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:There was no intent to invade your privacy in any way.  You certainly don't have to provide your phone number to continue as a moderator.  The hope was that it would be easier to contact you about changes that might affect moderators, more quickly and easily, since we don't have e-mail addresses for some of the moderators.  We appreciate the efforts of all the moderators and apologize if you have been offended in any way. [[User:Averyld|Lynda]] 14:22, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
 
:There was no intent to invade your privacy in any way.  You certainly don't have to provide your phone number to continue as a moderator.  The hope was that it would be easier to contact you about changes that might affect moderators, more quickly and easily, since we don't have e-mail addresses for some of the moderators.  We appreciate the efforts of all the moderators and apologize if you have been offended in any way. [[User:Averyld|Lynda]] 14:22, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
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I strongly disagree.  The application does not state that you do not have to provide your phone number. It should not even be asking for a phone number. Calling people instead of emailing them is not faster, it's slower.  It's not easier, it's harder.  My email address is prominently displayed on my user page as it always has been.  I can also be automatically emailed through the wiki, which setting has always been on for me.  Who is the person who suggested this should be a part of the process?  If we are a *team* then the *team* should decide on that process, not one person making rules for all to follow.  This application should be tossed out, and submit for review to all members, not enjoined upon them.[[User:Wjhonson|Wjhonson]]

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Why are we being required to provide our phone number in order to become or continue as a moderator?  I find that extremely invasive.Wjhonson 23:39, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

There was no intent to invade your privacy in any way.  You certainly don't have to provide your phone number to continue as a moderator.  The hope was that it would be easier to contact you about changes that might affect moderators, more quickly and easily, since we don't have e-mail addresses for some of the moderators.  We appreciate the efforts of all the moderators and apologize if you have been offended in any way. Lynda 14:22, 19 April 2012 (UTC)


I strongly disagree.  The application does not state that you do not have to provide your phone number. It should not even be asking for a phone number. Calling people instead of emailing them is not faster, it's slower.  It's not easier, it's harder.  My email address is prominently displayed on my user page as it always has been.  I can also be automatically emailed through the wiki, which setting has always been on for me.  Who is the person who suggested this should be a part of the process?  If we are a *team* then the *team* should decide on that process, not one person making rules for all to follow.  This application should be tossed out, and submit for review to all members, not enjoined upon them.Wjhonson