hi I was reviewing https://math.stackexchange.com/review/late-answers/180248 (also ) How to find an ellipse , given 2 passing points and the tangents at them? and the new poster gave his email address in the answer, at the moment I just flagged it (was this the right action?) the post because of this but what is the general opinion on this? - should we remove it,? - warn the poster about it? (it is a first answer of a new user)

or something else?

  • $\begingroup$ the question is, why writing the email? I'm curious too to know some opinions $\endgroup$
    – Riccardo
    Mar 16, 2014 at 20:06
  • $\begingroup$ I noticed the same post, on a two year old Question. Taken at face value the user wants to know if their solution was useful, so I left a comment suggesting the benefits of registration and putting some contact info, if they wish, into a user profile. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:34

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It depends on the context. If the answer ends with "Cheapp j0rdan shoes! [email protected]" then you should certainly flag. But in this case, the reason appears to be benign: the answerer welcomes email in case of follow-up questions. Maybe s/he does not plan on visiting SE again (which would be sad, but it's their choice). I would let it be.

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, please flag in the above case. Some of the moderators would be very interested in inexpensive jays. $\endgroup$
    – Alexander Gruber Mod
    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:15
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    $\begingroup$ I'd always wondered how best to show my appreciation for the moderators' efforts. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:53
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexanderGruber What is a "J"? $\endgroup$ Dec 13, 2014 at 1:57

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