J was kind enough to unlock this thread for a response (which I hope is polite) here.
Originally Posted by Thomas Caseus
Sorry, Horace, that won't wash. You had your email address publicly visible in at least two places, on two occasions. First, under the old AA software, if you set your user profile to allow people to send you email, when people clicked to send you an email, they would see your email address publicly displayed. The new site software does not show email addresses.
Not true. In fact, many users who wanted to contact me in the beginning had to do so on sf.com. When I publicly posted my address, it was always my too_trad account.
Also, Horace, you joined the London Lounge several times under false pretenses, against the wishes of the site owner. This is neither here nor there, except that in the early days of the LL, it was on Yahoo Groups, and your email address was clearly displayed there before you were discovered and banned. So, Horace, if you're worried about your email address getting out, look in the mirror.
Again not true. I joined up in the LL once. And only once. I was never "banned". In fact, my account is still valid (and I use my corporate e-mail address) and I've actually continued to participate in the programs on that site, though I haven't posted there in a good while.
Second, as NickM pointed out, knowing someone's email address does not allow you to hack their account on a message board. Thus your bringing up this topic is a non-sequitur along the lines of, "I had a glass of orange juice yesterday, therefore of course my boss wore an orange tie today."
I thought I was careful to distinguish between having an account "hacked", and having an e-mail address given out. If I wasn't it's my error in not being more precise or clear in my previous message.
First of all, a "classicist" is someone who studies ancient Greek and Roman writings. A "classist" is a snob obsessed with social class. Second, this is very much your M.O., isn't it? Make a nasty charge, provide no supporting evidence, and then walk away.
Come on, Horace. Deliver the goods. Tell us why we are snobs, while you, FNB and Grayson are small "d" democrats above all reproach.
Again my typo. But as for the "nasty charge" -- I merely asserted that I don't care for some of FNB's comments -- which I've publically noted on his own site -- and which he has left standing. I won't list the instances here but the Vass thread is but one example. Still I think his is a good site.