Originally Posted by TRF
No. It's saying new posters have to prove they can meet a certain standard. I don't let just anyone in my livingroom. SunDeck posters can prove they accept and adhere to the rules. And if they want ORG access, they can apply for it.
I don't see the upside of a post like this:
And that might be a tame version of a post.
Brutus, you had an idea. IMO it's a bad one, but worth discussion. If it were put to a vote, you'd get a no from me, and from the general reaction, I think a lot of others agree.
It has nothing to do with the rules in most cases. Most of the Sun Deck posters do follow the rules. We simply pick and choose who we feel gives better discussion. Let's call a spade a spade. You know it and I know it. We decide who the better posters are, they request being added, and we decide who comes and who doesn't. There are certainly some situations where some posters break rules quite often, but you know that it is usually simply a matter of popularity--and who we think is worthy of being added. The general rule of thumb is deciding who adds the most quality discussion. A lot of the people turned down don't break the rules. If, truly, the "rules" were all we were worried about, why not simply let everyone join and then quickly ban anyone breaking them? Because you know it's not about that.
I think it's a good idea. Many people have said so, including Boss. Now granted, boss has some concerns about it, but if it came to a vote, my sense is more people think it's a good idea than not.