That would actually be a good place, probably the best next to creating another section.Salsero wrote:Maybe TeaDay so we can hook in more innocent forum lurkers.PolyhymnianMuse wrote: how about a special section of the forum where anyone can post their questions or whatever even if they dont have an account.
If we've got something important to say, you'll hear it here first.
Aug 24th 08 11:54 pm
Joined: Apr 6th 08 11:02 pm
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Sometimes the late-night anons choose to post less benign things (e.g. racist comments). Perhaps that experience has shaped my response unduly. It's true that I haven't seen as much of that sort of thing earlier in the day.Salsero wrote:Matcha Babe,
If you read Mary R's comments above about anons, she points out that they are almost always
1) frustrated people trying to sign up and wanting to know who to contact about problems,
2) members of the general public who want to know what they did wrong in brewing their tea.
Both are infrequent, but I think both are public services we should offer in the spirit of community.
Anyway, Mary's point is a fair one. If it's decided to include anonymous participants on IM, I certainly won't complain.
Edited to add an -s to the word Sometimes. Grammar nazi? Guilty.
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Aug 25th 08 1:50 am
Joined: Mar 19th 06 5:42 pm
Location: On the couch
Yep I agree to bring back and keep the chat window as part of the website to make it a truly alive tea chat. I also think you should limit it to registered users given the concerns for abuse as if somebody is not willing to be labeled by their username than they should not be able to use the service, just like AOL IM.
Aug 29th 08 12:58 pm
Joined: Jun 9th 08 1:36 am
Location: Cape Cod Massachusetts
Before I became more involved - I came in as "Anon" to find out how - I would hate to deny someone else that avenue -Mary R wrote:I don't know if it's currently set up to only show for registered users or not. There's a lot of upsides to being registered only (mainly the absence of trolls), but it also excludes anons who are just popping by to ask a quick, legit question and eliminates immediate feedback to people who are having issues logging in or figuring out how to work the boards. And, hey, seeing actual conversation going on is good advertisement to new people checking the site out. In fact, I think reading some of Warden, Hop, EO, and Sal's conversations was what prompted me to de-lurk.
( good morning all)
Aug 29th 08 1:04 pm
Joined: Dec 23rd 07 2:02 am
Location: the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy
Now that you mention it, my first TeaChat appearance was as anonymous right after ordering an Adagio green tea sampler set. Having gotten my toes in the water, I turned up as a user within minutes. And they haven't been able to get rid of me yet.laran7 wrote:Before I became more involved - I came in as "Anon" to find out how - I would hate to deny someone else that avenue -
( good morning all)