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Convert userinfo contact information to images.

Title
Convert userinfo contact information to images.

Short, concise description of the idea
To cut down on contact information harvesting/spam, disallow plain text.

Full description of the idea
For the past month, I have been getting spam sent to my @livejournal.com email address. The only place that that email is listed is in my userinfo, which means someone is harvesting LiveJournal contact information.

I am suggesting that LiveJournal convert all contact information (email addresses as well as AIM names, etc.) into images. It would cut down on the amount of information that bots could harvest.

Here is one converter to illustrate what I'm talking about: http://services.nexodyne.com/email

An ordered list of benefits
  • Less spam
  • More security
  • Peace of mind
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Work for the developers
  • Wouldn't totally eliminate harvesting, but it would still cut down on it.
Tags: privacy, profile/userinfo, spam, § no status
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