Brett_Tabke - 7:15 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)
Tastatura, there has been so much bot abuse from the big cable and dsl isp's (rr, comcast, pacbell, earthlink, rogers, verizon, sbc...etc), that we ended up putting most of them on the required login list. Obviously - not an ideal situation. I know - I know, I should write a requried cookie routine. But what that means now is that about 10-15% of the people that visit are required to login/cookie'ize before viewing threads. Unfortunatly, those isps are where most of the web pro's and our prime members connect. That old system works great for slowing down bot abuse, but thwarts easy linking to one off threads from other places. This way, everyone gets the candy, but the bots.