[aur-dev] aurweb 4.6.0 release preparations (v2)

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Fri Nov 3 17:20:24 UTC 2017

Hi again,

Here is a second version, based on some feedback I received on the
mailing lists and via private emails:

    Dear AUR user,

    The next aurweb release, which will be released on 2017-12-03,
    includes a public interface to obtain a list of user names of all
    registered users. This means that, starting on 2017-12-03, your user
    name will be visible to the general public. The user name is the
    account name you specified when registering, and it is the only
    information included in this list. Any other account information,
    such as your real name or your e-mail address, will not be
    retrievable through this new interface. However, note that some of
    that information might already be visible directly or indirectly in
    other parts of the AUR web interface, such as your public profile or
    content you submitted to the AUR.

    If you do not agree to this change, please delete your account by
    logging into the AUR web interface, going to your account details
    page and clicking the account deletion link before 2017-12-03. This
    account deletion is permanent and cannot be undone.

    Thanks for using the AUR!

    The Arch Linux Team

Changes since the initial draft:

* State more clearly that *only* the account name is included.
* Clarify that account deletion is permanent.
* Replace "AUR Development Team" by "Arch Linux Team".

I plan on sending the email on Sunday, 2017-11-05, which is exactly four
weeks before the scheduled release date.


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