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

Art Tevs arti_tevs at yahoo.de
Tue Mar 17 19:00:51 PDT 2009

Hi folks,

I've setted up a "Rule"-page http://forum.openscenegraph.org/rules.php describing the etiquette of forum/mailing list use. I have also setted up anything which is needed to disable users with non-valid realnames. Users could now be deactivated, so that they can not post anything, but are still able to login and change there profile settings.

I do not really like the idea of activating the registration by administrators, because this makes the forum dependent on administrator online times and could also bring the registration rates down. 

However, I propose just have couple of volunteer moderators/admins which will disable a user as soon as him break one of the rules described on the page. User will then still be able to access their profile and change it according to the rules. Users are then also able to write a PM (private message) to any of the moderators/administrators, so that they could reactivate the account. 

I will let now all users know that there are new rules which has to be investigated by them. During the week I would check the profiles and deactivate those, which still use cryptic real names.


P.S. Please let me know if you would like to add some rules or to change the existing ones.

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