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Review what personal information WMSE gathers from members
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Review what personal information we gather from members.

  • Can we have fewer mandatory fields in the sign up form than we have today?
  • Is it okay if a member fills in mandatory fields with "-"?
  • Do we need routines for how to handle members who do not want to provide an e-mail address?
  • Less mandatory personal information, e.g. only an e-mail address, makes it easier for one person to create multiple member accounts without Wikimedia Sverige being able to detect this. If we start allowing voting online at the annual meeting, this could mean that one member has more than one vote.

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Jopparn set the point value for this task to 3.Aug 21 2019, 10:36 AM

For now we will allow the member to simply fill in mandatory fields with "-". For technical reasons they need to fill in an e-mail address. It is ok to use a throw away address though (e.g.

If you create an account with Zynatic (without real personal info) you can trigger all of our payment options there.

If you pay with Swish, Paypal or a debit card some info will be stored in our bank and/or the membership system.

If you choose "Pay later" you can get your membership number via the automatic e-mail. You will have to contact us to find out how to pay your membership fee using this number.

@Gitta You are active in another organisation which allows anonymous membership are you not? Do you know if there are any tax office related issues to this?

Lokal_Profil added a comment.EditedAug 27 2019, 2:25 PM

... this could mean that one member has more than one vote.

Note that this is already possible by being the proxy for multiple organisations which are members. Might be worth plugging this loophole to avoid the "one person controls >25% of votes" clause of the 90-konto rules.