Having now given a little thought to the matter. My feeling is that much of the time, the 'guests' are probably just that. Given the size of the web, and the number of 'surfers' world-wide coupled with the quality of this site, It is sad that there are only in the 'tens' of guests at any one time. "Hidden' is a different kettle of fish -and possibly more sinister. Chris, you should, perhaps put up for parliament, they are adept at fixing things that aren't broken! - Whilst I agree with the point that we should, perhaps
, have some form of private forum where 'trade secrets' could be discussed,(Viz 'Parler' - why have a private method of conversation for professional purposes if you are then going to publish a translation for the benefit of the very people it is designed to exclude?)
I do not think that this is the place for it. We have enough of a 'nanny' state already, this is a forum for freedom of speech, and should be open to all. By all means restrict the posting facility to exclude the underside of the web, but ours is an insular profession already. By restricting viewing access it becomes
a private club, and I still
plead Groucho Marx!! - Possibly we should exercise a bit of democracy and have a poll on the views of all our fraternity? Rather than knee-jerk to the possible paranoia of a few. This is an excellent site, and a credit to Chris. - Please, let's keep it that way!