Title: Unviewable forum
Silently Broken - June 22, 2005 02:14 PM (GMT)
Right, well we already have a members hideaway for members of a certain point, but I know some people are nervous of posting and so find it hard to get to that 50 post mark.
I was thinking, and I wondered what people thought of a little forum that is viewable to fairly recent members? They would need a certain number of posts, fairly small number, but then they could post without worrying about guests reading.
The only other way is to make the forum unviewable for guests, apart from the Guest part and the Important Notices part.
What do you guys think?
~Krazi~Insane~ - June 22, 2005 10:58 PM (GMT)
I think it's a good idea hun.. ;) :)
Silently Broken - June 23, 2005 11:41 AM (GMT)
hehe. Thanks for replying hunni :)
Waiting for the Mods to come on, need to talk to them about it *waits patiently*
mIsSiNg... - June 24, 2005 04:30 PM (GMT)
lol! sorry sarah :P
well i like the idea of keeping it all closed to guests... they shouldnt be allowed to see the posts...it would encourage them to join! :D
love the ideas!
Silently Broken - June 24, 2005 04:31 PM (GMT)
I know a lot of people here are paranoid, it tends to go with the depression. The only thing I'm worried about is it alienating the guests.
I'm really not sure on this one, so please please help me decide.
mIsSiNg... - June 25, 2005 06:34 PM (GMT)
well what you could do is block all the forums except of the general chatter and forums like that... because they aren't really confidential as such... that could give a bit of a taster to the guest... but then again the board is meant to be about self harm and things like that so by blocking that the guests might think that there is no such forum... ok, we're not getting anywhere! or we could do that but then have it written somewhere like the top that not all the forums are viewable and that in order to see them you need to be a member?! i don't know... just suggesting random things!
RepeatToFade - June 26, 2005 02:55 PM (GMT)
i really dont know which one to choose. its hard, cos like you said we dont want guests to feel alienated, but then again, the members already on here are likely to feel worried about posing knowing anyone could look. I think maybe the best option is to have the forum for members to post topics in but only if they put trigger warnings. Also only topics which members do not feel safe in putting in the open part of the forum. But then it could get abit out of hand, where most of the topics are put in the new forum.
sorry im probably not making sense, im having trouble typing, seeing as i havent been on a comp in over a week! I dont really know whats best...lol sorry this is a useless post!
Silently Broken - June 26, 2005 05:39 PM (GMT)
Yeah, thats my problem exactly Han. Need some guests opinions haha
mIsSiNg... - June 26, 2005 07:17 PM (GMT)
lol! we could get random friends and ask them what they think!
Silently Broken - June 26, 2005 07:58 PM (GMT)
mIsSiNg... - June 27, 2005 06:36 PM (GMT)
no really! i reakon that that might work! if we ask people who dont usually come on and dont know of the board then their opinions would count! am i on my own here?
Silently Broken - June 27, 2005 06:39 PM (GMT)
it might work, so yeah, dunno who to ask lol
mIsSiNg... - June 29, 2005 04:01 PM (GMT)
random ppl on the street! na, they'd prbably think ur strange or sumthin... i dont know... close friends? not sure...
Silently Broken - June 29, 2005 07:50 PM (GMT)
yeah, what friends hun? lol
mIsSiNg... - July 1, 2005 12:09 PM (GMT)
um... good point! lol! i dont know... how about the old lady living next door?! im sure she wouldnt mind as long as you eat her casserole... and what hte hell am i on about?
Silently Broken - July 2, 2005 10:23 AM (GMT)
No idea my dear. The old lady next door hates this family, cos we got an extension when she didn't want us to.
Silently Broken - July 3, 2005 05:07 PM (GMT)
Just thought I'd let you guys know that I've decided to make this board unviewable to guests apart from the guests and important information forums :)
mIsSiNg... - July 6, 2005 05:05 PM (GMT)
oh ok then... ! you'd never guess what... i've made my first layout! woo hoo! ok the navigation has gone a tiny bit spase but hey, i'm getting there!
Silently Broken - July 6, 2005 07:59 PM (GMT)
mIsSiNg... - July 7, 2005 06:51 PM (GMT)
omg... u have? oh yeah! i remember! anyways for anyone else who wants to see its this one--->LPFANS_14
Silently Broken - July 20, 2005 09:30 PM (GMT)
Guess what guys, I changed my mind again, you can now view all (I think) of the forums as a guest, but can't post in them, as it used to be. We now have a private forum for serious stuff, you need a small number of posts to view, I wont state how many, as its not a good idea.
Erm yeah, that's about it :)