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The Fifth Horseman 12-12-2008 02:55 PM

Allowing guests on the forum again

Originally Posted by Scatty (Post 344715)
very few only talk about games now in Games Discussion. I can remember coming back here after 1 day and having to go back for at least 2 pages in Games Discussion to see all threads that have been posted into recently.
Either it's the negative karmic influence of Studentis now or Abandonia's days are counted, your pick :p

The forum has been suffering from a major lack of activity compared to the time before the site was upgraded. Large part of that can probably be traced back to the fact that on the old forum, unregistered visitors could anonymously participate in discussions as "Guests"

All in favor of re-enabling guest posting on the forum... hands up.

Dino 12-12-2008 03:04 PM

I liked the system that was before (Guests posting in Game Discussion and Troubleshooting) and have voted accordingly.

Dave 12-12-2008 03:14 PM

Yes, I would say all "Games" forum:

Except for the Cellar.
That would increase requests, games talking and requests to solve tech problems.

Luchsen 12-12-2008 03:28 PM

+ Site comments/suggestions
+ Compatibility
(+ Important announcements!)

[edit] With underline, the thread title looks like Allowing quests on the forum again. :amused: [/edit]

Japo 12-12-2008 03:51 PM

Like David says, all games forums except the Cellar.

Scatty 12-12-2008 03:53 PM

I'm all for allowing them in Games Discussions and Troubleshooting again, however Compatibility might be helpful for many too.

arete 12-12-2008 04:18 PM

*Puts hand up* What Dave said. As long as you have enough mods to back you up. In addition, I propose we look into the slashdot concept of 'rating' fellow users as used on cracked. Except we shouldn't call it karma... Something silly, like Prestige Points? Status?

Luchsen 12-12-2008 04:31 PM

I like karma. And it's the right term ...and sooo falloutish! But I would mourn the karma I lost through or non-karmic phase. :( :laugh:

SlowCoder 12-12-2008 05:03 PM

I am not voting because I feel I'm still too "young" on this forum to make an informed decision, and I wasn't here before the upgrade to see the difference.

But, what about spam? Was that a major factor before? I suppose you can use captchas, but captchas are being broken/decrypted by hackers these days.

Panthro 12-12-2008 05:07 PM

In the spirit of christmas past, I'm going for the scrooge-like answer of "no".

Is it that hard to register?

Bah humbug everyone!

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