I just released an open source project for SQL Server developers called DataTier.Net (formerly it was called RAD Studio Code Generation Toolkit on CodePlex). I bought the domain DataTier.Net last year, so I thought an interesting and very simple sample project would be to create a website with a 1 table SQL Dabase as a sample project and let people sign up for email notifications when a new version is released on Github. I never even checked if GitHub has this functionality built in? If it does it doesn’t matter this is a sample project.
Since this is a simple site with unauthenticated users, rather then the let the public at large sign up for email notifications, I thought if the user entered both an email address, and a GitHub user name that followed me on GitHub this would slow down any bots or bored peopled from just typing in email addresses and make me out to be a spammer. As of now I could hard code all 2 followers, but I am hoping one day to have as many as 6 or 7 and hard coding isn’t the answer, or I might lose one and have to update the site again for maintenance.
Thanks if this possible,