Guests should join
There’s a good crowd here at this time (359), but almost half are guests. I realise some guests may be members reading in the main member forum and just haven’t logged in. But for the guests that aren’t members—-you should join. Thunder’s is a great community that doesn’t have pop ups and doesn’t send spam. There are many interesting forums here you can’t see unless you are a member. The search button only works for members and is very useful. After you join you can set your user id so as to not get emails to your computer, in case you don’t want anyone seeing it. I don’t recall, perhaps an active email address is needed when signing up? If so, just wait for the auto email response and then set your user id to prevent any more. Since I’m not sure about all this initial email stuff, maybe a mod will step in this thread and clarify this for me?