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Re: Anonymous editing trial.

From: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 11:44:23 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+uZHs-nt-KckrsR87iV1MjW+Hnz47ozy5wndTkYq9vCTc5arg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Yes, I have had two complaints, these complaints mostly revolved around
that logging in itself was too hard due to sessions, and they felt they
shouldn't have to log in to correct a spelling error or just change a few
characters. They also argued that MediaWiki logs their IP so they are not
really anonymous but instead the system just makes it easier to edit. I
agree with waiting until sessions are fixed to see if complaints stop
completely, of course editing has slowed down lately in general due to this
problem, so I have had barely any complaints about anything lately from
editors. The issue was more prominent during launch and may come up again
as people return after session issues are solved, I'd like to wait and see
what the community says later!

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me> wrote:

> Only four people have complained directly to me about it.  And only one
> really seemed adamant about it.  I was just talking with Tomato the other
> day and she mentioned some had complained to her as well so I thought it
> was worth at least taking a look at.
>
> Honestly at this point I'm perfectly happy with getting Sessions fixed and
> then see how things go and if anyone else complains after a while of that
> being fixed.
>
> -Garbee
>
> On 12/4/2012 11:54 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>
>> 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 donít 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<jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com>
>>> >
>>>
>>> Mozilla Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org**>
>>>
>>> Technical Writer/Community Steward
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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