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    Since I joined this magnificent forum in 1734 (OK, 2007) I've been able to view posts without the requirement to log in.

    I've now noticed since a couple of weeks ago that I have to log in to just view posts. When did this change?

    Apologies if I've missed an announcement and I have looked to see if this has been covered before but couldn't see anything.

    Not really an issue, just that sometimes I advise friends to have a look on here to see if their issue or problem has been covered but now they won't be able to do this unless they sign up for membership.

    TIA Nick :-)
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    L2014 Mac mini macOS 14, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    I’m sorry, but when using the iOS app, there is no longer a way to see your system specs, would you be able to let us know what they are?


    Bob -

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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Bob,

    Here's a screenshot of Nick's specs.

    Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 12.28.20 pm?.png

    BTW, I think this might be a new aspect of the Forums. Can't be 100% sure though.

    Ian
    Ian

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    Through one of the recent incarnations of the forum, my guess is after the long downtime through the Penton transition, the forum was set up to be private unless signed in. So it's not you, it's the forum.
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    ...Ashwin


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    2017 iMac 27" (10.14.4), 2015 MBPr, (10.14.4), iPhone 6 (12.2).
    thanks everyone :-)
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....of Ülm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    Not really an issue, just that sometimes I advise friends to have a look on here to see if their issue or problem has been covered but now they won't be able to do this unless they sign up for membership.
    Hey...why not sign up for a membership...it's free!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
    I stay logged in all the time. Am I missing something here?

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    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    I also stay logged in, but it does seem un-friendly not to allow folks to read without logging in. If a visitor wants to post, by all means, an account and logged in is required, but just to read, why the requirement?
    Jake

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    And I thought that in times past, if a non-member put a question into Google, it might well come up with a direct link to one of our Forums.

    Has that stopped too?

    Ian
    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    I also stay logged in, but it does seem un-friendly not to allow folks to read without logging in. If a visitor wants to post, by all means, an account and logged in is required, but just to read, why the requirement?
    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    And I thought that in times past, if a non-member put a question into Google, it might well come up with a direct link to one of our Forums.

    Has that stopped too?

    Ian
    The SEO is really hit or miss because the crawlers have a hard time getting to the posts. So sometimes you will get a direct link, but clicking on it will yield the login page. So you are definitely not seeing all the posts show up on Google or any other search engine that's recent at least.
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    ...Ashwin


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