Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Registration no longer required

I heard from several SF K Files readers who struggled with OpenID registration. I'm removing registration, yet again, and we'll see how long it takes before the spammers find the site. Please feel free to continue to share your feelings about registration on the site. I'm exploring other options that might make registration easier.

14 comments:

  1. It's good to be back! I look forward to productive, anonymous dicussion.

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  2. I have very mixed feelings about this. I was a "lurker" on this site last year (we're tackling the k process this year) and am not a frequent blogger. Frankly, I was shocked and outraged by some of the comments posted here last year, particularly the blatantly racist ones, and nearly gave up on the site. I was hopeful that registration would cause parents to pause before quickly dashing off such comments. Here's hoping for a productive dialogue this year - one in which posters limit comments to those they'd be willing to attach a name to or say in front of their children.

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  3. cool.

    I have a kid at one of the in-demand schools and one applying to same.

    anonymous is only way I'd share my thoughts on the process.

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  4. Finally!! I was one of the many who had problems registering and couldn't tell you to not require it. I thought last years discussions around the 10 day count and which waitlists had movement was very helpful. Not hearing so much of that yet this year.

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  5. thank god

    Last time I checked I was a working parent with two kids struggling to keep my life together... The last thing in the world I needed was another password to register for and remember. I also used to post on my phone. Welcome back everyone.

    This is a place where the information shared (and feelings - neg and positive) made me feel like I was part of a much larger group of city parents. I have used this site to work out feelings about the choices that I made/am making for my kids. I have learned SO MUCH and most from the anon comments (seriously - the MOST from the anon comments)

    Thanks again - I think this site will be so valuable as SFUSD works through the new enrollment process.

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  6. I'm very sorry that we'll no longer have to register. I prefer quality over quantity - that is, thoughtful posts instead of the many biased trolling comments that passed for discourse.

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  7. I'm in the camp that prefers the civilized discourse that came with registration for this site.

    I'm guessing we can't have it both ways....bummer. ;)

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  8. "civilized discourse"? why do some people feel the need sound like they are well educated. i went to harvard and don't speak like that. it's obnoxious and condescending. a true sign of intelligence is speaking in a way that doesn't leave most of the population out. i love the trash talk. it's so much fun. why do we feel we need to be at work all the time?

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  9. ^i think you're the snob. Some people just love to name drop..."I went to Harvard". Oh, please, get over yourself.

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  10. So, uh, 9:44

    seems your discourse ain't that civil either :)

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  11. Well, gosh, 2:18, so sorry if I "offended you" with my honest opinion...

    I thought your response was pretty rude and is exactly the kind of thing that I was referring to.

    Why do some people feel the need to slam others anonymously based on their spelling mistakes or how they word things? It's pretty lame, IMO.

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  12. Oh, Leela. It must be so hard to be perfect.

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  13. and the nastiness continues....

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  14. So, Kate, have you thought about using a word verification method? At the very least it will cut down on the SPAM and folks will still be able to post anonymously.

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