folks are afraid to use their real names.

Rolly Pirate


Esteban

May 23, 2005, 9:34 AM

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The Mexconnect forum memebers are not a homogeneous group. Just because you interact here doesn't mean you'd interact anywhere else. Some don't want to walk hand in hand with other groupies and would rather associate with other cave dwellers or live a quiet anonymous peaceful life.


MG Rabon


May 23, 2005, 9:49 AM

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Well I do have my info viewable on this forum but on most other forums I don't. Over the years we've dealt with 4 stalkers who have targeted me due to personal info they came across on the Internet. Frankly I'm surprised that Jennifer Rose is allowing other people to be anonymous, she attacked me right after my first post and pretty much told me that if I didn't expose myself totally that she would continue to delete all my posts - oops, now she will probably start deleting them again. I wanted to use this forum (I paid my $35) so I did as she ordered, I probably won't renew however.

In this day and age, what with identity theft running rampant, and stalkers, I don't blame anyone for wanting to limit their exposure as much as they can. This is also the only forum I use a personal email address and not a business email address on, and I can say that right after I started posting on this forum that the email address I used started to be bombarded with SPAM. Much of the spam deals with Mexico or is in Spanish, I know this is where they got my address.

I really would like to think that my email address was gleaned from this forum, and not just sold by Mexico Connect. Doesn't much matter, the damage is already done.

Compórtate bien, y si no puedes, invítame!
MG Rabon


wyhaines

May 23, 2005, 9:58 AM

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Heh. Ok. On my part, it's simple laziness.

So, I just went and spent a couple minutes adding some information.


Kirk Haines


tonyburton


May 23, 2005, 10:04 AM

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You are entirely right to think that Mexico Connect does NOT (and WILL not) give or sell the e-mail addresses of its members to anyone. It is also doing everything it can to prevent "harvesting of e-mails", but this remains an Internet-wide problem.


MazDee

May 23, 2005, 10:06 AM

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Me too, just did it. No secrets. Actually, thought I had done this before until I looked!


Gayla

May 23, 2005, 10:07 AM

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I inherited an e-list on Yahoogroups about 6 years ago when the list owner, who was an acquaintance of mine, died unexpectedly. As I've posted previously, I bred and showed pedigree cats for nearly 18 years, and the list was originally started as a place where breeders and serious fanciers of my breed could get together and exchange ideas in a safe, friendly and warm environment. When the list was started in 1998 (originally on OneGroup) the internet was a new toy for many, so the learning curve was swift and steep. The original list owner was a naval officer's wife and she asked me to take over while they moved from Corpus Christi back to San Diego. Unfortunately, her MS started acting up, some other things kicked in and her kidneys failed.

So there I was with an e-group of about 150 people. Piece of cake.............or so I thought. Within months the membership had doubled as more and more people got computers and got on line, and also as the reputation grew that the list was the best place to be for Maine Coon information. Within 2 years the list membership had doubled again. If you think herding cats is hard, try herding cat breeders, fanciers and pet owners. Cats are smart, people on the internet aren't. I've moderated flame wars, deliberate and unintentional, and some of the vilest name calling and mud-slinging. If you think politicians are bad, cat breeders are worse. I've dealt with litigious Americans who are sue happy and think that every little thing posted is either libelous or slanderous. Not to mention the esteemed member of the RCMP who threatened me persohally. I've had to explain nuances of American English to Europeans who were offended by some posts. Since many ISPs allow multiple screen identities, I've had people masking their true identity so that they could stir up trouble, bring up controversial subjects with impunity and then play both sides of the thread, or resubscribe to the list after having been bounced for bad behavior. I had a woman masquarding as a man for 18 months until I finally got tired of the charade. My e-list that started as a fairly tight-knit group of 150 has mushroomed into a group that hovers right around 1,600 members. It isn't so tight-knit anymore, and it isn't nearly as friendly or productive as it used to be. Everyone has to use their real name, and if a poster doesn't sign a post you can be sure that my list members will let the person know that's not okay.

