OpenID anonymous for LJ?

Michael 'hacker' Krelin hacker at
Fri Aug 5 16:52:47 PDT 2005

On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 12:44:59AM +0100, Martin Atkins wrote:
> This is getting a little too LiveJournal-specific for this mailing list,
> but okay...
> "Real" LiveJournal users aren't allowed to leave comments until they've
> validated an email address. While I guess that isn't really much more
> difficult than getting a working OpenID identity, it does seem to reduce
> the number of interlopers for some reason. Most of the undersirable

Are you sure you're comparing to the 'openid-spam'?

> comments I see on LiveJournal are from anonymous posters in journals
> where anonymous posting is allowed.

This is indeed a bit too lj-specific, but look, the point is not giving
OpenID users more credibitily, it's just about separating them from
anonymous users. And they are definitely different, otherwise what's the
point of OpenID?


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