Joined: 02 Jul 2003
Location: The Midlands, England
|Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:13 am Post subject: User Identity
|Further to the note on SVRlive, dated 4th July, mentioning the 'unofficial' forum and the proposed new management policy in replying to questions raised.
I recommend we await for the SVR elected moderator, Chris Thomas, to give us his direct views on the matter before taking any actions.
In the mean time, and in response a to the query raised by 'Standard Tank', I suggest we proceed as follows (until we hear otherwise):-
Anonymous users identified by pseudonym only should be able to continue to remain anonymous and use the forum but should not expect SVR management or staff to respond to or take action on any issue raised.
Options for the anonymous users
1. Continue to remain anonymous and use the 'unofficial' forum on this basis.
2. Continue with a pseudonym and now additionally include their true identity in the signature of each and every thread.
3. Create a brand new identity on the 'unofficial' forum using their true identity. The original pseudonym identity would then become frozen.
There is a careful balance required with any policy change to this very popular 'unofficial' forum. If it becomes too controlled by the powers that be there is high risk that users may all walk away and set up a stand alone unofficial forum totally outside SVR control.