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Discussion in 'Empty Closets Help and Feedback' started by Senpai25, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Senpai25

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    I remember when EC was going through a number of changes to reach the version it is at now. However, there is something that I have been wondering about. I know that the system had a staggered launch going on with different parts of the website becoming available again over time. However, I am wondering if full membership applications are still a work in progress or if I am simply missing the proper place to go to for those. Could someone please help me out? I would appreciate it
     
  2. RoseChan00

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    I beleive the last me tio ofthis was when Martin stated they (the staff team) were taking care of old pending forms and that new full membership forms wpuld be availible possibly sometime within the next week.
     
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    I gotcha. Thanks Rose.
     
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    I just wanted to ask the same :slight_smile:
     
  5. Martin

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    Hey,

    Pending applications from pre-migration are still being processed by the staff team as we speak, so those waiting should have the outcomes of that ASAP. :slight_smile:

    For those waiting to submit an application, I have a meeting with the tech admin shortly to discuss launching the new system. The plugin is more complex and customisable than our pre-migration system, which I didn't adequately account for within my earlier projection of it going live. Nevertheless, everything we need to get this launched is currently in progress, so I'm not anticipating this being delayed much longer. :slight_smile:

    Martin.
     
  6. Fishtail

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    Are you or another staffmember able to post the rules for application now or
    are you people discussion to change some of those?
     
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    The only rules applicable to the full membership process are that the user must be a regular member, have at least 50 posts, and must have demonstrated consistent activity over a minimum of 14 days (2 weeks).

    In the latter case, that doesn't mean they must be active every day for 14 days. How they reach that is obviously dependent on their availability and need/desire to post here, so we leave that to them. It's just a way of ensuring that a user doesn't register, immediately create 50 spam posts, and then disappear for 2 weeks before applying for full membership.
     
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    Hiiii Martin,

    Any update on pending applications please? :slight_smile:

    Thanks so much
     
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    Is the application form for full membership up yet?
     
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    I'm wondering this too. Still haven't seen it anywhere.
     
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    I am another interested in this and wondering.
     
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    The staff team are reviewing the remaining applications from the old forum. We'll look at uploading the new application form once all of that is done. Thanks for your patience while we are dealing with all of this.
     
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    What do you get for being a Full Member anyway?
     
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    ^Dark Chocolate
     
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    Mainly the ability to send Private Messages to other users who aren't part of the staff. You would also get access to the chat room on the previous version of the site but it was incredibly outdated and nobody used it.
     
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    It's not such a big incentive to apply for full membership, to be honest... We have wall messages as well. I'm used to full members being spared ads on their pages and stuff like that, on other places, but here, where you can get 95% of functionalities with just registering, applying for a full membership sounds like a waste of time and a heck ton of bothers for the staff... :shrug:
     
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    The main benefit is that you're allowed to share personal contact information with people via PM but not through wall messages, allowing EC friends to turn into real friends if you so desire.
     
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    Fair enough. That kinda breaks my idea of EC as being hermetically isolated from everything else in my life, which is really nice when it comes to spilling the bottom on my mind in 10 pages long boring threads and not worrying about ramifications, but you do you.
     
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    Just noting that, while you can share that type of information in PMs, we don't encourage the sharing of personal contact information, even through Private Messages. You can do that if you so desire, in PMs, but please be aware that sharing this information is a security risk. The internet can be a good way to find friends, but, unfortunately, some people don't have good intentions. We are really strict while reviewing Full Member Applications, but you also need to do your part and be careful about sharing personal information.

    I have repeated it more than once, but remember that sharing information that could be used to identify you off-site outside of Private Messages is strictly forbidden. That includes Wall Messages, Posts, Threads, etc.

    Also, remember our FAQ has more information about this: http://emptyclosets.com/home/pages/welcome/website-faq.php
     
  20. FluffyLightFox

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    I rest my case.
    I hope the staff can work through the remaining applications as effortlessly and quickly as possible, for their own sake, and the sake of those waiting to apply. :thumbsup: