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    StephenM is offline Net Builder
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    Do you hide forums from guests ?

    To the forum owners, do you hide forums for guests ? That they only can see if the guest becomes a member ?



    On CF guests can see all forums like members do.

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    I leave all forums visible to guests. After all, I have no reason to hide anything, and it's especially important for a stand-alone, general discussion forum such as mine to show off its content.
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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    I am half and half, I keep my highest post turnover board visible, but the more specific one hidden, I want people to join to see what is in the specific posts, but I know if I hide it completely then no one will join as it is in early days.

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    All forums are visible to members if they're a guest. This excludes the staff forum which is only visible to the staff. This goes for both of my forums.

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    I also leave it open for guests. I mean, how can they know what forum is this about when they can't see it? and of course, all is visible except staff room which is only for staff. ^^

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    Hmm, Im Thinking if im going to do this one. But for now? I don't hide forums from guest. Maybe the Backstage or the Staff-Section, I hide it from Members and Guest.

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    I don't hide any forums from my guests, but maybe if I did it would bring in more members. People would have to join to see what the posts and threads are about.

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    sometimes I think it can work like that, but I'm more worried that guests will just go away when they can't see what kind of forum it is. at least I will if I'm a guest. ^^"

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    of course not. I don't need to.

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    Re: Do you hide forums from guests ?

    [quote name="Regice"]I don't hide any forums from my guests, but maybe if I did it would bring in more members. People would have to join to see what the posts and threads are about.[/quote]



    Never works, trust me.



    People just get annoyed, leave and go elsewhere.

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