On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I thought this
was actually a bunk theory? For my non-science reasoning:
see facebook. Full of hateful/stupid/racist/etc/etc comments.
Yes. (a) there's no evidence for this theory (b) it's seriously
Yep, agreed. Requiring real names is never going to happen on Wikipedia.
Jared has, in the past, suggested that for users that choose to set their
real name (in preferences or during registration, if that field is an
option at that point), we could display Flow comments or similar under
someone's real name. I thought this was interesting, since the real name
field is specifically intended for public attribution purposes AFAIK?
Interesting example of failure of real name requirements: for a time South
Korea mandated that all websites over 100K visitors had to use real names.
It decreased abusive comments from drive-by users (1-2) comments, but did
nothing to encourage civility in longtime participants.