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HorizontalMike

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932 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: account requirements lumberjocks account joining lumberjocks joining identity identifying lumberjocks lumberjocks names

Many websites on the Internet require that users register using a personal identifier such as their Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Twitter, ISP provider account number, etc. Most websites will NOT allow you to even POST unless you have been formally registered on their particular website. The Political RIGHT is even insisting that political voters in national elections have a photo-ID in order to vote in the USA.

So why would it be wrong if LumberJocks would also require such a personal identifying account number to post on LumberJocks?

Feel free to ADD additional requirements that you know of that would help clean up LumberJock’s anonymous rogue/rude posters.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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papadan

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#1 posted 932 days ago

“anonymous rogue/rude posters.” Delete them! The internet is full of people trying to gather other peoples info to scam them or steal from them. I don’t use sites that require my posting any personal info or having to pay for membership. If I choose to donate to a site I like that is my choice. The only exception is that I think anyone signing up for membership should be required to use a legitimate email address such as the ones issued by your ISP. There are too many trolls out here trying to start trouble and the use free g-mail, yahoo, and other free emails that don’t require proof of ID. With an ISP email, the person can be tracked if nescessary. JMPO

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 932 days ago

Nah, the fewer key strokes, the better.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 932 days ago

What is the reason you think it would be so beneficial that it become manditory?

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andysden

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#4 posted 932 days ago

I think there should be a screening system as we do not need people offering medicial or stuff like that Andy

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 932 days ago

Bill,
If so many folks think it would be “good” for America to require photo ID in order to vote in an election, then just WHY would it be a bad thing for LumberJocks to require the equivalent photo ID in order to become a LumberJock?

Is not MORE security BETTER?

Wouldn’t this help eliminate the bad behavior on LumberJocks as well?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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getlostinwood

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#6 posted 932 days ago

Mike, the simplicity of lumberjocks is the beauty. simple to sign up and in general self policing. No need to add to the complexity. There are many older and less computer literate members and I for one would hate to reduce those numbers in the future. We occasionally have to deal with a couple undesirables but I’m willing to block or delete 10 if it means that one old jock can get on easier so I might have the opprotunity to learn from them.

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#7 posted 932 days ago

Agree 100% getlostinwood…

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#8 posted 932 days ago

Mike Mike Mike , You crack me up some times :))

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#9 posted 932 days ago

I have a great comment to make here, but I can’t find my ID – I think I left it at work.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 932 days ago

Come on Jim, we could always post a chain letter about it ;-)

But seriously, if we need that kind of security at the voting pole, then why is it such a bad thing for LumberJocks membership? After all, you yourself (as I am) are among those who dislike the radical posts. Just sayin’...

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 932 days ago

Mike;

This is such BS on a woodworking web site. Put this crap on the Off Content Forum where it belongs or better yet on a political rant web site where someone may give a rat’s ass.

LJ’s;

Are we going to let a few loons just hi-jack this Great Woodworking Site?

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#12 posted 932 days ago

You got me Mike Ha ha Ha

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#13 posted 932 days ago

This is a very bad suggestion. The current format for dealing with issues is fine. I’ve not had any real issues anyhow..

Voting.. ??? Who wants to VOTE.. not me…
It’s truly amazing during elections that the People’s only choices are to vote for the corruption of one party or another.. Govt’s are the largest collection of organized crime in the world.. ruled by money, disseption and greed and how well they think they can spin a given issue.. etc etc..
We are pre-programmed to vote but is it not time we looked the truth in the eye.. If you vote for any one of them.. can you really complain.. I say NO…
I say it’s time for GLOBAL regime changes..
Let them have an election and NO-ONE vote.. message delivered..

I agree with Viking.

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#14 posted 932 days ago

If you set up your own website you are free to establish whatever rules you wish.

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#15 posted 932 days ago

David, we may actually agree on a lot of what you just shared. You make some very good points.

However, the problem remains. And that problem is the ability for anonymous posters to post way beyond what good tastes and personal responsibility would have stopped. If LJs required personal identifiable information for membership, then IMO much of the crude behavior would diminish drastically.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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