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    Hi everyone,

    From 23/04/2019 unregistered guest users will be unable to view the majority of content on the Miniclip Forum; namely forum posts.

    While the first post of every thread will remain visible to them, every other post within the thread will be blurred out and the guest will see a message encouraging them to register an account in order to unlock the thread and view the content.
    Log out to see it for yourself.

    I had been mulling this idea for a while and it was also suggested by a handful of members.

    The ultimate goal of just about every community is to grow membership and while many visitors are only looking for one or two pieces of information, many more return day after day... without ever registering. The intention is drive up registrations by incentivizing membership in order to find what they're looking for.


    I did some research on this before coming to a decision and there are pro's and con's to it, however I think our NEED for a steady stream of new members far outweighs any other considerations. Will it reduce our footprint on Google? Yes, although the Old Forum didn't appear on Google at all. Will it do the reverse of what's intended and put people OFF registering? Some perhaps, but I think most, it they see an active, friendly community, interesting topics and know the information they're looking for is in here, won't mind taking two minutes to sign up an account ir order to gain access to it or participate. I'm also looking into letting people register with their social media accounts, so two minutes will become literally two clicks.

    I am hopeful that this will be a positive step that will bring many new faces to our community.


    Regards,
    Tetsu




    #forumnews


    For forum support, drop me a PM, visitor message or post in my NSPM thread..
    You can add me on Facebook as well
    http://www.facebook.com/Tetsumonchi

  • #2
    Job well done Tetsumonchi . Can I give little suggestion too? Can you blur our home page too ? That way they cannot read what we have written.

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    • #3
      Hello guest users!

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      • #4
        Nice one Tetsu, really happy to see that you're still putting so much effort into this special place!
        Every day above ground is a good day.

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        • #5


          Well, I for one, think it is a great move to blur out the

          forum to all those who can't bother to log in,if they are members, or register

          and join.

          It costs nothing and if you are so interested in reading the threads......

          join or log in.




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          • #6
            If I was still an Eastender I'd say it was an effin 'orrible idea mate... although now I think about it, us Essex Girls are just as crude as any eastender so I'd say the same anyway LOL

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            • #7
              What are you going to do with new faces if the posting stays the same. I see nothing has changed that.

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              • #8
                I'm just letting you know that changing themes allows you to read the forum unhindered. Why am I saying this? Because I don't like logging into the forum, and 99% of the forum don't either (like me logging in that is). That doesn't deter me though! So fix it to stop me reading offline (I don't).

                If your quest is to become a 3rd rate quora more power to you.

                People don't join the forum because it's a clique. People don't click for cliques!

                Bite me!

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                • #9
                  Changing themes works. It's not too difficult to browse the few new posts from public profiles, either.

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                  • #10
                    It needs to be fixed! Is everyone mad? People can read this forum. Complete strangers can see what pop video you have posted, and to think they are not even going to commend you on your fine taste in music.

                    As I post this, people are counting numbers in posting games, but the scary thing is, people are watching them.


                    something must be done!

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                    • #11
                      How would complete strangers even find here? Anyone who reads this forum already was a member at some point. We should focus on what triggers them to post in the first place. My guess is they receive a reminder from the forum in their inbox and they feel need to come here to apologize that they moved on. People really need to get rid of their email addresses on regular basis to save them from such tirades.

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                      • #12
                        I think I come here to appease my sense of self loathing. It's cathartic.

                        I'm always never moving on.

                        I'm a rolling stone that's gathering moss! Freewheeling uphill with a headwind!

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                        • #13
                          Does cathartic mean like a worm treatment?

                          But you know there's another way to circumvent the problem. By changing this thread title to Registration is not required to read posts

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Aurora View Post
                            Does cathartic mean like a worm treatment?

                            But you know there's another way to circumvent the problem. By changing this thread title to Registration is not required to read posts
                            I still recommend pumpkin seeds for that issue.

                            Registration will eventually be required to register.

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                            • #15
                              Tetsu is looking for a positive step but I think I need 12 of them to fix my registration issues!

                              Unfortunately I'm addicted to this friendly community and interesting topics.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Aurora View Post
                                Tetsu is looking for a positive step but I think I need 12 of them to fix my registration issues!

                                Unfortunately I'm addicted to this friendly community and interesting topics.
                                Yes, great job Tetsu.

                                I think I am addicted to logging in and out. That's my real problem.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by mozold View Post

                                  Yes, great job Tetsu.

                                  I think I am addicted to logging in and out. That's my real problem.
                                  I'm addicted to logging in and out as well. Especially out, I really like leaving. Maybe my reason for logging in is desire to leave.

                                  My real problem is that I post something between logging in and out. Even bigger problem is that someone reads my posts. Hence registration needed to read posts actually eases my situation.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Aurora View Post

                                    I'm addicted to logging in and out as well. Especially out, I really like leaving. Maybe my reason for logging in is desire to leave.

                                    My real problem is that I post something between logging in and out. Even bigger problem is that someone reads my posts. Hence registration needed to read posts actually eases my situation.
                                    You described my problem to a tee. Tetsu should make it so guests can post. There's going to be a point where an AI bot is so good at conversation that you would not know it. You'd be happily ordering your Viagra as you discus Plato's cave with ShaniquaHotStuff69 and thinking, 'hell this is better than when I was counting numbers with humans that don't want me here!'

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