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I wonder if we could stem vandalism by requiring people to be logged in before they can edit anything. Anyone who wanted to edit would have to first log in, which would force vandals to create user names every time they wanted to mess with the wiki. I think this would make it harder for them to vandalise, as they wouldn't be able to hide behind a random-IP generator. Is it possible? Mafalda Hopkirk 17:15, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

That's not a bad idea, the Muppet Wiki does this I think. Let's see what other users think . John Reaves (talk) 22:25, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
I like the idea. My only concern is that, by stopping anon editting, we may discourage potential editors rather than encourage. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 22:35, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. I didn't know how to create an acount for months after I started editing this wiki. Had I not been able to edit I wouldn't be on this wiki today.-Harry Potter Fantic 1

Well, what would happen would be that a window would come up saying please register, with instructions. Mafalda Hopkirk 00:19, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
A large proportion of our editors are anonymous. I think this would significantly stunt our growth. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:17, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Please Don't, If this wiki was as big as ffxi or wookieepedia, then maybe I would agree, but its not and most traffic comes along the way of Anons, so its not really a good idea to do that even though that extension is not really enabled on this wiki ...--Cometstyles 22:06, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
I just want to reitterate that i think it would be better if people couldn't edit pages anonymously, and i'll point to the recent vandalisms of Dumbledore's article. Mafalda Hopkirk 22:49, 30 December 2007 (UTC)