What would people like to be a "Guest"

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  1. iwod

    iwod Registered Member

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    I don't understand. Why don't they register and post?

    P.S :LOL: i just saw how many post in here has been moved.................. :D
     
  2. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    There's a few possible explanations. My mostly likely guess is that they drop in for help with what they hope is a one-time problem, and don't want to go through the "bother" of registering under the circumstances. Heaven forbid they should lose time that could be spent on online gaming, right? ;)

    And of course many times we've seen a regular member forget to log in, so for that particular visit they're showing as simply a guest.

    Paul and crew are pretty liberal, actually -- I belong to a number of groups where guests can read just about anything in the forums, but must be registered to post anything.
     
  3. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

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    By Mike :
    This way the fresh ideas of others can come freely, without fear of imposition. Besides, I've read forums I'd rather not register with. There is a fine standard of decency on the pages here at Wilders, one I have yet to notice elsewhere.

    GF ;)
     
  4. 14:27

    14:27 Guest

    Actually,in my case,I have registered three times.There's nothing I would like better than to be a regular member.However,whenever I logged in I was always logged out immediately.
    I simply gave up trying after a while and figured who cares?It's not like anyone on the Net likes getting to know people nor pays any attention to who posts regularly with a permanent moniker.

    I don't mean that nastilly-what I am trying to say is,does it make any difference whether a person posts as a guest or a member?Often their problem is specific and applicable to themselves only.

    Then of course,there is a far more simplistic possibility.Anonimity.
    Personally,I have been in difficulties I should have been capable of resolving by myself.I was too embarrassed to confess in public that for example,I had no idea where to begin in configuring IP tables.

    You see-it's a simple fear of being called "dense".
     
  5. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    If you would like to register, I'm sure we can help fix that problem.

    This is the only security forum I have registered on. Mostly good people and a couple of grouches. :D

    There is no end to the learning and fun that can be had here.
     
  6. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

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    Just a couple??
    o_O
     
  7. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Three? :cool:
     
  8. 15:00

    15:00 Guest

    Cheers,Ronjor.

    But you know,if I ever need to ask a "dense" question,I shall surely log in as a Guest.LOL.
     
  9. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    :D

    All of us here are human and it shows at times. We ask stupid questions among ourselves and give stupid answers too.
    There is no harm done though and except for those three grouches, nobody makes fun of anyone. Only in ten forward do we cut up a bit!
     
  10. GlobalForce

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    To our Guest,

    I'm in that boat you speak of, and am sometimes embarressed to post (feeling I can address the issue myself). Though,
    if I had a really bad problem, I'd post. I'm not ashamed of being a greenhorn, you gotta start somewhere.

    Concerning your log-in/log-out problem, as ronjor stated, I'm sure this can be straightened out. It's a good crew here :cool:.

    GF
     
  11. Rita

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    Hi
    My guess is that maybe they just want to read posts to find the answer to a specific question
    rita
     
  12. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    I agree
     
  13. Rita

    Rita Infrequent Poster

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    i have that fear also but i conquered it because i want to learn all i can even though i know i look dense :D
    rita
     
  14. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I am member of several myself and I agree. Decency and standards are very good here.
     
  15. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    Just to clarify the quotes here -- everyone seems to be picking up the "By Mike" part of GF's first reply when quoting him, but the words quoted are strictly his. I certainly don't argue with them, but I can't take credit for them.
     
  16. GlobalForce

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    It's all good Mike. You have my respect, and commends ;) .

    GF
     
  17. Lloyd

    Lloyd Guest

    I registered the other day, but today when I tried to log on, they said I had an invalid password. I am now waiting for them to send me my password. I have a question for someone to answer, if they can. Does Spyblaster have a patch or an upgrade in the near future to allow Spyblaster to check Netscape 7.2 for spyware?

    Lloyd
     
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    Hi Lloyd,

    I'm afraid I haven't received any request regarding a new password. You can request your own password using the following link:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/login.php?do=lostpw

    It's an automated process that sends an email message with a link that you must use to confirm you want the forum to set a new password, when you use that link you'll get a second email with that new password. If you don't get the email, check in any spam filtering utilities you have, or in any spam folder at your ISP which might trap such automated emails.
     
  20. TheSnowGuy

    TheSnowGuy Guest

    Got a question:

    Why on earth should it bother anyone if a person wants to post as a guest.....its no ones business why a person chooses to do so.

    I arrived at this site years ago when there was less than three hundred members.....an have posted tens of thousands of times AS A GUEST!!......yes I am a registered member.......do I feel a need to explain that to anyone....absolutely not......nor would I dare insult or offend an innocent person simply because they choose to post as a guest.....at a privacy forum..........
     
  21. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    He snowguy , correct answer , so 10 points/100%/A !!

    ;)
     
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