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Open letter to iSixSigma re Removal of e-mail addresses

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  • #67698

    iSixSigma Community
    Participant

    Dear John and fellow iSixSigma Forum readers,
    Thank you for your email posting regarding the removal of email address visibility. The staff of iSixSigma weighed the pros and cons of displaying email addresses — many of which were provided by users. Here are some of the most persuasive points:
    Pros of Displaying Email Addresses Readers can respond directly to other users Displaying email addresses adds to authenticity of postings
    Cons of Displaying Email Addresses Unscrupulous visitors have been gathering email addresses for spam campaigns (spam is defined as unwelcome, unsubscribed email solicitations) Posters do not want to allow other users to have their email address, but do want to receive email notifications of follow-ups to their posts
    What does everyone else feel about this subject? Please provide your feedback so we can tailor our policies to better meet your needs.
    Best,iSixSigma Community

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    #27563

    John Noguera
    Participant

    Dear iSixSigma,
    It seems to me that since you dropped the inclusion of e-mail addresses, there has been a notable increase in reworkΒ  (ie reposts and requests for addresses).
    Previously we always had the option to specify “anonymous” in the e-mail address.
    I would like to see the Message board revert back to posting the e-mail addresses. Do I have a seconder?

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    #67703

    Anonymous
    Participant

    On the topic of anonymous postings, it is not just about e-mail spam.Β  If an e-mail address contains a company name, you can end up getting unsolicited phone calls as well.

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    #67704

    DEVASHISH DEY
    Participant

    Yes IΒ support your idea, that it should be reintroduced.
    Bye

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    #67709

    John Noguera
    Participant

    I don’t think the concerns about privacy hold weight given that the address is voluntary disclosure.Β  One can always keep the e-mail address anonymous.

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    #67713

    Ken Myers
    Participant

    I would like to weigh in with John.Β  I believe some unsolicited email is a part of life these days.Β  Given each user has the option to remain anonymous, I believe their concerns are covered.Β  For the rest of us, I believe the omission of direct email contact has dimished the value of this board.Β  I’ve found great value in direct communication with my peers, and I believe they have found the same with me.Β  Please give consideration toΒ including the old functionality of email contact back to this board.Β  Thanks for the opportunity to respond.
    Ken

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    #67720

    Kennon
    Participant

    I second that!

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    #67729

    Neil Polhemus
    Participant

    I also second the idea of putting the e-mail addresses back.

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    #67733

    Terry
    Member

    I have personally been emailed and called by recruiters after previous posts. I don’t think that email addresses should be shown. If I want to be contacted, I will check the box and they can respond to my message.
    Another alternative is to have an “email this person” button that allows emails to be sent by a person to another without disclosing the recipient’s email. So for instance, if someone wanted to contact me they could use a form that would send an email to me and if I wanted to reply to them via my email address I could. That would be a great tool (hint, hint, isixsigma!).
    What does everyone that is in favor of showing email addresses think about that? Any other constructive ideas to build off of this?
    Terry

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    #67760

    John Strickland
    Participant

    I agree. The forum should allow members to comunicate with each other as well as with the forum as a whole. If anyone is concerned about Spam or unsolicited phone calls they should simply use the anonymous option.
    I also think that I should be able to tag any subject (not just my own) and be informed about new postings.
    John Strickland

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    #67767

    Dave Davidson Methot
    Participant

    Teryy, that’s a great suggestion. I tend to agree with most of the others who have replied. I have benefitted from being able to exchange posts with other 6s community members. However, the greater the options abailable, the more flexibility and choice I personally have to tailor my participation to my needs. An “anonymous” contact button would beΒ  a great addition to this BBS.

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    #67768

    Jim Parnella
    Participant

    I’d like to see the e-mail addresses return. Reason: I’ve e-mailed information (mostly attachments) to posters in the past and they were appreciative of the information.Β  If e-mail addresses cannot return, then you ought to consider giving us the ability to attach documents. The easiest way to handle this is to bring back the e-mail addresses.
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    #67769

    Jim Parnella
    Participant

    Terry,
    Great idea. How about it isixsigma? Why not include the regular e-mail address and an anonymous e-mail address?
    Jim

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    #67770

    Fernandez
    Participant

    As far as including email addresses–why not make it optional?Β  There is always a risk of spam or unwanted/unsolicited calls or emails, but I appreciate having the contact info for follow up questions or direct contact.

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    #67777

    sreedher
    Member

    Hello isixsigma community,
    Terry’s idea is terrific…I think that can be adopted by the isixsigma community.
    Rgds
    Sreedher

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    #67811

    Jay P. Patel
    Participant

    In my opinion, we should have E mail to respond directly to appropriate persons.

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