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

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Tue Nov 13 21:51:23 UTC 2018

@Zverik : I don't think there's a perfect solution to this issue, each option has some pros and cons. The idea is to balance different opinions a bit and see if this is any better than the current situation.

imagine all the pointless stuff on https://www.openstreetmap.org/note/799041 would be condensed to a few "Multiple comments by anonymous contributors only visible to logged on users" lines. It would immediately take away the "graffiti wall" effect.

As a logged on user, you can always see both sides of the conversion. Ideally you can ask some "intelligent" questions, which the original anonymous user can relate to (if they happen to revisit the note, exactly as it is today), but that don't make much sense to some other anonymous user. I don't know how well this works in reality, it's just a proposal.

Still you would need additional moderation options like hiding comments, etc. Banning anonymous comments seems like the ultimate step, and I'm getting the impression from the discussion here that there's no clear consensus here. I may be wrong here, though.

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