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User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Fed up Posting anonymously (184* d) RE: Posting anonymously 10 Jul 01

Mary from Kentucky

You are absolutely right. Don't "get" the program for GUEST log-ins here, and the hostility hurled at me for being dense.

Apologies for not getting the well-disguised Mudcat "unwritten, informal rules" for using GUEST log-in.

Didn't understand the uproar over anonymous postings, when so many member users and guest users were using pseudonyms, and anonymous posting was so common (hint: click on the GUEST clickie and see how many are doing it acceptably and unacceptably). Point being, its been done A LOT! <:O

Sorry, no time to sift through all 500,000 postings to establish "general forum practice" before I post!

Nothing in the faq or permathreads explaining "the way its done here" for newcomers.

Been around on-line long enough to know exactly what net abuse looks like. Not that slow a learner.

Realizing it might not be just me. But you and other catter regulars who just don't see the difficulties of sorting this all out before posting messages.

I feared that might be just the point. Offering GUEST log-in at site, but not supporting it with faq/general practice guidelines.

Then, a paradigm shift: this is so easy to remedy!

Add guidelines for GUEST log-in to the faq for all users pleasure. :)

Could even make it like a whole new forum! Much nicer!

If so many members and regular GUEST users are so miserable with it, why not try something new?


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