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I'm new around here, and am puzzled by one of the responses I got to a post. I was looking for a food item, and one responder offered to send me some if I would give him my address. ??? I certainly have no plans to disclose personal ID of any kind, but don't wish to be rude to established members of this community, and certainly don't want to bring down wrath on this person (whose post was otherwise quite polite). Are such offers common here?

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  1. Chowhounds look out for each other, and it's not uncommon for posters to contact each other offline- many hounds list their email addresses in their profiles to facilitate such contact. However, no need to feel you have to give out personal info if you don't want to.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      I think Grenouille was referring to being sent a package via a snail mail address. This is an unusual offer, but most likely a sincere one.