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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by misteraven, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,962 Likes Received: 396
    I've received a lot of emails complaining about how we no longer allow guest access to the forums. If you dont login, you can see the forum index, and the thread index for each section, but not read the content of the posts. I did this as sort of an additional screening process to keep the wrong people from wandering through discussions, and figured it helps keep things a little more intimate around here. Anyhow what do you think? Should we allow guest access like we used to, or make people register and login?

    Back your answer up with a reason and post it below.
  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    if people don't have the 10 seconds to register they do not deserve to see our completely awesome and inspiring thoughts.
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    cops will take the time to register if they feel it's needed.
    I say let the outsiders see what's up, then they may want to join.
  4. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    Discussions, yes.

    Flickage? no.
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    i personally have never been worried about cops being on this board. if they are here, good for them, this board will give them no evidence resulting in my arrest.

    and damn it, i like it when things get intimate.
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I say leave it like it is now.

    I kinda like that you have to register and log in to view the posts. In the event there are some 'undesireables' on the site...at least there is a record of sorts and an IP address.

    The only reason I can think of to make it like it used to be is the lazy part of me that liked to leave the site up and check it without being logged on while I was working.

    I like gliko's idea of no pics if you do allow the discussions to be visible.
  7. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    I think you should be required to register before viewing the content on the forum for the exact points you made, Raven. Because the board is based on graffiti and has become a community that has moved beyond just looking at flicks or sharing information like, "how do I make mad spraybomb tagz, yo?" to sharing more personal info that may be helpful to the wrong people, it only makes sense to have people register.
    Like the sliding chain lock on your apartment door, its only a small security measure that probably doesn't really do much, but once you don't have it, you realize that it makes you feel better if its there.
  8. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    i think you should have to be a member to view the boards...lurkers suck...you post a vid or song and within 2 hours its unavailable...and plus why would someone wanna be that much a loser and not register yet see/hear/get all the shit that goes around these boards
  9. 1988

    1988 Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2003 Messages: 2,911 Likes Received: 59
    I also agree that people should sign up due to the fact that it is a somewhat closeknit (loosely based) community and to have people simply reading and taking notes without joining in on discussions seems to me as prying into business that they have no reason to be involved in.

    On the other hand though...I have fun viewing posts from people like our friend on DHabz haunted hotel thread (I guess she did join though, but may have never wanted to browse if she had to join?). I also think that if you do not keep it as an open forum for all to view, you will get quite a bit of random people joining and people signing up multiple times just to view once or twice. In the end I suppose the choice is yours...I'll support either cause.
  10. johnny

    johnny Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Feb 15, 2003 Messages: 7,231 Likes Received: 16
  11. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    i think you should keep it a members only board, and then post somthing forbidding law enforcement for registering at all....not just for use in evidence. i sort of like it better than if anybody can see the forum. like efyoo said, just another security measure.
  12. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    1988 brought up a good point; although i'm kinda divided on this one.
    i browsed this forum for a couple of months before i finally registered.
    some want to get a feel of the forum before posting.

    i personally liked it the old way, but then that's just me not wanting
    to log in every single time i want to read threads, as steve austin said. i'm lazy.
  13. Pinup

    Pinup Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 2,208 Likes Received: 0
    I voted NO, but i only just understood the issue.

    So, i'd say allow guests as long as they need to be logged in to post, forums who allow posting guests feels kind of like those girls you know get jammed by any random penis walking by.

    So, make that a YES.
  14. crave

    crave Veteran Member

    Joined: Jan 20, 2002 Messages: 6,728 Likes Received: 10

    SteveAustin has the right idea. And if nothing else, glik's thought of discussions and not photos would work as well.
  15. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    I think the board should be viewable by guests. I viewed this board anonymously for a long time before I posted. Most of the time when I go to a board you have to register to view I'll just not register and ignore it. Try before you buy.