I did not mean for visitors to be able to post....only to view!
When I come to the home page as a visitor the "Other LotR Tales" board shows that the last message was on Oct 5 in "the Treason of Isengard". When I log in, I see that the last message was on Dec 1 about Farmer Giles.
There are a few boards that can't be viewed as a visitor, which I totally understand, like the chat room one and the "Inklings board". At least I can see that there are messages on those boards because of the counters, even if I can't read them. When I go to the short works board as a visitor the message counter and view counter are blank. Thanks, Fan
Oh I see. There is a separate area in the board settings that is just for everyone to VIEW the board. Then lower down in the board set up, is an area for who can create threads and reply. I fixed it for everyone to view but only members to create threads and post on them.
I don't know why these settings were separated from each other. I would have thought they should be together.
"You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"