In the 6 years I've been a list wrangler, I've learned a lot of things. Mostly that people will say and do the darnest things behind the safety of a computer monitor. They will write and post things that they would never, ever say to someone face-to-face. Perhaps it's the extremely impersonal and flat nature of e-mail, but the anonymity of it all seems to embolden people to act in ways they normally wouldn't. The other thing that's become very apparent is that many people on line lack adequate communication skills in that they can't write a coherent sentence, convey a thought or otherwise communicate their ideas/intents/etc in writing; which has, of course, led to a great deal of misunderstanding. As the use of the internet has grown, so has the predatory nature of it. It is now exceptionally easy to find pertinent information about anything or anyone. Don't believe me? Do a Google search on your own name. I did mine, and the first hit was a family tree listing both parents, their dates of birth and my mothers maiden name. Think about how many official documents use the mothers maiden name as a security check. Because of the work I've done and because of how active I've been in several on-line communities there's a lot of information about me avialable, so I don't very try and conceal my identity on-line anymore. Do I think someone is going to be a victim of identity theft here on MexConnect? No, not really, but the risk exists everywhere these days.

I'm guessing this forum is way bigger than my little e-list, but the point is, on-line is anonymous for a number of reasons:
* It's impersonal
* It's flat emotionally, i.e. no facial expressions or body language to give you clues to how the person really feels
* It can make you braver than you really are so that you say and post things that are harmful/hurtful/etc
* It allows you to be controversial without being accountable
* It supports your fantasy life, i.e. you can be whoever and whatever you want to be
* It's easy because you can do anythinng on it from the comfort of your own home
* Being anonymous can deter identity theft

While I tend to agree it would really be nice to know who you're talking with and put some faces to names, there is no harm in erring on the side of caution.


Gringal

May 23, 2005, 10:17 AM

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In the beginning, I offered information. Soon afterward, a touchy character sent a scorcher as a private reply, followed by another, even more vitreolic. Obviously, the person didn't have the courage to hurl that level of trash in the open air of the forum, and I don't need that in my life. Now I'm on somebody's spam list as well, and most likely my address was gleaned by one of "our own". At that point, I did some deleting. Not everyone is sane or even-tempered or has the discernment to know the difference between a serious statement and a little facetiousness. If you're comfortable hanging out in the open, that's your choice and welcome to it. I'm not. You have some great links and it's generous of you to share them. Now, back to my cave. It's hot out there.


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Papirex


May 23, 2005, 10:36 AM

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I have to agree with Esteban on this one. A few years ago, there was a brief problem with members receiving large amounts of spam mail immediately after opening a Mexconnect Email account, before they had even used it themselves. David did fix the problem, whatever it was. At that time I removed my own Email address from my profile after having listed it for only one day. Self defense, I personally feel that a person should guard their Email address like we do our Social Security numbers to avoid spam, etc. Members that want to contact me can, and have sent me PMs and vice versa.

I don’t list my full last name for basically the same reason. Members have reported in the past that they were signed up for all kinds of things by disgruntled sickos, spam, porn sites, etc. It’s unlikely that I will need to worry about that anymore, since this became a registered membership site, but why leave the tools for that possibility?

Pictures of members don’t interest me, that is why I have never put my own picture up. When the ability to show pictures was first enabled a few years ago, I found them to be distracting, especially the ones that were merely icons. I have disabled that function when I visit the forums. That’s a personal preference folks, not a criticism of anyone.

In my personal profile, I have listed where I live, etc. I do find it disappointing sometimes when members don’t at least list their place of residence. I think that maybe some members don’t want to show that they don’t live in Mexico. That shouldn’t matter, this site is for anybody that is interested in Mexico.

It all boils down to a matter of personal preference. If a member doesn’t want to list any personal information at all, they are not, and should not be required to.

Rex
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo

(This post was edited by RexC on May 23, 2005, 11:04 AM)


sandykayak


May 23, 2005, 2:41 PM

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good post, gayla; however I notice that you are in the cave also <<grin>>
Sandy Kramer
Miami, Fla & El Parque


Miguel Palomares


May 23, 2005, 4:14 PM

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People will say and do the darnest things behind the safety of a computer monitor.


This sentence of yours stuck out for me. It is the main reason I asked the question in the first place. I have noticed that very often, certainly not always, the cave-dwellers are the most unpleasant folks in these parts. I doubt they would be quite so, uh, outspoken if they were not totally anonymous.

This is not to say that some cave-dwellers do not seem sweet people. They do.

On the matter of exposing oneself to problems, I am surprised. I have never, ever had a real problem with spam, except with a Hotmail address which is always a spam magnet. Gates sells those things for sure. I do not believe anyone is running a risk of anything meaningful without announcing their Social Security number or bank account numbers. Spam is part of cyberlife. If someone sends you a snotty private message, delete and ignore! Big deal. Nobody ever has sent me a snotty private message that I recall. They always put it right out on the forum.

