Sounds like a solid approach @chrisbeach Some sort of openness of who people are, rather than being a username with no back story.
good idea - set up an “IRL” badge for those the admins have met ‘In Real Life’ - good excuse for get-togethers too!
Genuinely sounds like a really good idea to me. Might actually get me out a bit more. Imagine that.
I have created a “verified” badge and applied it to @Pauline (because I’ve met her in real life), @Liz_Hall (my fiancé) and @anon64893700 (because Pauline knows him IRL, and knows it’s his account). The full list is here:
If you click on a user’s avatar, you’ll see the tick:
I’ll add everyone I meet in real life. All welcome tomorrow night at 7:30pm (The Hill)
Awww shucks lol.
Seriously though, great idea, I can vouch for thirstforwine (Rob) as a real and genuine human being.
Hopefully I can make the meeting.
Excellent. I’ve verified @thirstforwine.
When we meet tomorrow we can look at the moderation features together and I can grant a few more privileges so you guys can take more leadership of the community if you’re willing.
@Pauline should be able to verify me as a customer, although I really need to come back to her shop!
You must be that big green M I see walking around London Road! Welcome!
Verified users can also choose to display “verified” against their name. It’s the following setting in user preferences: