ITT you tell me the point of register-to-view forums (8)

1 Name: Captain Obvious : 1993-09-4577 02:57

I just want to look for one thing and never go back.

2 Name: MODD!5JrU4QOlH6 : 1993-09-4577 03:08

>>1 has been banned for defaming the board software.

3 Name: Captain Obvious : 1993-09-4577 05:32

If you don't have a lot of bandwidth, it makes sense

or if you are posting secrets

4 Name: Captain Obvious : 1993-09-4577 05:36 we're talkin'!

5 Name: 1 (ban evading) : 1993-09-4577 08:32

But I wasn't looking for secrets!

6 Name: Captain Obvious : 1993-09-4577 08:40

I ran and have been a member of quite a few register to view forums in my day... although, it was usually only a few sections that were like that.

Most of those sections were usually either sections where the people who ran the site posted media (mp3s, episodes, etc) or the members themselves posted it. For the former, it was usually for bandwidth and to stop direct linking like >>3. For the latter, it was usually to encourage people to become a member and share if they wanted to access stuff other members had shared.

Other than that, I see no point to it. There has been many a forum that was register-to-view and thus annoyed the hell out of me.

7 Name: Captain Obvious : 1993-09-4577 11:38

That is because the admins never ever visit their websights as guests, and therefore don't know that it is register-only.

8 Name: Captain Obvious : 1993-09-4577 14:25

There is only one true phpBB2 forum, and that is

I hate myself, and I want to die.

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