[alac] Re: [alac-admin] New Website action items
Another thing to consider is pseudonyms. For example, I don't allow "anonymous" comments on my weblog but registered users don't have to provide their real names. If a registered user is abusing the comments (e.g., "Texas Hold 'Em" gambling spam or Jim Fleming), I can delete the comment and block the user from future posts (by either registered name or IP address). You only need to look at the ICANNWatch web site to see the damage done by a couple of people to the quality of the board. Slashdot-style message boards allow you to filter content, but I think most people use the default and never learn how to control what they read. Something about ICANN seems to bring out the trolls. I don't think we should require people to post their real names, but I would like to encourage the use of real names and somehow create a forum that encourages quality over daily posts about ipv8.
8 -- My recollection of the discussions about the website is that the ALAC wanted people to sign-up to use the fora to encourage discussion between identified At-Large community members. Whether or not anonymous postings are allowed is, of course, completely up to the ALAC.