About Guest Posting
Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:26 AM
Why you allow this? what reasons you can give me admins ?
Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:27 AM
Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:24 AM
I think we'll discuss wether it should stay this way at the end of the year
and decide if this should be permanently on or off.
Posted 08 November 2004 - 04:45 AM
Posted 08 November 2004 - 06:36 AM
Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:48 PM
On one hand allowing guest posting can sometimes be a problem for both the forum and user. The forum can sometimes get random, 1-shot posts or posts that are down right false. For the user, if they make a mistake and want to edit the post they can't. It also screws up any type of flow if the same person posts a follow up.
On the other hand, a casual user that happens by the forum might have something of value to add, but doesn't because they don't want to register for yet another account/password. I know I've had this experience before. I've wandered into a forum and wanted to add a post, but didn't because they didn't allow guest posts. It wasn't a forum I would actively ready so I didn't want to go though the trouble of registering for yet another account. A forum is kind of like a moderated newsgroup. A newsgroup has no restrictions on postings.
Personally, from the admin side I would prefer not to allow guest posts. From the user side I'd prefer to have it. I think the user side should prevail when possible.
In the end, I think allowing more people to post that otherwise wouldn't is a good thing. It's not like the forum is being flooded with nonsense. Why not continue to allow guest posts and revisit the issue if it ever becomes a real problem.
Posted 14 January 2005 - 01:01 PM
happens we can leave the guest posting on. Oh and one more thing:
If a used posts non-logged in I want to raise his warning level by 5% or so
(for 1 month) so that we can prevent too many such incidents.
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