I have been a member here for quite some time and it has always baffled me (and recently annoyed me) as to why I have to sign in just to BROWSE the forums. All the other forums I am a member of let me view ALL the threads without having to sign in.
It really is a pain in the arse, every time I come here to have a look at what good advise is been given I have to sign in, it's a nightmare.
Why the log in if our details are remembered anyway? I too wondered why we have to click on the 'log in' and then wait (a whole 1 second!) to be redirected to the forum pages that we want in the first place. If it's to ' force us' to see the AD then I can understand that.