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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2013-06-11 11:07 pm (UTC)

We definitely know it's inconvenient for some people's use cases, but unfortunately we do have to make decisions based on what's best for everyone and for the long-term health and well-being of the entire site. Sometimes that does mean inconveniencing people, especially when the thing that changed is something that shouldn't have worked in the first place. I mean, I know that people got used to it, but if we'd known about that bug we would have fixed it a long time ago.

We do have plans for a better mobile experience -- [personal profile] foxfirefey is working on a better mobile view for the site, and a few people at the conference were interested in coming to hack with us and mobile clients were mentioned as something that they might be interested in doing. We'll see what we can do to make things easier for this particular use case, but ultimately, anonymous comments are what spammers use in order to spam the site for the most part, and that means needing to be more restrictive with them then we are with comments from logged in users.

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