Done (loganbeary) wrote in suggestions,
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Disable anonymous posting as default

Title
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.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Protect new users from being burned by anonymous posters.
  • Protecting new users from such abuse would make the LJ experience more friendly and promote goodwill in the LJ community, there by increasing the possibility of keeping new users instead of them being scared off by abusive posts.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • I guess its possible changing the default to disabled might change the settings of current users to disabled and cause some a bit of fuss from them about having to go in and enabling anonymous posting. So if there is away to do this without affecting current user's settings that would be ideal.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure how difficult this would be to implement. My friend foeclan, who suggested this change is a programmer though, and he seemed to thing it would be a fairly easy solution.
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