[Foundation-l] On hard-to-read usernames

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Dec 24 15:12:01 UTC 2006

On 24/12/06, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:

> A user can be associated with metrics that indicate the status of a user ..
> this can have several attributes, amounts of positive contributions, the
> status on other projects like admin/bureaucrat etc.  This will provide the
> information people say they need; a clue as to if someone can be trusted to
> do good.

It's not clear why processing users' contributions by machine is less
dehumanising than allowing display of their user-ID number.

Also, mechanical processing of contributions leads to a gameable
system which *will* then be gamed.

- d.

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