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Old 12-10-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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This idea actually came from a staff member, but I really like the idea so I'm posting it to see what other people think.

The idea was for the Diaries board to be members-only. Now, being familiar with the forum software, if this version is anything like any of the more recent versions, this is as simple as clicking "members-only" on the admin panel.
Not rocket science or anything.

Thoughts?
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Old 12-10-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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> The idea was for the Diaries board to be members-only. Now,
> being familiar with the forum software, if this version is
> anything like any of the more recent versions, this is as
> simple as clicking "members-only" on the admin panel.
> Not rocket science or anything.


Maybe I'm missing something, but why is there a need for this? You need to be a member to post anything, anyway.

But if something like this is needed, I would suggest locking the forum for members that have at least 50 posts, or something like that.
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Old 12-10-2005, 09:49 PM   #3
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> Maybe I'm missing something, but why is there a need for
> this? You need to be a member to post anything, anyway.

the purpose behind it would be so that people can post somewhat personal things without "just anyone" being able to read it. I made a post, and I guess through google or something, some people I know found it. I really didn't want anyone I know to see it :|
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Old 12-10-2005, 09:52 PM   #4
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> I really didn't want anyone I know to see it :|

Not to be an asshole but why post it in public if you don't want to you know to see it?
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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> > I really didn't want anyone I know to see it :|
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> Not to be an asshole but why post it in public if you don't
> want to you know to see it?
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I wanted all the members HERE to see it.
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:20 PM   #6
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Actually, not a bad idea at all.

If the board is capable of the change, I say we do it.
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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I'm totally against just about anything on the internet being members-only, and the Diaries board is no exception. I'm not going to change the setting on that board, nor am I in support of a staffer who chooses to do so. If there are privacy issues at stake, I might be in favor of having the board cleaned out every X days like the other forums. That way, at least something you said a long time ago won't be dug back up by Google or other members.

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Old 12-10-2005, 10:36 PM   #8
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what about a member's only option when posting? this would require some coding, but I'd be happy to do it, if it came down to it.

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Old 12-10-2005, 10:51 PM   #9
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> the purpose behind it would be so that people can post
> somewhat personal things without "just anyone" being able to
> read it. I made a post, and I guess through google or
> something, some people I know found it. I really didn't want
> anyone I know to see it :|

Hm, yeah I suppose I see your point.

I believe that absolutely nothing personal should EVER be posted on the net if you aren't comfortable with people finding it, unless you are 150% positive it isn't going to be found.

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Old 12-10-2005, 11:01 PM   #10
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> I believe that absolutely nothing personal should EVER be
> posted on the net if you aren't comfortable with people
> finding it, unless you are 150% positive it isn't going to
> be found.
>

hence the members only idea. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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