Why is anonymous editing disabled?

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    Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Memomo on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm

    I was a little curious why anonymous editing is disabled? I feel like a lot more edits would come if anonymous editing was allowed. Registering and getting permission to edit on the wiki is a pain.

    I understand if maybe you're afraid of spam, I'm not hugely sure how wikispaces work but if they allow extensions, it's possible to write something that would block spam edits, like an abuse filter.


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:32 pm

    because with anonymous participation comes trolls and guys who will come in simply to destroy what many of us here have helped to build. The power of anonymity to bring out the worst in us is obvious, a tv programme called 'derren brown; the gameshow' explores this side of us to an amazing and almost disturbing level, though this focuses more on the mob mentality side of anonymity than the individual aspect.. still a very good watch

    Anyways, a good similar situation to see is the chatroom box. Anons come on to troll, but they only do it because they're anonymous.. hell a member of the chat even pm'd me once admitting he signs out and goes anon just to troll same said chatroom.

    If you wish to edit, request to become a member, if the information people wish to contribute is important to the wiki, wouldn't you think that it's worthwhile to sign up?


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Memomo on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:33 pm

    I have been trying to edit for two days sadly, I am unable. I guess that's why I'm posting here asking why I can't anonymously edit.

    Also, bad edits can be easily reverted. Usually, there isn't that many people with the intent to destroy the wiki, is there? Wikipedia allows anonymous edits and they get thousands of edits daily, as long as someone was actively watching, I think it would be pretty safe!

    There is more good than bad, but everything will come with bad and good. If someone really wanted to destroy the wiki, they could just register and request to edit then do it. :s
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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:36 pm

    tell me what you wish to put in and i'll gladly do it for you. happy

    To be fair it's not surprising that it takes longer to accept your request now, as the wiki doesn't need the same immediate response as it did when the forums were based there


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by FexDS on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:44 pm

    All the wiki applications are accepted to this very moment, are you sure you got a wikispaces account and then joined the wiki?

    On the reverting edits: yes, it is simple but it is not easy to identify what was vandalized right away and letting anyone edit invites trolling. We have already had incidents so we won't be changing this policy in the foreseeable future.


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Memomo on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:57 pm

    Okay well, if you're an organizer? I wanted to see if WikiSpaces allowed internal CSS to be changed (things outside of the stylesheet).

    All this will do is slightly change the log in area to white instead of off white (just wanted to see if it worked). If it does, I was going to propose a new darker skin instead of a white content area (much like this forum). Then work on fixing the templates next. I just thought the skin needed to come first if the wiki was going to be prettier. Also, I realize anonymous editors wouldn't be able to do this, I just wanted to fix the looks of the wiki.

    .WikiInternalHeaderNav {
    background-color: #000000;
    box-shadow: 0 0 6px #CCCCCC;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    }

    .WikiInternalHeaderNav a {
    color: #FFFFFF;
    }

    .WikiInternalHeaderNav .notificationCount {
    background-color: #FFFFFF;
    color: #000000;
    }

    Also @Fex, I am slightly new to WikiSpaces, for some reason I thought it worked like other wikis and I could just register and edit (sorry I'm terrible). D: I started making the wiki a new skin outside of the wiki, can I please make it pretty?


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:00 pm

    This thread totally needs a warning to tell baal to look away lol!


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by FexDS on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:01 pm

    Hi there

    Oh if you want to edit the CSS you do have to be an organizer but more than anything you need to send a PM to BaalDS as he has been working on the style sheets and understands how the site works better than anyone.

    Would be great to have more CSS savvy people on board! happy


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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Memomo on Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:06 pm

    Okay thanks a lot. I'll PM him and see if it's possible. :3
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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Baal-Avatar on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:44 pm

    big grin
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    Re: Why is anonymous editing disabled?

    Post by Serious_Much on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:52 pm

    haha, baal got some new toys to play with :face:


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