Well now . . mucha like Zara I always log in because then I can goto Quick links and see New posts and
Unread posts or like User control panel to search on certain users or my own posts makes things easier to find
for me . If you want to play the somewhat meaningless numbers game as in it is important to have
high amounts of members then privatize and force them to join . On the other hand if numbers don't really
mean much , whereas user-ship friendliness in terms of accessibility is more important then leave it open .
Of course to thrive you need an active community but we kinda have that already right ?
The more choices the better so I'd say leave it as is , other reasons perhaps some may not want to log in if
they are on a public computer . Yet may log in when on the home or more private system .
Also some maybe skeptical to join but then when they read along which can sorta only
be done without privatizing it may change those minds to want to join and interact .
Plus you can always make a private area if needed for those topics so deemed necessary to have such .
Purrrsonally I'm for no border wall but if we ever get a Mexican drug cartel taking over in here then maybe
it would be a good idea