I know it’s been mentioned elsewhere that there are plans to make the forums publicly accessible, so that you don’t require a log-in to view them. (I think it was mentioned in the Category help page, when trust level locking came up?) I know it’s been mentioned that the “Find your crew” supercatergory and the LGBT+ genre forum are TL0 locked so that you need to log in to access them — the latter so people aren’t outing themselves in a easily public accessible place. Are there plans to TL0 lock any others?
I realize this was initially a spam measure, but I know there are people more comfortable being active on the old site because you needed to log in to use the forums, for any number of possible reasons. Particularly since writing is a fairly personal thing for a lot of people and discussing specifics where anyone can see can be nerve racking? I know this isn’t really a private place, but I am going to find it different discussing things in a place I know is just a step off the sidewalk on the information highway than inside a member space (even if that member space is easily accessed).