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 PostPost subject: Getting FTP Access without contributing?        Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:43 am 
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I opened this topic particulary, beacause i discovered on the FTP Acces members section, that are many of them who doesn´t post or contribute anything but they got FTP Access, like on this screenshot:

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If really were applied thier joining by a FTP Admin without being evaluated, that means there are conveniences that could be bypassed by a Staff member (i know that as a regular member can´t be subject to discussion with these members or the admins elsewhere), but it makes me stranger that the FTP Membership could be obtained easily, even without reading the contribution guidelines first.

Once i've watched this, i dediced to apply to join, but at the moment i didn't recieved a response by a FTP Admin or al least recieved a PM.

I´m not trying to question this decisions, just i want to know from a Staff member, why they gave this memberships, at the same time get a response about the previous mention.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting FTP Access without contributing?        Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:51 am 
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This rule was only implemented into this site 4 years ago and this community is 8 years older than that. Chances are, many of those were from before the rule was created. I'm one of them. See this: https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31965

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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting FTP Access without contributing?        Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:03 am 
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Haha yeah doesn't explain the 0 posts. A lot of those users just drop a contribution and move on, just like with the old rule. Drop 10 posts and move on.

Hey guy, use the image uploader not imgur.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting FTP Access without contributing?        Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:04 am 
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Take note that you can still apply for FTP access even if you have 0 post count by contributing to the FTP. The number of contributions made by a member is not reflected in the FTP access Usergroup information as far as I know.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Getting FTP Access without contributing?        Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:24 am 
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as @gabegriggs1 mentioned, a lot of members were already FTP members before the contribution rule was implemented. A lot of members also chose to contribute anonymously to the FTP and will therefore not be mention in any statistics. And you don't need any posts to contribute. We encourage of course that members take part of discussions, but it's not a requirement.

If you apply for FTP access without having uploaded anything then I will not reply and I will simply delete your application as I would assume you didn't care about the contribution requirements. I get these kind of applications a lot and it takes considerable time to reply to them, and 99% of them never uploads anything either way. But if you uploaded something proper and it doesn't get passed by my checks then I will reply to your FTP application and tell you. Just make sure you don't apply before you uploaded anything.

And no, there are no ways to get FTP access without contributing in some meaningful fashion. You won't get in by paying money, and you won't get in by only posts. But if you think you can contribute in some other way then get in touch with me, present your idea and we'll discuss.

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