[geeklog-devel] Question about comment notifications

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Sun Oct 19 15:34:44 EDT 2008

Jared, Mike (et al.),

just checking: Comment notification (by email) was only implemented for
registered users, right?

The reason why I'm asking: Apparently, a WordPress plugin as well as
Serendipity allow subscribing to comments simply by leaving an email
address. And because of that, some German websites have now received
cease and desist letters - since, according to German law, that
functionality would require a confirmed opt-in (aka double opt-in).

Not sure I follow that argument, but I can see the potential for abuse.
If comment notifications require a valid account, we should be fine, though.

bye, Dirk

P.S. Two German articles:


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