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@Kazapsky
 
Cry all you want about anonymous posters. Mods already said countless times that anonymity isn’t going away, and besides you wouldn’t have this site if it wasn’t because of the contribution from anonymous posters.
 
And the irony, i’m seeing more shitposting from users with name in this thread than from anonymous.
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People have a right to anonymity. It’s simple as that.
 
Quit using anons as a scapegoat. Like the anon above me said, most of our prominent shitposters have names.
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@Kazapsky  
I’ve seen vastly more shitposting by named users than anons. Hell, there are quite a few named users who are absolutely notorious for shitposting. Even the admins admit that anonymous users contribute a lot of quality content to derpiboo.ru.
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@Grieffon  
Sure, if it was a routine slog to find a single image I liked, I’d leave too. I gave up on 4chan long before Scruffy’s tantrum because it became a genuine slog through hundreds of Spider Men to find one decent pony image or story. But on its worst day Derpibooru’s not even close to 4chan. Where would you go to find images you liked with less work than Derpibooru?
 
Besides, responding to general complaints with changes is one of the worst management mistakes an organization can make. Make amends for specific instances of poor service, yes. But systemic complaints are best ignored, because their complaints are almost always really just code for “pay attention to meeeeeee!” Give in to them and another complaint will just follow. An artist is really going to leave Derpibooru’s massive audience/market exposure because an exlloitable of Cadence laughed at a prick who drew Twilicorn’s gravestone? Right… I have a bridge to sell you in Cloudsdale, too. “We can’t just do nothing!” is how we got the Patriot Act and quart bags of liquids.
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My goodness, does anybody notice they’re in a giant internet fight like when I asked about the whole “forced meme” thing a few months back?
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@Itsthinking  
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Sure, no argument that there are plenty of named users whose UI is a toilet seat– there’s a lot of crossover with 4chan after all– but at the end of the day an anon shitposter is always going to be that little extra bit worse than a named shitposter because of the added stink of cowardice involved.
 
It’s sort of hilarious to see one end of the Let’s Make It More Like Reddit! camp demand citations for one thing while the other end of the horse makes broad assertions about a different thing with no attempt at citation whatsoever.
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Somehow Omnipresent?
@TexasUberAlles  
Keep in mind that a lot of anons are anon because they don’t believe their identity should be relevant to what they’re saying. That is, that they either don’t think what they’re saying needs a name attached to it or that what they’re saying shouldn’t receive a biased response based on past things they’ve said / reputation.
 
Of course, yes, there are also many that go anon for the “more obvious” opposite reason of not wanting what they’ve said to be pegged on their persona.
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Of all comments made, a little less than a sixth are posted by either actually unregistered users or users posting as anonymous (with that proportion split fairly evenly between the two sides). Of all comments deleted, the majority (about three quarters) of them are from registered users posting anonymously. Only about an eighth of all the comments we’ve had to delete were posted by actually unregistered users (and a lot of those will probably have just been regular spam). Of course, that doesn’t say much for general post quality, but the point is that unregistered users contribute about a twelth of all posts and and an eighth of deleted posts, whereas registered users posting anonymously accounts for a similar twelth of all posts but a massive three quarters of all the posts we actually have to delete.
 
I don’t intend to draw any conclusions from that but I thought some rough statistics might be interesting for people debating that issue.
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I dunno, why not make some of the more annoying tags like Clarence or Trap blocked by default?
TexasUberAlles
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@Carcer  
How much of an actual problem is bot spam? I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen any here, which I gather from context means y’all are doing a crackerjack job exterminating it.
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Somehow Omnipresent?
@TexasUberAlles  
These days, not very. Mostly because the bulk majority is simply filtered out automatically. There are bots constantly hammering the forums and comments trying to post dodgy links (some to CP sites, yay), but the filter is generally “smart enough” to cull those out. The ones that get through are usually just nonsense phrases made to mess with the filter.
 
BACK IN THE DAY, it was kind of bad; we’d have botnets drop 5k spam comments in under a minute, either to simply spam the place up or try to overload it.
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I say we make a tag for it, and let people filter it if they want. It’s much more of a hassle to unfiltered a tag that’s filtered by default than it is to filter it.
 
That, or we just add a button, like with the more/less Trixie modes.
Background Pony #41DC
@Background Pony  
One could argue that if 95% of people don’t want to see something, it’s easier for the 5% who do to un-hide it than the 95% to hide it.  
Also, an argument could be made that hiding stuff by default encourages people to learn about the filter settings - something which is undeniably good for the site.
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