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Old 21 March 2024, 08:12 AM   #1
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Logged in to view posts/threads

Do we now have to be logged in to read/browse threads (not post)? I was able to read/browse w/o being logged in but am unable to now.
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Old 22 March 2024, 02:29 AM   #2
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I have logged out 3 times and am able to see and read the forum. I do need to sign back in to respond or access the personal options, pledge, mod, etc.

I do not think that anything has changed forum-wise.
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Old 22 March 2024, 02:38 AM   #3
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I have logged out 3 times and am able to see and read the forum. I do need to sign back in to respond or access the personal options, pledge, mod, etc.

I do not think that anything has changed forum-wise.
OP is right. It's doing the same thing on my end for about two weeks now.

It started after the website was bogged down earlier this month. You cannot read any threads unless you're signed in, which wasn't the case before.
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Old 22 March 2024, 04:02 AM   #4
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Are you guys using a mobile app or a stationary pc
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Old 22 March 2024, 04:10 AM   #5
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Are you guys using a mobile app or a stationary pc
Both stationary PC (Chrome) and iPhone (Safari browser).
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Old 22 March 2024, 10:06 AM   #6
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Both stationary PC (Chrome) and iPhone (Safari browser).
+1 I have tried multiple browsers on desktop (chrome, safari and edge) and you cant read anything. Forces you to log in. Even on browser via phone.
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Old 23 March 2024, 07:48 PM   #7
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OP is right. It's doing the same thing on my end for about two weeks now.

It started after the website was bogged down earlier this month. You cannot read any threadsc unless you're signed in, which wasn't the case before.
Same here.
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Old 23 March 2024, 11:16 PM   #8
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You don't always have to log in to view the thread content.
However, when abuse of this privilege and the forums' resources occurs by external third parties it will be necessary to stop that abuse.
If you are a member you should always log in anyway, it doesn't make sense to not log in if you are a member.
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Old 24 March 2024, 12:01 AM   #9
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You don't always have to log in to view the thread content.
However, when abuse of this privilege and the forums' resources occurs by external third parties it will be necessary to stop that abuse.
If you are a member you should always log in anyway, it doesn't make sense to not log in if you are a member.
Thanks for the clarification. I figured the change was for a reason and it makes sense given the previous malicious attempts on the site.
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Old 3 April 2024, 06:16 AM   #10
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Same here.
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Old 3 April 2024, 09:44 AM   #11
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Same here.
This loser that Im quoting PMd me a phishing site copying the layout of this forum to steal your username and password. Beware
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Old 3 April 2024, 10:04 AM   #12
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This loser that Im quoting PMd me a phishing site copying the layout of this forum to steal your username and password. Beware
Yikes hence the ban I guess.
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Old 4 April 2024, 07:31 AM   #13
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What I dont understand is why at this moment of posting we have almost 4600 guests as active forum users that shouldnt be able to access the forum? What are they doing?
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