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I see people (on here too) publically posting their email address for others. This is a BAD idea.

You see, there are things called "bots" (short for robots) that will scan web pages 24/7 looking for email addresses. and when they see you posting your email address here on 2coolfishing, they add your email address to their database so that they can send you a "friendly" spam message.

So next time you want people to email you, tell them to PM you here on 2cool, or have them email you via the email link in your profile on the forum. You see only registered members of 2cool can access the email link. (spam bots are not registered) Bots scan the pages as a guest, or as anonymos user which can not access the email link.

just my 2c to help keep spam out of your mail box.
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