Arther – with all respect, I think you have missed the point…
The Club has a number of avenues where membership is essential, Yowl, spares, members’ section etc.
The open forum is our public face and demonstrates our genuine welcome to anyone who is interested in the Scott marque.
This is how we encourage people to buy a Scott and therefore become members – simples!
I am increasingly worried that the root cause of this issue is a distrust of the “interweb” by older member’s – I have some experience of this with my parents!
If the Open Forum is closed how do we reach out to wider world? ………….