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About guests.
« on: January 24, 2008, 06:59:32 PM »
I've recently hid the game-related boards to guests, and made them only visible to registered users. Do you think that this is a good move? I guess the intention is just a bland incentive to get guests to register, but is it too annoy? Too far? Too little?

Feedback about it and on the general topic of guests welcomed. :) Thanks in advance for your time!

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Re: About guests.
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 09:12:52 PM »
Then they won't know they exist, and thus won't join...I don't know much about advertising forums like this one, it's even harder to get people to join a forum with a narrow audience. (Quintessence is good, but only RMXP gamers know about it, and not all of them)

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Re: About guests.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 09:27:26 PM »
There's a board counter that show up when viewed as guest. Ya can see what I'mean by logging off and viewing the main board there. :>

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Re: About guests.
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008, 11:07:06 AM »
I think it's a pretty good idea. When new registered users look at the board, they can see all the walkthroughs and spoilers, so it should be a good idea to let registered users see such boards after they have 1hr login time?

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Re: About guests.
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 10:58:47 AM »
Does everyones post count go back to 0?

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Re: About guests.
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 11:01:00 AM »
No, only your's. :)

Kidding, but no, why would it?

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Re: About guests.
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 11:20:13 AM »
What Reives wanted was to show the boards at the index but not give access to them, for guests.  Right?  But SMF doesn't allow it, so either he hides them entirely, or he leaves the content visible to all.  :(

PHPBB has an option that SMF doesn't currently have.

Also, Reives...  The suggestion that Carson made...  I tried it at Project Fantasy, my forums.  Didn't really work.  Some people join for certain areas of the board, and if you have them hidden for them, they feel disappointed and bored, and leave.  It may not happen with this one, but... it's a risky move.  Be careful if you try that.


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Re: About guests.
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 11:21:20 AM »
Give me a link to your forum and game pl0x.