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Old 12-10-2005, 11:12 PM   #11
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If you don't agree with things on the Internet being members-only, then why not allow anonymous posting here?

I thought so.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:34 PM   #12
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> If you don't agree with things on the Internet being
> members-only, then why not allow anonymous posting here?
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Because it's not my decision.

> I thought so.
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Thought what? http://www.russellbeattie.com/notebook/1008640.htmlThis</a> pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject.
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Old 12-10-2005, 11:51 PM   #13
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>This pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject.

mmm, good read.

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Old 12-11-2005, 05:16 AM   #14
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> 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.

Absolutely not. The diaries board is meant to REMAIN AS-IS forever.

Hiding it from non-members is up for discussion. NEVER will posts be deleted. EVER.
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Old 12-11-2005, 05:33 AM   #15
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> Hiding it from non-members is up for discussion.

Then let me put in my two cents.

The diaries is a place where regular members can vent in a safe environment, a way to get something off their chest that they may not be able to do in other places of their life.

Hiding it would be a nice token of faith to the people that have been in this community for some time, and would like a semi-private place to just talk.

I vote yes on hiding it to non-registered users. It's a nice perk for people that have been kicking around ZMD for sometime, and a bonus to people new in the community.
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Old 12-11-2005, 05:34 AM   #16
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> If you don't agree with things on the Internet being
> members-only, then why not allow anonymous posting here?

Security? To prevent any possible flood attacks? By having to register, they at least have one way to prevent any attacks for a bit.

If people are really worried that someone will read the things they write in the diaries forum, I only have this to say:

GET A FUCKING LIVEJOURNAL AND MAKE ALL YOUR POSTS FRIENDS ONLY. OR PRIVATE.

Otherwise, deal or get out.
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Old 12-11-2005, 05:36 AM   #17
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> I wanted all the members HERE to see it.

And what would prevent someone who knows you from finding this forum, realizing that you post here, register, and read the entries then?

As I said above, if you're worried about someone you know reading this, then get a livejournal and post there. Otherwise you're going to have to deal with the fact that this is totally public.
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Old 12-11-2005, 06:53 AM   #18
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> Thought what? This pretty much sums up my feelings on the
> subject.

The argument seems reasonable for a board on which you're looking for expert opinions, but isn't the main purpose of the Diaries board to share the events of your life to a (mostly) sympathetic audience? I don't post on it very often, but if I did, I would probably be looking more for moral support than expert advice.

Could you be more specific about what you think is to be gained from anonymous viewers in this particular case?
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:20 PM   #19
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> I vote yes on hiding it to non-registered users. It's a
> nice perk for people that have been kicking around ZMD for
> sometime, and a bonus to people new in the community.
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I agree with lobster here. people you are related to seeing something they don't like isn't good. And People googling your name and finding some dirt to blackmail you with isn't good either.
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:25 PM   #20
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> GET A FUCKING LIVEJOURNAL AND MAKE ALL YOUR POSTS
> FRIENDS ONLY. OR PRIVATE.
> Otherwise, deal or get out.
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1. I already have a blog.
2. Not everyone here is a member of LiveJournal, and THIS is the audience I was posting to.

So far, it seems like most of the people either agree, or are undecided. There have only been a couple who disagree with the idea.
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