~sircmpwn/todo.sr.ht/#103: Anonymous users can't do most write activities

Even if they're granted access.

Not sure what the best way to address this is.

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REPORTED
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~sircmpwn
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No-one
Submitted
8 months ago
Updated
5 days ago
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~nova 2 months ago

I'd be interested in working on this, it's a blocker for me using todo.sr.ht effectively.

~sircmpwn 2 months ago

Can you explain more about why this is a blocker for you? I was considering doing away with anonymous users entirely.

~nova 2 months ago

It's often useful to receive bug reports from users without accounts, since that's friction to reporting. My alternative is to wrap my user account (or an anon-report account) to report bugs through another form, and I'd prefer not to do that.

~adamh a month ago

I've also run across this. I was planning on using one of my trackers to help organise an event with some friends. Being able to run it myself, but let others submit/comment anonymously would be very useful, as I then don't need to convince others to create accounts on a service that they probably wouldn't use outside of the one event.

~nenieorg a month ago

What about spam? Anonymous users on a successful project and/or platform will inevitably attract spam if the anon poster contributions is not moderated.

~adamh for your use case you may not need fully anonymous users: the ability to send links that contains one-off credentials for the event/person, so that there's no registration friction, without inviting the entire world to use your tracker as a pastebin.

~wiktor 5 days ago

Maybe if there was an e-mail interface for todo.sr.ht users could just e-mail the tracker and that'd create a ticket? This way no account is necessary and virtually everyone (guesstimate here) has an e-mail account.