>
> On Jun 14, 2012 1:30 AM, "Brandon Harris" <bhar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> >        A couple of weeks ago, Brion Vibber and I started walking through
> a series of thoughts about eliminating publicly viewable IP addresses
> altogether, creating "Proto Accounts".  That is, to completely anonymize
> anonymous users (by calling them "Anonymous XXXXXX") and at the same time
> creating system whereby Anonymous users might be encouraged to become
> registered users (and retain the edits they did anonymously).
> >
> >        This would work by "back-loading" the account creation process:
> >
> >                1) User makes anonymous edit (as "Anonymous 1234").  Edit
> is logged as "Anonymous 1234").
> >                2) User is given call-to-action to convert to a registered
> account.
> >                3) User fills out account form (username, password, email)
> (let's call them "AwesomeSauce89")
> >                4) Proto account gets renamed to "AwesomeSauce89"; the
> edits that were under "Anonymous 1234" are now listed as being by
> "AwesomeSauce89"
> >
> >        I also spoke with Tim Starling about this in Berlin and he agreed
> that it was a good idea.  However, this would be no small feat.  A big part
> of the problems involved in this type of anonymizing involve how we deal
> with range blocks.
> >        Would this be something people might like to see. .
>

 If I understand it well, YEAH.

Aubrey

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