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« Reply #15: November 08, 2009, 07:50:36 am »

the average memeber request we got was "applying for full membership" + (please)/2.

did we ever get an essay? not that i remeber. im certainly not going to check.

Not that I know of.  The requirements were pretty simple. Post 15 messages -- at least some of them substantive -- to show you can follow the rules and particular in discussion and debate, fill out a few profile fields, and be a member for at least a week. And then apply.
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« Reply #16: November 08, 2009, 07:59:43 am »

If I remember the directions correctly the member had to  "apply" in a essay form so to speak and submit it to staff who would then vote on weather or not you could be admitted

Essay?  ::headscratch::  Er...  no, no essay required, ever.  Huh  The closest we came to that was that "Bio" was one of the required fields to be filled out in the profile, but I'll be honest, I'm not sure we ever really checked that particular field--and it wouldn't have to be a full essay anyway.  The application itself was just reporting a specific message to the moderators and listing "applying for Full Membership" as the reason.
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« Reply #17: November 08, 2009, 08:01:29 am »

did we ever get an essay? not that i remeber. im certainly not going to check.

I think we got a paragraph once or twice--usually from people who didn't meet the requirements, knew it, and wanted to tell us why they thought they should be exceptions.  (Which, incidentally, never worked.)  But I don't recall anything I'd call a full-on essay.
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« Reply #18: November 08, 2009, 08:28:36 am »



I never wrote an essay.  I just stated I wanted to be a full member.
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« Reply #19: November 08, 2009, 01:23:08 pm »

I think we got a paragraph once or twice--usually from people who didn't meet the requirements, knew it, and wanted to tell us why they thought they should be exceptions.  (Which, incidentally, never worked.)  But I don't recall anything I'd call a full-on essay.

I think we got one a year or so ago explaining not only why they were special enough to have full membership after one day and two or three posts, but also volunteering to become an admin and help us run the site properly.

If I recall, your response was as diplomatic as anybody could have made it.  (although I'm pretty sure the member left or got himself banned soon after, for some reason.)

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« Reply #20: November 08, 2009, 01:34:01 pm »

I think we got one a year or so ago explaining not only why they were special enough to have full membership after one day and two or three posts, but also volunteering to become an admin and help us run the site properly.

If I recall, your response was as diplomatic as anybody could have made it.  (although I'm pretty sure the member left or got himself banned soon after, for some reason.)

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« Reply #21: November 15, 2009, 04:07:43 pm »

The Standard (and Donor) Membergroups and their Privileges thread in the Rules and Regulations board has been rewritten to cover our current membership classes.  The extra features of the revised Bronze, Silver, and Gold Donor classes and the new Cauldron Supporter class are also covered in the new version (revised for 2009) of the DONATE: Become a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Donor (or a Cauldron Supporter) thread.
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« Reply #22: November 17, 2009, 11:16:28 pm »

Not that I know of.  The requirements were pretty simple. Post 15 messages -- at least some of them substantive -- to show you can follow the rules and particular in discussion and debate, fill out a few profile fields, and be a member for at least a week. And then apply.


I stand corrected I was in error. Although the original page is now inaccessible to me I was able to pull up the page I initially read up via cache and  I was wrong. I was looking into a couple of communities at the time and apparently  got some of the information mixed up.


The request did require the member to  ask via  reporting the post  out lining the instructions - okay maybe they are fine with initiating contact with staff members they are just easily lost{They couldn't find the damn post to report- shrug}  - Some people are easily intimidated or are  scared of rejection but I guess it matters not any longer. The purpose  of this post was to openly admit my error and apologize for it.
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« Reply #23: November 17, 2009, 11:18:11 pm »

The purpose  of this post was to openly admit my error and apologize for it.

Don't worry about it. Smiley
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