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Dec 29th, 2006 at 7:27pm
 
I have added guest posting validation to help cut back on spam. What this means is that that guests (people who post without signing up and logging in) will have to copy one of those security codes from an image in order to post. This was a bit of a 'hack' so if it doesn't work properly please let us know. See the contact page if you can't post.
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Reply #1 - Dec 31st, 2006 at 8:05am
 
I've also added a hack to stop newbies posting links.
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Reply #2 - May 22nd, 2007 at 10:33am
 
Sorry to those who have been using the feature responsibly. I have had to disable it because of a few people abusing the feature. Please sign up for an account and continue posting. Remember, please do not respond to trolls, insults etc.

Forum Policies: http://ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1172540
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Reply #3 - May 29th, 2007 at 11:32pm
 
Can they still vote in polls?
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Reply #4 - May 30th, 2007 at 9:54am
 
I think that is controlled by the author of the poll, so it should still be allowed if the atuhor enabled it.
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Reply #5 - Jun 15th, 2007 at 2:36pm
 
hi freediver, did u reactivate the guest posting? since i noticed a few guests posts today.

why the change?
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Reply #6 - Jun 15th, 2007 at 2:38pm
 
The problem seems to have gone, so I put guest posting back on. If it is abused again, I will switch it off. I don't think there is a need to switch it off forever. Not yet anyway.
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Reply #7 - Jun 15th, 2007 at 8:30pm
 
Well... in all honesty... I think it should be permanently turned off.

What purpose does it serve with it on?
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Reply #8 - Jun 16th, 2007 at 4:28am
 
freediver wrote on Jun 15th, 2007 at 2:38pm:
The problem seems to have gone, so I put guest posting back on. If it is abused again, I will switch it off. I don't think there is a need to switch it off forever. Not yet anyway.



well thats optimistic, if nothing else.
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Reply #9 - Jun 16th, 2007 at 2:20pm
 
ex-member DonaldTrump wrote on Jun 15th, 2007 at 8:30pm:
Well... in all honesty... I think it should be permanently turned off.

What purpose does it serve with it on?


I agree. whats the point of allowing guests to post-- Most members dont even do it. Maybe the members who have never posted should be removed?
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Reply #10 - Jun 16th, 2007 at 2:23pm
 
I like to have it enabled so that members can 'try out' the forum for a while before joining up. Many people are hesitant to sign up to another website and give away their email address etc. It's also a hassle. We had some good contributions from people who only ever posted as a guest and who didn't sign up for an account when guest posting was disabled.
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Guest posting being abused...
Reply #11 - Jun 20th, 2007 at 12:34am
 
On the spirituality thread and a couple of others that popped up yesterday.

Disable guest posting.
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Reply #12 - Jun 20th, 2007 at 12:44am
 
Second.
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Reply #13 - Jun 20th, 2007 at 3:05pm
 
we don't have to reply to nuisance posts and the moderator is at liberty to delete them.

Allowing guest postings may encourage genuine posters who wish to not become a member, a bit shy or whatever.
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Reply #14 - Jun 22nd, 2007 at 10:00pm
 
Ban it.
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