RE: Free Forum NOT FREE
I too do not understand the hoo ha that this registration seems to cause. I visited this forum when there was no registration and some of the posts were lets say 'less than helpful'. In fact, as time went on it just became a melting pot for any idiot with a keyboard to post completely ridiculous rants in the name of humour.
I look at the forum now and I see much less of that. It has become more helpful as a resource, people are still able to seek advice (even about other brands) and people are still free to post an opinion (good or bad) on StarBoard products.
In the previous situation people interpreted 'free' to mean 'anything goes', and since this is a StarBoard site I understand they wanted to end that. If you want a completely free forum to air ridiculous views and be insulting, just start your own website