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Hi, I wonder if its possible to turn off anonymous editing for a wiki. I want this because I've accidentally edited anonymously a few times: but I philosophically disapprove of anonymous edits anyway. (I'm an admin for the geomag wiki).
--Karl Horton 19:42, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not a Wikia staff member, but I think the answer there is "almost certainly not", because of the principle that wikis are meant to be open to edits by the public. As a practical matter, there is little difference between having an account and not - the IP address is just another sort of pseudonym, albeit a somewhat impersonal one. You are on the other hand encouraged to block anonymous proxies and other ban-avoidance techniques if you find them.
- Many people's first edits are also anonymous. If they do not have the immediate option to make them, they may choose not to, and you lose out on contributors. The second-largest contributor by edit count on WikiFur (and one of our administrators) started out as a long-term anonymous user. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:15, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
- It sounds like a good policy. Especially because of the "first five edits" thing. --Steinninn 07:14, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Speaking of which, how about requests.wikia? -Afker 10:26, 5 June 2007 (UTC)