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    Anonymous posting?

    I was surprised to see that someone posted anonymously in this thread. I thought this couldn't be done... How should one go about to post without registering? I remember not recalling my password when using a PC in which I hadn't logged in before, and having a hard time wondering how to upload my doubts / replies to the Lounge that precise moment <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>. Anyone?

    Thank you very much
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    And, although the help page hasn't been updated to mention it, visitors can post anonymously in Cooking and Puzzles too.

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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Dave, Bruce, Hans,

    Thank you <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Dave, Bruce, Hans,

    Thank you. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    BTW, I've experienced several difficulties while trying to post back. This is one of the msgs I get (see attach.), but I also got another saying the post already existed. I went back, reloaded the entire thread only to check that the my reply was not there, here I go again.
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Hi, Diegol ~

    Happening to me, too - a lot. Haven't been able to access any pages for hours and then each attempted reply was dumped.

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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Hey Bruce,

    The task became sensibly more difficult when I tried to upload the attachment. I think attaching a file already has been causing trouble for a while back, but today (I shouldn't say now as this hasn't happened to me before) this li'l thing's become real annoying. That's the price the Lounge has to pay for being successful, I guess.

    BTW II: I now realize my reply had taken effect and there we have a duplicate post <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Possibly the same type of problem has been brought up in Lounge Matters. Big Cheese has an answer for anyone having this difficulity. See this <post#=258162>post 258162</post#>. Of course as with any problem, it could be this, or possibly that, or maybe something else??? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Because registration is free, it would not be elitist to require registration before any access to the Lounge. And perhaps after 30 days of non-use the "account" is rendered inactive and deleted. The object of this would only be to free up server space and resources.

    When if ever do we get search again?

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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Server overload... sounds fairly reasonable...
    Given my ignorance and the fact I cannot find another good reason, I'll give Big Cheese the point <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Just hope this problem can be solved for the GREAT Lounge's (and ours) sake <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    <hr>And perhaps after 30 days of non-use the "account" is rendered inactive and deleted. <hr>

    Hopefully this would not be introduced. I am on leave from work over the summer for more than 30 days (the one good thing about working in academia!) so my account goes quiet over August (as I suspect do several others judging by their profiles). Maybe, as a part-way compromise, we could delete accounts who do not receive daily digests and are inactive for 30 days? (or 45 days?).
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Don't fear. The problems with server overload are not caused by the number of registered users; reducing this from over 9000 to the 1800 or so that have logged in during the last month would hardly help. The problem is in the number of posts and in the fact that each page you view has to be generated dynamically from the database. Claude is working (in his sparse spare time!) on a solution for this.

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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    Apart from maybe trying to curtail our postings <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>, is there anything practical us Loungers could do to assist Claude in his efforts? <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>
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    Re: Anonymous posting?

    For the moment, just try to be patient and not to be annoyed too much. If it ever becomes necessary to ask more from the Loungers at large, it will be announced in a news flash.

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