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Ketty
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

The fact that some areas have been made private and only viewable to those members who are logged in makes not one jot of difference to the regular members who post here.  I fail to see the objection, tbh, because it doesn't change in the least our NGLR experience, and I support Lexi's decision on this.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: Minor Tweaks Reply with quote

Lexilogio wrote:
The Boyg wrote:
Lexilogio wrote:
People post things in the Bear Pit which can be abusive. I don't think that portrays the forum in a good light, so I'm not happy that was available for anyone on the internet to see.

The Prayer Room is a place where people sometimes choose to post quite private things. I felt it might be useful to give more privacy for that.

The Blog Area already was hidden from the outside. The Coffee Lounge should be a place for people to relax.


And 'News'?


There had been some private things posted.


Members could post 'private things' anywhere on this board, even in those areas which are still open to non-members. What are you going to do about that? Make all the areas private in case someone posts something personal in them?

Wouldn't it just be better to remind people to be sensitive about the information that they put online about themselves? (Or just pm Floo?   ).

Some of the areas that are now hidden are amongst the busiest areas of this board. From the outside this messageboard now looks even more moribund than it did before. Not very good for attracting new members.
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The Boyg
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketty wrote:
The fact that some areas have been made private and only viewable to those members who are logged in makes not one jot of difference to the regular members who post here.  I fail to see the objection, tbh, because it doesn't change in the least our NGLR experience, and I support Lexi's decision on this.


Why not hide the entire board as that won't make any difference to the "NGLR experience" of regular members either?
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Ketty
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Boyg wrote:

Why not hide the entire board as that won't make any difference to the "NGLR experience" of regular members either?


A little taster as a teaser has always been a marketing ploy.  

I'm always logged in, so it never looks any different to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Minor Tweaks Reply with quote

The Boyg wrote:


Members could post 'private things' anywhere on this board, even in those areas which are still open to non-members. What are you going to do about that? Make all the areas private in case someone posts something personal in them?


I'd have no objection to that, either.  I really fail to see the issue.

The only people who would object would be those whose only activity is to lurk for less than friendly reasons, and who would be forced to log in in order to read, rather than being anonymously 'nosey'.  Ralphie's recent and very funny 'fly by' dumping in the Bear Pit is an example of what happens when people lurk to read 'gossip', and stir pots, rather than fully engage with the rest of the board.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No - I wouldn't make all the Board private because people from outside need to see what the place is about. There has to be balance. This is the way I've decided to do that. Your objection is noted, but the board is not a democracy - its an oligarchy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't objected, just pointed out a few truths.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Boyg wrote:
I haven't objected, just pointed out a few truths.

PMS and, indeed, L.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Minor Tweaks Reply with quote

Lexilogio wrote:

Look - I don't care if you don't agree.


Go Lexi!  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaker wrote:
The Boyg wrote:
I haven't objected, just pointed out a few truths.

PMS and, indeed, L.


Probably just the former.  

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