Mudcat Café message #173460 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17816   Message #173460
Posted By: Sean Belt
04-Feb-00 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Should registration be required or not?
Subject: RE: Should registration be required or not?
Okay. I don't post an awful lot to Mudcat. But I do read frequently and, mostly, enjoy the discussions. Particularly when they're music or performance oriented.

My vote on this one is to allow posts from unregistered guests. Registration should be an option and should be encouraged. But, not required. There are far too many good people out there in the world who can join in the exchange of ideas and have a lot to offer, but wouldn't have the inclination, for whatever reason, to register.

As far as the obnoxious behaviour displayed by some posters lately, I can only say, "Consider the source." There are jerks all over the world. Unfortunately, Mudcat isn't any more immune to this fact of life than anywhere else. The best way to deal with it is to pretty much ignore these people who post hurtful/hateful messages. Responding to them saps our energy, leads us away from our real purpose, and serves to grant them the attention they so desperately crave.

Forgive my long-windedness. Now, who wants to get back to playing?

- Sean