LJ munging OpenID comments?

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at danga.com
Mon Sep 19 23:28:54 PDT 2005

LiveJournal's OpenID support is lacking in a lot of ways.  The quickest
way for us to get it out there to demonstrate the concept was to make it
akin to an anonymous comment.  But that's purely LJ-related.  We'll make
it better.

But like Evan said, an OpenID-authed account is still basically anonymous.
But if you're a friend or friend-of-friend/etc of the place you're
posting, then your shit shouldn't be munged.

A good place to discuss this would be the lj_dev community on LiveJournal,
and probably not this list.

- Brad

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Kurt Raschke wrote:

> I just posted an OpenID-authenticated comment on LiveJournal, and I
> found that my links were "altered" (and I'm being charitable here)
> such that the link text was listed in bold, with the original link
> destination following in parentheses.  Is that standard practice on
> LJ now?  Why not just use rel="nofollow"?  And furthermore, should
> OpenID-authenticated comments even be treated this way?
> Oh, and by the way, would it have hurt to have demonstrated that
> munging in the comment preview, so that I could have known in advance
> that my content was going to be altered?
> The main reason I use OpenID with LJ is so that I don't have to get
> another account, and remember another username, just so that I'm not
> "anonymous" and treated as such by the site.  But if LJ is going to
> treat OpenID-authenticated users the same as anonymous users, then
> what's the point?
> I know this is more of an issue of LJ policy than OpenID per se, but
> I'm not sure of a more appropriate place to post it.
> -Kurt

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