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Bug 11898 - Don't require e-mail addresses for this site!
Don't require e-mail addresses for this site!
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 148
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Bugzilla (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest critical with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-11-07 22:08 UTC by Pi is 3.14159
Modified: 2011-07-13 01:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Pi is 3.14159 2007-11-07 22:08:49 UTC
Don't require e-mail addresses for this site!  It can cause people to receive unwanted spam, and it doesn't improve security.  People can bypass it simply by using one of the numerous temporary e-mail address generators on the web.
Comment 1 Robert Leverington 2007-11-07 22:12:10 UTC
E-mail address are obfuscated so spam is a non-issue. Even if people can use temporary e-mail address generators it still requires some effort on their part stopping spam bots creating millions of bogus accounts.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2011-07-13 01:14:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 148 ***

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