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Want a handle?
Until now we haven't had a formal way of adding new members. We started with friends (and family) and sort of grew from there, adding people based on personal friendships and recommendations. But what started as a cozy clubhouse after we shut down the blog has grown into a decently-trafficked message board, with quite a few requests for new members.

I'd still like to keep the process of adding new folks pretty loose and informal, but with the large number of handle requests I thought it was time to lay out some kind of membership policy.

For starters, keep in mind the forum's always open to read, whether you have a handle or not. So we want to give handles to folks who want to actively participate. If you're mostly a reader, and you're going to chime in just once or twice a year I'd say hold off on grabbing a handle just yet.

Secondly, if you've been reading for a while you know that just about everyone on the forum knows each other (or are friends of friends), and most of us know each other in real life. It's not anonymous. So that lends a more personal and congenial tone to the board. There's not a lot of drama, and that's what makes it fun. We try to keep it light.

So if you're interested in participating, here are a couple of things you can do:

1. write a note explaining who you are, how long you've been reading, and why you'd like a handle. Also, if possible...
2. pen a post that we could use on the board. And finally...
3. get a referral or endorsement from a current member.

I can't guarantee we're going to add everyone who requests a handle, and I apologize in advance if I don't get to your request right away. We'll continue to be deliberately slow in adding new folks. Thanks for reading!

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