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New Policy - Non-Members

Postby Sy V » Sun 09.04.2006, 12:58

Some of you will have read that we've recently tightened up the anti-spam measures on the site. This has (largely) been a success.

There has also been a recent increase in non-member postings (either inadvertent or otherwise) which has caused general annoyance.

Whilst we cannot control the hosts meddling around and necessitating us all having to re-login from time-to-time, it is still possible to make a number of posts before realising that you've been logged out and that you've have been posting as an apparent non-member.

To address this (and the intentional 'log out and post anonymously' syndrome) we've decided to remove the guest posting privileges completely. This is not something we've done lightly - it has followed several weeks’ worth of administrative discussions.

To this end, all public areas of the Forum now have the following settings:

View Posts - All
Read Posts - All
Post - Members
Reply - Members
Edit - Members
Delete - Moderators
Make Sticky - Moderators
Announce - Moderators
Poll Create - Moderators
Vote - Members
Post Files - Members
Download Files - Members

We are aware that these measures don't come without implications and, if we’re approached by individuals who have some interest in a temporary relaxation of these settings (in specific areas) we will listen sympathetically. For instance, these measures won't assist Stef's GBoR attempt and we may well allow non-members to post in that area as the time approaches.

Furthermore, we're going to introduce a non-members area where logging on is not necessary. This may assist our more cosmopolitan members who occasionally have to post from Internet Cafes etc.
It might also encourage some unwanted and unwarranted behaviour and, as such, will be heavily moderated and toasted completely, if it all goes pear-shaped!
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Postby Doug » Sun 09.04.2006, 16:40

Hasn't Simon become quite the administrator -- I've trained him well . . .
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Postby Sy V » Sun 09.04.2006, 20:37

Bollocks! :wink:
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Postby clemo » Thu 15.06.2006, 15:59

was about to start a poll on that....
but i can't anymore....
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Postby Doug » Thu 15.06.2006, 20:09

clemo, we can make you a moderator and then you can do a poll -- just tell us where to do it/what section
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Postby clemo » Thu 15.06.2006, 22:14

cool , make me a moderator!!!
the 1st N/A moderator ..
just think with all that power i could go and delete all those nasty N/A jibes..


second thoughts i don't think i have that much time !!!
not to delete that many posts....

but on a serious note ..
i was going to try and get a batch of oil hoses made..
not that i need them but they are now out of stock...
i do have a spare set on the shelf somewhere and could use them as a patern to get new ones made from...
just wondered who might be interested?


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Postby Sy V » Fri 16.06.2006, 08:11

The N/A uses oil, then!
Thought it ran on elastic bands :twisted:
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Postby clemo » Fri 16.06.2006, 09:33

as only a god i cannot remove that last coment...
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Postby TStevens » Fri 16.06.2006, 12:06

It's possible for us to add some extra groups for those that a long-standing gods, and enable those groups to create polls.

The removal of polls for everyone was to cut down on the madness of polls for polls sakes then polls asking if we should have a poll for the sake of having a poll and a poll about which poll options we should poll about. :?

Although an additional moderator is a welcome sight to help Sy battle with the spam and miscreants
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Postby muley » Fri 16.06.2006, 22:19

clemof1 wrote:cool , make me a moderator!!!
the 1st N/A moderator ..
just think with all that power i could go and delete all those nasty N/A jibes..


second thoughts i don't think i have that much time !!!
not to delete that many posts....

but on a serious note ..
i was going to try and get a batch of oil hoses made..
not that i need them but they are now out of stock...
i do have a spare set on the shelf somewhere and could use them as a patern to get new ones made from...
just wondered who might be interested?


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Clemo,

I am interested, I am about to remove mine and try to get copies made - I was going to try Think Automotive, they were very helpful years ago when I was tuning my Spridget. I'll let you know how I get on...

Crap, the PAS pipe is badly corroded, too - I may well get that done at the same time. The old project creep is happening big time!


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Postby Doug » Fri 16.06.2006, 23:40

see, clem's trying to hijack this thread already . . .
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Postby timmo » Tue 27.06.2006, 10:28

TStevens wrote:.........add some extra groups for those that a long-standing gods,
Yes I wish they would make the gods all seater, standing is buggering my back right up......
I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.
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