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#1 Revan

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:20 AM

Hi All! On an older incarnation of this forum, there was a sub-forum in which users could sign in to an anonymous, collectively controlled user account and make posts that users might be uncomfortable with posting on their regular user name. I loved the concept and participated regularly, and wish to see it return.

Therefore, I propose the creation of this forum, along with a user account simply called Anonymous. The account would be restricted to this forum, and the password could not be changed. In addition, the forum is treated as a member-only restricted area forum, requiring a minimum of fifty posts and a month's active participation before being allowed to use the account.

Username: Revan
Forum Name: Q&A Anonymous
Forum Topic: Ask questions or discuss topics, anonymously!
Why do you want to make this forum?: To provide a valuable service to the community.
How can this forum benefit the entire emma-watson.net forum?: It allows the entire body to feel comfortable receiving feedback from Our community without any stigma related to personal identity.

Edited by Revan, 31 January 2012 - 07:26 AM.

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#2 padfoot

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:24 AM

Anonymous Forums? Explain?

#3 Revan

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:26 AM

Sorry for the early submission, Padfoot, I accidentally posted the topic before I was done with my initial post. It's all done now.
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#4 padfoot

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:41 AM

You forgot this :P:

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:45 AM

I dig this idea! Sounds good!

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#6 Revan

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:54 AM

@Padfoot: Aagh, My failing memory! I swear, I have early Alzheimers. Lol.

@Joe: Thanks!

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

Yeah,this sounds like a cool idea!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:42 AM

Yeah,this sounds like a cool idea!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:01 AM

Thanks for the support, You guys. :) I pray enough of Our members support this idea.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

Mmmm not judging but I really don't understand the point of anonymity? In general i don't like anonymity. It seems to me that people usually love to hide behind anon and bash other people easily. Not that it would happen on this forum, pretty much everyone is lovely here. But it's really easy for a really new member to gain 50 posts pretty quickly and have access to the anon forum.
Anyways you get my point. I don't want to be negative, I will probably participate if this forum would be created, that's why i'm putting my name on and since it sounds like the advice forum a little bit but I just don't understand what would anyone got to hide. Anyways.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

And if someone says something really offensive they can't get banned because we won't know who it was lol

 
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

I too am I worried hat people would misuse this. How do we prevent that? I have been talked about badly on here before. I wouldn't want to give anyone encouragement to do it again.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:12 PM

I don't see the point of this forum as well. I mean if someone feels uncomfortable posting a reply or topic on this board, I thought it was possible to ask a Mod to do it (if I'm wrong here please correct me).

And everyone who has more than 50 posts can have, or has the password to this account? You could easily share the password with anyone. Even non-forum members.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

I'm not too sure about this idea but I am leaning more towards yes. A lot of people could get targeted. I'm not pointing a finger but I know few people on here who wouldn't misuse this. I don't mean to target others I mean to also post rude topics. In your defence though it is a good idea.

If the two people who posted above, (no offence intended) don't agree with it at all and were only going to complain they shouldn't have posted. Your opinions are well respected but would have not been best to PM a mod or admin? Overall, it has to go through the admins anyway, before it's aproved. It's down to them.

I like the idea but I wouldn't use it myself, if I have problems or things to say I do it as me not hiding behind a grey anon face. I'm sure many people on here don't have anything to hide too. I'd probably also only reply in topics made if they interest me. That said I give this idea a vote of 6/10, causing me to sign the petition. =)

Good luck with it!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

If the two people who posted above, (no offence intended) don't agree with it at all and were only going to complain they shouldn't have posted. Your opinions are well respected but would have not been best to PM a mod or admin? Overall, it has to go through the admins anyway, before it's aproved. It's down to them.


I am not taking offense to this. Just want to say that I wrote it here instead of PM because this is meant to also be a discussion about whether or not it is a god idea. I am personally friends with Revan and I know he wont be offended by my questions. I also figured that some people may have similar questions as I do. Therefore, it would be more beneficial for Revan to answer questions here then in a PM. That way everyone can read it. Could help others get a feel for this idea better. I also did not complain about it all. I asked questions, which is allowed. I am perfectly allowed to post my concerns here. That way my friend Revan can explain his idea to me farther. Since Richard and Dina have also expressed worries they might benefit from this too. I don't understand why I would need to PM a mod or admin when I can just ask Revan himself to explain what precautions will be taken to make sure this isn't misused in any way.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

If the two people who posted above, (no offence intended) don't agree with it at all and were only going to complain they shouldn't have posted. Your opinions are well respected but would have not been best to PM a mod or admin? Overall, it has to go through the admins anyway, before it's aproved. It's down to them.

I didn't complain. I have questions, that's why I asked them. And I wanted to point out some flaws/express my concerns.

