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August 12, 2017, 01:45:34 PM

I see that a capability for allowing guest posts with a variety of usernames is to be included in the new forum.
I think this is a bad idea. Not only will it use up a large number of good usernames, but it could cause confusion with the use of look-alike user names. It will also be a mods nightmare, and a spammers festival. I hope there will be a feature that allows us to block all guest posts.

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August 15, 2017, 07:21:55 PM

I was also thinking of the same. Trusted members of the forum could be imitated by these Guests users and can therefore be a vehicle for them to scam gullible people. Trust ratings are displayed on the left and I get that, however some people are still too lazy to do a bit of research before engaging in trades that they think is a win for them.

Also, I noticed that you can no longer create usernames with spaces on the new forum. A good idea since some trusted forum usernames could be masked by spaces and small symbols, too.

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