I can go into General Discussion when I'm not logged in, but then again, I have been able to see things on other sites that were only supposed to be visible to those who had paid a subscription, so maybe it normally is locked. Might be an iPad thing. The other locked boards stay locked, though, so maybe not.
ETA: Judging by the "Guests" it says are in this board right now, no, it doesn't lock.
it's not so much that I'm worried you will be super horrible, more that you will worry that you are even when you're not
...Okay, definitely true.