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Re: Anonymous editing trial.

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 23:12:37 +0200
Message-ID: <CABc02_+aT31TGne2zM1eB0WpTZuo4FN2vnZ5p_EPLBDbeGChqw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>, public-webplatform@w3.org
Personally, I have had some sort of a session issue, but it was not so bad
for me as you indicate, I guess.
It just showed me a message and let me save again. When I saved again, it
would sometimes save it and it would sometime display another message and
on a third try, it saved it.
I guess the issues you talk about are much more annoying than that.

☆*PhistucK*



On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com
> wrote:

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