Hi, all! I’m considering a change to these forums to integrate authentication with our Omni Accounts, and perhaps also to require having tried at least one of our apps with that Omni Account. This is meant to be a place for people who use our apps to be able to talk with each other; it’s not meant to provide a general forum to the Internet at large.
Any thoughts or concerns regarding this idea?
Part of the motivation here is to reduce the number of separate accounts people use at Omni. (To that end, I also want to merge our Stenciltown accounts with Omni Accounts.) But another big part of the motivation (and the entire reason for the requirement that people have at least tried using our apps) is to reduce the volume of spam accounts that these forums seem to attract. (I guess that’s the downside to having a well-ranked, long-lived website!)
I’d like to interact with you all more often, but every time I visit these forums I feel like I’m drowning in a flood of spam to review. (I appreciate how great a job you all do at flagging that spam! But as the forum owner, it then ends up on a to-do list of flags for me to review.)