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Anonymity - Aliases
Hide user names or ids and use aliases so that no particular person can be identified.
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created on04:21, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

The problem we should try to solve is how can we hide users on the articles that they work on.

What is your solution?[edit]

No one except an administrator should be able to identify the exact person posting content. Use different aliases everywhere, even for content posted by the same user on different articles. Any comments should not be directed/sent to specific user but to groups of wikipedia editors maintaining that article so that it does not get personal to a specific person. Introduce a Wikipedia Wall of Shame that highlights users (with original names) who harass and the comments that they shared. Bully's will always be there. The best we can do is keep the contributors invisible to these people.


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About the idea creator[edit]

A wikipedia reader



  • Due to current policy, we shun many potential contributors who share Wikimedian values, such as Tor users, activists in repressive countries or otherwise vulnerable groups. This unintentional, yet selective exclusion could also strenghten structural bias in Wikimedia projects. NMaia (talk) 03:37, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

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