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19-12-2008 11:58 AM
Lulu_Jane Awesome, nice one Powers That Be
19-12-2008 11:57 AM
The Fifth Horseman Guests are now allowed to post in Troubleshooting and Games Discussion forums.

EDIT: As an experiment, also in Requests and Site Comments. If we get too much junk there, it can be always disabled again.
16-12-2008 04:05 PM
Makes sense

Let them get a taste of the TS and discussion and If they want to say more they can register.
15-12-2008 07:55 PM
Capo I've start posting as a Guest, so i vote "Yes, but only in Games Discussion and Troubleshooting (like before)"
15-12-2008 05:20 PM
Sebatianos Like I said, I really do like the idea, but there would really have to be enough mods to watch that part of the forum...

As much as I am against restrictions of posting and censoring speech... there is one topic that was constantly repeated on the GD forum - warez links!

Members by now mostly know better then to post links - and members can also be informed through PM system or some other means, that linking to warez sites is not allowed... guests who freely post there can not and Abandonia is still very much against spreading games that are protected.

So that is basically my main concern about it... and trust me, there were planety of those links too (I remember when I was one of the moderators in that forum... it was bothersome to say the least).
15-12-2008 03:29 PM
Mighty Midget I think it'd do AB good if we allowed guests back on certain forums, not only GD and TS, but also Tech and Compatibility.

The way I see it, if more people realize they can get useful and friendly help here, this will bring them back and (hopefully) in a mood for signing up and becoming useful members themselves. Wouldn't hurt...
13-12-2008 05:15 PM
marko river
Originally Posted by Eagle of Fire View Post
And it would be pointless to do this if you can't edit the error message when it happen.
I understand what you mean, but I still think that it is better to allow guest to post, at least in Games discussion... I recall many guests just saying "this is great game, thank you" and similar. I somehow think that this is more useful to abandonia, because guests are mostly here for games, not to read important announcements.
Also, for example, I remember when I uploaded game called Vlak, many czech guests just wrote that they are surprised to see "local legend" on abandonia. So, i think that giving unregistered people possibility to express their positive emotions about games, at least in Games discussion forum, is good for abandonia, since those guest will get to like abandonia even more, and probably will keep coming back...
13-12-2008 04:46 AM
Incappucciato d'Ombra Yes.

But only in Game Discussion (someone can always have a quick hint or info that can be interesting for the community) and Troubleshooting for quick and "una-tantum" requests of help.
12-12-2008 11:19 PM
Eagle of Fire No.

I do think they should be allowed to view all part of the board like a regular user (regular users don't see the cellar), and that they should be allowed to post as guest in the troubleshooting forum in case they can't manage to run an old game.

And it would be pointless to do this if you can't edit the error message when it happen. All you'll get if you restrict the posting options of guests is angry guests who still think they can't post anywhere.

There is no voting option which describe what I just say, so I didn't vote.
12-12-2008 08:10 PM
AlumiuN I think it would be good to let them in on Games Discussion and Troubleshooting, and also Site comments\Suggestions. Although if you had allowed guest posting on Site comments\suggestions way back when I joined, I may not have joined...
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