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libertygrl
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Posted 03/09/17 - 2:33 PM:
Subject: Members only viewing?
I'm thinking about making the forum viewable to members only. What do you guys think?
PattieKake
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Posted 03/26/17 - 8:40 PM:

I think it may not be a bad idea. For all I can assume, it may even encourage membership or contributions in a healthy way while also mitigating spam or other results of registration-free read permission. smiling face
libertygrl
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Posted 03/30/17 - 1:51 PM:

planning to proceed unless any objections thumb up
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Posted 04/05/17 - 3:36 PM:

If you make it members only read, you might reduce the traffic even more. How many people read the threads who are not members, that is the first thing you need to find out. If there are none it won't matter, but if there is a number of people reading but not members, closing it off might discourage them rather than forcing them to join.

Is spam really much of a problem? Can't you just delete them once discovered?
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Posted 07/16/17 - 10:51 PM:

I don't think being members-only reduces spam. The spammer has to register to post the spam anyway.
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Posted 08/23/17 - 3:47 AM:

It is a great idea. clap
libertygrl
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Posted 10/27/17 - 11:54 PM:

I've had a falling out with Paul who was helping me admin the site, so logging in to the forum will be disabled until further notice. It will still be viewable and searchable on the web.

Edited by libertygrl on 10/28/17 - 1:33 AM
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