Hanging around in small hotels
Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:27 PM
Seriously though I have suggested that newbies not be allowed to post unless there is a set level of information on their profile. BR has led me to learn a lot, not necessarily from all posters, but researching to get links and accuracy. For instance I believe DSA works for one of the guys I reckon to be the best in Europe on temporary structures whom I have used before so I take his word as reliable. I don't do that with too many posters since I have no idea where, who or how old they are.
This isn't the place to discuss this subject but should BR actually consider how best to protect the forum? It is now a valuable resource but membership of 17,000 with up to 300 on-line at any one time runs the risk of dilution. It may also prevent the dreaded Chinese advertisers joining up.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:02 PM
I would agree that real name's, CVs etc. is good, I like to think that when I contribute it helps to build a reputation which I want to have and it also makes you think about what you say. It is too easy to forget that even when you are talking online you are talking to real people!
However, on the other side of the argument there is a benefit to being able to post anonomously. Say, for example, one had seen / been involved with something which you think is dangerous / illegal / poor form but your not sure; should we allow people to use a pseudonym to raise these issues.
From forums I've seen in the past, real names don't necessarily solve things and I have seen an instance of really rather serious personal bulling and harassment in real life coming from a forum.
Just my tuppence.