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    Question Guest users posting in forums???

    I see posts by users listed like this:
    palladium
    Guest
    and other similar designations.

    Who are those users and how do they post without being registered?

    Are all posts by palladium from one individual user?

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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    Quote Originally Posted by MountainX
    I see posts by users listed like this:
    > palladium
    > Guest
    >

    and other similar designations.

    Who are those users and how do they post without being registered?

    Are all posts by -palladium- from one individual user?
    Hi
    They are (like me) posting from an nntp client see the forum FAQ's. In
    this case the user doesn't use their email account on the forum to
    cross reference to the nntp cllient.

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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    They are (like me) posting from an nntp client
    Your post shows up normally, not as a guest.
    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    see the forum FAQ's.
    Have you got a link to the specific FAQ that deals with this? Couldn't find it. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    In
    this case the user doesn't use their email account on the forum to
    cross reference to the nntp cllient.
    OK, so that is the reason they show up as a guest?
    What's with the palladium name? Is that a specific user's name? Or a catch-all for guests?

    Thank you.

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    > What's with the palladium name? Is that a specific user's name? Or a
    > catch-all for guests?


    "palladium" is a temporary pseudonym for an *individual* using nntp to
    access the forum..

    see, folks who read/post to the forum via nntp have the choice of
    either linking their nntp post to a web-forum account, or not..

    those who do (like Malcolm) will not appear as 'guest'..

    since i do not associate my appearances via nntp with my web-forum
    account, my posts here are automatically marked 'guest' by the forum
    software..

    by the way, anyone who wishes may visit here using nntp and sign their
    posts as "palladium"...there is very little control over access via nntp..

    FAQ at: http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp

    if you have other questions i'll happy to try an answer--i find many
    advantages in using nntp..

    was there a particular reason for the inquisitiveness??

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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    > What's with the palladium name? Is that a specific user's name? Or a
    > catch-all for guests?


    "palladium" is a temporary pseudonym for an *individual* using nntp to
    access the forum..

    see, folks who read/post to the forum via nntp have the choice of
    either linking their nntp post to a web-forum account, or not..

    those who do (like Malcolm) will not appear as 'guest'..

    since i do not associate my appearances via nntp with my web-forum
    account, my posts here are automatically marked 'guest' by the forum
    software..

    by the way, anyone who wishes may visit here using nntp and sign their
    posts as "palladium"...there is very little control over access via nntp..

    FAQ at: openSUSE Forums - Forums FAQ: openSUSE Forums FAQ

    if you have other questions i'll happy to try an answer--i find many
    advantages in using nntp..
    Thank you. I just read the faq.

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    was there a particular reason for the inquisitiveness??
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    Just wondering if it was one guy or multiple guys dissing me in other threads.
    SUSE would be perfect if it used Debian Package Mangement - Page 4 - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    Quote Originally Posted by MountainX View Post
    Thank you. I just read the faq.



    Just wondering if it was one guy or multiple guys dissing me in other threads.
    SUSE would be perfect if it used Debian Package Mangement - Page 4 - openSUSE Forums
    Sorry can't resist the temptation again. Take note that opensuse mascot (gecko) is a chameleon and has the ability to change colors.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    On Sat October 24 2009 07:16 pm, conram wrote:

    >
    > MountainX;2055255 Wrote:
    >> Thank you. I just read the faq.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Just wondering if it was one guy or multiple guys dissing me in other
    >> threads.
    >> 'SUSE would be perfect if it used Debian Package Mangement - Page 4 -
    >> openSUSE Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/yj9mmtz)

    >
    > Sorry can't resist the temptation again. Take note that opensuse mascot
    > (gecko) is a chameleon and has the ability to change colors.
    >
    >

    MountainX;

    Until relatively recently OpenSuse maintained a separate nntp forum. When
    they merged the forums some of us, that came over from the nntp side, still
    prefer nntp to the Web based forum. Although I'm sure some users have chosen
    to masquerade as another user, it does not appear to me to be a major
    problem.
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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    Thanks. No problem.

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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    Quote Originally Posted by MountainX View Post
    Thank you. I just read the faq.

    Just wondering if it was one guy or multiple guys dissing me in other threads.
    SUSE would be perfect if it used Debian Package Mangement - Page 4 - openSUSE Forums
    The web-based identity of palladium is DenverD. DD is a long-time member here who likes to "diss" other users. DD uses a dynamic nntp pseudonym drawn from the metal group of palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium and osmium. His IP falls in a tight band issued by his ISP (icon top right of his posts).
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    Default Re: Guest users posting in forums???

    I was going to thank you via reputation, but it says I have to spread some around before giving you more reputation. So I guess I need to find the faq on "reputation" next...

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