Posted 03-09-2003 at 15:01:49
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Don't worry Randy - UNLESS someone knows your correct first and last name, the vast majority of people online can't get any closer to you than locating your server. [IP is the Internet Provider's number. It can be seen by clicking View in your browser, then Source and reading down thru the stuff that shows in the little notebook window --
For example -- Posted by Randy on March 09, 2003 at 12:56:29 from (22.214.171.124)]
Those last numbers identify your server - your IP. But this is a safer place than real life, cuz no matter how mad or stupid they get, the most harm they can do is make noise and maybe put their fist thru their own monitor. Besides that, who's going to cross however many states and start reading mailboxes just to hassle somebody? :)
By the way, it's perfectly legal to post with somebody else's nickname - but definitely illegal to post their email address or any personal information. The laws of the land still apply here, but you'll find more freedom of expression.
Best thing if you don't like somebody, just ignore them. :)