Follow-up Comment #5, sr #109838 (project administration): Well... sure?
Take my own case: I signed up on Savannah because I saw that I could potentially contribute to code I care about, but not specifically project xyz that I intended to comment on right away. I wanted to watch, see how it is done and make sure that my first contribution was actually useful. So I added skills, bookmarked some cool stuff and otherwise was idle. I was also inattentive and didn't read the message about what it takes to be considered active. So my account got harvested. I assumed this was a bug/crash/other that ate my account. So I signed up again. I did this whole cycle several times and finally reached out on #savannah to figure out what was up. An automated email telling me what was coming would have moved me to fix it. I agree that keeping spammers out is vital, but the story above could easily have ended with the new user getting burned out on the whole process and just walking away. _______________________________________________________ Reply to this item at: <https://savannah.nongnu.org/support/?109838> _______________________________________________ Message sent via Savannah https://savannah.nongnu.org/