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WordPress.org "About user" page should obfuscate (6 posts)

  1. rook
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    It's rather distressing to see that the Forum here does not obfuscate all instances of a public email address on the "About user" page -- and the Preferences edit facility doesn't allow me to obfuscate it myself. I believe research has shown that spam screen scraper's are real but also that trivial obfuscation is amazingly effective.
    Can such a change be made?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    You could do as I did, and enter something like 'look@mysite.org'
    A change could be good though.

  3. rook
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks. That's a good suggestion. It does defeat the purpose a bit, but is an adequate workaround.

  4. usafdcc
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Could you just select to not show public email. There is an option.

  5. Beel
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I am curious as to how you define "obfuscate" as you can surely make your e-mail address such that it will confuse the nonhuman or just not display it altogether.

  6. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    WP itself already does this under the covers, I believe. I know they're obscured in RSS feeds, as people have brought that up.
    The SHOULD REALLY be obscured in this forum... That should be easy coding. ;)
    -d

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