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Why are people who can't be bothered to register allowed to post or start new threads?


Torq
17 Jun 2011 #1
@Mods:

Why is this trolling fest still going on? The posts were reported, but the retards are still allowed to spout their bulls*it.

By the way - I think only registered members should be allowed to post messages on the board.
It would decrease the amount on trolling significantly.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
17 Jun 2011 #2
I think only registered members should be allowed to post messages on the board.

I think everybody except the trolls and the owners of PF would agree.
Softsong 5 | 495
17 Jun 2011 #3
only registered members should be allowed to post

I agree with this idea, too. Let people read the general forums here, but register to post. Very common practice on most boards.

And as pointed out, google indexes everything on here and why should someone's search lead them to junk posts.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
17 Jun 2011 #4
Who publicly insults, destroys, or removes coat-of-arms, standard, gonfalon

You guys still not quite got the hang of freedom of expresion yet have you......
pawian 181 | 17,079
16 Sep 2011 #6
Because shy/reserved guys should have the same rights as forward ones?
Vincent 9 | 864 Moderator
17 Sep 2011 #7
Just because people don't register, doesn't mean they're not useful in providing information to other members. Many guests have helped in the genealogy, ancestry forum, the language forum, history forum and other forums about Poland.

Many are just passing through, and provide good information in certain threads, and some become members in the near future. It can also be said that a few are just trolls who come here to flame others but the same can be said about a few members who have already registered.
OP scottie1113 7 | 898
17 Sep 2011 #8
Fair enough. Thanks for the answer.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
17 Sep 2011 #9
a few are just trolls who come here to flame others but the same can be said about a few members who have already registered.

But at least you can ban the members who cause trouble, you can't do that to guests unless you block their IP as well. And that doesn't always work, because of dynamic IP addressing.
Admin 32 | 1,530 Administrator
19 Sep 2011 #10
Registered members can and do post trouble too. In general, Vincent's reply above is how we feel it should be done on PF.
teflcat 5 | 1,032
19 Sep 2011 #11
I asked the same question when I registered. An old hand suggested that it was because Admin made money from google ads. Any truth in that, Admin? Or doesn't google care how many hits you get? Don't get me wrong, good luck to you, but if only registered members were allowed to post, it would stop at least some of the crap.
Admin 32 | 1,530 Administrator
19 Sep 2011 #12
There are too many valuable posts made by non-registered members (for some reason they don't want to register) that we still allow them to posts. Besides, there are classified sections and it doesn't make sense for posters to register just to post one classified ad and never appear here again.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
19 Sep 2011 #13
It hardly makes sense for "guests" to be allowed to post once, disrupt the forum, and never appear again (under a particular username, that is - who knows how often they return under another "guest" username) but you still allow it ;)
teflcat 5 | 1,032
19 Sep 2011 #14
I still think it might be about filthy lucre. I asked about it but my question was neatly sidestepped by our illustrious leader.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 441
19 Sep 2011 #15
I've never seen an advert on here.

Adblock Plus FTW :)

illustrious leader.

You know something, I'm surprised we don't have a Stalinist image of him waving to us instead of that image in the top left corner... lol. I wonder if they accept bony towarowe if you become a "Gold member"? haha
Harry
19 Sep 2013 #16
Merged: Trolling by unregistered users

Am I just imagining it, or are we getting more and more trolling from unregistered users? Most of the posts by and threads started by unregistered users seem to be being made by either banned users or users who operate via a legion of usernames.

Can anything be done about this? Will anything be done about this? Or do we have to just sit back and watch a potentially very useful and helpful forum be destroyed by a handful of determined (mainly racist) trolls?
4 eigner 2 | 831
19 Sep 2013 #17
I kinda agree with you here. Guests shouldn't be allowed to start new threads.
Admin 32 | 1,530 Administrator
19 Sep 2013 #18
Registered users start trolling threads too and some of the best threads have been started by unregistered users (who also can be banned if needed). So there's no clear connection on the quality of posts based on the registration status.
Harry
19 Sep 2013 #19
Have you seen this thread? polishforums.com/life/public-masturbation-n ow-allowed-sweden-work-poland-68169/
Admin 32 | 1,530 Administrator
19 Sep 2013 #20
Yes. The question is still legitimate for some groups of people. But since this user appears to have used more than 1 username (which is not allowed), his other usernames have been added to that thread.
Harry
19 Sep 2013 #21
Is it possible to limit an IP address to a single username?
Admin 32 | 1,530 Administrator
19 Sep 2013 #22
No; one IP may be shared even by thousands of people.
Harry
19 Sep 2013 #23
Yes, but probably not within the span of a few minutes.
4 eigner 2 | 831
19 Sep 2013 #24
But since this user appears to have used more than 1 username (which is not allowed), his other usernames have been added to that thread.

so Chris_Bradbury =HerbertFountain =jon357 right, admin?
smurf 39 | 1,981
19 Sep 2013 #25
thousands of people.

lol

Yea, PF has 1000s and 1000s of posters.
Most forums worth their salt will ban trolls who use the same IP address, why can't ye?

I'm not saying ban people with the same IP, but it's pretty easy to ban trolls with the same IP.
Admin 32 | 1,530 Administrator
19 Sep 2013 #26
lol

Username is different than IP. It's possible that one poster (troll) shares the same IP with another legitimate poster. So blocking one IP we may block the innocent posters too (which we prefer to avoid). Still, we do block IPs when needed.
jon357 69 | 18,475
20 Sep 2013 #27
right,

Wrong.
1jola 14 | 1,879
20 Sep 2013 #28
Right, Harry, I know you by at least three user names. One classic one: PolishTraitor.
Harry
20 Sep 2013 #29
^ Yep: one at a time and always registered. Which name do you use when threatening teenage girls?
Crow 152 | 9,754
20 Sep 2013 #30
Harry is registered user that hunt decent Serbs here and plus trolling

He would jump outside of his own skin, if necessary, just to prevent people to see truth about anti-Slavic nature of EU and NATO.


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