So, I was going to start a new topic on this, but saw that @rowan\ had requested a registration prompt last year.
Today, we saw 50 registrations on our site, 4x a normal day. Turns out that we had launched a plugin, but didn’t realize that it was throwing an error for guests on topic pages. Even without the proper messaging / call-to-action, we saw that enough guests decided it was time to register to see if that would solve the problem.
Based on the numbers, I think the idea of gating unauthenticated access to a certain level of pages is an interesting idea and could help drive membership. And if it’s not this, it seems that we could be doing more to encourage guests to signup.