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Re: Anonymous editing trial.

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:54:19 -0500
Message-ID: <50BE2ABB.3040304@w3.org>
To: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
CC: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

Before we make a judgment on this, I'd like to know how much of a 
problem this is, in terms of sheer numbers.

How many people have complained? 1? 5? 10? 100?

Regards-
-Doug

On 12/4/12 11:34 AM, Eliot Graff wrote:
> Just curious. How does Wikipedia structure this? I don’t know, offhand.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eliot
>
> *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?
>
>     Thoughts?
>
>     -Garbee
>
> --
>
> Janet Swisher <mailto:jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com>
>
> Mozilla Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org>
>
> Technical Writer/Community Steward
>
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