I wasn't sure what was going on - directory security hadn't changed. So I copied the Joomla site to another directory and pointed the website mapping there. Same issue! Even using my base domain and calling the website as a subdirectory, I had the same issue. So... since JoomlaWatch had been the last thing I had installed - I deleted it from the directory.
And suddenly... everything started working again. This extension was PROMPTING the user to login when they visited the website! Needless to say, I won't come anywhere near this extension again!
Hello B. Richardson,
Joomlawatch would never intentionally ask user to login.
You can examine the source code, which is freely available. I wonder what triggered this unexpected behaviour.
Maybe you've set that it's module is available for registered users only and not everyone.
I would ask you to fill a bug report (http://www.codegravity.com/bug/) with all possible details. It would be great if you could also try to reproduce this once again. I'm sorry what happened to you and don't expect that you'll change your attitude, but this might help other users from experiencing this later on. Thank you.