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Gamewatch.org [Nov. 1st, 2004|01:45 am]
So, let's talk about it. What would you like to see?

Edit: Hello all. I'm sorry about this, but I've turned on screening for anonymous comments in this thread and the top one on the blog. We have a troll who has been spamming comments every few hours or so, and I just don't have time to keep coming in here and deleting them. Rest assured if you post anything that ISN'T vulgar, I will unscreen it as soon as I see it. Hopefully the troll will lose interest soon and I can lift this.
Edit 1/4/2005: Comment screening turned back off; thank you all for your patience. =)

From: todpunk
2004-12-17 06:37 am (UTC)
hmmmm. Anonymity is a bit tricky. You can't have anonymous reviewers, obviously, but you can't verify credentials without (at the very least) a significant time investment or a rather convenient scenario like that mentioned above. The time investment takes from your day or costs wages or whatever. The convenient scenario would be easy to automate, but then it limits who can review. Something like making them signup an account would be a good balance IMO.

Having an account they have to be using, and rated by, makes them take their review a bit more responsibly, as well as eliminates people writing a hundred different reviews for the same company. Yet they can call their account whatever they want and retain anonymity while still having to put some effort into the account creation.

I think the above comment about not taking anything but company emails would be a relevant case, in some claims, but if they had to sign up an account and provide a valid email address, they could always be contacted about their credentials if they were needed. So you wouldn't need to require a company email, per se, just require something that wasn't a freely available completely anonymous email, like Hotmail or Yahoo, etc. Fairly standard par for the course in account setups.

Meh, I'm just rambling now. Hope somebody gets something from my late babbling. =cP
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