[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Forbid anonymous comments for notes (#1543)

Andy Allan notifications at github.com
Mon Jul 10 09:26:18 UTC 2017


>From the above comments it looks like there are both unwanted anonymous comments along with useful ones. So it's not clear to me that we should block them. Rather than basing it on the experiences of a few people it might be worth examining the wider situation.

We publish all the notes including comments at http://planet.openstreetmap.org/notes/ . Someone might be willing to run some analysis of these, to see how many anonymous comments vs regular comments, whether there's any correlation between types (or lengths) of comments vs how quickly they are resolved, and so on.

Alternatively, we can approach this a different way, and instead make it easier for users to flag unhelpful comments, whether anonymous or not, see e.g. #1576 

I realise the originally reported problem is genuine, I just don't want us to [throw the baby out with the bathwater](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_throw_the_baby_out_with_the_bathwater).

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