I posted this yesterday on jj’s last blog, CONSIDER RESPECT in response to query about the benefits of registration by Sa,avar, a brand new registered user. Since jj’s blog is no longer featured and in fact wound up buried on page 2 of Blog Cenral I am reposting it here.
Samavar! Welcome to the merry world of registration!
The benefits of registration are:
you get to edit your own posts as long as no one has replied to them by using the reply button beneath your post
you get to flag other posts as offensive for deletion
you can submit articles and blogs
getting on-site is actually easier because unless you log out, you are always on-site by just clicking on the “my account” in ULH corner
you get your own little “room” on the website whick people in the know can go to by clicking on your blue user’s name above your post or by clicking the contributors button at the bottom of the home page., you by can go to by clicking on “My account” in the upper left hand corner of the site
In that rooom they and you will find
your bio and personal data as you choose to disclose or not
a contact button which those in the know can click on and send you an e-mail off-site without disclosing your e-mail address
a list of all your blogs and articles for easy access
a wonderful tracking system where you can monitor the threads you’re on and see if there are new posts so you don’t have to waste time looking for those threads. Others can also visit your room and find every single thing you’ve ever written as you can, theirs
A great thing about the tracking system is that even if a thread is very OLD and someone replies to it, you will know
There WAS a cute little feature too where you got to see who else was on-line while you were which I found to be lots of fun, and the number of registered and non-registered users on-line which I found very useful to know the website pattern of activity. Unfortunately a couple of days ago SOMEONE LOL decided to remove this, much to my despair
In my opinion the most significant benefit of registration is that you establish a cyberidentity which is now protected. You are SAMAVAR now and no one can steal your name and pretend to be you, which believe it or not, some idiots like to do. They can do things like modify your name slightly by say adding a period but then they will appear UNREGISTERED and the regular blogging community will immediately know it isn’t you
THAT IS WHY IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR ALL REGISTERED USERS TO ALWAYS POST REGISTERED, because if you sometimes post unregistered, you don’t have that clear identity anymore.
That’s off the top of my head. If anyone else can think of anything or correct me, please add on.