[geeklog-devel] Question about comment notifications
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.
P.S. Two German articles:
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