This is getting to be a bit of an issue now. I have a saved Twitter search for Mondo and Mondo related things but too often I’m seeing full 16-digit card numbers or poorly redacted numbers (either covering the first half, not last, using a poor blur or not drawing across enough of the area of each digit such that it’s possible to greatly reduce the number of attempts to get the correct digit).
I know that alpha participants were specifically warned about it (but some did anyway…) and that the beta letter includes both a paper strip covering the numbers and holding the card (looks SUPER nice by the way and doesn’t use irritating glue dots), as well as a note a little further down. I also see that some very nice people are reaching out to those who post their card number and warning them about doing so.
Instead of scapegoating the users, I prefer to iterate on designs that reduce the issue as much as possible. Following that, I’d like to discuss with the community if anything else can be done to effectively eliminate people posting their card number in pictures. My hypothesis is that some people are just grabbing the card and not necessarily reading the rest of the text on the page.
Moving the message about not posting pictures to the strip holding the card is one idea, this ensures that every user at least has to look at the message when removing their card from the paper. However, it kind of ruins the photo opportunity with the card sitting in the folded paper like that. Maybe a message could be placed on the paper behind where the card sits, above the cut strip in addition to the existing one like the one about signing the card but where the spaceship is?
If the card was flat, I’d consider a nice solid colour weak adhesive strip (think new style iTunes gift cards) but I’m not sure how much the raised numbers would affect that or how much that would cost to put in place.
Given that I’m seeing fewer pictures of card numbers than I originally expected considering how many otherwise fairly smart alpha users did it, it seems like something is going right and the #gotmondo strip is ALMOST working perfectly. Just minor tweaks to be done?