Disable anonymous posting as default
Short, concise description of the idea
instead of having anonymous posting enabled by default, have it be disabled by default instead.
Full description of the idea
This is not my idea originally, rather it was made by foeclan in a comment to a post of mine calling for the removal of anonymous posting altogether. A reaction I had to a particulary vicious anonymous comment someone made in a friends journal. I've since been educated why there's no way that will ever happen. foeclan's idea seemed like a good compromise to me since most people who start up new journals are not aware of how abusive anonymous posting can be. By setting anonymous posting disabled by default these new people would not be subjected to such abuse by surprise. Choosing to enable anonymous posting consciously would seemed to imply they realize they may be opening themselves up for the possibility for such abuse. Where as with the current default new users may not be aware of this possibility.
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