パウル デロング (doubleyou) wrote in lj_dev,
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e-mail address masking

First time posting here. Not sure if this is the appropriate place for a feature request.

I was looking at the way the email addresses get "scrambled" on the user info page, and I was thinking to myself, "if I was a spammer, how would I go about defeating something like this". The first answer that occured to me is "drop all whitespace". Then I looked at the HTML and found that this was wrong. Okay, so drop all tags surrounding an '@' sign? Okay, so maybe it isn't that simple.

But why doesn't LJ use a scheme like the one used on SourceForge, where they take an address such as "username@domain.tld" and literally expand it to "username at domain dot tld"? Has this ever been considered?
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