[osg-users] Forum users rare uses signatures, which is a pain tracking who's who

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 01:48:37 PDT 2009


Hi Sukender,

I'd prefer not to go in heavy handed, but find a system that right at the
begining sets the right tone for future communication.  I wonder if
providing a better introductory text to forum and mailing about etiquette
and good examples of user names, and have all new subscribers need to be
manually approved - at this approval point one could get back to the
subscriber and ask for human readable user name if one hasn't been given.
For such an approval system we'd need a set of volunteers to be available to
vet and approve new subscribers.  The rate of subscription is around 1 a day
so it typically wouldn't be a great deal of work, the hard part is providing
a quick turn around.

I'll have to defer to Art on how practical this is.

Robert.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 12:22 AM, Sukender <suky0001 at free.fr> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> And what about manually banning (temporarily) from the forum those who
> don't respect basic rules? That could be simple:
> 1. Warn the user if the real name isn't explicit enough
> 2. Ban until real name is changed (The user could still use the mailing
> list)
>
> I'm pretty sure people would not to dare keeping an unclear name for a very
> long time...
> That would require a bit programming but that would not be very difficult I
> guess.
> I just hope this isn't too radical!
>
> And another idea could be to get a reminder each week (or month?) if the
> email address isn't set (or is the default one).
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Sukender
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>
> Le Mon, 16 Mar 2009 17:53:01 +0100, Art Tevs <osgforum at tevs.eu> a écrit:
>
> >
> > Thrall, Bryan wrote:
> >>
> >> It looks like the forum supports signatures; could you just assign a
> >> default signature based on the user's given Real Name and email? You
> >> can't force them to give their actual Real Name, but I imagine most
> >> people wouldn't lie on that, even if they don't use their Real Name for
> >> their forum ID.
> >>
> >
> >
> > Hi Bryan,
> >
> > actually printing out an automaticly generated signature wouldn't change
> anything, because users' real name values are already used in From header of
> the generated email. Hence if user X does call himself Mister X, then the
> email heaer looks like this:
> > From: Mister X <>
> >
> > Even if there will be now a forced signature the signature can still not
> give more information that user has given. The signature could look like
> this:
> > -----
> > Forum user: Mister X (X) <>
> >
> > So the one thing I could add is mister X's used email adress and nothing
> else, because there is just no more information available.
> >
> > art
> >
> > ------------------
> > Read this topic online here:
> > http://forum.openscenegraph.org/viewtopic.php?p=8548#8548
> >
> >
> >
> >
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