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Alex

First of all, FishFreak, please accept my apologies for being treated by an Anon in such a way on our Forum. This is a disappointment to me. Please ignore such comments.

FishFreak, we really appreciate having you and all other responsible authors here at the Forum.

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We had a long discussion regarding allowing people to post questions/comments without registering.

While there is certainly a risk of using this method of posting to insult and abuse the group, I have to admit that there were a lot of useful Q&As by Anonymous writers.

Formally, we have all the logs with IP addresses if we have to locate the person (it is getting really easy in those days - even hiding behind a proxy).


As for moderation of the Forum and prompt response to alarming posts - maybe we should adopt a voting system that will remove a post automatically if three other people found it inappropriate.

Do you think something like this will work?
Dyer Straits

I still think the idea of a mandatory user name is a good idea. I think you may encounter a problem with the voting if some smart guy registers as 3 different people and begins deleting posts or even worse, if there is no mandatory user names , Anon. could easily delete any post he/she wants. A system involving mandatory user names would mean the perepetrator of any abuse could be pinpointed, blocked and reported if necessary using the IP address. I honestly don't think registering is too much of a hassle for somebody who wants to legitimately input their info here. One last point here; As brought up in another thread here, there are a members who do input tons of good info, but also post some repetetive and irrelevant posts, this is not a problem, however it does not have a lot to do with fishing or anything worth talking about (ie. rants, flaming, etc.). this may also need to be dealt with. My thoughts.
fish on

To post one should have a user name(handle)Anonamous can be 10 different people, not just one who likes to stir the pot. Some people like to play with peoples minds, i just ignore them.
I dont blame anyone who gets mad at them, your being smeared in front of everone. UNCOOL

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