[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

Matthew Flaschen mflaschen at wikimedia.org
Tue Jan 14 02:49:49 UTC 2014

On 01/13/2014 01:25 AM, MZMcBride wrote:
> I don't follow what you're saying about a bot account being the only
> alternative. You can use the exact same user interface exposure (i.e.,
> little "(thanks)" links) and simply post to the IP's talk page rather than
> creating an Echo (logged-in user) notification. I can't see any need for a
> separate bot account.

Yeah, we could do that (using the edit API).  However, that still leaves 
the issue of a totally separate user experience (one goes in your 
contributions, one doesn't; different for the recipient), depending on 
what kind of user the recipient is.

Matt Flaschen

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