Can we make it easier for visitors to see what they are missing?

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If someone is a not a member of WikiTree then their experience is rather limited.  For example, the menus in the upper right don’t appear on profile pages.

If those menus did display, but were grayed out (and non-functional) then more people could see what they were missing.

Most sincerely,
in WikiTree Tech by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (543k points)
edited by Peter Roberts
I wonder if they would understand it without experiencing it.  The Relationship Finder is a lot of fun, but just seeing that but not experiencing may not be as fun.  I guess the fundamental question would be this:  Is the mission of WikiTree is to build a well-sourced tree with useful resources for its members or is the goal is just to have millions of members?   The two don't always go hand-in-hand.
But why grey out functions that work?  As a non-member, nothing stops you going to the Quick Links for a profile and checking out its presidential cousinships.  You just have to discover the route to the page.
“But why grey out functions that work?” I made this suggestion because of the numerous times I’ve had to tell unimpressed potential members that additional features and capabilities become available once you join, sign the honor code, and volunteer. Many have said they don’t like all the advertisements and I’ve replied that the ads go away once you join.  

On the other hand WikiTree really needs lots of visitors who will click on those ads.

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