I think it would be great you added the option to enble "view thumbnails but not the full media" in user permission. I think this might help with user registration or signups.
Unregisterd users would be able to view the Media Tab, Thumbnails and Categories. But when they click on a thumbnail for a photo or uploaded video. They would get a message. "You need to be a registered user to view this photo/embed video/album." or "You need to be a vip member to view this photo/embeded video/album"
At the moment you have the option to disable a usergroup to view media but it disables the whole thing. So they are not even aware there is a media section.
I am talking about the thumbnails when someone clicks on the media tab.
But what would be even more awesome. If even when someone posts the thumbnail version on a thread. The would still be able to see the thumbnails but not the full photo/video when they clicked on it. So pretty much everywhere in the forum. View the thumbnail but not the full photo.
It would be like a big tease for unregistered users.. If they were able to view just the thumbnails. I think it would give a little bit of pressure for unregistered users to sign up. I know forums have done this before. And it always makes me sign up.
This is my suggestion. Thanks
suggestion transfered from xenresources-