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
  • Access to the @general_politics and @Ethikos groups.
  • 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.

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Accepting Cards / Izettle
Government employees on - now automatically verified
Weekly Update - 20th June
Verified Users
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Caravans on Portakabin Site, Waldram Crescent "How To" Guides
Scaffold collapse Ebsworth St
Cleaner recommendations
Water outage
Calling all Greeks of SE23
Why can't brand new users send private messages?
Spacious double room in Forest Hill
The Clumsy Mole (formerly Donde)
About the Wanted/Offered category
For Sale: 6 White Upholstered Dining Chairs £100 ONO
Watch the Live Video Webcast of the Mayor & Cabinet Meeting on the 8th of February at 6:00pm welcomes our 1000th member 🎉
Jim Dowd (Lewisham West & Penge MP) Retiring - May 2017
2018 Forest Hill Ward Councillor Candidates - Conservative
Local lunchtime favourites
Parliamentary Election Hustings - Tuesday 6th June
Shifford and Witney Path redevelopment? Meetup: October 2017, Piazza Della Cucina
Offered: Hypoallergenic Cat Food
SE23's MP Candidates - General Election 2017
New Safer Neighbourhood Team Sgt! is a year old 🎉
Getting Started on
Deforesting and Developing Camberwell New Cemetery / One Tree Hill
Grounds and Grapes [Now Hiring]
Forest Hill School - Update from Cllr Paul Maslin
New category - wildlife / nature / gardening?
Recommendation for a reliable gardener for routine maintenance?
Helping me with my Dissertation on Gentrification/urban regeneration in SE23
Offered: 24 Series 1-7 DVD box sets
Looking for running partners around Sydenham Hill/Forest Hill area
Sugar Mountain
Miriam Lodge Development / Dartmouth Mews
Mamma Dough
Maplins refit
Small World Coffee
Forest Hill dubbed "the new nappy valley"
Choose a date for the next meetup Meetup: September 2016, Chandos
No41 Coffee
Firework Displays near SE23 🎆 Meetup: June 2016, Sylvan Post
Election Hustings for Mayor of Lewisham
Venue for teaching Mindful Self-Compassion? Meetup: July 2016, All Inn One
No41. Coffee & Kitchen Updates! (2016)
Wanted: Laptop / TV
Development of London
Wanted - Broken Mirrors
Book club?
Door-to-door Callers in SE23
Book club - first meeting - Weds 31st January, The Honor Oak
Comment on the New London Plan
Lazy Chef Bar & Kitchen
Dominos - Honor Oak Park
Pizzarte [Now Open]
Recommended shops and services in SE23 Meetup: ‪February 2017, All Inn One‬
Campaign to save the All Inn One pub
#postergate Weekly Roundup (5th June)
Spiritualist in Forest Hill?
Weekly Update - 12th June
Bike Hangars
Lewisham Gateway development
Property section
Local driving school recommendations

@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: