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Re: Anonymous editing trial.

From: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:28:09 -0600
Message-ID: <50BE2499.5020307@mozilla.com>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
+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
Received on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 16:28:47 UTC

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