[OSM-talk] Anonymous comments on notes now disabled
marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 30 09:14:45 UTC 2019
So an anonymous user now is unable to answer to a note he
create himself unless he decides to create an account to answer? ?
since most anonymous notes lack information, we will be able
to close nearly all anonymous notes. we will see if this pushes people
to register or if there are so many people who forget to identify
29 Aug 2019 23:46, Frederik Ramm a écrit :
after two years of discussing the pros and cons, a decision has now been
reached to disallow anonymous comments on notes.
Up until two days ago, anonymous (i.e. not logged-in) users could create
notes and comment on existing notes; the only thing they could not do
was close a note.
Now, anonymous users can *still* create notes, but they cannot comment
on or close existing notes.
In the long discussions leading up to this decision (see
agreed that anonymous comments on notes are rarely useful, and when they
are, they come mostly from users who have just forgotten to log in. This
was weighed against recent massive spam and vandalism activities which
rendered the notes system near unusuable in some regions. Perversely, it
is much easier to fight a vandal creating new, useless notes (by just
closing them) than it is to clean up their droppings from existing notes.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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