Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit (pauamma) wrote in suggestions,
Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit
pauamma
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Allow deleting the email address associated with a community

Title
Allow deleting the email address associated with a community

Short, concise description of the idea
Currently, it isn't possible to remove an account's email address, which is fine for personal journals, but not needed for communities since nothing makes use of that address.

Full description of the idea
When a community is created, the creator's registered email address is used as the email address for the community. I'm currently considering transferring a community's maintainership, and the community's email address is set to the creator's, from whom I took over as maintainer years ago. I would rather not replace it with my own email address, because then the new maintainers may disclose it to all visitors, which I would rather avoid. And I definitely wouldn't want the previous maintainer's email address to be exposed that way, as I don't have their permission, and there is no reason at all for their email address to remain there, since they're no longer a maintainer.

This is similar to http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/160237.html, but would allow removing it entirely, instead of replacing it with a @livejournal.com email address.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Fewer breaches of privacy
  • Fewer attempts to contact maintainers that will fail silently
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Accidental deletions would now become possible, unless confirmation is requested when the email address field is blank for a community
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