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[Suggestion] Invitation Registration and Tree

chousho

Well-known member
#1
This is just a suggestion, however:

While a good majority of forums are open and public, some are more private and seek to be built around a small community.

I was wondering [if not in XF, than as an idea for a plugin] about the following:

Rather than letting any user register however many accounts they want on a forum, how about an option to allow only current users to invite new users to join the community? Through this we can see an invitation tree from new user Z who was invited by user Y. We also can see that user Y was invited by user X.

Creating an account based off of invitations rather than open registration is a little bit different, I admit. However it's also a pretty neat idea for niche communities, such as video game clans and guilds, as well as comic shop table top board players, and the like. It also frees up the admin from having to check each new user registration, as invitation cuts out a most chances of spam bots or unknown weirdos joining a forum they weren't invited to.
 

gib

Active member
#2
Would be handy to have an 'invite only' option, for inviting new users, with ability to see who invited the user.
 

gib

Active member
#5
What would be really cool, is to have X number of invites per user, which could be set differently depending on userlevel or trophies.
 

chousho

Well-known member
#6
What would be really cool, is to have X number of invites per user, which could be set differently depending on userlevel or trophies.
This brings up an interesting idea!

For instance, a Shop addon where users can spend points (that they earn however) for things such as invites, a name change, etc. Hmm, maybe someone should look into a Shop addon, too~?