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Re: [opensuse-wiki] older contributors on openSUSE
  • From: C <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:55:28 +0200
  • Message-id: <AANLkTikiSqRJN=LV1iz2cU9TrvRPGeptsGpa+0g1xn1F@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 22:23, Freek de Kruijf wrote:
In your case when a user only has an English page, but he/she has not
mentioned an e-mail address there, you can't communicate. However a user has
to register with a working e-mail address, so somewhere this information is
available, but maybe privacy rules prevent this information from being used
for other purposes than the registration.

It's a simple SQL select to find the email address of a registered
user if you know the user name and you have access to the database (
select user_email from user where user_name="username"; ).

So... if it's really important to contact the former contributors, an
admin could technically (and easily) dig out the email address they
registered with and send off an email.... but like you said Freek,
privacy rules may prevent this info from being used. In some Wikis
I've worked on, admins have pulled email addresses and sent messages
privately - ie NOT shared the address publicly - when it was important
to contact a contributor, and this was considered within the limits of
the privacy policies. Novell... I can't speak for them.

C.
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