Activity Backward Compatibility (was re: Re: joyride 2128 smoketest)

Eben Eliason eben.eliason at
Mon Jul 14 11:32:00 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 11:22 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at> wrote:
> The other points sound reasonable.  I think we need to include a
> 'contact email' field in the for each activity (i'm
> kinda shocked we haven't done so yet) so that we can get in touch with

This is something I brought up recently in another context.  I think
such a contact email would be really beneficial so, for instance, the
Log activity can actually send logs to the people who actually care
when that button is pressed.  The problem with this design, of course,
is that it exposes the email in a place where spammers can easily find
it. This is really of concern mostly because we expect kids to create
and maintain activities eventually as well.  Of course, assuming the
kids have an email account at all to provide, there's surely no way to
prevent them from being spammed at all...should the field be optional?
 optional unless under contract?

- Eben

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