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Re: Anonymous users changing other user profiles


On 04/01/2009 05:26 PM, 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.
>> Note also that we're doing work to get anonymous users (which mostly
>> come in for ShipIt via OpenID) to no longer have directly valid
>> Launchpad accounts. I guess this might not help in your specific case.
> I've noticed that happening - do they automatically get a Person when
> they log into Launchpad proper?
Is it possible to only let the admins of teams and personal profiles
change the Information. example below:

I visit my Lp page and have to sign in before i can change details
(although i thought this was the way anyway).
Same for team adins. That is to change anything on a profile page.

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

"How can i get lost, if i have no where to go"
    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

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