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July 8th, 2003, 06:19 PM
Why have some threads been moved to the section where anonymous postings are not allowed? Seems a little undemocratic to me..
July 8th, 2003, 07:11 PM
We are trying to more people to register honestly. As a thread becomes popular we will move it to an actual registered area of the board. Its getting hard to follow who's talking to who as everyone that seems to post as unregistered.
We do not track who the registered posters are other than email addresses to send interesting post to. Everyone is basiclly unknown enless you register with your acutal name.
You are completely allowed to post your thoughts in either area. I didnt' expect so many people in general in such a short time. You can start another thread in the unregistered area regarding any issue you like.
If you knew me the comment "Seems a little undemocratic to me.."would be invalid. I'm just a guy trying to survive in a business hostile enviroment. :) And..... well finally got tired of supporting all the dead weight we now have in local goverment and state goverment. If you are NOT needed go leech off someone elses dime.
July 9th, 2003, 10:06 AM
"We are trying to more people to register honestly. "
The implication of that statement is that people who wish to post anonymously are somehow being "dishonest".
How is an opinion that is not attributable to a specific individual a false/misleading opinion?
I see no correlation whatsoever between an opinon, the identity of the opinion maker, and the integrity of said opinion.
July 9th, 2003, 10:42 AM
You can be "anonymous" in 7 of the forums.
Just continue which ever thread you would like in one of the 7 anonymous forums. I do not want to loose focus on what the board is meant to do. The board is here to help the awarness of what is going on in WNY from the tax payers point of view, we are the ones paying the bills.
Yes i'm trying to get people to register here. Thats the only easy way to track how many active people are using the board. "Unregistered" could be 4 people or 100 people.
Plus, if I can't get them to register on this board we'll never get the ones to register to vote. And the only non-violent way we are going to remove the people that put WNY in the position it's in is to vote them out.
Even if you register your still "anonymous". We are not asking for names or addresses just a valid email address that we can send alerts to from this message board. You can easily get a yahoo account or hotmail account to confirm your registraion.
Did I say
"An opinion that is not attributable to a specific individual a false/misleading opinion?"
I didn't. A few registered posters said it was difficult to follow who to respond to on long threads.
July 9th, 2003, 11:16 AM
I've been a registed voter forever. I'd like to vote with my onopion as anonymously as I vote in the voting booth. I don't see anonymous posting as an indicator of a non-registered voter. But, your opinion is duly noted. Also, it's your party, and as host you make the rules. :)
July 9th, 2003, 02:59 PM
SO what is this unregistered person trying to hide? ;)
July 10th, 2003, 09:28 PM
I run a vBulletin site similar to this ( http://www.cyburbia.org ). You can use a handle to register. Usually, real names aren't distributed.
Why register? It creates a stronger sense of community online. It prevents potential board abuse from sockpuppets and spammers. A user may post under one name only, so you know that "Cyburbia" is "Cyburbia;" I can't pick a handle of the day and possibly confuse other regular board users. Also, the number of posts that you make will be tallied and displayed, with high post counts being a form of status that users appreciate (and envy!).
July 10th, 2003, 11:57 PM
There, listen to that man. lol
July 11th, 2003, 12:22 AM
hey, whats a " sockpuppet"?
July 11th, 2003, 12:54 AM
someone that comes to the board i think for someone to voice thier opinion for someone else? Like a union cronie employee sticking up for themselves. They are not all bad, please don't take that the wrong way. But you know there's a few that are bad apples.
Could sock puppet be applied to the various town boards in WNY?
July 11th, 2003, 06:58 PM
You are making it sound like goverment employees are only out for them selves. I will speak for myself and say we are not all bad. It does blow our moral though when we are passed up for a position to be filled by an elected leaders buddy.
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