consideration of e-mail address privacy

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Kaoru Kobo

29 Nov, 2010 06:07 AM

First, I want to say Thank You to every staffs
for providing the wonderful rubygems.org. :-)

I registered to rubygem.org before a few weeks, and now I noticed that my e-mail address is not hidden on my profile page. (Even I am not logged in.)

I thought that my e-mail address will not be public at the registration time.

I suggests either of these:

  • Noting "Your e-mail address will be public" on the Sign-up form.
  • Adding "Keep my e-mail address private" checkbox to Sign-up & profile edit form.

And also, I suggest encrypting e-mail address on profile page with JavaScript for protection from SPAM robots.

Thanks.

-- Kaoru Kobo
http://rubygems.org/profiles/kaorukobo

keywords: e-mail address mail address hide hidden private public published profile spam

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 29 Nov, 2010 02:30 PM

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    Agreed, this concern has been discussed already and I'm planning on implementing it soon.

  2. 2 Posted by Kaoru Kobo on 30 Nov, 2010 12:53 AM

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    Nick

    Thanks! :-)

  3. 3 Posted by While you're at... on 01 Dec, 2010 11:34 PM

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    While you're at it, can you please fix the fact that, without typing in a password, I can change my email address, and get LOCKED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT if I set it to something bogus, such as [email blocked]?

    I was pissed off you guys were publicly displaying my email address, so I changed it to [email blocked] and hit update. Without asking me or anything else, I got locked out of my account and currently have absolutely NO way of getting my account back.

    Brilliant policy, guys. Really, really brilliant.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 18 Dec, 2010 04:06 PM

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    I lost this one in the mix, if you have a real support issue please open up a new one and we'll handle it. This is an open source service run by volunteers, if you have problems you can help fix them...that's the whole point :)

  5. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 18 Dec, 2010 04:06 PM.

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