Privacy concern: displaying emails
We got this feedback from a user today: "I've just noticed that when I click on anyone's name, their email address pops up. I'm not happy about this, as it's bad from a privacy point of view. I don't want my email address visible to anyone who looks.
Please at least give us the option to hide our email addresses in the settings."
Personally I agree that this is a valid privacy concern. However, there is a pragmatic reasoning behind displaying emails: it's useful a) when you want to direct-message someone, and b) when you want to invite an existing user to a new group.
I imagine this won't be an issue in the future: case a) will be fixed when we have an internal messaging system in place and case b) will be fixed when we implement Trello-style usernames.
What should we do in the meantime to patch the privacy hole without creating a UX regression? Is the user's suggestion (add a 'hide email' setting) workable?
Chris Taklis started a proposal August 22nd, 2013 11:22
Members choose if their email will be hidden or public listed. Closed 1:42am - Sunday 1 Sep 2013
Passed. We wait now from developers to make it real.
To be an option on users settings, and each member choose if his/her email will be public listed or hidden on membership list of the group he/she is member.
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