Welcome to BYC. just tell people to PM you and you can respond via the same way. It's much better than posting personal information. BYC has over 300,000 members around the globe and can't vouch for all of them. In this day and age it's better to be safe. Once you feel you are comfortable corresponding with someone, then you can decide what info you want to share with them. BTW you can go back to your opening post and click on the pencil at the bottom left. That will let you edit you rpost. Then you just need to backspace over the number to erase it. Hit submit when you are finished .