It’s a semi-BB, semi-Discourse question. I see that users are sometimes “anonymized” - except they get a string which is always the same, basically they are still one user with just a different name. As a collectivist, I have trouble telling people apart and am a bit skeptical about individual personal identity anyway. Is the concept of “individual user account” deep-baked into Discourse? How about a setup where the account is associated with a network node instead of an organism? Like if a married group function as one person, or one human runs several distinct personalities. Sure, the computer is a network node, but the users are also networks themselves, and most modern computer UI does not take this into account at all. Maybe the account is an IP address which gets tagged, but each post gets a distinct user name?
I enjoy here, and Elsewhere, and have been on a few other sites that use Discourse. But in thoughts about how I would try to structure a community with a focus upon avoiding tribalism/cliquishness/interpersonal problems/etc, I am leaning towards basing the structure upon process/function rather than identity/role.
Any thoughts, from a technical, usage, or administration perspective?