Off topic thread
First and foremost I apologize for being inactive. I prefer my work life over my internet life and summer is the busiest times for me.
Secondly. It has come to my attention a thread in which a once verified person(now banned) got fat after being verified.
Thread about it.
There is many problems with this thread that I would like to address.
re-verification every few months.
Many issues with this. First and most importantly privacy. None of you should trust someone to not delete these verification pictures. You should assume that we save these and share them around even if we don't. Especially if it is required to send a new one every few months.
Secondly it is extremely time consuming. Not only do we not have a system to do flairs at all(we use CSS to do all flairs) we also don't have a system to record when someone was originally verified. In addition to that we would have to actively be checking a list of users to constantly determine if users need to reverify or not. We don't even have time to verify people the first time.
Third. As mentioned above we don't have a system to do flairs currently. Our system is very dirty. I have to every few months clean out the flairs on-site and export them to a github page. Here is the current page.
Fourth. Old verifications. If we for some reason decided to do the above, we would have to wipe hundreds of verifications.
Bringing new mods to do it
All bases around trust. The current mod team has known each other for years. We actively have done things out of FPH's circle. Bringing in some active user isn't the same since we don't have experience with them. With that /u/freedomtoast made a good write up about that here.
Wrong on so many levels. Not only is it super time consuming. It violates every right to privacy that I am for. It will kill the sub immediately with implementation. We will never implement mandatory verification.
Cut your elitist bullshit because you have a stupid flair. Have had too many people give us the "do you know what I am" speech when we ban them for shit. You are the same level as an unverified person when it comes to the rules. Don't act superior to them just because they aren't verified. If I continue to see this we may have to start removing flairs from people being elitist.
With that all being said. I want everyone's opinion on what we should do, how we can do it and how you can help.
If I missed something let me know. Will ping people who I think need to read this thread.