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> too many guest in the forum....
post Mar 9 2004, 05:38 PM
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I think posts should REQUIRE ownership. Whether it's advice, flames, questions, or anything else, we should each be afforded the opportunity to guage the veracity of each post by our estimation of the accuracy/relevence of the poster's PREVIOUS posts. Anonymous flames are bogus, IMO, so is anonymous advice.

Just my $.02.

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zmiq2
post Mar 10 2004, 12:38 AM
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Using mozilla, I get logout whitout knowing in about 1hr; also, the autologin feature doesn't seem to work => usually I end up posting as guest, since the quick reply option seems very useful to me.

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post Mar 10 2004, 01:49 AM
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n8a wrote:
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As for z owners, I can't imagine why someone would prefer to stay guest (we're anonymous regardless)


... and for the really paranoid (like me :-) ) you can use a Spamgourmet e-mail address to register, so it doesn't matter too much if anyone breaks into the board's database and steals the addresses.

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post Mar 10 2004, 02:51 AM
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I rely heavily on the quick reply feature. I would prefer that we disable guest posting completely. It doesn't take long to register with the forums and your email address is never given to anyone, it's just for verification purposes.
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post Mar 10 2004, 03:04 AM
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I still think guest posting should be allowed. We don't have a particular troll problem and if people were forced to give some kind of description to themselves (but still be guests) that would be fine imho.

It's true that it doesn't take long to register but it's still a pain for people who are thinking about getting a Z but haven't got one yet and so are only after a quick question, etc.


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post Mar 11 2004, 10:08 PM
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Since it seems that many would like to maintain the ability to post as guest (and there's no troll prob), may I suggest:
When you click submit in the quick reply and are not logged in, you get directed to a page to the effect of "You are not logged in. Please log in or click on GUEST to post this message as a Guest.
- Login fields
- GUEST button

That would at least stop the accidental guest posts. Of course, I don't have to implement this so it's easy to postulate!
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post Mar 11 2004, 11:07 PM
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great suggestion... but since that would require more than a simple hack (basically beyond my php skills), I would like to know if there are any php/mysql developers our there that would be willing to work with me on this? I would be willing to pay a reasonable fee for their time. please pm or email me if interested.

thanks
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tumnus
post Mar 12 2004, 01:05 AM
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What about adding a name text box just above the Quick Reply box if you are not logged in?

So then it is easy to see whether you are logged in (no name box visible) or not when using the Quick Reply.

I'm not PHP developer either but I wouldn't have thought that would be a hard change and it's better than having yet another intermediate page. Plus you could stop people from posting without any name or names like 'guest' and give a brief explanation of why (so we can tell who's who when trying to help with problems/queries in a thread full of guests).
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Guest_tapjpa_*
post Mar 12 2004, 02:11 AM
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What about adding a name text box just above the Quick Reply box if you are not logged in?  


When I'm logged on I see the following:

FAQ Search Memberlist Usergroups
Profile You have no new messages Log out [ tapjpa ]
Minimize Go to Administration Panel

At the top of the page. Notice it has my name following the logout option.
Isn't this basicly here already?[/img]
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hammy
post Mar 12 2004, 02:21 AM
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All this inspired me to sort out my username (was hamiltonpruim), sig, etc, etc, :wink:

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post Mar 12 2004, 02:26 AM
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Shame the sig didn't work first time :?

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tumnus
post Mar 12 2004, 02:48 AM
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When I'm logged on I see the following:

FAQ   Search   Memberlist   Usergroups    
Profile   You have no new messages   Log out [ tapjpa ]    
Minimize   Go to Administration Panel    

At the top of the page. Notice it has my name following the logout option.
Isn't this basicly here already?

Obviously some people are missing all this and just look at the Quick Reply box. If there's something right next to that box that indicates the person is not logged on it would be nice. But this is also about making it easy for guests to still post as guests, yet identify their posts.
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post Mar 12 2004, 06:48 AM
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I always use the quick reply too - its the best feature of this board maybe.
So Offroadgeek, don't take that away.

As for inadvertant logouts - it happens to me like once a week, or sometimes twice in a week. Otherwise it seems perfect (like this morning).

I wouldn't want the guest posting to go either, since its true that many first-comers to the forum would want to post without registering rightaway, but lets all follow and try to instill the etiqutte of logging in and posting.

On the other-hand I must say I love the guest feature for those times when I want to vent my anger and tongue lashing at some jerk who keeps repeating some banal arguments without making any points and adding aything to the discussion - those occasional monday-morning-blues induced aggresiveness and tendency to just snap at something for the heck of it - oh wicked me.
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post Mar 12 2004, 09:32 AM
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On the other-hand I must say I love the guest feature for those times when I want to vent my anger and tongue lashing at some jerk who keeps repeating some banal arguments without making any points and adding aything to the discussion - those occasional monday-morning-blues induced aggresiveness and tendency to just snap at something for the heck of it - oh wicked me.  
:mrgreen:


Exactly my point for wanting to kill guest posting, but at the same time I fully understand, it can be fun to take out ones agression for some poor unsuspecting newb wink.gif
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post Mar 12 2004, 10:01 AM
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QUOTE
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When I'm logged on I see the following:

FAQ   Search   Memberlist   Usergroups    
Profile   You have no new messages   Log out [ tapjpa ]    
Minimize   Go to Administration Panel    

At the top of the page. Notice it has my name following the logout option.
Isn't this basicly here already?

Obviously some people are missing all this and just look at the Quick Reply box. If there's something right next to that box that indicates the person is not logged on it would be nice. But this is also about making it easy for guests to still post as guests, yet identify their posts.

The above info is only obvious if you scroll to the top of the page. Since offroadgeek fixed the "go to new post" thingie, I never see the top of the page when I click on a link in the e-mail that notifies me of a new post. That is when I am often not logged in, since it is a new browser window started from my mail client.

I do think that warning/option to post as Guest is a good one. Since you are going to be hacking to get this, how about "Post as Guest and add Name"? You do not have to register to post, but allows you to be other than "Guest" (one of 6874932674682934689)? smile.gif
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