I don't see any such consensus emerging in this discussion - it actually
seems to be more the other way.

2009/6/9 private musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com>

> it looks to me like we're heading for consensus that a bit more open
> editing would be a good thing - not for IP addresses, but for folk who have
> confirmed their email address (per Nick's technical suggestion)... could we
> implement this or could someone suitably empowered indicate how they see
> this developing / further thoughts :-)
> I think just getting a bit more energy / input into wm-au would be a good
> thing at the mo - and for me this includes welcoming non-member editors at
> this time.....
> cheers,
> Peter,
> PM.
>
> On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 10:43 PM, Andrew <orderinchao...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Indeed. Agreed with Sarah's post - she put it far better than I did :)
>>
>> If there is a learning curve for new users, perhaps we could simply
>> include a FAQ on editing the communal wiki or a link to it in the welcome
>> pack/greeting that members receive when they first join.
>>
>> Andrew
>>
>> 2009/6/5 Sarah Ewart <sarahew...@gmail.com>
>>
>>> I can't say I'm enamored with the idea of anonymous editing. As I recall,
>>> we had several reasons for restricting editing. As Liam said, one was to
>>> provide members privs (editing rights for the wiki is still listed on the
>>> membership page as a member's benefit), and another was concern about
>>> disruption - vandals, spammers, and whatnot.  I don't think we're currently
>>> equipped to deal with the 'cons' that go along with the 'pros' of anonymous
>>> editing. Currently we have 32 registered users, minus at least four testing
>>> and alternate accounts. Of the remaining 28, 4 are classed as active (edited
>>> in the last 7 days) and a large portion of the rest have never edited
>>> outside establishing user/user talk pages. From a practical standpoint, I
>>> would be very concerned about how the extra cleanup and monitoring of recent
>>> changes, which inevitably goes hand-in-hand with anonymous editing, would be
>>> managed so that it wouldn't just become another job for a small number of
>>> people who already have a lot of work to do (don't meant that to sound at
>>> all snarky :)).  Also agree with what Brianna said about members v open
>>> spaces and undue influence on the Chapter from non-members etc.
>>>
>>> I do, however, agree with Peter's comments about reasons people without
>>> memberships and accounts may find themselves wanting to edit and it would be
>>> nice to find a way to facilitate this but I can't imagine that I would
>>> support anonymous editing at least until/unless we have a reasonably active
>>> wiki community and that seems unlikely for the foreseeable future.  Also I
>>> honestly don't think that creating an account is currently that onerous for
>>> members and you don't have to write emails. Simply fill out this form to
>>> request an account - http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Special:RequestAccount
>>>
>>> -Sarah
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> From what I recall, the reason we didn't have open editing of the
>>>> Wikimedia Australia wiki is by way of providing something special to
>>>> members. I am personally not against the idea of opening up the editing to
>>>> non-members but AFAICR that was the issue - not a technical one.
>>>> -Liam
>>>>
>>>> wittylama.com/blog
>>>> Peace, love & metadata
>>>> Sent from Sydney, Nsw, Australia
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM, private musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> found myself nodding furiously at Pengo's first post :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> @nickj - it sound to me that you have the appropriate technical know
>>>>> how to implement the 'open editing once you've confirmed your email'
>>>>> approach which this thread seems to be moving towards - would you be
>>>>> prepared to make the appropriate necessary technical changes, given the
>>>>> appropriate access?
>>>>>
>>>>> @brianna / other committee types reading - would you mind nick having
>>>>> said access, and making said changes? I think it'd be most helpful :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> it'd be very cool to move towards resolving this one in reasonably
>>>>> short order :-)
>>>>>
>>>>> cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> Peter,
>>>>> PM.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM, K. Peachey 
>>>>> <p858sn...@yahoo.com.au>wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> > If spam is the main reason to have accounts, would using a CAPTCHA
>>>>>> for
>>>>>> > non-confirmed accounts help? (is that a simple option in Mediawiki?)
>>>>>> > Otherwise I'd recommend nothing more restrictive than "confirm email
>>>>>> address
>>>>>> > to edit"
>>>>>> > Peter Halasz
>>>>>> > [[User:Pengo]]
>>>>>> I believe, although maybe wrong but its part of the core until a user
>>>>>> is autoconfirmed.
>>>>>>
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