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Old 03-19-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Input Requested - Tightened access to AREA 51

As I've stated in another post I absolutely HATE the level of fear and paranoia that exist on the forum as a result of the Security Advisory issued earlier this week.

To be clear, my frustration isn't directed at any of our members, it's directed at the individuals who appear to have falsified information in an effort to gain access to the forum.

In an effort to restore the feeling of security that was associated with AREA 51 I've been thinking about restricting access to approved members only. Essentially, AREA 51 would disappear again and members would have to be approved before they were allowed access.

I'm looking for input regarding this idea or perhaps a better idea that would accomplish the same goal. I would also need help in approving members who should be allowed access. My thoughts are something to the effect of "the only way to gain access to AREA 51 is to know someone who already has access who will vouch for you."

I'm open to any and all ideas and would welcome some feedback.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Great idea...maybe provide proof of who you are and what you do within the industry?

I could PM you my SID...I'm sure I can trust you.

Great idea, make us all feel more at ease I'm sure.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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Default tighten up

I'll send my SID but I'm having issues with it for almost the past year. It doesn't work like it used to.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
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Default No need for S-IDs - I'd rather not know them....

While I like the thought of verifying our members are who they say they are, I don't want to know anyone's S-ID number.

Perhaps we require a work related e-mail address and phone number before allowing access to AREA 51?
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:30 PM   #5
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Perhaps we require a work related e-mail address and phone number before allowing access to AREA 51?
That's a great idea ! XDCX I will pm you my other idea.

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Old 03-19-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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How about maybe having to call them at their dealership? Is 51 only for dealers/employees and such? (Newbie around here sorry) That's how they verify you're ordering a pizza and really the guy you say you're calling from. or something like that, I don't mean to sound dopey.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:34 PM   #7
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Is 51 only for dealers/employees and such? (Newbie around here sorry)
How is it possible to have 387 posts and still be a Newbie?

In answer to your question, our eligibility rules indicate the whole site is restricted to dealer principals and their employees only.

Concerning your phone call suggestion, I think that's the direction we're heading. If it works for Dominos it should work for DealershipForum too.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:39 PM   #8
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I can't remember, but is it a requirement to enter a Dealer Number to join? If not, maybe it should be.

I like the call idea, too.

Heck, I think it would be good to have a Forum reunion, meet & greet somewhere!
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:50 PM   #9
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Heck, I think it would be good to have a Forum reunion, meet & greet somewhere!
I would LOVE to do that.

It would be so cool to put some names and faces together. (For those of us who have not appeared before Congress live on C-SPAN.... )
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:13 AM   #10
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I would LOVE to do that.

It would be so cool to put some names and faces together. (For those of us who have not appeared before Congress live on C-SPAN.... )
That'll be the next place I get dragged into by Chrysler if I talk to the press again. LOL

And that would be a blast to sit and have a few adult bevies with you guys. I bet we could share some interesting stories and probably laugh once or twice as well.

X...I'm a guy...I never read the directions for the site, I just filled out the blocks and started ranting and raving immediately. Never looked back.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:14 AM   #11
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I want some autographs.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:37 AM   #12
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Heck, I think it would be good to have a Forum reunion, meet & greet somewhere!
Vegas!
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:35 AM   #13
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That'll be the next place I get dragged into by Chrysler if I talk to the press again. LOL
Hey, if anyone from Chrysler gives you a hard time just tell them you'll post something nice about them on the forum. That will end their career forever.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:42 AM   #14
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Vegas!
Vegas would be awesome. We could have a party at Lake Mead in the daytime and then continue the fun to the Las Vegas casinos at night.
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Old 03-20-2010, 12:56 PM   #15
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X-Man Im game with what ever you come up with! Seeing the steps you & this forum has provided in keeping members identities private are very reassuring. I think we have a great core of folks here and Id really like to see more new members and/or lurkers posting as this would really add to the content already here.
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