I have been wondering for a long time why the member releases and listening booth are hidden from visitors who are not logged in.
Imho that serves no purpose but has extremely negative effects for members as well as for the site itself:
- release visibility. member releases can only get found by people who made an account and are logged in. even when people made an account on the site but are not logged in, they don’t see any releases. this reduces visibility for all releases of all members.
- evidence for site activity and reduction of circle-jerk aspects. potential users come here and see only a part of the activity in general since a lot is happening related to releases and WIPs. hiding all that activity from potential new members does make it look much slower and private than it is.
- I guess it also affects visibility in search engines?
Just a thought. Well, make that a recurring thought.