Originally Posted by surebet
Little thought experiment here: what is the norm for unregistered users? Right now, day or night it hovers between 2.2k to 2.4k users. What would happen if for a few days we only allow acces to the registered folk?
Right now we've cut down on what an unregistered user can see, also the back end has had some improvements by Harley to optimize everything. If we cut off unregistered user it will do two things, reduce the number of people coming to the board and reduce the rankings on google.
Right now unregistered users can not see the off topic section, games and teams sections, the classifieds or the pit. I don't know how many of the unregistered users are bots (though i'm sure there's a way to find out, I'm just too lazy).