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Re: Removing personal info from existing bug

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Removing personal info from existing bug
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2021 18:50:45 +0100
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <> writes:

> Hi!

Hi Tobias,

> We received a request to edit an existing bug[0] to remove the
> submitters' full name, which was used by accident.  Is this possible?
>> Replace it
>> with Botfiddler or Sven if you need a real name. Sorry for the
>> bother
>> and thanks.
> Double thanks from me if it is :-)
> Now…  they then went ahead and signed *that* request with their full
> name.  Probably not understanding how the bug tracker works. If you
> would be willing to also edit their name out of [1], we'd approach
> triple levels of gratitude.

I'm sorry, but that won't work. The bug database is public, and so are
the date. Many search engines will have indexed those bugs already,
including the real names.

If you run a google search with "Fira Byvire Frirevav" (string puzzled
with rot13), the third hit will show the message on

Furthermore, the bugs are spread via mailing lists, for which we don't
have control. Full data are contained as well.

> I'll explain the nature of the bug tracker to them now.

Please do.

> Kind regards,
> T G-R

Best regards, Michael.

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