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Gamewatch.org [Nov. 1st, 2004|01:45 am]
So, let's talk about it. What would you like to see?

Edit: Hello all. I'm sorry about this, but I've turned on screening for anonymous comments in this thread and the top one on the blog. We have a troll who has been spamming comments every few hours or so, and I just don't have time to keep coming in here and deleting them. Rest assured if you post anything that ISN'T vulgar, I will unscreen it as soon as I see it. Hopefully the troll will lose interest soon and I can lift this.
Edit 1/4/2005: Comment screening turned back off; thank you all for your patience. =)

From: ea_spouse
2004-12-16 08:47 pm (UTC)
In the 12/15 update, someone posted:

That may pose a sticky problem - some sites require an email from your work address to join, something that certain potential posters would be adverse to. This organization will have to find some way to confirm a persons' employment credentials to keep things relevant and honest, I think.

I'm just recording that comment here, and would be interested in discussion on it. I have a proposed notion for how it might somewhat be avoided, but it's not complete: essentially, verification would indeed be through email -- a user would create their account and prove that they worked for the company they claimed by providing an email address in that company's domain. The website would then send a verification email with a link to that address. ONLY the verification email would be sent. Once the account was created, the user could set another email account as the primary address for it, and have all correspondence shunted through that; no email or information other than the initial verification would be sent to the company address.
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[User Picture]From: randomnine
2004-12-18 07:34 am (UTC)
How about linking it to the star program? As part of the certification, companies would need to pass employee contact details on to GameWatch. Any other system would be open to abuse; verifying via emails from the company domain, for example, is very much open to abuse by the employer. Sure, this means that it won't be able to cover the majority of employers to start with. However, without credibility, it affects none - and with time and effort, I'm sure it could become near universal.

One way of encouraging companies to adopt the certification, of course, might be to permit anonymous and largely uncontrolled posting on companies that haven't.
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