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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

I'm toying with the idea of allowing unregistered users to post to certain forums. The posts would not be visible till after a moderator approves the post. What do you think of the idea?
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

Not bad, but let us scrutinize each and every post from Guests. What happens if moderator/admin does not approve the post?
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:24 AM

Sounds like too much work to moderate.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:25 AM

Not bad, but let us scrutinize each and every post from Guests. What happens if moderator/admin does not approve the post?


they are either deleted or just remain hidden to the general public.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

depends, are they going to be the douches that post on edmunds inside line, autoblog, and import freak sites?

I can see the reasoning though, site traffic.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:28 AM

Sounds like too much work to moderate.


the idea is to encourage more people to post, we have 1,200 visitors a day or more, yet only a small handful of those post anything and most aren't even registered.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

depends, are they going to be the douches that post on edmunds inside line, autoblog, and import freak sites?

I can see the reasoning though, site traffic.


We haven't allowed unregistered guest posting for as long as I can remember, so at this point it is just an experiment and have no idea what the results would be. I would only allow it in the brand forums and reviews where MudMonster does most of his posting and we do most of our promoting, not anything like Lounge.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

Sounds like a good idea. I'm ready to review posts.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

I had the same thought as reg after reading this.. But after giving it a quick thought, I'm all for it
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

Well it's not like it isn't reversible. If we don't like it or it becomes too much of a bear to moderate, we can shut it back off.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

'Open the window, let in some fresh air'.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

Sounds like a good idea. I'm ready to review posts.


Let's go for it....it beats being twelve old men posting here in ten years....with 45,000 posts apiece...

'Open the window, let in some fresh air'.


I like the way you think!
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:36 PM

^ Are we racing, Horsey? ;) ;) ;)
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

how about entry level special, let each non registered poster, post up to like 10 times, then lock them out. make them become members.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:06 AM

Software doesn't have the ability to do that. How can I block someone out if they aren't registered? I can't go by IP address, that changes all the time.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

Just moderate the posts....and see what comes. I think it will work out, sir!
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

I agree that moderating the posts should work fine to allow the fresh air in. :)
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

is there a way to capture their facebook or google plus id and have them post using that? then at least we can identify the douches.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

is there a way to capture their facebook or google plus id and have them post using that? then at least we can identify the douches.


I wish. I may surf the support forums for this software later on tonight.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

^ Are we racing, Horsey? ;) ;) ;)


I think the 455 in the B-59 would crush the 1.6 Supercharged in the MINI, so....no.

I agree that moderating the posts should work fine to allow the fresh air in. :)


So far we've got one new poster that Z06 tore apart.....let's see what else comes in the door.
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