I'll po YOUR lite! (algeh) wrote in suggestions,
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A Way for anon. commenters to leave contact information

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A Way for anon. commenters to leave contact information

Short, concise description of the idea
Have an optional "email" field for anon. commenters, where they could leave their email address and it would not be displayed, but you could click on it to send an email to them (via some system within LiveJournal that would not reveal their email address).

Full description of the idea
Since the invite code thing started, more and more communities have a few non livejournal users watching them. Some of these people are quite active, such as Mrs. Tomoe in the cosplay community, who I would say is probably one of the top ten commenters. I would gladly give such people in the communities I'm part of codes, since it seems to me that they would be good additions to those communities. However, I have no good way of contacting them privately to do so, and if I made a public post about it I'd likely have a few idiots all saying that they are her and want the code, and I can't think of any good way to fix that. She has never to my knoweldge posted her email address. I think a feature like this would encourage anon. commenters such are her to leave a method of contacting them, which would in turn let me give codes to those who have impressed me.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Gives a method of contacting anon. commenters, thus making it possible to give them codes without doing so publicly where others could steal them
  • Allows more interaction with non lj users in general
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Makes it easier to give out codes
  • People might harass someone by emailing them a bunch of crap, and there isn't any way for anon. users to delete their comments so they couldn't stop it (maybe an email sent from the address in question could delete the comment if it had the right arguments in it?)
  • People could put in email addresses that are not theirs
  • Code beggars wouldn't have to publicise their email addresses any more, which might make them even less discriminating about who to bug
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • add an "email" link, which would take you to a page with a short text form for writing an email. It might be good to make this form not accept more than 100 or 200 characters, since it wouldn't need to be long for giving out codes
  • add an optional "email" field for anon. commenters on the comment page
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