themodawakens ([personal profile] themodawakens) wrote in [community profile] tfa_kink2016-01-23 10:07 pm
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COMMUNITY VOTE: ANONYMOUS POSTING

Some kinkmemes have mandatory anonymous posting, so I was wondering how you guys felt about making that a rule here.

Go here to vote!


POLL CLOSED!

Okay, the results are way too close (56-44) for me to be comfortable making a decision one way or the other. However, it was suggested we could reach a compromise by limiting logged in comments to fills. That'd mean mandatory anon posting for prompts, seconding, discussion post, etc.

In case you don't want to logout when commenting, all you have to do is click More Options and select Anonymous.

Also, consider this a trial run. If it doesn't work out/no one's happy with it, we'll go back to the way we were in a few weeks.

Comments are screened.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
Anon only won't keep people from being rude and disruptive, but it will make it more difficult to single out people, and may lead to more wank sleuthing and accusations. Might help. Really hard to say though.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, anon posting should be a rule. Otherwise you either get hate directed to logged in posters or logged in posters being the mire obnoxious type of posters because they're posting logged in because they want to stand out.

You could maybe say that people are allowed to post fills logged in though so that they can keep track of responses and be able to come back and delete it if they ever need to.

You're doing a great job of modding btw.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 10:34 am (UTC)(link)
yes, it's a good idea

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I voted 'no' due to lack of another option; I think it might be nice to be prompts be anon for sure, but I admit that I have zero problem with people posting on their account when they're claiming or writing a fill as it makes it easier for the author to follow comments that way.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Same. Anon prompting only, but with the option of posting fills logged in. Seems like a fair middle ground.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
agreed.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Could there be a compromise? Maybe ask people to prompt anonymously, but leave fillers to make their choice whether to be anon or not?

I feel like a lot of the wank to do with anon posting is coming from the logged-in prompts, with people only mentioning the logged-in fills as a way to mock prompters they're already mad at.

You could maybe give it a month to see if it works out better that way, and then give the community a chance to vote again to see if they're happy to continue that way or want fillers to be anon too.

But since the poll is already in action, I very much understand if that's not an option. :)

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd prefer it if it was prompting anonymously, but filling was still allowed to be done with logged in accounts. That's how I've been doing it, as it lets me track responses to my fills.
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[personal profile] ayebydan 2016-01-24 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
If I had to log out to fill prompts I probably wouldn't bother. It is a lot of hassle and I'm not ashamed of anything I write. Plus anything I do write will end up on fic journal, on comms and on ao3 so it won't take a genius to track me down.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
You don't have to log out to post anonymously, actually. You just press reply on whatever thing you were going to reply on, and then "more options." That'll take you to a page with well, more options, more ways to format, and a better looking preview. From there, you can select what account you want to post from if you have multiple, and if you want that post to be anonymous.

I agree with the bit about any fill I write ending up somewhere else which makes it less anonymous, I usually post an AO3 link, so. That ruins the anonymity, I suppose.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Mandatory anon posting won't keep me from the meme but I don't really care when people comment with their usernames attached.
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[personal profile] ender24 2016-01-24 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
i am not sure what prompted this question, but would that only apply to prompt comments, and fillers?
coz i am doing neither, i just usually cheering on prompts that i like, or comment on fills that i like.
and since i am really lazy to log out, just for this kink meme, and then log in , if i use my dw account to comment at other places.

i am just confused, as to why anon should be necessary, if those comment with account usually do it intentionally.
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[personal profile] ender24 2016-01-24 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
i am pretty embarrassed right now, but i still cannot see the situations, that you described as unpleasant.
so people are annoyed at people, who post non.anon??
and how would such a rule can be enforced, like you can ban people from commenting, who are logged in?
i mean, no matter how the community decides, i would not go against it, I would probably simply stop commenting at all, and just leave my comments at ao3, where most ficfills would end up anway (at least, i hope so. I havent really figured out how to use delicous account to track the stories)

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
na
I imagine the mod(s) would delete or screen logged in comments.
Jsyk, you shouldn't have to log out to comment on an anon meme. Before you post a comment, click on the "more options" link. The option to post anon while logged in will be offered to you.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-24 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
i say make it anon or not at all. after all, you can always post your work to ao3/tumblr too. just keeping everyone anon on here stops things turning ugly/into some ludicrous attention-seeking popularity contest.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
I vote yes, but fillers can stay logged in. Something about people being logged in otherwise makes me weirdly uncomfortable.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
I get some of the annoyance at logged-in posting because they are seen a lot more prominately and it feels excessive among the sea of anons (even when they are following the rules). Yet there are so few that, overall, it feels like a nonissue unless this is about standardizing posting habits.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Anon only prompts, definitely, since logged in prompts can cause problems when others interpret it as somebody putting a name to their prompts in an attempt to get them filled - it can create favouritism.

Fills and other chatter should be at the users discretion.

Either way, looking at the comments you've unscreened here, it's probably good idea if you add a note to the prompting post explaining how to go anon. Especially if any aspect of the meme is going to require mandatory anon. Let people know when they click reply, there's a button underneath the comment box that says More Options. Clicking that takes them to a page with a more advanced comment box, where they can select the option to comment anonymously without logging out. It's easy to forget that LJ and DW are fandom old school now, and a lot of people aren't familiar with them.

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
tbh I don't think mandatory anon posting will cut down on the stupid long prompts or wank. I think it'll make it worse since you won't be able to ban rule breakers silly enough to stay logged in.
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[personal profile] ender24 2016-01-25 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
oh cool, i didnt know that, thanks for the screenshots showing how to comment anon without logging out :D

(Anonymous) 2016-01-25 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I really like this compromise! I generally don't like the visual mess of people with icons and whatnot posting prompts, and it can feel like a person asking for a favor instead of putting bait into the void, but I do like that someone can claim their own fill if they like.