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Old 08-15-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Members' only threads?

In light of the recent page-jacking incident, is there a way to that threads can be set to be members only / public? If so, then would it be possible for the OP to request / select "Members Only" when starting a new thread? (So the entire thread would be either Public or Members Only).
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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In light of the recent page-jacking incident, is there a way to that threads can be set to be members only / public? If so, then would it be possible for the OP to request / select "Members Only" when starting a new thread? (So the entire thread would be either Public or Members Only).
What is page jacking? Only members can reply to posts. Sorry, CWS. Not following your request.
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What is page jacking? Only members can reply to posts. Sorry, CWS. Not following your request.
What CWS is talking about is that recently posts from here at DC have been showing up on another page called cookingmoz.com. It will be word for word posts but the other site randomly changes the poster's name. The entire thread is there just like here.
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What CWS is talking about is that recently posts from here at DC have been showing up on another page called cookingmoz.com. It will be word for word posts but the other site randomly changes the poster's name. The entire thread is there just like here.
Actually, only page one of the thread is there.

I would love to have some pages that were private to us members.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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LinkedIn Groups have "members only" (locked groups)/public. I lurk on the public only, reply privately.
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Thanks, Jabbur. I briefly read the two threads here & glanced over there.

I wouldn't worry about it. Andy R. is aware, I think. It does not appear to be a real cooking site with real members. It's silly (odd) to see welcome to DC to new members.

Personally, I'm not big on private groups. Was on a site that had same, & when I saw the badmouthing & gossiping, I walked away.
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Thanks, Jabbur. I briefly read the two threads here & glanced over there.

I wouldn't worry about it. Andy R. is aware, I think. It does not appear to be a real cooking site with real members. It's silly (odd) to see welcome to DC to new members.

Personally, I'm not big on private groups. Was on a site that had same, & when I saw the badmouthing & gossiping, I walked away.
I disagree. I'm on a lot of forums/groups that are locked. I find that the people are very candid and professional. I don't like the idea of s/one hijacking threads, changing identities. I'm old school. The only people who used to be able to call me on the phone were ones that had my #. Now I get telemarketing/blind calls. Let's take back our privacy.
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I think what CWS is suggesting is that, going forward, you would have to be a member and logged in, in order to view content on DC. Currently all content is open to the public and anyone is able to see it, and that's how the hijacking takes place.

Most of the forums I belong to require you to be logged in to view content, so it wouldn't be much different for me.
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It would however, cut off literally thousands of folks who read here. On the other hand, maybe those would sign up.
Take right now for instance....at 3:34 pm
21 members and 1,255 guests
I realize some of those ain't real people....bots, web crawlers and such are included in that.
Is there a way to determine which is which?
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I think what CWS is suggesting is that, going forward, you would have to be a member and logged in, in order to view content on DC. Currently all content is open to the public and anyone is able to see it, and that's how the hijacking takes place.

Most of the forums I belong to require you to be logged in to view content, so it wouldn't be much different for me.
I think she means that when someone starts a thread they would have the option to make that particular thread private, not necessarily all new threads.
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