LJ munging OpenID comments?
kurt at raschke.net
Tue Sep 20 04:55:09 PDT 2005
On Sep 20, 2005, at 3:19 AM, Alexis Mckee wrote:
> I disagree that OpenID 'is still basically anonymous'. Its just as
> trustworthy as any other identification you would provide on the
> Internet. Only problem OpenID could have compared to say a LJ account
> would be the fact that it can be misused by spammers, but that problem
> should basically be easy to solve: You could for example secure public
> OpenID servers from auto-signup bots and only allow 'untrusted' OpenID
> servers that are associated with top level domains (If only top level
> domains are allowed, you would sure that only one person has access
> and hence there should'n be a problem with spammers taking advantage
> of that particular server).
> So basically, OpenID users should be given the same rights as a
> 'native' LJ user.
> Kind regards
> Alexis Mckee
That's exactly the point I was trying to make. I don't mind having
to prove to LJ that I am a human being and not a spammer (be it via
email verification, CAPTCHA, etc.), so long as I only have to do it
once, and so long as I don't have to remember another username and
password to do so. In other words, a full LJ-account, but with an
OpenID for authentication, instead of a username and a password.
I'll shut up now; as Brad said, lj_dev is probably the more
appropriate place for this.
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