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Re: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

by thezip (Vicar)
on Dec 02, 2011 at 06:04 UTC ( #941238=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting

I do *not* believe we need to eliminate anonymous postings.

I do, however, find myself constantly ignoring (and wishing that I didn't have to view) anonymous posts. It is in my nature to ignore all anonymous posts, and I would prefer to have a PM configuration setting that defaults to not displaying anonymous posts.

By having a mechanism such as this, some monks may participate in the flamewars, and others can happily go about their business without being burdened by the unnecessary noise.

What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens
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Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Dec 02, 2011 at 18:30 UTC

      It does work but the threads are still there so if/when anyone else participates you'll see those nodes in Newest or Recent Threads. While I do use the blocking css you posted, I still sometimes end up stumbling into a thread I would have otherwise preferred to ignore ( like this one ;-) ).

      Same Day :: 3:28 PM :: Turns out I was wrong. As long as tables are displayed as divs in the Display Settings, MidLifeXis' css works well. Apologies.

      "...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote

        I don't use it myself, so I should probably look into that. :-)


Re^2: We should elminate: Anonymous, and DOWN-voting
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 02, 2011 at 17:51 UTC
    You know I'd actually agree with that, most of the crap that was thrown at me came from anonymous monk comments. If I could of ignored them so easily I wouldn't of wound up looking like a troll myself and ending up in a situation where a post with my name on it no matter what it's about getting massively downvoted, probably without even being read.

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