[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

James Forrester jforrester at wikimedia.org
Mon Jan 13 15:54:06 UTC 2014

On 13 January 2014 05:18, Marc A. Pelletier <marc at uberbox.org> wrote:

> On 01/13/2014 12:19 AM, Tim Starling wrote:
> > Not as fast as revisions, and we seem to cope with those.
> Fair enough.
> So you'd implicitly create the user, track it by cookie?  With some well
> designed UX this'd work well and hide IPs entirely (and allow users that
> do create an account to retroactively rename their contribs).
> Wouldn't that affect caching though?

​We've talked about using the cached Parsoid HTML for read requests (with
user-specific CSS styling applied at request time) rather ​than uncached MW
HTML renders for a while. This'd be a good impetus to actually doing that.

James D. Forrester
Product Manager, VisualEditor
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

jforrester at wikimedia.org | @jdforrester

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