Unregistered user participation...

Discussion in 'The Undercity' started by seebs, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    So it looks like it's possible to permit users who aren't registered yet, or who haven't been confirmed, to participate in forums somewhat. Problem: If you're not even logged in at all, you can't see your own threads even in forums that theoretically let you see your own threads. My intent has been to have some forums (like the abuse forum) not allow unregistered members to see threads by other people, just to provide some search engine bot resistance, but I also sort of want to allow people to post in the is-this-abuse forum without having to register at all. Or possibly a subforum for that.

    Still thinking about this. Second opinions valued.
     
  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    isn't there a way to just block crawlers from logging the forum?
     
  3. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Not reliably, and I sorta wanna have it be not-easy for searchbots and lurkers to browse the abuse stuff without at least making some kind of effort.
     
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  4. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    if it was possible to allow anyone to post and read, but make it impossible for nonregistered members to see profile name of posters (is that possible? who knows! not me!)
     
  5. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I don't think so? I'm not sure. I haven't seen a way to control whether you can see usernames, anyway.

    So I may not be able to make that work the way I'd like it to.
     
  6. kmoss

    kmoss whoops

    I didn't think that was possible, honestly. Possibly toss in a strong recommendation to do those subaccount things?
     
  7. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

    For the completely anonymous no-account stuff, a separate subforum seems like it'd work pretty well? I mean, people would have to trigger warn of their own volition, but it'd be kind of a buffer and also give people a way to check back for responses.
     
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