Vanilla 1 is no longer supported or maintained. If you need a copy, you can get it here.
HackerOne users: Testing against this community violates our program's Terms of Service and will result in your bounty being denied.
Open or Closed?
I find that it's a kinda nice feeling to have a closed group. Where a person is asked to commit to registration and identification when visiting, and reading a board. Having had more than one community destroyed by worms and malice, this appeals to me very much. However, people really hate that... it deters a lot of people from coming around who might have been involved had they been able to browse first. Closed boards also become limited in function. It's hard to offer support that way... Still, the idea of a commited group is a (perhaps falsely) secure one. How did you decide?
This discussion has been closed.