"Your email address will be spam-proofed." seems misleading

RESOLVED FIXED

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Webtools Graveyard
Hendrix
RESOLVED FIXED
13 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: timeless, Assigned: gerv)

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Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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13 years ago
normally foolproof and similar proofs are impossible to defeat. do you mean that
i'll never be spammed at this address? if you only mean that i'll be rarely
spammed, then i think you should change the word (because i feel it's misleading).
It currently uses timeless_at_myrealbox.com. "Spam-proofing" is a common term
for munging email addresses in this or similar ways; I don't think it's
misleading. By your argument, no-one should be using the term.

If you have a better algorithm which still makes it obvious in all cases to a
human what the address is, and doesn't put them to ridiculous amounts of effort
to decode it (such as, for example, a reversal would do) then please make a patch.

Gerv
I was going to comment on that, too, but see that he already has.  "proof" indeed implies "it'll never happen".  Making the page state what we're really doing would be much more accurate...

"Your address will be munged to make life difficult for spammers' address-harvesting tools" or something.
New wording:
"Your email address will be obfuscated to make life difficult for spammers."

Checking in template/index.html.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/hendrix/template/index.html.tmpl,v  <--  index.html.tmpl
new revision: 1.12; previous revision: 1.11
done

Gerv
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Webtools → Webtools Graveyard
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