I was wondering if you wish to put restraints on Guest being able to see all the threads displaying on the forum? This would allow more people to become members and allow any content that was revealed in TNL to stay in-house.
You mean how DTourism did/does it?
I'm not being critical, just making sure I got this right:
• Guests see a page which prompts them to register. They can't see threads and posts and much of anything else.
• Registered members see the whole shebang.
I could do it, but it would be ineffective. Why? Because anyone with a login could screenshot information and put it out there. As Tech is fond of saying, "information wants to be free".
DTourism had this issue. Often, the select few would post some juicy nugget of information about clubland or Danny himself, and at some point, it would get out.
Doing it wouldn't engender a more open environment. People would post, sure, but it would just be screenshotted and put out there if it were a juicy post.
Also, if I put the walls up, Google's bots can't spider the site. TNL isn't a huge moneymaker, but there is some income. If I have no traffic and Google ignores me, I'm kind of up shit's creek, especially when I turn up the heat on some other moneymaking ideas.
Now, if you are afraid of an employer linking your posts to you, that's another story. I'd recommend proxy browsing or just using your mobile device. Also, I don't divulge who is who on here, and I certainly don't sell email blasts. In other words, even if I know who someone is, I don't rat them out.
It'd be nice to have a walled garden, and some income, but I can't...