[OSM-talk] Disallow Anonymous Edits NOW
tom at compton.nu
Sun Oct 14 13:34:37 BST 2007
In message <6B14C8DC-3FD3-4A11-B887-E1B9FF11A651 at systemeD.net>
Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemeD.net> wrote:
> Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > I'm willing to implement the required changes to the API unless
> > someone beats me to it. I think I would even be able to change the
> > Potlatch controllers to this effect, however I would need some input
> > from Richard about what kind of error code I should return in cases
> > where the user has not made his edits public.
> At first glance, I suspect the best way to do it might be to modify
> the User.authenticate method. I could then add some code to the
> Potlatch SWF that would bring up an alert if the controller returned
> "user not public". (It would be most user-friendly to add
> User.authenticate to Potlatch's getpresets action, so that the user
> was informed immediately on launching Potlatch, rather than the first
> time they tried to edit.)
Doing it is not a problem. I can sort that out very quickly.
> On the wider issue, I fully agree that anonymous edits are A Bad
> Thing and should be deprecated.
I absolutely agree, and if the community agrees then I shall be only
too happy to disable them.
Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)
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