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Re: Anonymous editing trial.

From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 13:32:51 -0500
Message-ID: <50BE41D3.8020404@garbee.me>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
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.


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>
>> Mozilla Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org>
>> Technical Writer/Community Steward
Received on Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:33:25 UTC

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