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Branislav Zahradník
February 24, 2022 17:04
Re: Why do we still have AUTHORS?
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On Thu, 24 Feb 2022 at 15:01, G.W. Haywood via perl5-porters <> wrote:

> Hi there,
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2022, Branislav Zahradník wrote:
> > On Thu, 24 Feb 2022 at 00:11, Leon Timmermans <> wrote:
> >
> >> We've been maintaining an AUTHORS file for more than twenty years ...
> >>
> > Personally I do not mind AUTHORS file.
> > It just should not enforce contributors to put their github account email
> > somewhere - either AUTHORS or .mailmap
> Is this is largely a spam issue, and if so do we not have the ability
> between us to come up with a way to combat it?

It's not about spam. Yes, anyone can spent few seconds on
favourite-search-engine to get my email address.

It's just about consistency. Inconsistent systems make me vomit :-( (some
sort of perfectionist).

And why I'm using different email address?
Information categorization. I'm using gmail's features filters and labels
to categorize incoming emails (yes, even ignore them)
by address they were sent to.

> I'm thinking along the lines of a '+' modification to the address, or
> a clue in the subject header, which will be expensive for spammers to
> replicate but which can easily be checked by the MX with a milter.
> --
> 73,
> Ged.

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