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Do we want a 'members only' section?
Yes, good idea! 45%  45%  [ 10 ]
No, I don't like it! 55%  55%  [ 12 ]
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PostPosted: 09 Jan 2011, 14:41 
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I'm wondering what people think of a 'members only' section, which is similar to the OOAK Lounge section, but it's for registered members only?

Although anyone can register and can then see it, it still gives you a little more privacy when posting something, like a personal video or picture, as non-registered members cannot see it, and won't even know the existance of this section.

Any value in this?

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PostPosted: 09 Jan 2011, 14:54 
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I like the idea. And we should call it... "A really cool place for really cool people".

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I actually thought about this question earlier this week mainly because it may cut down on the number of spammers.
But some of us (including myself) tried the forum for a long time before registering.
"Members only" would cut down the number of potential members too, so I voted NO.


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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2012, 22:20 
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shaolinTT wrote:
I actually thought about this question earlier this week mainly because it may cut down on the number of spammers.
But some of us (including myself) tried the forum for a long time before registering.
"Members only" would cut down the number of potential members too, so I voted NO.


I voted no for the same reason :?: :?: :?:
It took me quite a long time to come out from under my cloke of invisibility & join so I think this could seem to make us more exclusive. :n: :n:

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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2012, 22:29 
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shaolinTT wrote:
I actually thought about this question earlier this week mainly because it may cut down on the number of spammers.
But some of us (including myself) tried the forum for a long time before registering.
"Members only" would cut down the number of potential members too, so I voted NO.


I voted no for the same reason :?: :?: :?:
It took me quite a long time to come out from under my cloke of invisibility & join so I think this could seem to make us more exclusive. :n: :n:


I think you guys have misinterpreted the question. Its not to make the entire forum members only, but ONE SECTION a members only section.

Non-members would see all the forum you guys saw and got you to join...they would simply get one additional section when they become a member. Think of it as a BONUS section for making the commitment to join. ;)

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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2012, 22:50 
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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
I think you guys have misinterpreted the question. Its not to make the entire forum members only, but ONE SECTION a members only section.

Non-members would see all the forum you guys saw and got you to join...they would simply get one additional section when they become a member. Think of it as a BONUS section for making the commitment to join. ;)

Still, much of what now goes into the "Lounge" subforum will probably fall in the private area, even if it doesn't need to. That, and the very existence of a "private place", may make the forums come out as less welcoming than what the current situation is.

As for non-members not knowing about the existence of that "private place": It will surely be mentioned in other subforums.

If I have something to share here that I wouldn't want to publish worldwide (and I can't think of a context where that should happen), I guess I'd use a PM.

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