Ban Someone Other Than Me

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by susiedriver, Dec 20, 2005.


What To Do With 'unregistered' Posters

  1. Ban 'unregistered' posters

    37 vote(s)
  2. Allow 'unregistered' posters

    24 vote(s)
  3. Allow 'unregistered' posters, but show their IP address

    12 vote(s)
  1. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member

    How do you feel about 'unregistered' posters?
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    You guys hash this one out and we'll go with whatever the majority decides. Thanks for coming up with the idea for this poll susie. The only thing that I may not be able to do is to show the ip's of unregistered posters. I checked the administrative settings for this board program and cannot find the option for only showing the ip of unregistered users, it may be that we can only show everyone's ip or no one's. I'll keep looking through the documentation and hacks info for another option...
  3. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member

    Thanks Cheryl.

    This poll is only open for 48 hours, btw.
  4. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I don't think the unregistered should be able to post.
  5. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I don't see any reason to ban anyone. And I don't understand why anyone would care if you're registered or not.
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I always picture the unregistered as a sniper of sorts. The registered folks are the "out in the open" folks. No techno-babble here because I don't understand most of it. Ha Ha !
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    how about this option Cheryl,simply make it impossible to post unless you register...problem solved, like the chat room is now.
  8. iloadthetruck

    iloadthetruck New Member

    Can unregistered users vote in this poll? Won't that eventually skew the results?
  9. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    That will be the result if the unregistered posters are voted out.
    Unregistered users can no longer vote in polls. Thanks to you guys for pointing out that they were previously allowed to vote.
  10. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    Just a comment, I hate to see unregistered posters go. At times they add some interesting and useful information and comments. Sure, there are some idiots that hide behind unregistered but there are also some that register. Remember the helper who was never a helper? There are many sites that I do not participate in since you must register. There are enough people who know my information and I limit myself on adding more.

    Contemplate... do we throw out unregistered voters in the USA? :huh:
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I think tomorrow's poll should be whether or not we should be required to wear brown underwear to be allowed to post!

    Do whatever makes your life the simpliest. Gee, that would mean shutting down the Browncafe.:scared:


    Best Holiday wishes Cheryl and you get my vote for Time's Person of the Year for putting up with all of us and the stupidity and chaos we create out of absolutely nothing.
  12. mr_roboto

    mr_roboto I feel GOOD!

    this poll uses divide and conquer tactics so popular with today's politicians.

    The original poster desires to ban unregistered posters and gives that as one option. but those who believe the unregistered should be allowed are given 2 choices to split them up and thin them out.

    to be fair there should only be two choices to this yes or no question.

    Should the unregistered poster be banned or allowed?

    (1) banned
    (2) allowed

    I vote for (2) allowed

  13. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member

    You are fairly anonymous even if you register, and actually, in the USA, you must register to make your voice heard at the ballot box.
  14. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member

    roboto, the reason for the third choice, is by having IP addresses shown, you can differentiate between posters. Right now you can have a slew of 'unregistered' and it can become difficult to tell them apart. Also, there is the fact that management has posted from UPS IPs posing as hourly. It's not that hard to get a Yahoo e-mail and register.
  15. ok2bclever

    ok2bclever I Re Member

    Personally, the "ban" word seems to have suddenly become in vogue here.

    I think the poll was set up unfortunately negatively sounding.

    I agree with more and others that unregistereds tend to snipe.

    I would make it a requirement to register to post.

    Pure and simple.

    This doesn't require a hardship for anyone that wants to add something here.
  16. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I'm a member of a lot of different message boards online, and all but this one require someone to be a registered member in order to post. I think if someone is able to post they should be able to identify themselves somehow to the members they are posting to. I voted to ban unregistered users.
  17. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I think it so interesting that OK, a self proclaimed multi poster under unregistered stating they ought to be banned. Now is that not the way it is, those guilty of something proclaiming those caught guilty be banned.

    So which is it there shop steward? Ban yourself for being on the board as several unregistered, or is that for the others you dont like, or dont like the posts they make.

    Funny, the poll says they ought to stay. Interesting also that the queen of deviant behavior, guilty of posting the IP information on someone she tries to destroy, wants all that information available to her to use for her agenda.

    I think the ayes have it. Unless the owner of this site backtracks, they will stay. It should be up to her.
  18. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    I assume that there are only two choices that count, ban (choice 1) or allow (choice 2 + 3).

    Cheryl? :o
  19. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    [mouse]You are correct traveler[/mouse]
    As of right now I can't find a setting or hack that will only show the ip for unregistered posters. Our community is a pretty resourceful group so perhaps someone else knows how and will help us out.
  20. susiedriver

    susiedriver New Member


    Does this help? I found it on another board.

    Not tested, but should work:

    edit newthread.php and newreply.php, find:

    // check max images

    before that add:

    if ($ipaddress AND $postusername=='Unregistered')

    (be careful about the caps of 'Unregistered'. Its caps should be exactly as your board uses the word)

    That's it..