On May 24, 2006, at 9:40 AM, Bryan Derksen wrote:
As someone who
regularly polices RFP, I am pretty strict on what I
semiprotect and what I don't. But I must say, that rigor aside, I
very much like the idea of semiprotecting living people's articles as
a matter of course. Accountability skyrockets when someone has to
register for an account to edit.
Only if the editor doesn't actually understand the system. If the guy
who messed with the Siegenthaler article had logged in with a
account before he'd done it rather than making an "anonymous" edit
permanently recorded his IP address for all the world to see he'd have
got away with it scott-free rather than losing his job.
We still could have uncovered his IP address with CheckUser, no?
Philip L. Welch