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Closed Forum? - 09-November-2012, 06:33

All,

Due to the nature of what is done here and the security of the board and members, has the discussion ever came up about closing the doors to new comers?

When I say closing the doors I mean more of a protection, because as the mods and members slowly weed out the current fakers and bad apples our beloved ECS will become more stronger and more secure, then any 'new' members would have to be referred in by a current member AND have their card verified.

I know this wouldn't appeal to all, but when I read about long standing menbers wanting to give it up due to fakers/chancers etc I feel we as a site must make a stand.

Look forward to the debate

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09-November-2012, 09:18

I dont think closing the doors would help the forum thrive IMO. You only need to look the old JKF site, they closed the doors and within 12 months they shut down.
Instead of members thinking about quitting because of fakers and cheats, they should report them to a mod with sufficient evidence and the offender will be removed.
   
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09-November-2012, 18:56

I understand that mate but at the moment you all must average a few PMs reqarding fakers, cheats etc? And honestly speaking you probably became a mod to help newcomers, to give advice and meet like-minded individuals, not to deal with people screwing each other other, holding back lines, giving fake cards etc.

I realise that shutting the doors to none referrals is drastic but surely enough is enough?

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09-November-2012, 19:42

An opportunity for everyone to have their say, i have opened a poll for members, please vote here:

http://www.eurocardsharing.com/f180/...private-411219

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20-November-2012, 18:50

First of all - Its great that people took the time to vote. But why do those who took part want a 'closed' forum? I've explained my feelings in the above post - do you agree, or do you have other reasons?


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20-November-2012, 19:07

Poll is closed now ?
I Voted simply due to high volumes of spammers and at least if forum is invite only then surely anyone that already got a well deserved perm bann will find it rather difficult again to Re-register new accounts i thinxs anything that can be done to make things a little more awkward for them must be a positive move in the right direction ?

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Ive reopened the poll incase others want to have their say and didnt know about it. I will leave it running indefinately.
   
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03-May-2013, 02:06

I am a newbie, and if the forum was closed I would not have the chance to be here.

I don't have another member to refer me.

I think in the short term perhaps the quality of member would increase, but longterm the NEW guys wouldn't be coming in and the numbers would fall.

Just my tuppance worth if anyones interested!

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