View all steps and secondary pictures
I am sure that I'm not the only one with these feelings about the changes in the site "permissions" concerning guests viewing instructables.
I have been looking at this site (which I love, by the way), but something that's really, well, stuck in my craw, is the fact that guests cannot view all steps or view other pictures. What purpose does this accomplish? Are the admins trying to bolster the number of members? Just because a viewer doesn't have an account does not mean that he shouldn't be allowed to view all the pictures. I am also having trouble understanding why the admins don't allow guests to view all steps.
The site hasn't always been like this. Not too long ago anyone could use most of the understandable viewing features.
An excerpt from the Terms and Condidtions of Use (from section 7, subsection F, first sentence):
" Instructables, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or judicial or governmental mandate or as reasonably determined useful by us to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Instructables, Instructables users and the public." (go look at the last three words again)
I don't know about anyone else, but I think that not seeing all the pictures detracts from the educational viewing experience.
If anyone has a good perspective on this, I'd love to hear why the site is like this.