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Should the administrator of this message board develop and implement a policy allowing only registered users the ability to post messages?
Yes
73%
 73%  [ 11 ]
No
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
Requires further discussion
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 15

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Peter Beers



Joined: 19 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. Very Happy I voted and I'm happy with whatever the outcome is.



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pharding



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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Peter Beers



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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. ;)



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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Reidy



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.)



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: registration Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: registration Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.



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pharding



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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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.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Lucky,



Heed your own advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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