Yep, it looks good. It will definitely cut down on bot registrations, but will not stop human spammers. IP bans and post deletions will take care of those.
Plugin Request - Force Registration
I suppose the thing is over 95% of the population wouldn't even go as far as to clear their cookies
Me too. I wouldn't clear cookies, I'd just press
Ctrl + W.
Ok so perhaps not a paywall per se. But a registration reminder via a light box or some form. Gentle encouragement plugin or something.
@a_5mith How about a global widget that asks everyone to register?
I'm also suggesting a widget.
Maybe a widget-plugin that adds a template to hide until a specific amount of topics got visited and to provide the amount for the widget-contents (taking care of uniqueness).
You've already read 16 different topics. Wouldn't you mind to register?
Maybe just a guest-statistics plugin that collects (and provides to templates) some information like that for each single guest.
- different topics
- time on board
@julian That is horrible and I wish people would stop doing it!
Easy to bypass though
Cookies with a redirect.
If the user can't be bothered to register, then they probably can't be bothered to clear their cookies.
How about a giant sidebar ad with a message that says "Sign in to remove this ad, registration is free!"
Anon users rack in some extra $ and more people end up signing up. Win-win
Not a fan of ads. Adblock being popular and all that.
What if its a giant "I NodeBB" banner then?