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Guest posting turned off

#1 Post by kink »

Hello all,

Due to the extremely high amounts of spam we got recently, we've turned off guest posting at least temporarily while we're looking for a way to offer it again. I hope we can, because it lowers the barrier for entry. We'll keep you posted.

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#2 Post by Lavene »

THANK YOU!

:D

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#3 Post by jjmac »

Yes, likewise ....

I sent an email to ...

team@forums.debian.net

last night on this, approx 11:00 UT, but it got bounced by my server, 'undeliverable mail'. I'm wondering what i may have done incorrectly there :).


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#4 Post by Terje »

Good discision!
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#5 Post by Bulkley »

Yes, thank you.

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#6 Post by DeanLinkous »

Sounds good to me.
If you really wanted to offer a guest a way to post then maybe create a actual guest account with guest as the password and list it alongside the login area? maybe? just a thought-crazy as usual

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#7 Post by zenlunatic »

Terje wrote:Good discision!
Decision?

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#8 Post by DeanLinkous »

hey now speelchecker! Dont you have some debian to be downloading :D

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#9 Post by kink »

jjmac wrote:I sent an email to ...
team@forums.debian.net
last night on this, approx 11:00 UT, but it got bounced by my server, 'undeliverable mail'. I'm wondering what i may have done incorrectly there :).
Can you forward that bounce to the email address listed in my profile so I can check what went wrong? Thanks.

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#10 Post by jjmac »

Hi,

Have just done so, using the "pm" facility.


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#11 Post by Scotti »

Remember to change every forum in the back-end facility to "Registered" for posting, etc.

I also agree, good choice.

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#12 Post by Terje »

zenlunatic wrote:
Terje wrote:Good discision!
Decision?
yea yea :p whatever, I'm from Belgium, so forgive me things like that :p

At least you know what I was trying to say, no? ;-)
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#13 Post by Spypunk »

Great choice :)

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#14 Post by 987687 »

How about letting guests post, but they have to enter one of those security codes. The one thats a picture and you have to figure out the code. Like the one when you register.

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#15 Post by bruno.vitorino »

I totally agree. Well done.
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#16 Post by Red-guy »

They already do!
And have for awhile now.:-)
Just try to post as a guest...from a different computer or browser. :-)
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#17 Post by ghostdawg »

If possible, don't let guests have rights to post links and pictures...
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#18 Post by rippin »

DeanLinkous wrote:Sounds good to me.
If you really wanted to offer a guest a way to post then maybe create a actual guest account with guest as the password and list it alongside the login area? maybe? just a thought-crazy as usual
Now there's an idea. How about the guest having to use a temporary password which is good for say a week? The psswd could be generated for each guest from the system much as that image is when a user registers - the image with the wiggled numbers and letters. The guest would have to enter that alpha-numeric whenever logging in.

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#19 Post by chrismortimore »

Wooyay! :)
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#20 Post by rickh »

I made a comment here a couple days ago about the intellect of people who revive dead threads, but it got deleted. This was evidently a temporary situation a year or so ago.
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