Better email mangling
Short, concise description of the idea
Do real email mangling like steve at njord dot org rather than just not putting a mailto: link.
Full description of the idea
Most sites that do email mangling have a bunch of randomly selected ways that emails get mangled. Browse through some slashdot comment threads for examples. I doubt that simply forgoing the mailto: link is going to stop determined robots.
- Lower chance of email address harvesting
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- Possible user confusion, but I doubt it.
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- Develop several different mangle styles and employ them by randomly selecting one to be used each day, or randomly selecting a new one each time the user info page is hit (though this may be a fair bit of overhead)