I happened across Fusioneers.com recently, which claims “The Fusioneers.com network of ColdFusion developers spans every corner of the globe.”
Cool, I thought. I like the idea of a directory of fellow CF developers, and not just for finding employment.
So, I started filling in the new account form. I was about to hit send when I noticed…
Everyone is listed with their e-mail address in clear text. No effort is made to disguise it at all.
In short, a spam harvester’s paradise.
I get enough spam, thanks.
So, I didn’t register. And won’t, until that’s fixed.
I suggest a simple form that forwards a message to the listee’s e-mail address. Then the recipient has the option of exposing their e-mail address to the prospective contact.