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Originally posted by acid_kewpie yes but... why even register? what can someone get out of registering here but not using the benefits? there's are thousands of non-members who, i assume, read the advice here and go away happy.
Registering gets you a lot of things besides the ability to post. If you don't register you can't take a quiz, subscribe to a thread, get the community bulletin , etc. Also, the board cannot track which messages you have read if you haven't registered so you lose all the view new post type functionality.
I'm with you on that one. It is a daunting prospect the first time on the site when you read some of the threads a lot of which include a fair amount of banter. So whilst you may have something to contribute, you can also get the feeling you are intruding into a 'private' conversation. Personally, I think this is probably one of the friendliest forums I have ever been on
Originally posted by trickykid That won't ever happen and would cause members to post when they really don't need to post just to get their post count up.
And then you'd have a bunch of clones of me around here, not knowing anything, but have a really high post count. Then when you answer a question, people take you more serious than others, and you jack their system up because you don't have a clue what you are really doing.