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?