I have my mexconnect address visible on my profile, but it is an address I virtually never use.

I, for one, would like to see at least where someone is writing from. Or even if they are in Mexico! A city would not expose anybody to anything. Nor would a photo, which would be the best. And not the back of a chef´s chapeau or a picture of a mobile home. But I do like that shot of the fellow eating a hotdog or something. Now, there´s a guy with heart. A first name perhaps that is true, or even, as the forum guidelines urge, something that reflects who you are. These PDG, or UVJ56 names we find on here are really something. Deep cave.

Well, as I said initially, we pay to get here. I doubt many have been harassed terribly. The insane are locked away for the most part. The serial killers have other interests.

I encourage openness. Still.

That Sandy Kayak looks like a good egg.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/

(This post was edited by palomares on May 23, 2005, 4:15 PM)


johanson


May 23, 2005, 4:20 PM

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Just a thought. If you are worried about spam, play around with another email address. How many can you have with a prodigy infinitum account, 25? Or simply create one at yahoo, hotmail what have you.

I use several, actually about 8, email addresses, 3 to put out there were they might get harvested by a spammer and others that are more secure.


Gayla

May 23, 2005, 5:21 PM

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Not much spam???? OMG, can I have your account. I get more spam than regular e-mail most days. Imagine clearing out your e-mail and shutting your computer off at 11 PM and turning it back on at 6:30 AM the next morning and finding 80-100 spam messages. Count your blessings and thank you ISP. Spam is a PITA nuisance even if it's filtered out as I do mine. Between the sex, drugs and mortgages (sorry, rock & roll seems to be the only thing not being sent as spam these days) it's a wonder any real mail gets transmitted.

True it's very easy to hit the delete button when one receives a nasty e-mail, they're designed to elicit a response from us. But why was it sent in the first place. Worse, however, is the fact that many times you don't know the horrid contents until you open that e-mail and begin reading it. By then it has invaded your personal space (a personal birthright for we native Californians). I know very few people, myself included, who can totally walk away from a nasty message without feeling rather bruised and violated. My skin is thick after all these years, but not that thick. So depending upon how ugly the contents are some of these e-mails can leave some emotional residue that can take days to shake. It's certainly not fair and a cowardly act. Vindictiveness is, unfortunately, alive and well on-line.

As far as pictures, I think it's all a matter of perspective. Think of them as being a creative form of personal expression. I get a kick out of seeing what people post for pictures. I gives me a great deal of insight into the person doing the post. The picture you post says alot about how you define and view yourself. No harm in that. You, BTW, have a very nice picture, I have secretly coveted your hat for some time now.

My information is not posted in a profile and never will be, but my info is not secret and I have posted it on the various forums many times. For the record --

* I live in San Diego, CA
* Did graduate work in Latin American Studies at UCLA
* Was once fairly fluent in Espanol, but no more
* Travel frequently to Mexico, mostly to study cooking and collect folk art
* Am a semi-practicing astrologer, meaning I don't do it full time, but when I do read charts I do it for money
* Like red wine and Mozart's Symphony #41
* I can type almost as fast as I can think, ergo the ability to type out long messages ;-)
* Own 4 Maine Coon cats
* Consider Ice Cream, Donuts, French Fries and Chocolate to be the 4 basic food groups, though not necessarily in that order
* Am a die-hard Charger and Padre fan
* And my friends have taken to calling me The Diva

oh, yeah.............I don't take myself of what happens on-line too seriously. A grain of salt and moderation in all things.

Now, do you know anything more about me than before ;-)


Miguel Palomares


May 23, 2005, 5:23 PM

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Create one at yahoo, hotmail what have you.


Of course, the obvious solution. Yahoo is great. Gmail from Google is a new freebie, and it is pretty nice too. Hotmail is to be avoided like the plague. I used Hotmail a few years back, and the spam became a torrent. I switched to some other free email. Excite, I think, which is so-so.

Later, hunting a secondary or tertiary email address, I loonily returned to Hotmail, starting with a totally different address. Within a week (a week!) I was being deluged with spam again. Forget Hotmail. I am utterly convinced Microsoft sells addresses to spammers. All those spammers could not have found that email address within a week without being aimed at it.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
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The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/


Miguel Palomares


May 23, 2005, 5:27 PM

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Re: [Gayla] Show yourselves

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Excellent response. Now, put a few of those things in a signature on your postings, so we will remember you.

