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Include the author in posts, comments, and votes and give the author the option to post anonymously

There are many benefits to knowing who you are talking to in the forum.  It also helps hold people accountable for what they post.  So posts and comments should include the author's name.  If anonymity is necessary to make someone happy (gdpr?), then allow the option to post anonymously.

Another benefit is that this would facilitate the Top Innovators feature that I also requested here.

For many years this forum was hosted at ideajam.net.  (which happened to be built on Domino as a great demonstration of the power of Domino apps.)  The website has a feature to recognize the "Top Innovators", those people who contributed most ideas, comments, and votes (for and against) and number of votes received by their ideas.  http://www.ideajam.net/ideajam/p/ij.nsf/topinnovators?readform

Such a component would require including the authors' names on the posts and comments.

I would like to see this feature implemented here in domino.ideas.aha.io

BTW, Ideajam also had a way to submit ideas for ideajam itself.  That is not an option here at aha.io, so I'm posting this in App Dev.  Companions to this idea are also posted for allowing voting PROMOTE / ABSTAIN / DEMOTE an idea (just as important as voting up) and publishing the names of the authors (or allowing them to choose anonymous).

-David Hablewitz

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