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Anonymous Classified Ads
Thain
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I've turn on classified ads (currently with moderation, so I will have to approve ads before they go live) for anonymous posters. This is to allow the just-passing-through the opportunity to post eBay announcements, etc. without having to register. (I'm starting to get requests for this sort of thing, which seems quite reasonable.)

Unfortunately, moderation is an all-or-nothing choice right now, so all ads will be moderated for a short time until I get self-approval working for registered users. I may try no moderation at all but I expect some level of spam posts in that case, so I'm putting that off for a while.

Any opinions on allowing anonymous posts in the forums? There is a large percentage (90%+) of visitors to the site that are not registered or not logged in, that certainly would have useful contributions to make (and probably spam as well.)

Posted on: 2006/12/10 16:25


Re: Anonymous Classified Ads
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all looks fine!

Posted on: 2006/12/11 4:03


Re: Anonymous Classified Ads
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Maybe give the unregistered posting option a go and see how much spam there is. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Posted on: 2006/12/11 12:49


Re: Anonymous Classified Ads
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Yes it might me a good test. It seems some collectors are shy to give away there names (and emails); and if there is not a lot spamming going on we can keep it that way! I pray to Illuvatar that this board keeps spam free!!

Posted on: 2006/12/11 13:30


Re: Anonymous Classified Ads
Thain
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2006/5/26 20:36
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Still working on anonymous posting in the forums. The problem has to do with that disatrous upgrade attempt earlier... this forum software has some bugs, and the newer version won't install correctly for me (yet.)

Hope to have it working soon, hang in there you anonymous visitors!

Perhpas will try the upgrade again this weekend in the wee hours when traffic is low. Be prepared for site unavailability for a while. At least I know I can return to the status-quo if things don't work again.

Posted on: 2006/12/16 10:11
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