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Westy24,345 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I know I've moaned about this before, but will you bloody webmasters stop making your forums restricted so you have to register before even viewing at least!

(You haven't got rude pics on there have you?)

TSCelebs this morning, for example - Shame on you! Mad

What if you register & find the forum is not to your taste?

You've wasted your time registering then!
rob7,674 posts since 7 Apr 2001
Westy2 posted:
I know I've moaned about this before, but will you bloody webmasters stop making your forums restricted so you have to register before even viewing at least!

(You haven't got rude pics on there have you?)

TSCelebs this morning, for example - Shame on you! Mad

What if you register & find the forum is not to your taste?

You've wasted your time registering then!


I think that site needs to update its homepage...

Quote:
The forum is open for guests to view but you will need to join as a member to post pics/vids/requests or to chat.(please make the 'forum rules' the first thing you read before joining or posting).


???
Joe6,588 posts since 9 Oct 2005
The point of registering to view certain areas is to get new members. Once people are registered, there account is there, and encourages posting else where.
Westy24,345 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Still bloody daft IMO.

Password all the restricted stuff & if you want to post on a forum, do the same, but why do it to a supposedly 'free to view' forum?

I think you will gain less members by this method, as no one will register just to view.

TV Forum is an excellent example of how to do a forum. (You can view most of TVF without having to login!)

The likes of TsCelebs & while I think about it, also pregnantpresenters.co.uk, which was free to view until recently too, is not!
Joe6,588 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Yeah, I don't agree with it for the whole site. Some sections, like Requests on here, where people could just come to download bits of video, it's a great idea, but the whole site is silly.