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

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at
Mon Jul 14 17:24:32 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:49 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at> wrote:
> And I'd strongly prefer that they *not* do so.  First off, it's
> pointless to do so, since the web page is a lot easier to spam-spider
> than the activity bundle.  But fundamentally, I want to be able to use
> semi-automated tools to email "all G1G1 activity authors", and having
> to trawl through web pages to find where the email addresses have been
> hidden is not my idea of a good time.

Different projects has different channels of communication, depending
on the reason you are contacting them and the maintainer personal
tastes. As an activity author I would not be comfortable about being
contacted through semi-automated tools about bugs in my activity for
example. Maybe it's just me...

> The activities database at
> already has a 'source url' field for the web page.  What is needed is
> a means to (a) contact the maintainers, and (b) report bugs.  A
> webpage URL does neither of these things.

It doesn't allow you to report bugs semi-automatically. But it
certainly allows you to find out manually the bug tracker the project


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