OPSEC on foriegn sites

I've just retired and I am new to Canada. I've been participating in a great site here on the Canadian Armed Forces, army.ca . (free plug here) But unfortunatly I let others "see" my email address. This has resulted in 4 emails of a threatening nature in regards to Northern Ireland. I post this here to warn others to be very mindful of OPSEC when on foriegn web sites. I might add that the owner of the web site has been very supportive and is in no way involved in this incident.


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Got the link to the site ?
http://www.army.ca/ this is the new link.
But I doubt if the canadian army site was the cause of the bad emails, rather I suspect he got them from a different site. Perhaps cobham could give us the link of the offending site ?
I did not get them from the site itself. I want to be clear that any errors committed were mine and mine alone. Someone who was on the site looked up my profile and got my email (my mistake, i should have listed it as non appearing) and sent the emails. As I mentioned the owner of the site has been very supportive and has offered me any support that the authorities might need. I reported this to the appropriate person in the High Commision. Today I had a call from the RMP OIC here. It is probably some over eager teen he thinks. But any mistakes made here were mine. I posted this so that others might not fall into the same problem.
That clarifies things a bit. With all forums having the pm feature no one needs an email addy. I know that some people here might be interested in the NI thread that caused the problem in the first place. Thanks.
It wasn't a NI thread. He found out from reading my postings that I had just retired from the Marines. I am guessing that he has a hate on for anything British. I've met a few of that type in North America, they are rare but around like any fringe group.
For the rest of Canada especially those on the west coast I truly apologize.
Just be careful mate, Canada is a 'melting pot' of people from all walks of life, you never know who you may bump into to and what thier affilations are.

Cheers 2CB
Interesting! Check out Big Bad John on the Army.Ca site and see when he joined their site. Same day as he joined here! Sorry lads buts he is taking you all for mugs by looking for sympathy and getting it. He is a walter mitty.
Just an update to Sec1's question.

cobhman has made national news when CTV.ca did a documentary called "Risky Business" (Link here) about online dating. As part of this, they used John Melvin Hill "AKA cobhman, Big Bad John, Sean Hill, Irishlad6633" as an example of the predators online.
Did anyone else think it a bit odd that he posted about OPSEC and not PERSEC?

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