Was there a time when...
...all those who posted on Nameberry did not have to be registered users? I looked back to the first thread in the girls forum, and found a user called 0 whose profile I clicked on. The vBulletin message said 'This user has not registered and therefore does not have a profile to view.' Was there a time when guests could post on NB? I'm curious to know this.
No, I think that the user simply hadn't been using her profile after the site updated a couple times. I can't say for certain (as I joined nearly two years after the site began) but I think that's what happens when a username is left unattended for a long time, update after update.
But again, I can't say for certain.
When I scrolled to the very back of the BNG forum, I found that there was a post started by "guest", so I am wondering the same thing...