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Topic: Sherry

Sifter started this discussion 6.2 years ago #2,686

Enough with the objectionable anonymous posting. Dr Robert and I can easily see who is making which posts. If you can't say it under the name/s you are known by here, don't say it. If you keep doing it, you will be banned.

dr-robert joined in and replied with this 6.2 years ago, 9 hours later[^] [v] #0

Hi, Sifter--

I have just posted a notice about a change to the site which will help to prevent this kind of abuse. This change will be put in place soon. This is a heads up to everyone.

Due to the ongoing struggle with trolls and others who refuse to respect the posted protocols of the site:

it has become necessary to tighten up requirements for posting privileges. Beginning soon, you will be required to provide a valid email address, and then respond to a link sent to that address before being able to post.

In order to maintain the privacy of visitors, which has always been a high priority with me (but which, unfortunately, has allowed access to those who do not deserve it), your email address will NOT be recorded or stored anywhere.

To the trolls who imagine that they are "intelligent" because they can find ways to mess with the work of others instead of doing some of their own:

1. Get a life.

2. I understand that you can create a new email address, and then use it to get the posting privileges. We are setting it up this way as a first step in order not to over-complicate matters for the serious users of this site. If necessary, there are more stringent methods which can be used, and which will be put in place if necessary.


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