Do not request verification in the comments on this post. Go to your profile settings and you will find an option to send a verification request. Only verified members can create Stories, Blog Articles, Business Pages and Groups. Verified members can also create Polls and Anonymous Posts. Verified members will be able to post Marketplace Items and monitize their content (coming soon). You don't need to send us your Identification to be verified. If you do send an ID, we delete the information after we verify you.

Verification is an indication that we are fairly certain you are not a scammer or link spammer.

You should never assume a verified member is someone we have seen ID for. Never assume the name or any other information on their profile is true.

Never assume a verified member is telling you the truth because they have a verification mark. Always do your own verification if you are engaging in a transaction with someone.

Here are some of the several ways we may verify you:

  1. We may verify you if you ask.
  2. If you are on an admin or moderator's friend list and they see your posts and activity and they are fairly certain you are not a scammer or link spammer, they will probably verify you. Sometimes I do it automatically without requests.
  3. If you have a verified friend here, who will vouch for you.
  4. If you have a website that has obviously been around for a while, it will help. We can give you a code to post in a file on your website to verify it is yours.
  5. If you have a verified account on a major social network site, we can give you a code to post there, on your profile, to verify it is your profile.
  6. Verification is free, but If you choose to send a $10 donation to us here Donate, we will verify you if your name matches the name on the donation. (Only I can see your info on the donation transaction.)
  7. There are probably other ways to verify you without an ID. Please email us at [email protected] to discuss it.