SheWolf wrote:I wondered why the forum could be viewed by non registered members but I guess that explains your position. I do find it unusual though. It kind of feels like the whole world is lurking - not that I'm paranoid or anything.Sherry wrote:I don't want to really shut the forum down or make it non viewable to people who are not registered (I find that off putting and unfriendly for a large site)
I don't like forums that are closed off to non members to read and browse. I find it very off putting and usually it stops me from joining any forum if it is a requirement you register before you can view it. Its then a pain to delete the account if the forum isn't to my liking. I am part of some huge forums and not a one of them is hidden from non members. All are on general public view.
I don't see the need to make this kind of forum private to the masses. Loads of people just want to read up on stuff and not sign up. I know another Conchords forum is private and I used to read it from time to time till it closed its doors. Now it wants me to sign up to read it I no longer bother. Ah well.
Maybe if the forum was just that, a forum, I'd feel differently but as its attached to a large, extensive site on the Conchords also its all interwoven and I don't wish to lose that side of it. Besides as I don't go overly personal on the Conchords here I don't feel there is anything to hide from public view. Jemaine, Bret, Rhys, James... they can all read what you lot are saying about them without having to worry about logging in to view it all