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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Here's what I'm thinking now:

    * SS4P openly promoted. It's not a secret forum or club. However, it's not visible to search engines or those without access.

    * Qualifications for read/post access: 100 posts, planning or allied professional.(working, unemployed, retired). Less on a case-by-case basis. No pay-to-play; Cyburbian Plus members also need 100+ posts for access. Access is by user request.

    * All those with SS4P access must be willing to reveal their real world identity, just like on a listserv, which will appear in a sticky post in the forum. The list won't be visible to those without access. It's not fair if some are talking about projects they might be working on, with personally identifiable information, while some reading can remain semi-anonymous.

    * Basic rules:
    - No snark on other Cyburbia members, or other individual planners. Discussion about private planning firms is fine.
    - If a post doesn't need to be in the SS4P (nothing confidential, revealing, etc), it must be made in a public forum. We don't want to see all of Cyburbia's content move to areas where search engines can't find it.
    - No "outing" of SS4P content or user identities in public forums.
    - No NSFW content, unless it's related to discussion of an SOB.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Here's what I'm thinking now:

    * SS4P openly promoted. It's not a secret forum or club. However, it's not visible to search engines or those without access.

    * Qualifications for read/post access: 100 posts, planning or allied professional.(working, unemployed, retired). Less on a case-by-case basis. No pay-to-play; Cyburbian Plus members also need 100+ posts for access. Access is by user request.

    * All those with SS4P access must be willing to reveal their real world identity, just like on a listserv, which will appear in a sticky post in the forum. The list won't be visible to those without access. It's not fair if some are talking about projects they might be working on, with personally identifiable information, while some reading can remain semi-anonymous.

    * Basic rules:
    - No snark on other Cyburbia members, or other individual planners. Discussion about private planning firms is fine.
    - If a post doesn't need to be in the SS4P (nothing confidential, revealing, etc), it must be made in a public forum. We don't want to see all of Cyburbia's content move to areas where search engines can't find it.
    - No "outing" of SS4P content or user identities in public forums.
    - No NSFW content, unless it's related to discussion of an SOB.
    Sounds good Dan.

    It almost could double as a sort of mini-Linkedin for those of us on the forums.
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    Think I'll go with it.

    The other thing: remove pay-to-play for Confidential Career Issues, with access under a similar policy.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Okay, I need a guinea pig. A user with 100+ posts, who is NOT a Cyburbian Plus member.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Okay, I need a guinea pig. A user with 100+ posts, who is NOT a Cyburbian Plus member.
    If there's a door prize, delete me as a Plus member.

    "RJ, come on down. You've. Just. Won...an all-expenses paid three-week trip to the Bahamas!!!





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    RJ: I closed off access to SS4P for Cyburbian Plus members, but added you to a group that can see it. Does it work?
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    RJ: I closed off access to SS4P for Cyburbian Plus members, but added you to a group that can see it. Does it work?
    I'll do anything to help. Send that BMW to my house. A convertible would be nice.
    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I'll do anything to help. Send that BMW to my house. A convertible would be nice.
    One subscription to Bowel Movement Weekly: The Journal of the American Laxative Association coming your way!

    (It's the only BMW I can afford)
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    Seriously, I want to test usergroup permissions, so if there's anybody with 100+ posts, let me know here.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I'm willing to be a test subject. Chalk me up as an unemployed (never able to break in at the entry level).

    Mike

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    RJ: I closed off access to SS4P for Cyburbian Plus members, but added you to a group that can see it. Does it work?
    The pea green thread? I have access.
    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    I'm willing to be a test subject. Chalk me up as an unemployed (never able to break in at the entry level).
    Added. It'll be pea green, as RJ described.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I'll try it. I have nothing to lose. But I have no idea what SS4P is.

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    Sign me up.
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    I can be a guinea pig (or any other type of lab rodent), if you need the help.
    You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind.

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    mike, dw914er, chupacabra - in, in, in.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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