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As designed RSS feed contains invalid@example.com in author field

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
It's intentional. It was added to validate better with the RSS spec (which requires a particular format).
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
You would need to modify the code to remove it. (It is worth noting that the previous method did not totally follow the spec and caused problems in other scenarios.)
 

Donny

Active member
#6
Yeah this doesn't seem very XF. lol
I've just noticed this. Why isn't it picking up the email of the username it's quoting right next to it?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#7
We don't -- and won't -- publish emails of people that sign up for a forum. Hence, there's no email to publish.
 

Daniel Hood

Well-known member
#8
I've just noticed this. Why isn't it picking up the email of the username it's quoting right next to it?
There'd be literally nothing stopping someone from creating a crawler that goes through all your feeds periodically and build a mailing list based off your site. I'm glad XenForo does it this way. Although maybe displaying username@siteurl.com (with the username and the site url being legit) which either starts a conversion with the user or forwards to their real email would be cool.
 

Donny

Active member
#9
There'd be literally nothing stopping someone from creating a crawler that goes through all your feeds periodically and build a mailing list based off your site. I'm glad XenForo does it this way. Although maybe displaying username@siteurl.com (with the username and the site url being legit) which either starts a conversion with the user or forwards to their real email would be cool.
I see I see.