June 5th, 2003

  • evan

rss ownership

It seems to me it would be possible to give syndicated accounts the ability to comment. RSS involves a few email-ish fields (I see managingEditor and webMaster on one I’m looking at) and the email address is already validated by existing in the RSS file we’re looking at.

Are there any good reasons to not do this? (I can imagine a potential for abuse: abuser creates a bogus RSS feed, syndicates it, then uses that account for abusing; but it seems that’s the same problem as throwaway LJ accounts.)