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Offline Jo

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2015, 04:03:PM »
Well done Jo.

Thank you. I loved the red forum but not the squabbling between forums and now it seems to have a 'bitter' element which spoils it but I'm not there anymore so I'm not forced to view it now.

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 05:58:PM »
Thank you. I loved the red forum but not the squabbling between forums and now it seems to have a 'bitter' element which spoils it but I'm not there anymore so I'm not forced to view it now.
Ok. :)

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2015, 04:31:AM »
It is an experiment, but if it causes problems for members the settings can easily be changed.
Will it prevent google's bot from reading the text posted?

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2015, 10:43:AM »
Will it prevent google's bot from reading the text posted?

I think so.


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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2015, 04:58:PM »
If that's so, it will progressively become more difficult to (a) find the site in the first place, and (b) recover lost information.

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2015, 05:03:PM »
If that's so, it will progressively become more difficult to (a) find the site in the first place, and (b) recover lost information.

I do not understand.  Why will it become more difficult?


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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2015, 06:38:PM »
If that's so, it will progressively become more difficult to (a) find the site in the first place, and (b) recover lost information.

Sorry Reader, I don't understand either of your points? Why will it be more difficult to find? And what lost information are you referring to?
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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2015, 06:40:PM »
Sorry Reader, I don't understand either of your points? Why will it be more difficult to find? And what lost information are you referring to?
That's what the meta tags are for surely?

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2015, 06:46:PM »
That's what the meta tags are for surely?

They are and the recent changes have nothing to do with altering any search parameters. You just can't read the board unless you become a member. Some people might be more tempted to join.

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2015, 07:02:PM »
They are and the recent changes have nothing to do with altering any search parameters. You just can't read the board unless you become a member. Some people might be more tempted to join.
Why is it then that we can see loads of guests watching the forum?

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2015, 07:10:PM »
Why is it then that we can see loads of guests watching the forum?

Ghosts  ;D ;D ;D. Not sure, but I'll find out!
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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2015, 10:45:PM »
I don't understand either of your points? Why will it be more difficult to find? And what lost information are you referring to?
I meant that when using Google to search the site for particular text, it can't provide a link if it couldn't read the site in the first place.

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2015, 11:41:PM »
It is an experiment, but if it causes problems for members the settings can easily be changed.

It is hoped that regular guests will be encouraged to join as members and that some will become active members in due course.

What are the views of members?  We can have a poll if necessary.
It's not a problem for me personally but it might be counterproductive if people just surfing the net can't get a flavour of the site in the first place.

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2015, 12:30:AM »
It's not a problem for me personally but it might be counterproductive if people just surfing the net can't get a flavour of the site in the first place.

I think most forums are closed net these days Steve. If someone wants to read what is happening on a form then why not join to read it?  :-\ ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Seems only members logged in can read the forum now?
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2015, 12:29:PM »
I meant that when using Google to search the site for particular text, it can't provide a link if it couldn't read the site in the first place.

I think most people finding this site through Google, do a search for 'Jeremy Bamber' - that's how I found it.
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