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I am not taking offense to this. Just want to say that I wrote it here instead of PM because this is meant to also be a discussion about whether or not it is a god idea. I am personally friends with Revan and I know he wont be offended by my questions. I also figured that some people may have similar questions as I do. Therefore, it would be more beneficial for Revan to answer questions here then in a PM. That way everyone can read it. Could help others get a feel for this idea better. I also did not complain about it all. I asked questions, which is allowed. I am perfectly allowed to post my concerns here. That way my friend Revan can explain his idea to me farther. Since Richard and Dina have also expressed worries they might benefit from this too. I don't understand why I would need to PM a mod or admin when I can just ask Revan himself to explain what precautions will be taken to make sure this isn't misused in any way.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:28 PM

I didn't complain. I have questions, that's why I asked them. And I wanted to point out some flaws/express my concerns.

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That is all very well. =) Like I said your opinions are well respected. =)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:35 PM

Honestly,I haven't thought about it in a negative connotation. I guess,if you think about it (which I obviously haven't) there could be some issues with it and it could be used in a wrong way. I just thought it could be another mindless fun. Which I still think it could be. So,my name remains on the list.

To be perfectly honest,I don't know many people on this forum so I can't generalize,but the ones I do know wouldn't misuse it. I think it could be useful and fun. Plus,it can always be shut down if it turns out a disaster. But,I'm good either way,forum or no forum! :)

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:55 AM

I'm not too sure about this idea but I am leaning more towards yes. A lot of people could get targeted. I'm not pointing a finger but I know few people on here who wouldn't misuse this. I don't mean to target others I mean to also post rude topics. In your defence though it is a good idea.

If the two people who posted above, (no offence intended) don't agree with it at all and were only going to complain they shouldn't have posted. Your opinions are well respected but would have not been best to PM a mod or admin? Overall, it has to go through the admins anyway, before it's aproved. It's down to them.

I like the idea but I wouldn't use it myself, if I have problems or things to say I do it as me not hiding behind a grey anon face. I'm sure many people on here don't have anything to hide too. I'd probably also only reply in topics made if they interest me. That said I give this idea a vote of 6/10, causing me to sign the petition. =)

Good luck with it!

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Thanks for Your support, I appreciate it. Every post is attached to an IP address; of course, anyone who posts truly targeting things in the Anon forum could easily be uncovered by their IP address and any associated accounts swiftly banned.

I am not taking offense to this. Just want to say that I wrote it here instead of PM because this is meant to also be a discussion about whether or not it is a god idea. I am personally friends with Revan and I know he wont be offended by my questions. I also figured that some people may have similar questions as I do. Therefore, it would be more beneficial for Revan to answer questions here then in a PM. That way everyone can read it. Could help others get a feel for this idea better. I also did not complain about it all. I asked questions, which is allowed. I am perfectly allowed to post my concerns here. That way my friend Revan can explain his idea to me farther. Since Richard and Dina have also expressed worries they might benefit from this too. I don't understand why I would need to PM a mod or admin when I can just ask Revan himself to explain what precautions will be taken to make sure this isn't misused in any way.


Thanks, Arie. You're absolutely right, I welcome discussion! If there are any problems with this idea, let's fix them, and find a way to make this work! If it does not work with anything We come up with, it's discarded. Simple as that. I, however, believe firmly that this is very workable.

Honestly,I haven't thought about it in a negative connotation. I guess,if you think about it (which I obviously haven't) there could be some issues with it and it could be used in a wrong way. I just thought it could be another mindless fun. Which I still think it could be. So,my name remains on the list.

To be perfectly honest,I don't know many people on this forum so I can't generalize,but the ones I do know wouldn't misuse it. I think it could be useful and fun. Plus,it can always be shut down if it turns out a disaster. But,I'm good either way,forum or no forum! :)


Absolutely right, Demian. There's no reason not to at least experiment with the idea, as it can easily be terminated if out of hand. What concerns might You have, and do You have any ideas on how to solve them?

I too am I worried hat people would misuse this. How do we prevent that? I have been talked about badly on here before. I wouldn't want to give anyone encouragement to do it again.


As I said above, the IP addresses of targeting or threatening posts could be uncovered and used to ban the associated members.

I don't see the point of this forum as well. I mean if someone feels uncomfortable posting a reply or topic on this board, I thought it was possible to ask a Mod to do it (if I'm wrong here please correct me).

And everyone who has more than 50 posts can have, or has the password to this account? You could easily share the password with anyone. Even non-forum members.


You can indeed ask a moderator to post for You, but that would be a ton of extra work on the mods! With this anonymous forum, any member with any concern can easily and anonymously voice it, or anonymously give feed back to the concerns of others. In addition, thanks for the concern about the password. Instead of a password, We could use a permission shield that permits members with access given by moderators, similar to how the other Member Forums work.

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