For what it is worth-I dont think that OCMB is going to help nearly as many people as before --for this reason. Unless you have an account, you cannot view new posts. The most choices you get when not signed in are to view active posts (2 at most appear). You cannot see what is current and active and 'hot' without signing in. Try it.
The beauty of ocmb to help those scn's looking on the net was that the posts and topics were 'right there' when you went on the message board without an account-but no more.
Go ahead and test it out--dont sign in and pretend you are a scn looking and having second thoughts and see what info you can gleam without registering. The difference in accessibility is huge from the old board. This site was a main reason I got out...the way the board is visible now---it would not have helped me much. Just trying to help-dont attack.
It is what it is.