Claudia Carroll (Claud15000@AOL.COM)
Sat, 25 Feb 1995 13:30:27 -0500
Ben Parker <bparker@INTERACCESS.COM>
wrote about sig lines:
>> Troop 103
>> Tierra del Oro Council
>> Rio Encina Service Unit
>I can guess this is either Calif/Ariz/NewMexico/Texas. Most likely >Calif.
>I would appreciate it if people would give just one more clue about
>where they are, like a state, in their sig lines. (See mine below)
>I can frequently tell this from university accounts by the return
>address, but for .com users (I am one too) we could be anywhere in
>the world (although I AM in Illinois).
>It really helps me to know that someone is in or near an area where >I used
to live or have visited. I can then visualize at least a place >where the
rest of you are and it makes this 'electronic roundtable' >seem friendlier.
>I'm not asking for a city even (some people rightly have security >concerns
and some systems have rules about >names/addresses/phone#'s), just a state.
Since that is part of my address, I will answer your request for further
identification. When I composed it, i never thought of your angle of someone
comming to my part of the country and wanting to correspond directly. So for
that reason the state would be of use. But in a state the size of
California, without the city, you would have no way of knowing that two
writers may be as far as 12 hours apart (assuming driving the speed limit or
reasonably close to). But I would be uncomfortable posting my city for the
world to see, because I am listed in the phone book. That makes me feel too
vulnerable. It would be easy enough for someone with legitamite reasons to
find out where Tierra del Oro is, but for someone with less that honorable
intentions it would be too much trouble.
So that is my convoluted 2 cents, and other perspectives are welcome.
Modified sig line to follow.
Junior Girl Scout Leader
Tierra del Oro Council (California)
Rio Encina Service Unit
I only speak for myself, 'cuz no one will let me speak for them.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City