MR forums question

Discussion in 'Community' started by FredAkbar, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

    FredAkbar

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    #1
    Sorry if I'm not posting this in the right place...I couldn't find a forum for site discussion and questions, so the Community Discussion forum will have to do :)...

    Anyway, I was just wondering, in the forums, when it shows a user's status underneath their screen name, what's the difference between Banned and Guest? How do you become a Guest, and how is that different from just being Banned?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    Being banned means that the IP of that user has been blocked, if not the series of IP addresses, so you don't want to be that.

    Being a guest means that you are not registered, these days on MR, you can't post without being registered.
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah if your a guest... well it doesn't happen anymore so you can see how rare it is.

    :p
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    The only time that I saw banned under someone's names was yesterday. I don't think I've ever noticed guest!
     
  5. job macrumors 68040

    job

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    I believe the status of 'guest' also occurs when the user account of an individual has been deleted.
     
  6. jefhatfield Retired

    jefhatfield

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    #6
    this happened to me once

    :p

    and i also was two different handles at one time....but briefly way back when
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    I though I remember a time where a person could be un-registered and post, it was wayy back tho.

    Screen name
    Guest

    Anyone, i though that was how it was...
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    that's how it was before one of the big events drew tons more people posting and so arn added the registration requirement.
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yes.

    Excellent, I knew that that had happened in the past.

    Just shows how old I am. ;)
     

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