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Should the forum be viewable by registered users only

Yes keep it for contibuting members only
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Yes but let guests be able to log in with out registering
- 4 (14.8%)
No way, let everyone read what we post
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Koda

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Should the forum be for registered users only????
« on: September 12, 2003, 06:17:18 PM »

Since there have been some concerns regarding the test the other day, we thought we we put up a poll and let the masses decide.

There are lots of pros and cons to this idea, so post them below.

Like I have posted before the U.S. has way more stores and more product is distributed through out the states then in Canada. Canadian stores may only get a couple of cases of SW product each and you can miss getting figures by minutes.

I know there are way more people that stop by to look than are registered and I understand there is allot of people that don't do the "forum thing" but there is also allot of people that use this board to track down new and sale product for other than collecting purposes.

We know by the logs on the main page excactly how many visitors come to the site and individual pages and it is allot more than 190 (curent forum membership)

Let us know what you think

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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2003, 07:04:04 PM »

My votes in. :-*  

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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2003, 08:18:28 PM »

Well I've only been a mamber for a while .....but YES I believe that we should limit the board to those who are going to play an active role.
 Sure it is nice to browse but if you aren't buying then please don't read the magazines.
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2003, 08:35:09 PM »

It is a good way to keep the scalpers out >:( If people want the info. then either join and become members or use other things. May sound mean and cruel but you know what, I'm tired of getting screwed by scalpers. Just a rant but the truth none the less for all of us.
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2003, 08:40:27 PM »

My votes in.  If you want to read and not post no big deal, but you should at least sign up.
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2003, 09:35:30 PM »

The negative point of not allowing guests to see the forums is that it may be difficult to attract some new members. When they see all the good stuff going on here, I bet a lot of them will register :-*
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2003, 10:58:31 PM »

no offence, this is just my perspective, but,
how does making the scalpers register change anything?
right now they come in and find out where the new stuff is as guests, so you make them register and then they come in as lurkers. aside from the time it takes to register and sign-in every now and again, what's the difference?
I think you will have more luck attracting new members if they can visit the forums before registering.
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2003, 11:29:49 PM »

My votes in too!
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2003, 11:30:04 PM »

I agree with the above post of Seth-Quinn

scalpers will just login to get in and people who just want to try the site will be kept out

I didn't post for the first month I came to the site - I just looked at what people were talking about until I felt secure enough

limiting the site will kill it
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2003, 12:08:06 AM »

BTW there is away to track registered members that just come for a look.

Thanks for the input guys, always apreciated :-*

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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2003, 12:14:52 AM »

my vote in .
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2003, 12:48:05 AM »

I'm in but what do you mean by "contributing" member?  Will there be a minimum number of posts?  What if I work a lot for a month and don't post, only to come back and find out I'm not allowed back in?
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2003, 03:14:00 AM »

no offence, this is just my perspective, but,
how does making the scalpers register change anything?
right now they come in and find out where the new stuff is as guests, so you make them register and then they come in as lurkers. aside from the time it takes to register and sign-in every now and again, what's the difference?
I think you will have more luck attracting new members if they can visit the forums before registering.
While I agree with most of this statement, registering might actualy help people get involved. I know when I first came to this site I was a little hesitant to post. Why I don't know, it's amazing that you can still be shy even when your not confronting people. Something caught my attention and I had to register to respond. Hard to say but that's what it was like for me. I'm glad I did lots of great troopers here! :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re:Should the forum be for registered users only????
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2003, 06:38:18 PM »

Voted 'YES'.

Nothing's more annoying than reading a post like "New figures in Hamilton.....lots left" by a fellow neighbour, yet you get there and see a guy with 5 of each, and admits he's not a registered member of this forum, but reads daily.

just my opinion tho.
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