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Title: Mail Archives
Post by: SoulEata on September 18, 2005, 03:04:51 PM
I participated in the mailing group for a short while, but I didn't realize those archives were going to be posted on the site. Is there anyway I can have my name and e-mail address removed from those?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: nobby on September 19, 2005, 10:40:00 AM
why?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: SoulEata on September 19, 2005, 04:07:55 PM
because that's information I don't want showing up in google searches?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: nobby on September 20, 2005, 10:53:06 AM
why?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: SoulEata on September 21, 2005, 01:25:10 AM
because what I do on my own time is nobody's business?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: LinusN on September 21, 2005, 01:58:48 AM
I don't get it. Your email address is public in this forum as well, what makes it different from the mailing list archives?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: nobby on September 21, 2005, 11:01:10 AM
is anyone likely to care?
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: SoulEata on September 22, 2005, 02:41:25 PM
my email addy is hidden on the forums
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: meowsqueak on September 22, 2005, 05:40:45 PM
It's good manners and common sense to obscure or remove email addresses from headers in archived mailing lists, so I agree with the OP on principle. However it's more difficult to remove email addresses in quoted or body text, and this often relies on email clients not inserting the address of the sender when someone replies. It's not impossible however.

Some people go to a lot of effort to ensure their email addresses are not harvestable and I think it would be better form to at least consider such a view (which is, I suspect, a majority view anyway) rather than dismiss it as irrelevant.
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: LinusN on September 26, 2005, 03:43:38 AM
my email addy is hidden on the forums
Not here: http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?action=profile;u=486

The mail archives do obscure the email address, but admittedly in a pretty lame way.
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: rasher on September 26, 2005, 05:01:06 AM
The email is, in fact, hidden. Probably your moderator status makes it visible to you.
Title: Re: Mail Archives
Post by: LinusN on September 26, 2005, 05:17:57 AM
Aaaaaaah, that's probably it.