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Vote: Should you have to join to post in this group?
On the other hand, joining is really easy, so someone bent on being rude would not necessarily be deterred.
Or is the concern that someone may want to participate, but not want to be on the "membership" list? Might not want their profile page to show "A Quieter LibraryThing" as one of their groups? I suppose this is possible, though I certainly don't feel that way.
Twenty people have signed up in just a few hours. If this group takes off, and we manage to build up a group "voice" so to speak, knowing who the members are can only help us all. I think (hope) the people we really want to hear from here will be willing to identify themselves with a place they can feel comfortable. Just my opinion.
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