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    Jon L. Obscene's Avatar Canadain potatoes!!!
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    Just a thought, I noticed 7 guests veiwing Filesharing.
    I wonder if it would be an idea to make Information forums unviewable to guests. This would mean if they want the info they have to join, therefore bringing more members in, maybe some of them would stay

    Jonno

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    No because the idea is that the forums will come up on google searches then guests click the link and they come to our forum.

    krohn implemented this i think. but it was a good idea imo.
    Last edited by tesco; 12-03-2004 at 03:18 PM.

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    Jon L. Obscene's Avatar Canadain potatoes!!!
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    The forums will still come up on google searches if you give the spiders member permissions or set a new group for them.
    The cached link will also take them to the page thru the lock, but they will only be able to view that page, they might then think "I need to know more" and then join.
    If someone is too lazy to join a free forum to get some free info then it's their problem.

    People keep moaning about how we don't get new members, well all guests are potential new members and if what they are looking for is only accessible by joining then some might.

    There is a hack available to allow the forum to be on view but not accessable.

    It's what I've done on my place and so far it's worked, people get one page and want to see the next so they join

    Jonno

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    I prefer open forums to closed forums.

    If I find that a forum is helpful or entertaining I'll lurk for a while and then maybe join. Most times when I encounter a closed forum I press the back button and go look for information elsewhere.

    The average attention span of someone on the internet is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Withcheese
    I prefer open forums to closed forums.

    If I find that a forum is helpful or entertaining I'll lurk for a while and then maybe join. Most times when I encounter a closed forum I press the back button and go look for information elsewhere.

    The average attention span of someone on the internet is
    I agree with this too. This forum was an open forum before I joined. I signed in as a guest for a few months before I joined

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon L. Obscene
    Just a thought, I noticed 7 guests veiwing Filesharing.
    I wonder if it would be an idea to make Information forums unviewable to guests. This would mean if they want the info they have to join, therefore bringing more members in, maybe some of them would stay

    Jonno
    started a thread in the team section about Guests access last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    started a thread in the team section about Guests access last night
    Please feel free to take the members opinions into account via this public poll:

    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showthread.php?p=936395
    Last edited by Withcheese; 12-03-2004 at 04:04 PM.

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    Usually if I am searching for something and the forum tells me I need to log in to view the post I will just go to another forum. A lot of people like to browse around and get a feel for the place before registering.

    Brian

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    Jon L. Obscene's Avatar Canadain potatoes!!!
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    I did'nt say lock the forum down, I said lock information forums, such as those which members here have spent their time making tuition threads etc.

    Just a thought anyway, doesn't bother me, just had a thought

    Jonno

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    That has the same effect.

    I tend to remember sites that have been useful, so even if I didn't join up the first time I'm more likely to go back if I've got a similar problem. Also, remember that from Brian's point of view he needs traffic, not necessarily members, although I believe one will bring the other.
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