(01-04-2016, 11:14)HidYn Wrote: Right simple question guys.
Would you rather fragged.xyz be:
Public - Allow guests to view and read posts on the forums.
Private - Require guests to register to view posts on the forums.
If you could also reply to this thread with your reasons that would be great!
From experience, and I've been admin on both public and private communities, it would be better for us to be public. Not just for more traffic but surely if people can see what we're talking about and then sign up we're going to get more contributors that are genuine
. If you/we go down the private route, are we going to have time to PERSONALLY validate each individual, and how are we going to do that? And then are there going to be instances of 'banned' individuals and how do we deal with them? How do you police that list (been there done that and its a headache) and if that is not the point then what exactly is? I have always been under the impression that we are trying to build a community of like minded individuals, a united brand even!? If we aren't wanting to expand our current audience then why would we have anything more than the current Hangouts situation??
If, on occasion there are things we want to share then the chances are we would want to share it with the core members of fxyz and for that we still have the private chat on Hangouts (and, I believe the ability to make private threads).
Now speaking from a personal stand point, I'm monitored by people who have nothing better to do than try to catch me out and several members of fxyz know to exactly what kinds of extremes these people will go to, and I'm not the only member of fxyz that is watched, that's not new information. I put on my big girl pants a long while ago regarding my internet presence (writing and gaming) and I refuse to live in the shadows.
There will always be trouble makers and so called trolls, I get them leaving ridiculous reviews on my writing, we get them when we are streaming etc. On fragged you can't 'comment' unless you're a member. That's probably enough of a deterrent and if its not well we can sit back and have a good giggle at the person we have infuriated enough that they have signed up to our community and leave them a nice, to the point reply like we do already.