How to get ✅ Verified



“Verified” members are those who the team have met - their identity is confirmed in real life.

Benefits for Verified Members

  • Add trustworthiness to your online profile (which lends credibility to your reviews of businesses etc)
  • Gain access to the members “Lounge” category
  • Able to opt in to the General Politics and Ethikos categories.
  • Add listings to the “Wanted/Offered” category
  • Get additional powers on the site:
    • Send private messages to other users
    • Recategorise and rename any topic
    • Flagging a spam post will immediately collapse it
    • Create collaborative “wiki” posts that others can edit

How to get verified

To get verified, add a profile photo (preferably showing your face), then either:

  • attend one of our regular meetups
  • see Tolga or his staff in @No41Coffee (41 Brockley Rise)

Let them know your username and they’ll verify your profile free of charge.

June meetup - choosing a date
Positivity on
Accepting Cards / Izettle
Government employees on - now automatically verified
Weekly Update - 20th June
Election Hustings for Mayor of Lewisham
Development of London
Wanted: Laptop / TV
2018 Forest Hill Ward Councillor Candidates - Conservative
Venue for teaching Mindful Self-Compassion?
Water outage
Maplins refit
Lazy Chef Bar & Kitchen
Comment on the New London Plan
Book club - first meeting - Weds 31st January, The Honor Oak
Door-to-door Callers in SE23
Lewisham Gateway development
Book club?
Grounds and Grapes [Now Hiring] Meetup: October 2017, Piazza Della Cucina Meetup: ‪February 2017, All Inn One‬
No41. Coffee & Kitchen Updates! (2016) Meetup: July 2016, All Inn One Meetup: June 2016, Sylvan Post
Small World Coffee [Re-opening]
A fair vote for mural designs
Forest Hill dubbed "the new nappy valley"
The Clumsy Mole (formerly Donde)
Local driving school recommendations
Firework Displays near SE23 🎆
No41 Coffee Meetup: September 2016, Chandos
Choose a date for the next meetup
Parliamentary Election Hustings - Tuesday 6th June
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West & Penge MP) Retiring - May 2017
Bike Hangars
Mamma Dough
Miriam Lodge Development / Dartmouth Mews
Sugar Mountain
Looking for running partners around Sydenham Hill/Forest Hill area
Offered: 24 Series 1-7 DVD box sets
Helping me with my Dissertation on Gentrification/urban regeneration in SE23
Recommendation for a reliable gardener for routine maintenance?
New category - wildlife / nature / gardening?
Forest Hill School - Update from Cllr Paul Maslin
Deforesting and Developing Camberwell New Cemetery / One Tree Hill
Getting Started on is a year old 🎉
New Safer Neighbourhood Team Sgt!
SE23's MP Candidates - General Election 2017
Offered: Hypoallergenic Cat Food
Shifford and Witney Path redevelopment?
Local lunchtime favourites welcomes our 1000th member 🎉
Watch the Live Video Webcast of the Mayor & Cabinet Meeting on the 8th of February at 6:00pm
For Sale: 6 White Upholstered Dining Chairs £100 ONO
About the Wanted/Offered category
Spiritualist in Forest Hill?
Cleaner recommendations
Spacious double room in Forest Hill
Why can't brand new users send private messages?
Calling all Greeks of SE23
Scaffold collapse Ebsworth St "How To" Guides
Keeping topics "on topic"
Verified Users
Property section
Weekly Update - 12th June Weekly Roundup (5th June)
No overnight rail service on New Year's Eve
Campaign to save the All Inn One pub
Recommended shops and services in SE23
Pizzarte [Now Open]
Dominos - Honor Oak Park
Caravans on Portakabin Site, Waldram Crescent
Caravans on Portakabin Site, Waldram Crescent
Wanted - Broken Mirrors

@chrisbeach @anon64893700 I can now verify Ryan @comoed :slight_smile:


Good work @pauline and @comoed. I’ve given verified status


Guys, I can verify @jonfrewin he’s a customer & also created the FB group “Fab Forest Hill”.


Thanks @Pauline, I have marked @jonfrewin as verified. Welcome, Jon! Could you add a profile photo please? We ask that all verified users do so.


Thanks v much both - done.


Can Maggie be verified, she’s @magse23 :+1:


Sure thing. She’ll need a profile photo and I can sort this out for her. How about this? :wink:


Hehe nowhere near flattering enough for our @magse23


@chrisbeach use the one from her FB page :slight_smile:


Done. Cheers @Pauline


Has Stefan (Ferreira) joined yet? If he has I can verify him as one of my fav locals that does lots for our community :ok_hand:


Can’t see him on here, but will look out for him. He was really helpful on Twitter, tweeting positively about the forum to his 1,000+ following!


Cheers @chrisbeach I’ll give him a buzz or drop him an email later on :slight_smile:


I can verify @theforesttrail

Caroline if you add a profile pic @chrisbeach @anon64893700 or @thirstforwine can do this for you :slight_smile:


Thanks @Pauline all done.


I can verify @armadillo as my customer. Can you add verification @chrisbeach @anon64893700 @thirstforwine :ok_hand:

He’s also @LiseOfFH’s husband :slight_smile:


All done, cheers @Pauline

Welcome to the site, @armadillo!


Brendan @brencud if you add a pic to your profile & email me or DM me on Twitter your profile can be verified :slight_smile:

Jane @Bake-cake & James @OlympiCubs if you can do the same & message me on FB :slight_smile:


Can we verify @stefan74uk guys :slight_smile: