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Hi,

I have a Stack Overflow account and I once asked a question about mounting sparse bundles. Now I just received an email from someone I don't know:

Hi you,

I just found your question about hiding mounted sparse bundles on stackoverlow. I just want to ask, if you got a working solution and if you could may send me the needed code. Im trying for days to get it working, but I don't find any solution… That would be really great! I also want to mount a sparse bundle without showing it in the Finder…

Problem is, I have never, ever posted my email adress on Stack Overflow, so how can this happen? This is not the first email like this I've received.

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Well, you did, I found it in 10 seconds. Fix you github link. –  Uphill Luge Apr 25 '11 at 9:19
    
Something to note: even if an address is hidden on your github profile the address is still visible in commits you make. –  simonb Aug 23 '11 at 22:09

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Your user profile links to your github page where you posted your email address.
I assumed something like this so I just went to your profile page and followed the links you posted there. Apart from moderators no one can see your email address you entered on Stack Overflow.

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Great, thx. I think I'll add a comment to that in my biography box. Didn't know GitHub made my email adress publicly visible, oh well. –  rightføld Apr 25 '11 at 9:23
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@Radek Well, they do say Email (Publicly visible!) on 'Public Profile' page. But you can always hide it again. –  Nikita Rybak Apr 25 '11 at 9:30
    
@rightfold note that the email address used on GitHub now can be kept private! See stackoverflow.com/a/18186072/6309 –  VonC Aug 12 '13 at 11:43

Um...

  1. Open profile
  2. Follow link to http://github.com/radeks
  3. See your E-Mail address

:)

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Bad form putting someone else's e-mail address out in public like that. –  Al E. Apr 25 '11 at 12:44
    
@Al fair point, removed. –  Pëkka Apr 25 '11 at 12:46
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And finally we can validate if this is true... –  Arjan Apr 25 '11 at 12:53
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I don't know if anybody can delete a first revision, @Arjan. –  mmyers Apr 25 '11 at 14:14
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@mmyers, I assume the following usage scenario from Jeff most probably applies to first revisions: "User posts his or her password or SSN or {sekrit thing here} in a post. Don't laugh, it has happened. Revision has to be destroyed." So I guess the developers can just click that "delete" link for the original revision too. But: just guessing! –  Arjan Apr 25 '11 at 15:12
    
Looks like to really remove the e-mail from public view, Pekka needs to delete this whole answer. –  Cawas Apr 25 '11 at 20:22
    
@Cawas yeah, I will do that (unless @Arjan there is an experiment running with this? Are you waiting for mod feedback?) –  Pëkka Apr 25 '11 at 20:23
    
Damn Pekka, why took you 59 seconds to reply? were you sleeping or something? –  Cawas Apr 25 '11 at 20:28

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