Proposal: Discontinue the shared logins

Submitted by ziq in meta (edited )

Trolls keep logging into them and deleting their posts; wiping out entire threads like the "do you vote?" And "fave fiction books?" askraddles from yesterday. They also keep changing the passwords and the admins have to keep changing them back. And today some fash was using them to attack everyone and throw slurs around.

It's just not working.

They could be brought back if Postmill added functionality for special accounts that can post but not delete/edit or change password.


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F_x wrote

I'm all in for discontinuing the shared logins, I don't yet meet the 1 month requirement to vote though. People being able to create a bunch of accounts and spam is also a problem unfortunately.


Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Support. I thought the shared accounts were pointless considering you can make new accounts at will. Maybe add a proxy/permissions feature so with permission someone(s) can post under a different account?


Tequila_Wolf wrote

Support. I assume that people can just use throwaways to fulfil all the needs of a sharedlogin?


ziq OP wrote

Or better yet, maintain a handful of accounts to make it harder for anyone to doxx you or build feuds with you.


TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

maybe we could try moving the shared logins's passwd to the matrix chat, so the trolls would need to dig a little deeper to get to them?

why were the shared logins made originally?


rot wrote

They're made to be more anonymous than user accounts. I'm not sure if there is any real significance in anonymity


PerfectSociety wrote

I'm not sure if there is any real significance in anonymity

I think there is. Given that we aim to make this a place where people can feel comfortable sharing unapologetic, Anarchist ideas and messages. It would be useful to make it very hard to track down people's identities based on their accounts here.


rot wrote

Is it harder to with a shared vs a single though? I think raddle has as about as good anonymity as you can have on a social media site and sharing accounts doesn't hide your info more.


ziq OP wrote

It can even be a security risk if someone doesn't realize it's a shared login they're talking to, and pms them private info about something, that then becomes public info for any random fash troll to look at.


tranarchy wrote

support. the drawbacks outweigh the benefits. if there were a way to make shared anon accounts with restrictions, that would be nice, but if this is not the case I don't see any reason for there to be shared accounts on a free site where anyone can make an account already


Tequila_Wolf admin wrote

I discontinued the forum. It can be reversed if the votes change to favour the alternative.


bea wrote

Support. People can just make throwaways whenever they need them.


jadedctrl wrote

Support, they're more trouble than they're worth.


baleeteD wrote

Oppose. I came here for anonymity.