I am amazed at these spam reports. I rarely get spam. My regular email is Yahoo. I recommend it highly. Then get yourself another freebie like gmail from Google, and use the secondary for all public places. Use just the Yahoo for friends and family. When the spam starts getting bad in the secondary address, chuck it and open another address. Forget Outlook Express and similar things. Yeah, I know. Some of you cannot live without it. Poobah.

Go Yahoo.
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
_______________________________________

The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/

(This post was edited by palomares on May 23, 2005, 5:30 PM)


Gringal

May 23, 2005, 5:28 PM

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"True it's very easy to hit the delete button when one receives a nasty e-mail, they're designed to elicit a response from us. But why was it sent in the first place. Worse, however, is the fact that many times you don't know the horrid contents until you open that e-mail and begin reading it. By then it has invaded your personal space (a personal birthright for we native Californians). I know very few people, myself included, who can totally walk away from a nasty message without feeling rather bruised and violated. My skin is thick after all these years, but not that thick. So depending upon how ugly the contents are some of these e-mails can leave some emotional residue that can take days to shake. It's certainly not fair and a cowardly act. Vindictiveness is, unfortunately, alive and well on-line."
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

You said it so well. Thank you.


kirkswig


May 23, 2005, 7:53 PM

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I choose to keep my info private in some forums, while in others I am much more public. That is to say, I speak using my real identity on political matters and can be extremely, um, controversial. I'd like to be able to do that while still participating in forums like this one and not having the two subjects bleed into one another.

I may have it backwards, I don't know, I haven't decided yet. That is, I should use the pseudonym for controversial subjects and my real name for friendlier forums like this one, but that's the way I went and there's no going back now.

Why generate negative feelings when it's unnecessary? I see no reason to complicate the sharing of my experiences in Mexico with political stuff, which invariably leads to highly uncivil conduct and a generally unpleasant experience. And as I recall, I'm paying for the privilege of participating here. Why risk ruining the experience?

To boldly go where no wig has gone before.


sfmacaws


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And not the back of a chef´s chapeau or a picture of a mobile home.


I like Steve's chef pic and can't believe you don't love my picture of Tortuga with a Teacapán sunset reflected in the windows :)

I haven't found a pic of me that will reduce well that I like. Honestly, I haven't really liked any pictures of me in the last few years. I'm still lithe and 35 in my mind, pictures can be such a reality shock.

All this talk got me to go and look at my profile. I'm happy with the combo of privacy and openness. I don't put my last name but I do put my web page which has a lot of info about me. I did add more info though, put in that I live full time in an RV and travel through Mexico and C.A. in the winter. I also try to keep my current location updated in my sig, since I move around a lot it seems more relevent there.

A good topic, we tend to fill these things out once and never look at it again.


Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán




johanson


May 23, 2005, 10:46 PM

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Gayla:

I too have way to much exposure with one of my email addresses. It shows up in the Guadalajara Reporter once per week. To make it a little more difficult for the spammers, I write it "johanson at cnw dot com," which makes it difficult but not impossible for a mechanical harvester to identify it as an email address. But as a result of all of this public exposure, I get about 120 to 170 spam per day. My internet service provider (ISP), cnw, uses a good spam filter, "Spamassassin", and it catches about 100 to 150 of these spam each day. I choose to have those emails spamassassin identifies as spam not deleted, but tagged and forwarded to me. My email software then filters and sends these tagged emails to a file I labeled SPAM. I then review this file and then delete all tagged emails that turn out to really be spam. I get about 99% accuracy. Perhaps another 20 spam make it past the filter per day; but that sure beats 120 to 170 per day. The local internet service provider in Ajijic, www.lagunanet.net.mx , also uses this spam filter.

As Palomares posted some web based email services are better than others. I too have given up on hotmail because so many spam got through and find yahoo much better.


(This post was edited by johanson on May 23, 2005, 10:48 PM)


Neil Surdoval

May 23, 2005, 11:57 PM

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 when I first signed on with the Mexconnect community ..... I simply followed the procedeures ...... admittedly I am a little naive when it comes to the cyber world ..... with the exception of a sharp awareness that it is necessary to cloak or simply not have any critical information like SS# , banking information , or on line purchases ..... the nest is guarded ...... I like to read the postings ..... and slowly I am begining to get the flavor of indivual personalities ..... and I can definitely understand the reasons why people want to protect their privacy ..... but I have to confess it is a disapointment to sign on ...... view who else is on line ..... take a look at their bio's only to find a blank ..... on a cheerier note ....I get to see what they have to say ...... and figure .....who knows ? maybe someday I'll get to meet them in person ! ....... by the way did I mention I am getting very close to my departure date ...... hope I get to meet some of the illustrious voices of the forum ....... regards from Oakland ...... Neil
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Esteban

