Idea! Open up the forums for guest.

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by Winterboard, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Winterboard

    Winterboard Well-Known Member

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    so yeah I heard "some users" *uhum* say that it's getting harder and harder to keep this forum stable due to an high amount of members.

    Even if I have my own ideas on that I will not share them today.

    I understand why you would close a forum for guests when it's still small but now this is the most popular ipod touch forum on the intenet!

    I propose we open the site for guest. Let them view topics and replies without signing up. Also a reply system could also be considered by imputing a name.

    I am sure this will drasticly reduce the number if signups, a good point I think because of less server space needed (a little).
    Also this will help people that are googleing and are like: "oooh **** I need to sign up... Well let's google further than"

    Also if the people actually get good advice, mature, interested and nice people are most likely to join. Noobs and other spammers less.
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    The Baydestrian Well-Known Member

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    letting guest view threads and posts is a good idea
    letting them post is a bad idea
  3. Winterboard

    Winterboard Well-Known Member

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    well yeah maybe on a forum like this it isn't a good idea to let them post. Many good ones do allow that.
  4. RenegadeKrogan

    RenegadeKrogan Banned

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    Looking and browsing. Yes.

    Replies? No.

    Replies from guests would be very bad. If you needed to contact them if they knew something then it would never happen. There would be a lot of unnecessary posts because they would not have any consequences or bans. They could do bad things all day long.
  5. JBB

    JBB New Member

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    No. Never.
  6. Winterboard

    Winterboard Well-Known Member

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    Why? Give a reason at least. Dont just spam to raise post count.
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    BigDaveyJ New Member

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    good idea about everything except the replies because all you will read is **********************************
  8. DotSlashSlash

    DotSlashSlash Active Member

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    i think letting them view the forum is a good idea because thats the reason i joined, but i dont think letting guests comment is such a good idea cause there will be tons of illegal post for advertising and stuff
  9. TouchKid2.0

    TouchKid2.0 Banned

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    lol yeah I hate when people ask dumb questions on the site

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    I mean I've had my
    32Gig ipod touch for a long time now and new how to do pretty much everything before
    I joined, they should make it harder to join I mean I read a guy that put up a thread and asked a question about his ipod Nano WHY? ........Quit joining the site and asing stupid questions!
  10. Winterboard

    Winterboard Well-Known Member

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    sorry but I don't get what this has to do with This subject :-s

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