Friend of a friend approval - good or bad?

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Friend of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby marinetteman » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:58 pm

I am considering turning off registration for new users, and requiring new members to have a friend "vouch for them" or they have to use a non internet method to join.

Let me know what you all think.

Vouching would be a vouch for me hidden forum that current members post on but no one else can see.

or something else.
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby MetalHead » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:18 am

I don't think that would be the best way. I joined first way before I owned an M. I used the forum as a way to learn if I wanted to buy a boat that was 52 years old..... Now I have 2 :)

I could see having them send a short message explaining why they want to join and where they are located.
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby bill » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:59 pm

BigM
:roll: Also require everyone to have a signature before the are able to post :!: :o
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby marinetteman » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:46 pm

Right now we are asking for descriptions of boat and where you boat. Poll is closed.
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby ddependo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:25 am

I appreciate all the work you do to keep it going. For me, I think you should do what is easiest for you to keep the cyber trash out.
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby shelbygt » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:10 am

I say have prospective members do a short writeup on why they want to join so you know they're legit. I didn't have on either when I first joined but I sure glad I was able to.

Agree it must be a lot of work. Have you been having problems with new members causing you grief?
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby marinetteman » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:09 pm

shelbygt wrote:I say have prospective members do a short writeup on why they want to join so you know they're legit. I didn't have on either when I first joined but I sure glad I was able to.

Agree it must be a lot of work. Have you been having problems with new members causing you grief?

Thanks for the suggestion .. We now do that. BigM
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby Joe » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:45 pm

I dont think its a good idea. I did'nt know anyone who was on the sight. I live in Louisvile , and live less that 5 miles from where they where built. Joe
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Re: Freind of a friend approval - good or bad?

Postby marinetteman » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:42 am

Thanks to all for suggestions, But to be clearer, We implemented the asking for boat information suggestion, not friend of a friend.
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