- There's guest/public content anyone can access.
- And then there's "Premium" content paying members can access.
- And we can set an entire forum to require registration to access.
But it would be really great to have a "registration required" option we can click for certain topics in an open Forum --EXACTLY like the option we now have to select certain topics for premium only.
In a picture, here's what's needed:
(fyi: 'for SM only' is our wordlet for premium-only)
Why add this option? Because getting free registered members is a stepping stone to getting them to become premium member$, and it gives us their email address. Certain topics can encourage that activity.
Yes, we can make an entire FORUM of topics "registration required," but that means people can't see any of the content until they register. The solution, is to allow some topics in the forum to be available to "everyone" (a teaser), and some topics to require registration.
On a related note: When someone is invited to "register" (for free), that registration page should ALSO include a very encouraging option to become a Premium Member right then and there. I would think Hoop would want to hardcode $uch an option as the default.