Welcome to the site :),
If you are new to computers and the internet, there exists what we call mailbots or spambots that do nothing but roam the Internet looking for email addresses to send you spam mail. Although the information you submit when you sign up is private and protected, what you type into a post is public and there for the asking. Therefore if you post your email address or real name, those mailbots will pick up that information.
If you are an individual who does not like mail or spambots then please refrain from posting your real name or e-mail address within the site.
If you have any questions you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Panic Center Support Team