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October 18th, 2018 07:35

Guest comment

[1000i100] Millicent Billette
[1000i100] Millicent Billette Public Seen by 55

i'm not english native so if i'm not enough understandable, feel free to ask me a french version.

I love privacy by design and not ask user for more than really needed. So i would like to offer guest comment with facultative pseudonyme and identicon with random seed stored in cookie to allow full new identity to user.
Guest messages could be deleted by blog post author if need, and guest message feature disabled at instance or article level.
And a captcha or similar could be add as an spam barrier.

A guest comment will probably be harder to federate...
I see 2 option about this : not federate it, or use a instance level generated account or on the fly generated account to federate them. The instance level generated account is easyer for federated peer to handle specific guest level spam, but on the fly generated account are better for message autor understanding, and can be filltered with keyword if all on the fly guest account avec a guest keyword as start.

What do you mean about add and allowing guest comment (and why not like) ?
What about my federated concern ?

I was originaly thinking to do this myself on my one basic blog engine, with a static site builder orientation and an external api to handle comment and regen the blog as static site. And because static, be able to publish it easlly in I2P, FreeNet, GNUnet and Tor .oignon site as copy for the clear web instance. But i was not planning to add federated feature. Discovery your project make me rethink it, and perhapse use Plume and contribute it (when it reach up in my big todo list) to add privacy feature in it.

Ana Gelez

Ana Gelez October 19th, 2018 16:49

Implementing this would make it easier to import comment from other platforms too (if you migrate from Wordpress for example)

Ana Gelez

Ana Gelez April 3rd, 2019 17:55

Someone brought up this again today. For the federation issue, it is probably possible to use an instance-wide account dedicated to this, as you said @1000i100. But a concern I have with that option is that it could make it easier to harass people through comments, with no real way to block or signal them… so I don't really know if this is a good idea. Or maybe as an opt-in setting that each blogger should check?

Ana Gelez

Ana Gelez April 3rd, 2019 17:57

I think I will open a vote to see what is other's people opinion on this. If you have arguments to add, please do. :)

Ana Gelez

Ana Gelez started a proposal April 3rd, 2019 17:58

Should we allow guest comments? Closed 7:00pm - Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

Results
Agree - 7
Abstain - 1
Disagree - 1
Block - 0
9 people have voted (24%)
A

Anonymous
Agree
April 3rd, 2019 18:02

A

Anonymous
Agree
April 3rd, 2019 18:12

Maybe instance admins should have an option to enable / disable anonymous comments?

A

Anonymous
Agree
April 3rd, 2019 18:20

A

Anonymous
Agree
April 3rd, 2019 18:31

Actually I think that instances should be able to choose to allow anonymous articles too. If there are some moderation tools and or publication stages this shouldn't pose a problem. Should be up to instance and article author to choose.

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Anonymous
Agree
April 3rd, 2019 18:47

Guest commenting should be configurable as an option, as well as maybe anonymous account creation. I would recommend examining the features in TalkYard commenting engine as an example

Ana Gelez

Ana Gelez
Abstain
April 3rd, 2019 21:06

A

Anonymous
Agree
April 4th, 2019 07:53

but an author should be able to moderate anonymous comments on their posts, and to disable anonymous comments. Instance owner could also be given access to more information about who anon is (such as public ip)

A

Anonymous
Agree
April 4th, 2019 21:47

Opt-in or opt-out i do'nt know but free participation from personal data capture is a privacy by design must have in my feeling.

A

Anonymous
Disagree
April 5th, 2019 18:55

But that does not mean that it should not be possible to create an "anonymized" pseudo, it's just that allowing comments without identifying oneself is open to Trolls. For the likes / claps to allow them without any login, it's OK. Form comments, I feel forcing creating a new pseudo each time, with bot detection, with new email each time, will cost a little more, in particular for Fakenews & Illegal content sharers... ?

Ana Gelez

Ana Gelez April 17th, 2019 19:55

So, it looks like most people are for this feature. I opened an issue on GitHub: https://github.com/Plume-org/Plume/issues/527

If there is anything I forgot to mention tell me, and I'll add it.