Why are some posts anonymous?
August 5, 2022 12:10 AM - Subscribe

Why are some posts as anonymous? 70 posts and 211 comments to FanFare are marked as anonymous and I don't see an option to anonymize things, not that I necessarily see a reason for even needing this as an option.
posted by geoff. (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm guessing those are deleted accounts migrated to anonymous. If that's the case is it a large LOE to make a "deleted" account and then just run a script relinking those to that account? It would be a bit less confusing. FanFare more than the other subsites as I find myself going back to movies years back much more frequently than I find myself going back to old threads. Thanks!
posted by geoff. at 9:10 AM on August 5, 2022

This is probably a better question for the contact form and/or a MetaTalk thread as I'm not sure the mods, who likely would have been the ones anonymizing posts from old accounts, monitor these fanfare talk threads especially closely.
posted by gauche at 6:11 PM on August 6, 2022

Mod note: Yes, those are from accounts that have been closed and some combination of deleted / anonymized. This is the "anonymous" account. We've talked about some solutions that may involve adding some random numbers to anonymized posts from deleted accounts, but we will need to have more discussion with the steering committee and membership, probably, to sort out those issues.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:43 PM on August 6, 2022

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