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[Meta] Authentication for Forum

David Sanger [PersonRank 7]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
8 years ago4,334 views

Blogoscoped really should move to OpenId or some kind of identity authentication.

My profile

blogoscoped.com/forum/posts-by ...

shows a Google result for completely different person and incorrectly implies it is me. or I am him

George R [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Many people like a forum without accounts, cookies, logins or authentication.

Perhaps it would be better to just emphasize that the references may refer to different people.

Example:
   ...
Above is Google's top result for ["David Sanger" -blogoscoped-forum].
The top result for ["David Sanger" blogoscoped-forum] may refer to someone else.
   ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I made some adjustments, thanks guys. For one thing, David's URL now points to the real site, and also, the "this is just a Google result" disclaimer is now above instead of below the link, and contains some more text.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Additionally, I think comment spam is not so big problem that authentication is worth of implementing.

Mukthar [PersonRank 7]

8 years ago #

Philipp,
David Sanger link is wrong!!
link is given as
blogoscoped.com/forum/www.davidsanger.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

(Thanks, fixed!)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

For an automated way to get the right profiles, you could link to a page which contains the phrase "Blogoscoped forum". So, for example, if I put the text "I participate in the Google Blogoscoped forum" as part of my profile page, that will be the page that is automatically linked.

The fallback would be the current scheme.

That way, people can be lnked to the correct page. Today I'm top of the results for my name, but yesterday the top result was the porn star with the same name.

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

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