Yes. Risker has understood.

Her word "masking" means for me, that we would like to make it hard or
create a high hurdle, for third parties wanting to find or prove a link
between the public displayed ID of non-logged in users and other off-site
ID such as their IP address that can be used to externally correlate or
identify a real-world individual.   (Which is not really any more than we
do for logged in users)

What exact label is publicly displayed is secondary.  Otherwise
pseudonymity wouldn't work either.  Its functions are (1) attribution, (2)
a convenient shorthand for "the unknown real world individual responsible
for this edit" in wiki-discussions, and (3) some minimal consistency of


On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM, Risker <> wrote:

> On 13 June 2012 14:09, Nathan <> wrote:
> (more snipping)

> I believe that FT2 is saying that we should seriously consider masking the
> *publicly viewable* IPv6 addresses.  The only reason that we publish the IP
> addresses of any logged-out user is for attribution purposes, although some
> use it for other reasons (both positive and nefarious).  Quite honestly, it
> doesn't matter what information is put in place in the publicly viewable
> logs, provided it's consistent.
> Risker
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