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Forums can no longer be read unless you're logged in?

FluffWit
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Lots of folks on reddit complaining they can no longer read here without an account.

Is this intentional?.... as I type that I immediately thought "surely it cant be intentional, it's literally the only place people can read the patch notes".

So yeah, what's going on?
Edited by ZOS_Bill on March 7, 2023 2:31PM
  • VictorDragonslayer
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    People who never bothered to create a forum account won't be able to read patch notes and possible solutions for different problems.

    @ZOS_Kevin Can you, please, provide additional information on forums being hidden behind registration?
  • disintegr8
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    Might be related to the current problem logging into the game.
    Australian on PS4 NA server.
    Everyone's entitled to an opinion.
  • katanagirl1
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    I can see forums pages now when not logged in, as it was before.

    Thanks for the fix!
    :)
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    Orc Stamplar PVP
    Breton Magsorc PVP

    PS5 NA

  • phairdon
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    This bug is back, for me at least. Cannot read the forum without logging in tonight. Why? Who knows.
    Your immersion is breaking my entitlement. Buff Sorc's. Darkshroud the cremator Death by furRubeus BlackFluffy knight BladesThe Fat PantherPsijic Fungal SausageFlesheater the VileCaspian Rafferty FernsbyArchfiend Warlock PiersThe Black BishopEvil Wizard Lizard (EU)Neberra Vestige Fajeon (EU)Salanis Deathstick (EU)Blood Mage Alchemist (EU)
  • Phaedrathallassa
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    Can confirm, this bug is back. Had to log in to view the forums, and others without a forum account cannot view at all.
  • DinoZavr
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    The bug is back.
    I was searching some ESO information with Google. When the links led to the Forum posts, i was demanded to log in.
    In general, this is BAD for the health of the game and new players influx. As search engine robots will stop indexing Forums and ESO shall turn into some conspiracy "closed society" instead of widely accessible MMO. :(
    PC EU
  • FluffWit
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    Had this problem too, just tagging so hopefully someone sees this problem is back....

    @ZOS_Bill @ZOS_GinaBruno
  • OutLaw_Nynx
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    Bug is still an issue as of 8pm EST.
    Punish and Protect I PS4/PS5 NA
  • JuRuu
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    The 🐛is back :'(
  • OutLaw_Nynx
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    Okay, still an issue :o
    Punish and Protect I PS4/PS5 NA
  • ZOS_Kevin
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    Hi All, we are looking into this at the moment. We'll update once this is resolved.
    Community Manager for ZeniMax Online Studio and Elder Scrolls OnlineDev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter
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  • Skullstachio
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    I can vouch on this, it is an issue that, "if" intentional, will undoubtedly backfire and no doubt affect the games bottom line.
    "When the human race learns to read the language of symbolism, a great veil will fall from the eyes of men." ~Manly P. Hall
  • ZOS_Kevin
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    I can vouch on this, it is an issue that, "if" intentional, will undoubtedly backfire and no doubt affect the games bottom line.

    Just going to follow up on this now, this is not intended. We are working with our forum provider now to get the forum back online for anyone without an account.
    Community Manager for ZeniMax Online Studio and Elder Scrolls OnlineDev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter
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  • ZOS_Kevin
    ZOS_Kevin
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    Hi All, just to follow up here. We have identified and resolved the issue and the forum should be visible again for those without a forum account. If this issue shows up again, please tag us and we'll investigate.

    Thanks for letting us know about the issue. Quite a way to start the day!
    Community Manager for ZeniMax Online Studio and Elder Scrolls OnlineDev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter
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  • blktauna
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    I tried on mobile around noontime EST and I could not read without logging in.
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  • ZOS_Bill
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    @blktauna

    The forums without a login should be working now. If you are having issues on mobile, please try clearing the browser cache and cookies.
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  • DinoZavr
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    72 days between March,3 and May,14
    109 days between May,14 and August,31

    @ZOS_Kevin the bug has returned. Hope you are informed.
    PC EU
  • ZOS_Kevin
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    DinoZavr wrote: »
    72 days between March,3 and May,14
    109 days between May,14 and August,31

    @ZOS_Kevin the bug has returned. Hope you are informed.

    Thanks for letting me know. Working on resolving now.
    Community Manager for ZeniMax Online Studio and Elder Scrolls OnlineDev Tracker | Service Alerts | ESO Twitter
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