why only registered users?
Original post made by why on Mar 20, 2009
on Mar 20, 2009 at 11:47 am
Don Frances is a registered user.
Good question. The first thing to say is that we agree, it's a good and important discussion, but we felt (and so did other posters) that it was becoming hijacked by one or two excessive posters and hampered by personal attacks. We needed to slow it down to get things back under control. (This morning we took down about 25 comments for excessive postings, personal swipes and other misuse).
The other point to make is that limiting a comment thread to registered-only users does not mean it's closed! It's very quick and easy to register (to do so go here: Web Link) and doing so does not sacrifice your anonymity (we do ask that you give your name during the sign-up process, but your "handle" -- the name seen online by other Town Square users -- is whatever you want it to be).
We've found that registered-only use creates more accountability, and many of the attackers, pranksters, etc. tend to disappear.
on Mar 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm
on Mar 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm
How can blocking a group of concerned parents, students and community members who for whatever reason don't want to register be a good call. Edit the idiots and let the rest of us speak without having to create a handle. If not, you are changing the entire direction of this forum. Please think this over carefully, Don.