Posted below is letter I have sent to VS Customer Service for consideration. This comes from a conversation that occured in Alexis Lee's room while she was in Private mode. This idea sprung from free chat and I believe it should be posted here too.
I acknowledge that his proposal could be looked at punishing the few good greys for the behaviour of the many, but I do believe any serious user contemplating joining this site will still beneift. I have also taken the time to sign in as a grey user to test this.
I would ask all that review this to offer constructive criticism. I post this on behalf of the named user in the letter. And full acknowledgement of this idea should go to "MyNameIsWes"
To Whom It May Concern:
I am a registered user on your site my screen name is Ockie69. I have been an active participant on the site for almost two months now and have seen a lot of changes to your site. During my time I have met a lot of wonderul Models and customers/users. I have experienced a lot of great moments here. I have also seen a lot of problematic issues here too.
Some of the issues I have reported to you and have seen them dealt with quickly. One issue that used to plague Models and Users alike were the free "Grey" users, mostly they were annoying and rude. You made a great change by eliminating from the view of registered users and that has made the site much more enjoyable. However the models still see them and have to put up with a lot of nonsense from them, and I have seen more than one model get very distracted and hurt by what was being said by some of these users. This topic came up in the room of Alexis Lee while she was in Private mode, by a couple of users. One user came up with what I think is a great idea and should be given careful consideration. The user "MyNameIsWes" suggested that the ability for the "grey" users to type messages be removed, they would still be able to see and hear what is happening, thus giving them the opportunity to decide whether or not to become registered users.
I write this recommendation on behalf of "MyNameIsWes" and believe if accepted he should be given full credit, and possibly an incentive for caring for the well being of this site and the Models here.
I look forward to a response at your earliest consideration. I would also like to post this in the forum, that way you may also see how well accepted it would be to users and models alike.