Archive talk:AST1 Jan 2010

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Email & Phone numbers

Is there a reason why we have email and phone numbers publicly posted on the wiki? Is all that information freely available on the Member list on the Member-only section of the VOC website? It sounds redundant to have them up here, in addition to maybe having spam bots copying their emails for future spamming use. Champagne 12:50, 10 December 2009 (PST)

Really would be useful to have a way to email quickly the group that has signed up for an event. Any solutions / options there? I am going to have to pull together the 15 email address for the people going on this weekend AST course to see if I can find a some passengers for my truck. Mark Freeman (Q: How to do make a signatures that works with the button above? A: the signatures can be done by typing four tildes ("~", a.k.a. squigly, right next to "1" on your keyboard) in a row. The wiki translates that into a user link and a timestamp. Sam Mason 16:04, 10 December 2009 (PST))

It would be nice to have all the contact info in one place, but there is some tradeoff with posting the information publicly. If you load the member list into another tab on your web browser and then just use your search function to find the correct entries I've found it to be fairly fast. Scott N explained the signature thing on your user talk page. Scott Webster 13:47, 10 December 2009 (PST)
I do exactly what Webster does, assuming you're using a web browser with tab functionality (anything post-IE6). It takes maybe a minute or more to do but the time penalty doesn't outweigh the cost of privacy. Numerous trips have been organized previously without having emails or phone numbers posted on the wiki. Champagne 13:54, 10 December 2009 (PST)
Sounds like what Mark is describing is some kind of tool that recognizes which users are signed up for a trip and generates an email list based on that. While that certainly would be nice to have, it is also probably more trouble than its worth. Tabbed browsing should do the trick. Sam Mason 16:04, 10 December 2009 (PST)