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

Ilya Zverev notifications at github.com
Thu Nov 1 16:01:24 UTC 2018

> OK but this is posing theoretical problems in the event of a ratcheting up of hostilities. I agree it's worth thinking about, because this might be regarded as inevitable in the long run. If we picture what abuse might happen...

Harry, this whole issue was opened a year and a half ago because of a major anonymous comments abuse. Multiple OSM members were complaining about these on several communication channels. But this is the same as with other privilege issues: until you've experienced them personally (which may never happen), it's hard for you to believe they are real.

Sadly these comments were restricted to Russia and, iirc, some South American countries, but there was nothing  in Western Europe. Which means, "OSM mainland" was not affected indeed, no reason to do anything.

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