"submission rules page" proposal number 3

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Mon Jan 23 15:46:00 GMT 2006

On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:03:48AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Jan 22 17:28, Lapo Luchini wrote:
>> OK, I now imported the "rest of the page" and I am working at the
>> following address:
>> http://cyberx.lapo.it/~lapo/setup.html
>> [...]
>> BTW: right now all the emails are in clear and using fixed-font.
>> I guess we sould either convert them to mailto: hrefs or "hide" the @ in
>> some way.
>> I mean: either we decide not to avoid spam in this way (I'm for this)
>> and do the complete linking thing, or we actively avoid that: I doubt
>> any spammer that parses mailto:s avoid parsing the text of the page
>> itself for probable email addresses.
>I don't think it makes sense to put mailto:'s into the text.  The new
>maintainers will have a lot of contact with the apps and announce
>mailing lists anyway later on.  I can't believe they would try to use
>the setup web page and click on the mail address to create their mails,
>especially since they should be subscribed to apps anyway.
>As for "hiding" the @, on a site I'm webmaster of, I'm simply using the
>html &# equivalent on a site I'm webmaster for, and I got only two
>spam mails within a year:
>  webmaster@example.com
>Maybe we can use this here, too.  But Chris is maintaining sourceware,
>so I'd rather read his opinion here.

That's fine with me.  I've done similar things, as well as using a gif image
of the email address.


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