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#1 Guest_Guest_Admin_*_*

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:14 PM

As promised we have been looking for a discussion board that does all of the things everyone wants. We think we have found it. This new software functions as a discussion board but also does as whole load more. There are copious help files to help you get acquainted but I just wanted to point out a few things.

1) Registration: You can now register to protect your identity when posting in the future. You don't have to register to, post however. It is optional.

2) Ticket Exchange and Jobs: If you are offering a job or a ticket for exchange then you do have to register.

3) Galleries: You can now share your photos of whatever you like, though we hope it will be theatre related, in the new gallery section.

4) Blogs: Fancy starting a theatre blog, feel free. All you need to do is register and away you go.

5) Calendar: We have also enabled a calendar so if you are in something, recommend something or just want to tell the world about an important date, please do so using the calendar.

6) Old discussions: In the next few days we will be recovering and uploading the discussions from our old board so that you can pick up where you left off.

We hope you like the new board, please do tell us what you think of it.

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#2 Lee W

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:32 PM

Congratulations on getting the new boards up.

I am sure you will hear from a lot of people that registration should have been manditory to post and perhaps you have missed the opportunity to control the boards a little.

Cheers, Lee

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE(Lee W @ Feb 12 2007, 12:32 PM) View Post
Congratulations on getting the new boards up.

I am sure you will hear from a lot of people that registration should have been manditory to post and perhaps you have missed the opportunity to control the boards a little.

Cheers, Lee


I agree, but this is a big step in the right direction.
Looking good!


#4 musicmancjay

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:38 PM

Great new board. Looking forward to putting it to good use and finally being able to have quality discussions.  rolleyes.gif
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#5 Matthew Winn

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:44 PM

QUOTE(Lee W @ Feb 12 2007, 12:32 PM) View Post
I am sure you will hear from a lot of people that registration should have been manditory to post and perhaps you have missed the opportunity to control the boards a little.

The problem with mandatory registration is that sometimes people just want to dip in to make a single contribution and they don't want to go through an entire registration process to make one comment. Given the recent activity of weekend-only trolls, perhaps a compromise would be to allow unregistered posting on weekdays only.  

I've seen some places where you're required to register just to read. So far, I've never bothered.

I'm loving the new board so far.


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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:05 PM

I think you can see who is a member (ie registered) and who is not, which should be a big help in combating the name stealing that was becoming commonplace on the old board. I think that this balance is about right - many thanks WOS!
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#7 musicmancjay

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE(Matthew Winn @ Feb 12 2007, 12:44 PM) View Post
The problem with mandatory registration is that sometimes people just want to dip in to make a single contribution and they don't want to go through an entire registration process to make one comment.


There are always going to be pros and cons to registration. I, for one, prefer to have a profile, especially to this extent where you can have a profile picture, avatar, location details. It makes it a lot more personal and you can identify a trend to posters.

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(musicmancjay @ Feb 12 2007, 01:08 PM) View Post
There are always going to be pros and cons to registration. I, for one, prefer to have a profile, especially to this extent where you can have a profile picture, avatar, location details. It makes it a lot more personal and you can identify a trend to posters.


Same here....and to the poster further up - it took me a minute or so to register, so its not that much of a hassle!

#9 oldlady

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:27 PM

Thanks a lot

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE(STU @ Feb 12 2007, 01:37 PM) View Post
Same here....and to the poster further up - it took me a minute or so to register, so its not that much of a hassle!


Yes, but you wouldn't know that til after you'd registered!! People might be put off by compulsory registration because they assume it'll be too much effort.

I like it.. so far. Still finding my way around but glad to be back!

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