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RE: Anonymous editing trial.

From: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 16:34:22 +0000
To: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE3A5BFD1228D84A8D9C158EEC195FD53DA198E7@TK5EX14MBXW603.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Just curious. How does Wikipedia structure this? I don't know, offhand.



From: Janet Swisher [mailto:jswisher@mozilla.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:28 AM
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
Subject: Re: Anonymous editing trial.

+1 on trying out anonymous edits. I know I was one of those who argued against it, but if we're getting pushback about it, I'm open to trying it.

Just wondering (do NOT block on this): is it possible to have MW suggest that an anonymous editor (with a given IP address) create an account, after some number of edits? Kind of a "Glad you like it here -- care to introduce yourself?" thing.

On 12/3/12 1:58 PM, Jonathan Garbee wrote:
I think we should give anonymous editing in the docs a trial run. There have been a few who have spoken about not wanting an account to edit.  Tomato has done a great job with getting some Abuse Filters in place as well. So, I think we should at least give it a shot for a while.  See if anything bad happens (which probably will) but tweak the systems to take care of it mostly automatically.

I understand the need to try and get a sense of community, but honestly some people just don't care.  They see something wrong and want to fix it.  Should we not encourage that kind of mentality as well?



Janet Swisher<mailto:jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com>
Mozilla Developer Network<https://developer.mozilla.org>
Technical Writer/Community Steward
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