I am delighted that you are interested in extending the Thanks feature we released last
year, so it can be used to thank more users.
I am no longer working on this project, but am not aware of any changes that would make it
easier to thank anonymous users: IP addresses are still as unreliable now as they were a
But I have Cc:d Danny Horn, the new product manager for core features like Flow and
Notifications, so he can chime in from his viewpoint.
Personally, I would love to see the Thanks feature be used even more than it is today, as
it seems like such a civilized way to show appreciation to each other :)
On May 20, 2014, at 7:56 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 20 May 2014 15:35, Strainu
I've recently noticed the "Thank
you" feature is only available for
signed-in users, while anons cannot receive "thank yous". The
anonymous users are often the ones that would need encouraging the
most, so it would make sense to me to have this feature available to
Are there significant technical problems against such a change?
I asked for this on the editor engagement list too. Fabrice said: 
"Sadly, we couldn't make this feature available for anonymous users,
as you have to be registered to receive notifications right now. This
is because IP addresses cannot be trusted to deliver notifications to
the users they were intended to. I don't expect we'll change that
anytime soon. We should all encourage anonymous user to register if
they want to enjoy the same benefits as other members."
Fabrice, is this still the case? Are there ways around this?
* I suppose session cookies for anons just to possibly thank them is a
* Could limit "thanks" to a short time after the edit (limiting either
sending or receiving).
Any other ways we could implement this with minimal false-positives on
thanking people? If that's considered a problem :-)