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Old 03-03-2005, 09:25 PM   #11
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Having the option of not registering is excellent. It allows for a chance to get a quick answer or post a quick message and be gone. Also, it makes one more anonymous.
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:33 AM   #12
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Preventing anonymous users from posting prevents heavy spam and some specific individuals from coming back and flaming.. so having anonymous posting (where one does not have to register) is a very bad idea.
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Old 03-04-2005, 03:49 PM   #13
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It does have problems like that, but there are a lot of benefits. Being able to be a guest allows you to be anonymous and does not give you a sense of obligation.

Also, there are tools such as "Block IP", etc.
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:14 PM   #14
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I think we have to bring in the risks/benefits analysis. I really think that blocking the IP is no good. I have some guy who continuously spams my blog and he has many different IP addresses. The risks clearly outweigh the gains.
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:19 PM   #15
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Maybe people should be able to send a reply but it has to be accepted as fine. That's how they do it on Slashdot except for this would only apply to guests...
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:22 PM   #16
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You think moderators want to go through each post someone submits...?
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:28 PM   #17
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Hey at least it will get the job done and after all MODs ARE mods
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:29 PM   #18
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Yes, and it would be quick. It is pretty easy to tell if something is spam or not.
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:34 PM   #19
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lolz yea it would be obvious if it was like "SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM FREE IPODS FOR FREE JUST SIGN UP ON THE FORUMS SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM" but most posts go to the hardware and software section
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Old 03-04-2005, 06:05 PM   #20
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so what your saying is you want the mods here that already hve to deal with alot of issues increase there time here to let guests post crap

am i not alowed a social life any more?
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