In order to ensure the security of the CBB members as much as we can, we are being a bit more careful about the Gatherers' Usergroup. Before, the only restriction was being 18. There isn't much more to the new rule. To join the Gatherers' Usergroup now, you must:
- Be over 18.
- Have an introductory profile post in Spot Supper (just so we know who you are).
- Be a member for 3 weeks.
- Be active on the board.
The last requirement is purposely left vague, as we are not being prescriptive about post counts. All we want is some evidence that you have an interest in the CS/CBB - otherwise, why would you want to attend a Gather anyway?
The vast majority of people applying to join the Gatherer's Usergroup would always have fulfilled this criteria - we are just making them mandatory. If for some reason you feel that there are extenuating circumstances and you cannot fulfil one or any of them, you are welcome to PM Lottie and explain.
To join: send a private message to Katherine or abbeybufo, stating that you are over 18.
Also: we have removed a small number of members from the usergroup. We are not backdating this requirement as such - these are members who have never posted on the board or who have posted a minimal amount and have not logged on in over two years. If you feel that you were removed in error, please PM Katherine/abbeybufo to be added back and we apologise for the inconvenience.
I would like to reiterate, however, that whatever measures we take nothing on the internet is ever fully secure. Please be careful, even on the locked boards - in particular with regard to specific disclosure of phone numbers, addresses or where you will be at a given time.