You can have the whole account
-> AC message thing setup to not record anything, thus making it as secure (privacy wise)
as true ACs, but the accountability is still there.
That's true, and actually how it works now, if you were curious-- the system cannot distinguish in any way between posts by users claiming anonymity and AH's in from the street. But it's also, I think, sort of beside the point. If I disable totally anonymous posting, it'll be because it's enabling abuse. I suppose what I'd do first would be disable non-account posting. If there was still trolling by people who had accounts but posted anonymously, then I change it so the system did record a UID with every post, but didn't display it, except to an admin. That way an admin could lock an account if there was trolling being done from it, regardless of claims to anonymity.
My basic premise is that you can be as anonymous as you choose to make yourself. That is, the onus is on you, not on me. I'm going to ask for as little information as I have to to do my job. A working email is currently all you need. How hard is it to get an email address that cannot be traced to you? Not hard at all. Basically, I don't care about knowing who the user is, I just care about being able to distinguish user X from users W, Y and Z.
There should be a disclaimer on the comment posting form, though, you're right.
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