Guest Posting= Yes or No??

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I'm opening a new phpbb3 forum and was wondering what everybody thought about guest posting? I'm debating whether to allow it.
 

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I'm opening a new phpbb3 forum and was wondering what everybody thought about guest posting? I'm debating whether to allow it.

No, You will get lot of spam by allowing guest posting.
 

Zubair

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even w/ the verification code

Verification Code is a Good option. No worry about spam with that.

But why you want to allow guest posting? you don`t want members to register?
 

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Also that verification codes aren't foolproof - there's a lot of bots that use services where you enter a verification code to receive access to a download. But that verification code isn't at the service in question - it's on your blog.

The sad thing is I'm more than aware of the service in question - it's a nasty <fleep!> if there ever was one, and it's why guest posting should be outright forbidden.
 

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Verification Code is a Good option. No worry about spam with that.

But why you want to allow guest posting? you don`t want members to register?

It isn't that i dont want them to register, i just want to promote posting and make it easier
 

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To be honest, I did this, it was stupid as it created a huge volume of spam, A good option is to not try it at all!
 

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And if you want a good community, you want users that will post often. If a user takes the time to register, he is more likely to comeback.
 
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