https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60790

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            Bug ID: 60790
           Summary: Flow: Displaying IP above the comment box is highly
                    confusing for nontechnical users
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Flow
          Assignee: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
          Reporter: dga...@wikimedia.org
                CC: ebernhard...@wikimedia.org, oke...@wikimedia.org,
                    pandiculat...@gmail.com, sp...@wikimedia.org
    Classification: Unclassified
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Created attachment 14467
  --> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/attachment.cgi?id=14467&action=edit
Screenshot showing IPv6 address which may confuse new users

When a user is presented with the option to leave a comment, their username is
displayed above the edit box. For anonymous users, this means their IP is
displayed. This can be highly confusing if you're not technical enough to know
what an IP is, and will leave you scratching your head as to what the long,
seemingly random characters above the box mean (see screenshot, showing an IPv6
address above the box).

Suggestions:
1) Do not display username above the comment box.
2) Do not display username above the comment box if you're logged out.
3) Inform the users somehow (e.g. with a tooltip) what the long hex number
means.

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