[ckan-discuss] [ckan-dev] Remove public display of e-mail addresses
toby.okfn at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 11:49:49 GMT 2012
email is underhand.
I'm generally opposed to providing any information but that may just be me
Also I don't trust obfuscation
On 22 February 2012 11:24, Ian Murray <ian.murray at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 22 February 2012 11:08, David Read <david.read at okfn.org> wrote:
>> (Moving to ckan-discuss)
>> How do people generally feel about their email address being public on
>> thedatahub.org? See below.
> I'd really rather not have my email address displayed on my public profile
> For me, the key difference between githib and thedatahub is that on github
> you can register multiple email addresses, which are then linked with
> account maintenance (for example, forgotten passwords). Whereas the email
> address on a github public profile is just that: it's a label. Correct me
> if I'm wrong, but I don't think we have that distinction on thedatahub: if
> I want to have access to an account maintenance feature (such as password
> reset), then I need to register my email address; which then in-turn
> becomes part of my public profile.
>> On 22 February 2012 10:38, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
>> > On 22 February 2012 06:12, Mark Wainwright <mark.wainwright at okfn.org>
>> >> Aargh! I started to write a post about the Datahub's beautiful new
>> >> User pages, such as Rufus's here:
>> >> http://thedatahub.org/user/rufuspollock
>> >> when I noticed that it displays the user's e-mail address! Every
>> >> user's e-mail address is currently exposed to the world, without even
>> >> logging in (not that that would make it better). Could someone fix
>> >> this breach of privacy before I take a screenshot for posterity?
>> > This is intentional and just like github. The email is obfuscated but
>> > yes it is intentionally public there.
>> >> While I guess showing the full name is ok, I think this should be
>> >> explicit at signup here:
>> >> http://thedatahub.org/user/register
>> >> I.e. under the box for 'Full name (optional)' should appear something
>> >> like 'Visible on your public profile page.'
>> > Sure, though I note this is obfuscated.
>> > rufus
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