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Re: Limit AM's Posting Rights

by scottstef (Curate)
on May 22, 2001 at 18:00 UTC ( #82220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Limit AM's Posting Rights

Why not make people register? It takes all of 5 minutes or so to register. How easy is it to create an identity here?
Let's see go to hotmail, yahoo or some other place that offers free email, sign up for a free email account.
Come to pm and register.
I know people say they will get crushed with spam by registering, I don't know if this used to be true, however, I don't think I have ever recieved a bit of email from perlmonks since I joined. I think that if people feel like they belong, they are more likely take some responsibility for their postings. I also think they may start feeling their way around the monestary and learning what it has to offer. This will not help with trolls, as they can do the same things, but as a member, they may just post the @^$#$@ questions that every one always gripes about in the CB rather than creating a root node that is just noise.

Speaking as someone that has jumped the gun and posted those $#$%%# questions that annoy everyone before searching%^)

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Re (tilly) 2: Limit AM's Posting Rights
by tilly (Archbishop) on May 22, 2001 at 19:15 UTC
    My opinion on the matter has been consistent all along.

    If AM or equivalent did not exist, I would never have joined. There are quite a few others here who joined after posting as AM, and I suspect that many of them would likewise not be here were it not for the availability of AM. Furthermore if AM was removed, I would see that as an active statement that this site is not intended to be helpful to all comers. In that case, I don't see why I should remain...

    Is that a good enough reason to keep AM in your eyes?

      Tilly, not to bait you, as you know I highly respect your opinion and abilities, I do disagree with your point. With the exception of the monks here that have made contributions to the Perl Community at large and comment towards it on their home nodes/posts or the people that link to home pages at large, how much do we really know about each other? Other than stuff that is posted on this site, I don't know much about the people here, and they do not know much about me. How is having a login going to change what people learn about AM, if you post a profile here, people can learn about you from it. If you don't post your info, people can't learn about you.

      Not trying to start a flame war.

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