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Re^2: Anonymous Monk

by luis.roca (Deacon)
on Jan 16, 2011 at 20:01 UTC ( #882557=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Anonymous Monk
in thread Anonymous Monk?

Would it be beneficial then to create a mechanism similar to some news sites where a new user can simply post by signing their name and adding an email address? The post can go up without confirmation but a friendly email will still be sent inviting them to join.

It could even be made an option: "Would you like to sign your post" OR "Post Anonymously"

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

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Re^3: Anonymous Monk
by Corion (Pope) on Jan 16, 2011 at 20:12 UTC

    I would feel pestered by a forum that sends me nagging emails asking me to join.

      I'm not suggesting to have an aggressive email campaign sent every other week: "Hey, we've noticed you STILL haven't signed up to PerlMonks. How come good buddy?" until people sign up or start sending angry replies. Simply one email when they post as a signed in guest. Again I think we could give posters a choice between signing in as a guest and still being able to post anonymously.

      I believe there's something valuable about being able to say "Hello, I'm new here and just checking out the site. Here's my question:" Signing in as a guest could be that way. But maybe there are far more people like tilly that were very glad to have Anonymous Monk in it's current form before they decided to sign up and having a guest option would be more trouble than it's worth. I clearly don't know that answer. I just think it's worth exploring even if briefly. :)

      "...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." Don Quixote
Re^3: Anonymous Monk
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 16, 2011 at 20:06 UTC
    barrier to entry increases, and then some would put in bogus email to harass, increasing spam

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