Why Are Non-Members Not Allowed to Post Directly on This Forum?

CIDAA Forum: Guestbook (Public): Why Are Non-Members Not Allowed to Post Directly on This Forum?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Albert C. Price (Alprice) on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 12:56 pm:  Edit

Right on Ed.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed German (Admin) on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 11:49 am:  Edit

Forum Member's postings using a valid login and password are not delayed and are immediately visible for everyone to read on this forum.

However, to protect this forum from malicious postings, non-members are not allowed to directly enter information for immediate display to forum visitors. Non-member postings go into a queue for review by the Forum Moderator or Webservant.

There are frequent attempts to create postings that would detract from the good nature of this forum. For example, click on the below thumbnail to see the attempted postings by non-members that occurred on 7 Mar 2009:



Thus, the CIDAA policy to preclude non-members from automatically entering comments precluded six nonsense postings that would have detracted from the purpose of this forum.

Click on the below thumbnail to see the attempted self-registrations by persons claiming to be current CIDAA members that occurred on 7 and 8 Mar 2009:



If automatic self-registration were permitted, the nine attempts to create new accounts (in the past day) would probably have resulted in several dozen spam postings in all areas of this Forum.

Family members of deceased current or former CID personnel would probably not be pleased if this forum were to allow the willy-nilly posting of nonsense that is attempted daily.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Swails (Unregistered Guest) on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 04:47 pm:  Edit

The below posting was originally positioned to appear under "Jerry Walton - RIP" in the Deaths and Serious Illness area of this Forum. The Webservant took the liberty of creating the topic "Why Are Non-Members Not Allowed to Post Directly on This Forum?" and moving the below posting here:

It is really unforunate that CIDAA's censorship policy is so ruthlessly enforced that a non member is not able to send comments regarding a former colleagues death. Says a lot about the organization-but what it does say reflects on an organizaton I do not recognize as even ever being a part of.