For 1: because it'd be impossible to accurately associate notifications
with the person, I assume.


On 10 January 2014 12:11, Isarra Yos <zhoris...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/01/14 19:21, Ryan Kaldari wrote:
>
>> These are two reason we don't have Thanks for anonymous editors:
>> 1. Anonymous editors don't get notifications
>> 2. Multiple editors often share the same IP address
>> Problem #2 isn't as prominent as it use to be, but there are still many
>> large companies and schools that connect to the internet through a single
>> IP. I imagine that once IPv6 is widely in use, this problem will go away
>> and we'll be able to turn on all notifications (including Thanks) for
>> anonymous editors.
>>
>> Ryan Kaldari
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> 1. Why not?
> 2. A time limit might help resolve that with ipv4 addresses. Alternately,
> thanks could potentially be nice even if they didn't make the edit
> themselves, since it's the general feeling and such, so just letting that
> through for ipv4 addresses might be an option.
>
> Mind I'm mostly just echoing something someone else said on IRC just now,
> but they seem like interesting points to me.
>
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