LJ munging OpenID comments?

Kurt Raschke 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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