Changed Forum permissions

As per our chat tonight, I experimented with the settings...

I changed the forum permissions so now anyone can read the Forum headings, however only registered users can read the posts.

I can also change it so anyone can read the posts, but only registered users can add posts.

I can make all these changes on a forum by forum basis. So I can make certain forums hidden to non registered users, such as Idea Parking Lot.

Plus I created a Guest Book that anyone can use to drop by and post something.

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camidon's picture

Forum guests

Sounds good to me. I say leave it like this for a while, and lets see if A) anyone objects, and B) If any nonSFWWmembers visit.

Once our website is fully functional, we can rehash this debate somemore is we even need to.

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Life is a lot like caving: Most of the time you grope around in the dark.

Re: Forum guests

[quote="camidon"]Sounds good to me. I say leave it like this for a while, and lets see if A) anyone objects, and B) If any nonSFWWmembers visit.

Once our website is fully functional, we can rehash this debate somemore is we even need to.[/quote]

Do you know when non-members visit?

camidon's picture

Nonmembers visits

Good point, Joe.
I don't think we really can know unless someone signs the guest book. But if someone does, we can assume more people show up than sign the book.

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Life is a lot like caving: Most of the time you grope around in the dark.

Re:Changed Forum permissions

I can probably guess that non-SFWW members are looking at the page if we have substantially increased page view counts in the web stats.

I agree with camidon, leave the forum the way you have it for now. Let's see what develops with time.

-anneliese