i agree with what chris said. firewall.cx is built with the aim of providing a platform for networking people to get together and discuss issues. and i think its a privilage to be able to post something without being a member of the forum or the website. but, unfortunately, there are some people who's basic aim is to post more and post rubbish. the privilage of something rendered free does not carry the rights of using it on free will. i have seen many people in forums who's sole contributions are monosyllables, and totally unrelated comments on some posts. this is their idea of keeping their count of posts at a high, and then being able to say " hey look i have the biggest number of posts, and i figure first on this table of member's list". but that is pulling it to an extreme.
to try and stem this issue maybe one would need to make membership mandatory, which is free either way. and then some may cry foul by saying we are trying to monopolize the forums by a member only protocol. but to be very true, the membership being free, anyone can sign up and enter the forum. and this in turn means, anyone can post literally anything. its all upon the members to ensure their posts are helpful, relevant and free from rubbish which is utterly useless to anyone. one can try to stop spammers using a thousand ways, but they will still come back. you can only stop spamming by spreading awareness, something which is so lacking in these times. my only advice to spammers is, since you have the time to post rubbish, why not post something useful instead???
i stand corrected if i am wrong in my thoughts.
Picking pebbles on the shore of the networking ocean
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