- Ones that everyone can see and post in. These include our Patriots, Celtics and Bruins forums. Most of the forums that you can see (if you're not a full member) are forums of this type.
- The Red Sox forum -- this forum you can see but unless you're a full member you cannot post in. We get about 25,000 unique eyes on this site, mostly to follow the Red Sox, and without this filter in place the volume becomes unbearable, the quality takes a drop and people end up resigning to "me too!" posts. In short, we can realize why this would suck if you're not a member, but the alternate is far worse.
- Hidden forums. SoSH enjoys one of the closest-knit communities on the internet and as a result there are a significant amount of forums dedicated to topics from video games to politics. We encourage all new members to check them out!
The best way to get membership is to participate in discussions in the open forums. When you've proven yourself to bring something to the game (and most important proven to not be a troll or russian spam-bot) we have a private forums where existing members can nominate folks. Rest assured: if you're posting something, the chances are high that a number of members are looking at it and thinking to themselves "would this guy make a good SoSHer?"
We understand not everyone is a prolific poster so if you're the type who would like to be a full member, but prefer to limit your posting, then you can still be a member. Open a ticket here ==> SoSH Support.