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Post: # 4197Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:28 am

I have noticed that a few people forget to log in before a post and end up as guest. Shall I make it so you have to log in before you can post so that this won't happen?

I was reluctant to do this as it could put off people from leaving the random single posts, but that does not seem to happen often.
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Post: # 4211Post Muddypause
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:32 am

If it was up to me, I'd leave it as it is - it's not a major problem either way, but a forum that you have to log in to can be a little off putting to a casual reader. I've inadvertently posted as a guest before now, but it didn't seem to do me any harm.

At the moment I link to this forum with a simple shortcut on my desktop; I've set the automatic login (as I use the Firefox browser, I can keep the specific cookies that enable this, even if the rest get deleted - maybe this is possible with other browsers?), and the shortcut takes me straight to the 'View posts since last visit' page. So with a single click I am logged in and taken straight to any unread posts.
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Post: # 4215Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:15 am

I would never set it up to be a forum that you have to log into just read, I think that they are just creating a rod for there back. Will end up having to set rules for deleting users that don't post and all that sort of rubbish, why make a forum all cloak and dagger?

As long as it is not a problem, I thought it might help to have a reminder to log in. But don't want to put off any new commers.
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Post: # 4246Post Millymollymandy
Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:53 am

I'm always logged on when I come to the site via my favourites. I thought it was a bit odd when I saw postings by guests because the other sites I use don't allow that. But I don't think it makes much difference.

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Post: # 4252Post wulf
Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:11 am

We're not particularly plagued with spam so I don't think it's a high priority. Mind you, I've set myself to login automatically from the two machines I normally use, so it's not been a problem for me.

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Post: # 4257Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:06 am

wulf wrote:We're not particularly plagued with spam so I don't think it's a high priority.
Theres been a little bit which I got rid of sharpish, but no not much at all. I think when that does happen it is the time to set up logging in before you post. Does that sound ok?
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Post: # 4266Post Wombat
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:43 am

That sounds reasonable to me mate! :mrgreen:

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