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Nelson

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You may NOW post as a guest, and THEN login to your account or register as a new member.

The add-on we are using allows guests to create threads/posts replies, and login or register after they have posted the content. This makes posting on the forum attractive, but handles spam message and invalid registrations automatically by periodically deleting all messages posted by guests, who did not end up registered on the site.

Guests see a constant message once they have posted a thread/reply asking them to register or login. If users login with an existing account, their content is automatically associated with their account and made visible. Users are redirected to their content immediately after logging-in. After successful registration the content is associated with the new account, but it is not activated until users confirm their email/are approved by admins. If email confirmation and user moderation are disabled, the content is activated immediately, however, still following the rules of per-forum configuration - forums, which require new thread/new post moderation, will keep the content moderated. The fully-featured quick reply is supported for guests. They are asked to enter their name and pass Captcha test only once they try to actually post the reply. More Options button takes them to usual Reply To Thread page. All official alternative methods of logging in/registering are supported - Facebook, Twitter, Google. Third-party connectors should work fine as well, as long as they follow the same pattern as the official ones.
 

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I would think that requiring guests to register before they can post would be an incentive to register (and possibly become paying members).

I would expect that seeing a notable post only to find it had been removed when one goes back to look for it at a later time would be annoying.
 

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The add-on we are using allows guests to create threads/posts replies, and login or register after they have posted the content. This makes posting on the forum attractive, but handles spam message and invalid registrations automatically by periodically deleting all messages posted by guests, who did not end up registered on the site.
Does this mean a "guest" can post drive-by spam without consequence until it is periodically deleted or are there other safeguards?

Tom
 

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We're going to try this on a test basis and see what happens.

The addon has safeguards as to spam. A notable post can be copied before deletion.
 
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