Given the trade off of
- BGG getting slower and more complicated
See the "SSL/TLS is not computationally expensive any more" comment earlier in the thread.
in return for
+ No one knowing I am viewing BGG, and the removing the almost negligible threat of having my account stolen
just doesn't seem worth it. I don't care that everyone in the world see s that I view BGG, and if you really want to steal my account, go for it.
But a lot of people probably care more about their account than you apparently do. I've invested more time and effort than I care to imagine adding content here in the form of reviews, forum threads, game ratings and comments, logged plays with comments, etc, and I'd care a great deal if some hacker easily snatched control and maliciously deleted it all.