Comment: I do support Micheal's decision below

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I do support Micheal's decision below

but I will give my 2 cents on the idea in case someone else wants to run a site like that in the future.

I am a member of an invitation only site and it works well for what it is. Only positively active members can give invites ...the more positively active, the more invites are allowed. What positive means would vary by site. Here, maybe it would be those that get more up-votes than down votes or some other algorithm....number of words, posts, originals or whatever.

BUT, invitation only tends to breed sameness. That is the downside.

to Micheal-- I am glad I made it to the inside of this fence. It will be interesting to see people grow. Have you considered making it or some sections of it not viewable to the public at large? just curious.