Eh, the message was a little power level-ish but nothing turbo funny gold people gots tah see, and the fact they had the sense to realize they were oversharing and remove it, in a thread about double-checking your privacy settings and not accidentally oversharing, like, I'm just leaving it.Deleted Message
You should use a permanent email not tied to your real ID.
Only admins can view your email address. However, we have had a security breach in the past which leaked the email addresses of active users.
I am a single person with almost no resources, so it was always a matter of when, not if. For years before the hack, we've maintained a policy of keeping as little information as possible. This includes advocating the use of permanent alter-ego email addresses. When the hack happened, there was almost nothing identifying in it, as most people took their privacy seriously.
Alter-ego addresses are email addresses you do not use on sites tied to your real identity on. Remember, your email address can leak from hacks like the one we suffered. Websites keep track of what email addresses (and other associated data) have been compromised. I suggest subscribing to haveibeenpwned on every email you use.
They are not disposable / temporary email addresses. We do not allow those because they are used by spammers and abusive accounts suicide bombing the forum. Any legitimate users with a disposable email will eventually forget their password and be permanently locked out, so it's seriously against our interests to allow it.
A list of good email providers to build alter-egos with is available on this site:
You can change your email address here, but you will be required to verify it before you can begin posting again.
Check the date.
I am the real Ben GarrisonThe real redpill is to use someone else's username so they take the blame
edit: DO NOT look up my username
Looks reasonable but if it gets compromised or if the admin who runs it decides they don't like you, they can easily pwn your account by intercepting forgot password emails. It wouldn't surprise me if glowies already had their hooks into it somehow but likely they're looking for actual serious criminals as opposed to wrongthinkers. Definitely connect it to an alter-ego email address if that's what you decide to do. It could provide a good level of protection in the event KF gets pwned again because the alter-ego address is still unknown and cant be correlated with another list but it depends on your risk threshold.
I generally agree with glow, but I want to add... So much to that response. To try to keep it reasonable, I'll only list these two points :