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Netpackrat
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Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:13 am

So, is it going to remain this way indefinitely? Or will it eventually be opened back up so that it can be read by non-members or without logging in?
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Re: closed forum

Post by Precision » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:01 am

Netpackrat wrote:So, is it going to remain this way indefinitely? Or will it eventually be opened back up so that it can be read by non-members or without logging in?
I kinda like it this way. member count is up although very few new posters.

Why not keep it this way?
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Re: closed forum

Post by Jericho941 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:40 am

Because it makes it harder to link friends to threads and say "Check out this motherfucker"? :mrgreen:

Seriously though, while it got lurkers to register, it does nothing to attract new lurkers.
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Re: closed forum

Post by JAE » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:45 am

Exclusivity is nice and all, but if it stays closed, it will stagnate.
Seriously though, while it got lurkers to register, it does nothing to attract new lurkers.
Beat me to it and summarized it better...

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Re: closed forum

Post by skb12172 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:14 am

Agreed. Better if it is open.
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Re: closed forum

Post by JohnOC » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:16 am

Fixed it!

I had to figure out which of the apparently seventy different ways to do it CC used and undo it.

CC had said it was a temporary measure, I'm confident its been long enough.
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Re: closed forum

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:03 am

Jericho941 wrote:Because it makes it harder to link friends to threads and say "Check out this motherfucker"? :mrgreen:
Pretty much this. Thanks.
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Re: closed forum

Post by Catbird » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:02 pm

I used to bookmark "View active topics" to check in throughout the day. That doesn't seem to work anymore without being logged in.

I usually wouldn't log in unless I was posting. Sometimes pictures wouldn't show unless I was logged in also.
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Re: closed forum

Post by Weetabix » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:25 pm

I still get the "you don't have permission" screen when I click my link to view active topics. I just log in, so it doesn't stop me, but it's still there at least for me.

ETA: I'm just adding a diagnostic data point, not complaining.
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Re: closed forum

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:15 pm

Yeah, "active topics" appears to only be available with login.
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