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Anonymous User - Disabled

Postby KIV admin on Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:29 pm

Hi everyone,

I know there has been debate surrounding the use of an anonymous user account. Many feel it is necessary so you can post abut sensitive issues without revealing your identity. I tend to agree.

However, the anon user is also abused on a fairly regular basis. People use the account to flame one another and say those things you may censor a bit if you were a little more accountable.

Here's the proposed solution.

I have created a forum called "Anonymous Forum". In this forum anyone may post without logging in. That means that everyone will show up as "guest" when posting.

People may now use this forum to post all the sensitive issues they don't want associated with their user account.

One repercussion of this change is that you will no longer be able to respond to someone's post in another forum anonymously. I'm sorry for this, but we need to discourage the use of anonymity for flaming etc.

If you still feel the need to respond to a post in another forum anonymously, you may create another user account with another email address. This way you can still keep your identity private, but will be accountable for your posts.

PS - the anon forum will not be moderated the same way as the other forums, and if there are nasty posts, they will be removed without notice.

Thanks very much, and I hope this is an acceptable solution.
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Postby beachbaby on Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:59 pm

Sounds like a great solution, Justin! Thanks!! :D
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Postby Tanya W on Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:18 pm

Sounds great to me!
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Postby Jadine Happynook on Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:50 pm

YAY thank you!
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Postby mel_torme_fan on Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:04 pm

Huge thank you!
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Postby scottish phantom on Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:33 am

If I am going to be unique, I am going to be unique with flair.

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Postby abbeysmama on Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:23 pm

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Postby WCM on Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:16 pm

How so Andrea????
For a minute there, I was myself.
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Postby abbeysmama on Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:31 am

I guess I just figured that, even though the "anon" could be abused, it would eventually show itself to be important and nessesary enough to keep. Sorry my last post was unclear.
I assume that most posters on this site are adults, and that we should all be able to have the "anon" option without going insane with it...I think that it is too bad that this had to happen. However, it may just work out for the best.
Thanks WCM for your email.
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Postby WCM on Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:08 pm

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