May 24, 2005, 5:43 AM

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Who the hell cares if good writing comes from an ape or from someone who puts a fake picture to make themselves look good. It's not about looks, it's about content. After you've been threatened with your life, taken to Mexican court over postings on a forum, fired back responses that are unpopular with whom ever takes offense and badgered by meaningless drivel.....I mean I have more info citing more negative personal experiences. Having been online since before web browers, one becomes very cynical about putting personal information on any forum anywhere. Even the folks with full on personal public info attack personally, condemn without knowledge and fire off crap that they normally wouldn't do in person. If you think you are better than the next guy, think again. Your logic is screwed up. Anonymous or not we are all individuals doing it our way. I don't really give a damn if you like my picture or not. And like I said before, I ain't holding hands with some big mexconnect group when I know that there are many that if in person, we'd have nothing to do with each other. Not a negative point of view at all, just reality.


wyhaines

May 24, 2005, 6:02 AM

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I too have way to much exposure with one of my email addresses. It shows up in the Guadalajara Reporter once per week. To make it a little more difficult for the spammers, I write it "johanson at cnw dot com," which makes it difficult but not impossible for a mechanical harvester to identify it as an email address. But as a result of all of this public exposure, I get about 120

As Palomares posted some web based email services are better than others. I too have given up on hotmail because so many spam got through and find yahoo much better.


Just two comments from the computer geek programmer. There are a number of different obfusications such as the "johanson at cns dot com" that you describe that people use to try to obscure their email addresses. However, there is a finite number of these, and they all follow predictable, simple to parse patterns. Any email address harvester worth his salt has to be employing a parser that knows about these obfusications and attempts to find them. I don't bother obfusicating my address(es) because it really seems pointless to me, as a programmer. If I can write something to catch these, so can the address harvesters.

The other thing that I wanted to mention is that both Yahoo and Gmail do seem to do a good job of catching spam and filtering it. My results with Spamassassin have been mixed, but if your ISP will employ greylisting, that will dramatically reduce the amount of spam one receives. Gmail and Yahoo's mail interface are both so darned easy to use, and Gmail especially is so fast, that, in my opinion, web based mail is the way to go for a public address. They have a vested interest in catching as much spam as possible, as accurately as possible, and put quite a bit of effort towards making their systems do that well.


Kirk Haines


Miguel Palomares


May 24, 2005, 6:25 AM

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My, my. Actually, I did not say I do not like your picture. I do! It is creative. I imagine you are creative in the cocina too. A good thing. Feel free to invite me for dinner. Not Mexican, tho. Italian or Thai would be fine.

Just like to see the shining visages of the folks with whom I communicate. Or know a little something about the other end.

I am flabbergasted at hearing some of the things on this thread. I never have been taken to court for cybertalk. I get some snippy feedback on occasion, but it slides right off my slippery shoulders. I recommend that approach.

Later...
From Tzurumutaro, Michoacan, "The Village of the Darned."
_______________________________________

The nuts and bolts of moving to Mexico:
http://michaeldickson.blogspot.com/
The dark side of living in Mexico:
http://mexicopeeks.blogspot.com/
Scintillating life in a Mexican pueblo:
http://tzurumutaro.blogspot.com/
http://tzurumutaro2.blogspot.com/


jennifer rose

May 24, 2005, 6:53 AM

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Well, you're not going to get any picture, because I remember that I'm Amish when it comes to the camera. Anyone's free to Google me under "jennifer j rose" if you want the full rose.

Now for the c.v., which is really kind of boring to most people, I am a lawyer and editor, and sometimes I write. I work as a consultant for the American Bar Association, am a contributing editor, whatever that means, for Internet Law Researcher, editor-in-chief of the ABA's flagship magazine, GPSolo (fka The Compleat Lawyer), was listed in Best Lawyers in America and rated a-v by Martindale Hubbell in days gone past. Oh, and I have a new book coming out about marketing for lawyers. (If anyone would like the prepublication discount of 15%, PM me. Or wait until it's on Amazon.)

I've lived in Morela since 1997, having bought my house here almost a decade before. My birthday is October 25 if anyone wants to send me expensive and thoughtful presents. I drive an old Cadillac and an old Suburban, and I lust for a Hummer. And voted for George W. Bush.
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