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#1 betoe

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:26 AM

Personally i dont like guest posting, and i'm sure i'm not the only one.

Why you allow this? what reasons you can give me admins :D ?

#2 CrimsonCasio

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 06:27 AM

not a big fan myself... the idea is that it will keep the 1-time posters down, but i dont think its working to well.

#3 huhn_m

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:24 AM

I'm not a big fan either but we wanted to give it a chance.

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.

#4 betoe

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 04:45 AM

Well maybe its better stay with this on. I had never posted as guest coz i always enter to the "view new posts" and if i'm not logged, this give me an error then i log in.

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 06:36 AM

does it really matter if we have a lot of 1 post members?

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 06:48 PM

:mellow: I have likes and dislikes for each side, but ultimately I'd suggest allowing "guest" posts.

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.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 07:17 PM

I'm agree.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 01:01 PM

ok. I agree too. I had the experience with wanting to post and not beeing allowed to too and found it pretty annonying. So unless something really bad
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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