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Where to submit country feedback?

Nicholas Laughlin notes on the globalvoices blog about olpc in uruguay:

I don't know enough about the OLPC project. Is there some kind 
of mechanism in place for the XO users' comments and criticisms 
to be collected and forwarded to the developers?

How should people choose between help@laptop, this page, and adding questions to the general OLPC FAQ? I recommended emailing help, but would like people to be able to post here for more transparency. Passing the idea on to the support gang... --Sj talk 13:47, 4 May 2008 (EDT)


Anon editing

Since OpenID makes login and account creation so much easier, do we really need to allow anonymous editing? --Myrtonos PM 00:35, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

New accounts

There is also evidence that requiring OpenID for new accounts significantly reduces new account page spam. See Special:Log/newusers for an excess of new users, and Special:Log/delete for all the junk pages that they produce. Such spam seems to exceed anonymous editing spam. I recommend that we require OpenID for all new accounts. (Existing accounts would be unaffected.)

  • Could User:Myrtonos help itemize here how OpenID is so much easier in order to make the case for these propositions very clear?
User:Sj would be the primary decision maker. Perhaps, with a bit more of a case we could, at least, conduct a trial. --FGrose 03:03, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Simple, if you create an account using your OpenID, you don't need to specify a password, nor do you need to type in a password when logging with the OpenID provided that you are logged in to your OpenID provider, see OpenID and Passwordless login. Having to type in your username and password whethever logging in or registering is as incoveninent as being IDed everytime you enter a store. And except for persons who each have accounts at mulptile OpenID providers (for example if someone has both a google and a myopenid account), and persons that eachhave multiple accounts at the same OpenID provider (as in someone with two google accounts), an OpenID login makes it easiner to determine to number of logins per person, there chances of multiple persons per login may also be decresaed, which must surely be a good thing, as this sites policies supposedly apply per person. Logins in their username and password form are a primitive form of authentication, and while "cheap to make" don't give optimal security. --Myrtonos PM 04:20, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Liquid Threads

Also, would the liquid threads extension also be worthwhile? --Myrtonos PM 04:26, 29 November 2011 (UTC)