[EMS Discuss] New Linked Forums

James Hukill EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Mar 7 16:23:51 PST 2012


IMHO it's good that anyone can read, we might even pick up some new members
because of posts we have there.  Example, Rick's posts on HackADay can't
hurt the shop if things like that got linked back to the forum.
That said, exposed email address = bad.

--James

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Yes anyone can read the forums, but only registered users can post, which
> is the same for the mailing lists.
> Only emails that came from quoted text in the lists are visible, but those
> can be obfuscated in the same way the forum archives are.
>
>    Clif
>
> You can
>
> InEugene wrote:
>
>> I'm seeing a rather large problem with this. Correct me if I'm wrong but
>> it looks like anyone can access these forums. It also looks like everyone's
>> email address is visible here. I'm pretty sure this will result in all of
>> our email addresses being harvested for spam and phishing attacks.
>>
>> - Nathan
>>
>>
>> On 3/7/2012 8:53 AM, Clif Cox wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, :)
>>>
>>> You log in to the forum using the lost password procedure
>>> (just the first time) and navigate to the topic of interest.
>>> Then you select the "Subscribe to topic" link at the top of
>>> the page. You will probably also want to go to your member
>>> profile to fine tune some other settings.
>>>
>>> You can also pull down new topics from a forum in an RSS
>>> feed, though I'm not sure you can just select messages in a
>>> topic, eg:
>>>
>>> http://forum.eugenemakerspace.**com/feed.php?mode=t&l=1&n=10&**
>>> frm=1&format=rss<http://forum.eugenemakerspace.com/feed.php?mode=t&l=1&n=10&frm=1&format=rss>
>>>
>>>     Ciao!
>>>     Clif
>>>
>>
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