FUCK YOU, forum that requires someone to login/register to see replies. If it was some sort of pay-gateway, it’d be more acceptable, but when it’s free and you’re trying to get one-off users to register just to inflate your numbers, you are a cunt.
The real problem is that sites like this (and experts exchange) get indexed in google, wherein google is allowed to see the full page but regular users aren’t. Stop this, punish them by not indexing them until they remove that restriction. How great would that be? “For your individual forum posts to be indexed, you have to remove the restriction on viewing replies.”
That’s a rule I can live with.