Thursday, August 6, 2009

Poll Question

If you want to discuss the poll question, please comment here.

18 comments:

  1. I personally do not see how the anon posting helps the site. Posting your handle is how we get to know each other. Truthfully, it is how to know how much stock to put in to their comment. Their are a lot of people who will stir the pot on fish for attention every chance they get and by recognizing their handle I can avoid them.

    Ultimately, it should be your decision Beaver. I trust you will make the right decision.

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  2. Yes. It might keep some of the bamrs away

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  3. No, I do not know how to choose a name, so I use anonymous.

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  4. Yes. Even though this is my first post here Beav. As TVF said... It might keep the Bamers away, keep this blog respectable, and people can be held accountable for fiascos such as the Savage Thread.

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  5. beav should be able to track vistors by their IP address, so accountability should not be an issue.

    if you don't have the balls to stand behind what you wrote you're not a true Auburn person anyway.

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  6. I think it would be great if this was removed.

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  7. Yes, and we should also be able to vote someone off that noone likes! (See the guy 2 posts above me!) J/K devil-worshiper! WDE!!!

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  8. Beav, I've been following your blog for a several months now and really enjoy it; thanks for the hard work that you put into it. I do think that the blog would be improved by removing the anonymous option. LOL, probably the only thing that burnt has said that I agree with is that you ought to be man enough to stand behind what you post.

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  9. If you want the "click" mentality from Auburn football message board, then by all means remove anon. If you want some controversy and open discussion, leave it in. Don't make a shit to me. Remove anon, I'll no longer post (I post an equal amount of idiotic/insightful comments). Do what you want; it's your sight.

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  10. I don't believe in anonymous people, so definitely remove it.

    Also, I am wondering about your source with regard to where you said Todd might be the leader in the QB race. What gave you that impression?

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  11. couldnt someone just type in "anonymous" into their member name area..? or would the name/url option be dispensed of as well?

    i dont see any benefit to holding anonymous posters. its not that hard to type something in so we can identify who's posting. and anyone who doesnt want everyone to see their member name probably shouldnt be posting whatever they are contemplating posting anyway...

    if that makes sense....

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  12. i like knowing who im talking to. i vote remove it

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  13. I hate being the grammar police, but Anon 720, I believe it's "clique" and it's Beav's "site" as in "website"!

    Sorry, couldn't resist!

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  14. You've got to remove the anonymous posting. Anon 7:20 whining about the relevancy of posts is just another example of contributing nothing to this site but foul language.

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  15. The comments section of all good sites eventually get ruined if posts are unmoderated. The insects that infest the web, especially those like anon 7:20, like nothing better than flaming away at good people.

    I especially enjoy how this site is a repository for direct, unbiased Auburn commentary, which is a refreshing change from all the pro-tide bias everywhere else.

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  16. Well, the anonymous option is nice for the casual one-time poster. But for the regulars, signing in is good so people can develop a track record of credibility, the others get to know the poster, and he should have to stand up behind what he says. This way, continually acting like an ass will eventually get you in trouble with the community simply on an informal level.

    But if you think signing in will stop the flaming, just go to al.com and it's 90% flaming even though you have to sign in over there. Guys get banned and then just create a new email and sign in name.

    The IP address is traceable, and can be used to ban repeatedly offensive posters. However, a dial up guy will have a different IP number each time he logs in. However, that can be traced by time of post through his service provider. But again, it must be particularly serious stuff like making threats or some other harmful activity. Just annoying or insulting people may not be enough to get the service provider to provide names under current laws.

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