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"Guests"
« on: February 11, 2016, 03:12:13 am »
Idk where this fits but, does anyone else get a little creeped out by those "guests" who are out and about on the site?

I kinda wanna know who they are, but they are just there... watching us... :shock:
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 03:24:38 am »
*raises paw* At least one of them is me, browsing the place in incognito mode..
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 03:25:51 am »
*raises paw* At least one of them is me, browsing the place in incognito mode..

oooooh i get it i thought they were like randoms who stalk on servers. Im glad I can put a face on one of the guests here



plz remember this is coming from someone who joined the site no more than two weeks ago
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 04:52:10 am »
If one of them was harlan, then who the others?
At least there 15 constant guest...

And some keep looking to the older posts
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 08:21:32 am »
The couple looking at newer posts are either incognito members or new comers poking about. Its not uncommon for some to stalk the site for months even before joining. As for the ones looking at older things, they likely found a result on google or whatever search bar they use based on something linked back to the forums. It is how I once found the forum

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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 08:37:32 am »
Pretty much all publicly viewable forums have guests. Its how people find the site and without them we wouldn't get a lot of new members as no one would be able to see the forum. This forum is also found quite easily through google searches. Before I signed up I read a lot of topics here on fursuit and art advice that I found through Google searches. Some of these guests may be the same from day to day, looking to see what the forum is like before they sign up but a lot of the time their different people. We have a relitivity small number of guests on at any given time when compared to a lot of the other furry forums. The guests can seem a bit "creepy" at times because you don't know who they are but they're really pretty harmless and nothing to worry about ^^
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 09:01:52 pm »
I agree, they are a little creepy and ironic if they are viewing this post right now! XD
But hey, werent we all a guest at one point?
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 09:41:19 pm »
I would assume half bots half those going undercover and a portion of possible members scoping the place out
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2016, 09:52:04 pm »
      The guests don't bother me at all. At one time, I was a guest and so were you. Guests are simply people who want to know more about the site before they make the decision to register for an ancount. Without knowing what the site's like, people would be less inclined to register because they'd fear the possibility of a toxic community. It would be a roulette wheel of good or bad for them. We don't want our guests to feel unwelcome here at all. Remember, at Furry Teens, we are the future of the furry society. The guests, if they choose to join, are the new members of the future. We don't want a void future, but a wholesome future. The reason they prowel is to make the decision if they really want to be a part of this. This site all ready has a high turnover rate, and without people being aware of who are prior to registration, it would be even higher. Also know that some of our boards are for registered members only and profiles are off limits to guests. The Teen Health and Debate/Discussion Board are strictly for members only because they contain some minorilly personal information about others, the same reason as profiles. Guests are absolutely harmless. We're all a part of the same future and let that future be bright and wholesome. Make our guests feel welcome, and maybe, you might find new best friends.
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2016, 11:28:05 pm »
I agree, they are a little creepy and ironic if they are viewing this post right now! XD
But hey, werent we all a guest at one point?
Bro I was like a guest for 3 weeks
I was so nervous
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2016, 10:30:16 am »
I agree, they are a little creepy and ironic if they are viewing this post right now! XD
But hey, werent we all a guest at one point?
Bro I was like a guest for 3 weeks
I was so nervous
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 10:34:54 am »
Quite regularly there will be this one guest viewing my art thread. It makes me a little uneasy to be honest.
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 10:40:39 am »
Quite regularly there will be this one guest viewing my art thread. It makes me a little uneasy to be honest.

If it helps, I kinda think of the art board as something that draws people into joining. Like, "wow, look at all this skill and content here!" It sounds kinda stupid, but it's one of the few boards we have publicly viewable for a reason. Nobody wants to join a forum if they can't see anything that goes on.

We've talked briefly in another thread about making the art board members-only. So if that's something more people want, we can discuss it ^^
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2016, 10:52:37 am »
I always see one viewing my profile  every now and then and like I'm confused on why they would just view mine
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2016, 10:55:11 am »
I always see one viewing my profile  every now and then and like I'm confused on why they would just view mine

Actually that shouldn't happen anymore, we made profiles members-only a couple weeks ago. So if that still happens let me know, it means I didn't do something right >_>
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2016, 10:58:24 am »
I always see one viewing my profile  every now and then and like I'm confused on why they would just view mine

Yeah, I had that happen once! However, like Icee said, non-members can't view profiles anymore! I tried once as a guest and it didn't work.
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2016, 12:21:25 pm »
Quite regularly there will be this one guest viewing my art thread. It makes me a little uneasy to be honest.

If it helps, I kinda think of the art board as something that draws people into joining. Like, "wow, look at all this skill and content here!" It sounds kinda stupid, but it's one of the few boards we have publicly viewable for a reason. Nobody wants to join a forum if they can't see anything that goes on.

We've talked briefly in another thread about making the art board members-only. So if that's something more people want, we can discuss it ^^

Now that you word it like that it does make me feel better. ; w; I'm naturally quite uneasy, and I just get paranoid for no reason. It's okay! Art is pretty vital in a fandom. Is there a way to keep a specific thread to members only, rather than a whole board? I'm asking out of curiosity. ^^
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2016, 12:24:32 pm »
Quite regularly there will be this one guest viewing my art thread. It makes me a little uneasy to be honest.

If it helps, I kinda think of the art board as something that draws people into joining. Like, "wow, look at all this skill and content here!" It sounds kinda stupid, but it's one of the few boards we have publicly viewable for a reason. Nobody wants to join a forum if they can't see anything that goes on.

We've talked briefly in another thread about making the art board members-only. So if that's something more people want, we can discuss it ^^

Now that you word it like that it does make me feel better. ; w; I'm naturally quite uneasy, and I just get paranoid for no reason. It's okay! Art is pretty vital in a fandom. Is there a way to keep a specific thread to members only, rather than a whole board? I'm asking out of curiosity. ^^

I don't actually think our current software has that capability. Maybe a plugin does? I'm making a note about it
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2016, 08:34:30 am »
Come here, come come
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we're always welcoming anyone here
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Re: "Guests"
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2016, 06:49:48 am »
Me whenever I see guests looking at my thread






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