Since this forum is now for public viewing, it is also open for data collecting, so I don't want to put too much out there with someone's emails and so forth. If anyone is genuinely interested in going, I can send them the reunion information. Click on my name and send me a private message with your email. I am also an at-large board member.
Otherwise, as you have noticed, there is some contact information publicly available online.
Well, your concerns just raises all kinds of issues.
The purpose of this community forum list is to moderate the sharing information. The data collecting you are concerned about is a non-issue. The 88th Division Association reunion info has always been public information as is their contact information.
The Yahoo group messages weren't blocked for viewing, none of the Yahoo list members were vetted and anybody could join and gain access to the files areas. This list also requires list membership to post to it but I didn't require it from everybody who moved over from Yahoo.
I don't really know who you or anybody here is and asking (or soliciting) 50+ people from somebody's else's group to contact you off list for registration information you're withholding for data mining concerns that's already readily available on the internet isn't right and you'll get the same response from any list owner.
Likewise, you could be a scammer or a data gatherer yourself or maybe looking for recognition from within as a successful reunion promoter. A "board member at large" usually serves at the request of the board for a specific purpose.
Thanks for your participation but I'm going to nix this and ask you not to ask people to converse with you off line about subjects that would benefit or be interesting to the rest of the group.