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On 10/08/2010 02:28 PM, Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
On Fri, 2010-10-08 at 14:38 +0200, Florian Effenberger wrote:

Honestly, I disagree. Hiding mail addresses really doesn't help that
much, and to me, the disadvantages (like being unable to contact someone
directly from the archives) are larger than the advantages you think it

I agree with Florian that hiding addresses doesn't help much, and the
disadvantages are greater (for me). I vote to leave the lists as they
are. But we do need to add to the warning on the signup page.

I agree. Hiding the email address makes it harder for mailing list members to contact each other, which is much worse than the flips-side of getting more spam (which in any case can be filtered).

People who send email should expect that their address will be known. If you don't like that, you can use a throw-away account to post to the mailing list.

Jean is right, that the behavior should be stated on the sign-up page. Most mailing lists are this way, though, so it shouldn't come as a big surprise.


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