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Re: Anonymous users changing other user profiles


William Grant wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 17:22 -0300, Christian Robottom Reis wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 01, 2009 at 08:37:11PM +0100, TJ wrote:
>>> Now that might be okay if the user has signed the Ubuntu code of conduct
>>> and so forth, but the user that altered my profile is anonymous - the
>>> account details show the account was created today, has no relationship
>>> with any Ubuntu or Launchpad projects or teams, and no contact details.
>> Yeah, it is a good point. I wonder if we could get the effect you want
>> without the complication in implementation (a review process for
>> location changes) simply by disallowing changes from people with zero
>> karma. In your case it would have fixed things -- unless the user
>> figured that out and worked around it, which is actually quite a bit of
>> work.
> I think a different approach is better. Hasn't it been long enough that
> most interesting people should have their location set? New users will
> hopefully be told to set their location soon after account creation.
> This means that there is little opportunity for anybody to be able to
> set the location any more - why not just remove the functionality? It
> might have been useful for the first few months when most people had no
> data set.


Having other people being able to change information on my profile, no
matter what that profile information is, seems just plain wrong.