Poll: Anonymous posting

To control SPAM, you must now be a registered user to post to this Message Board.

EFFECTIVE 14 Nov. 2012 PRIVATE MESSAGING HAS BEEN RE-ENABLED. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

This is the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Message Board. Wright enthusiasts can post questions and comments, and other people visiting the site can respond.

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, *-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time they see fit.

Should the administrator of this message board develop and implement a policy allowing only registered users the ability to post messages?

Yes
11
73%
No
3
20%
Requires further discussion
1
7%
 
Total votes: 15

Peter Beers
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:30 am
Location: Virginia
Contact:

Post by Peter Beers »

rgrant wrote:The advantages to registering are not in question, only the advisability of requiring registration. I have seen many sites that require registration, and the quality of the posts is far below this site. Try IMDb, for instance.


I guess I don't see the link between registerring and writing bad posts. No biggie. I'm notoriously slow. :D I voted and I'm happy with whatever the outcome is.



Pete

pharding
Posts: 2252
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:19 pm
Location: River Forest, Illinois
Contact:

Post by pharding »

Better quality message boards require registering. For example one can look to these web sites: e60.net, e90post.com, timezone.com, thepurists.com. The true identity of the users are concealed on these well functioning boards. These boards are not subject to spamming like this board is. Unfortuantely the spam on this board posted by guests is increasing. There is absolutely no downside to requiring posters to register.
Paul Harding FAIA Owner and Restoration Architect for FLW's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport House, the First Prairie School House in Chicago | www.harding.com | LinkedIn

Peter Beers
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:30 am
Location: Virginia
Contact:

Post by Peter Beers »

pharding wrote:There is absolutely no downside to requiring posters to register.


Well stated Phil.



Well there's one down side. If you're registerred, you can only vote once in this poll. ;)



Pete

Guest

Post by Guest »

And if you're not registered, you can't vote at all!

Peter Beers
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:30 am
Location: Virginia
Contact:

Post by Peter Beers »

Anonymous wrote:And if you're not registered, you can't vote at all!


Hahaha... Perfect. I guess I know who is going to win this poll. :D



Pete

Reidy
Posts: 1573
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:30 pm
Location: Fremont CA

Post by Reidy »

The amount of spam on this list has led me more and more to skip posts from unfamiliar contributors. Henceforth, if you want me to read your message you'd be wise to register and log in. (Some, I know, will find this a positive incentive to stay anonymous.)



Peter

apboy2

registration

Post by apboy2 »

To the Board Administrator:

If mandatory registration means no more posts from online casino websites, which have infected these boards like black mold in the Wynant House, then I'm all for it.

rgrant

Post by rgrant »

I have never quite understood the fury that junk mail causes. I get as much junk snail-mail as anyone, I would guess, but I just throw it out without a glance. I also get all sorts of unsolicited e-mail, which I also discard unread. If ignored long enough, spam disappears.

apboy2

registration

Post by apboy2 »

I get plenty of spam in my AOL, Yahoo and work mail, thanks. There's just this frustrated idealist inside of me who wants something like the FLW board to provide a refuge from the crap floating around in cyberspace.

Lucky

Post by Lucky »

It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many cry babies who also like Frank Lloyd Wright. Free speech means you have to take the good with the bad; the insightful posts with the SPAM. If you don't like it, ignore it or start your own website...just stop whining about it.

Peter Beers
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:30 am
Location: Virginia
Contact:

Post by Peter Beers »

Lucky wrote:It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many cry babies who also like Frank Lloyd Wright. Free speech means you have to take the good with the bad; the insightful posts with the SPAM. If you don't like it, ignore it or start your own website...just stop whining about it.


Bhahahahhahahaha I love this! I guess I must be a cry-baby and I surely must hate free speech. ;)



But seriously folks. How in the heck can registerring for this site limit your free speech? Quite the opposite, it allows your voice to be fully heard. You'll be able to vote in polls like this one and your writings will be easier to find without having to sift through spam.



Mr. Grant also brings up a good question about the spam posts on this web site. The reason why we see so many spam posts on an open forum like this is because it generates traffic for their web site. Even if none of us ever click on one of the links that are posted, the spammers think that having the links show up as many times as possible ups the ratings of their web sites on Google, Yahoo and other search engines. The search engines are getting wise to this, but that doesn't stop the spam postings from happening.



I wouldn't mind seeing this site require registration. I know it would be a pain for some. I think it would bring this group closer together. I've seen a bunch of forums and e-mail groups come and go in the Wright community. This one seems to keep going. It'd be nice to see it prosper and gain more of a sense of community.



Pete

pharding
Posts: 2252
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:19 pm
Location: River Forest, Illinois
Contact:

Post by pharding »

Lucky wrote:It never ceases to amaze me that there are so many cry babies who also like Frank Lloyd Wright. Free speech means you have to take the good with the bad; the insightful posts with the SPAM. If you don't like it, ignore it or start your own website...just stop whining about it.


Lucky: Free speech? Why is it that you refer to those who disagree with you as "cry babies"? Why is it that you refer to comments by those with whom you disagree as "whining"? Your comments speak for themselves.
Paul Harding FAIA Owner and Restoration Architect for FLW's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport House, the First Prairie School House in Chicago | www.harding.com | LinkedIn

Lucky

Post by Lucky »

Lucky: Free speech? Why is it that you refer to those who disagree with you as "cry babies"? Why is it that you refer to comments by those with whom you disagree as "whining"? Your comments speak for themselves.

-------------------------------------------------------------

pharding: Thanks, I know my comments speak for themselves...if they didn't, it would be pretty hard to get my point across...I'm glad you picked up on how that works.



Additionally, I don't think everyone who disagrees with me is a cry-baby or a whiner...just the blowhards who do all the whining and crying.



So, please stop going on and on about the same silly stuff, when if you just ignored it and moved on we could all get back to what this site is supposed to be about.



Is it a perfect system? No. Is it an open forum where many, many interesting and insightful things are discussed? Yes. Do we sometimes have to skip over SPAM or the occasional snarky comment? Yes. So enough with the whining about registration and just move on.

Guest

Post by Guest »

Mr. Lucky,



Heed your own advice.

PNB GUEST

Post by PNB GUEST »

If the goal is to make the chat page exclusive for FLLW elitists then make registration required. However if you want new people to become exposed to FLLW and the Conservancy and have their occasional questions answered then keep it open for all!

Post Reply