For example in this question the OP includes his/her phone number. Personally I don't think that's a great idea, but

  1. Does it violate any StackExchange policies?
  2. Should I take any action (flag, comment and recommend against this behavior, etc.)?

Edit: Based on the number of responses specific to taglines I want to clarify that I got the sense from the post that the OP was hoping someone would call him to discuss possible solutions. I agree with the tagline comments about removing it, but am curious about whether we'd remove the number if the OP explicitly solicited phone contact (e.g., Please call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx).


This would count as a "signature", and definitely should be edited out as a result (as someone has already done). But also, you are correct in thinking contact information should not be in questions/answers.

One suggestion for these users is that they can put anything like that in their profile, if they like.

Usually a user will edit out such things if they are found, and it's a valid suggested edit if you can't do those yourself. If someone is rolling those edits back, that would be a time to flag for a moderator.

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    As said, please edit the number. You will do a favor to the community by removing noise and a favor to the user by removing his contact information from a page that will get crawled for farming such info.
    – SPArcheon
    Dec 19 '13 at 15:04
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    PS: Unicorn, that hat is hiding your head... now you seem just a normal pony. Are you on a secret mission by chance?
    – SPArcheon
    Dec 19 '13 at 15:06
  • @SPArchaeologist Ack!!! Dec 19 '13 at 15:26

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