Posted on Feb 19, 2014
SGT Ben Keen
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With more and more people joining RallyPoint, which is great to see, I've gotten a few Connection Requests from members who are not verified (no green SM, V, or R next to their name). &nbsp;<div><br></div><div>As someone who loves networking I do not mind the requests at all but I've started trying to review their profiles looking for some things we share. &nbsp;It could be a unit we both served in, area that we live, interests such as photography, just something. &nbsp;If I met you in person, than no big deal, I add right away.</div><div><br></div><div>The question I have for the group is how much weight do you put into the whole Verified/Non-Verified thing? &nbsp;I know we have talked about should Non-Verified accounts be able to access certain parts of the site and whatnot; in this discussion, I'm wondering what others think when they get a request to connect from a non-verified account over a verified account.</div>
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SFC Mark Merino
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I give them a month and then if they aren't verified I don't respond to them. They are probably legit, but they could also be 12. It's too easy t get verified. It isn't a security issue. In all the links they even say to "block out all the sensitive information." But unless things change, it is their right to remain that way. I can't stand it that they can spew crap and get to down-vote verified members. No bueno.
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PVT Donovan Graham
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Doesn't one need to type in their social to verify their military status/records to get onto this site? That's what I remember doing, at least.
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1SG Nick Baker
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I was invited here by a couple LinkedIn contacts. LinkedIn has unit groups also. Many groups are locked to members only and some are open to the public. I served with many of the group or LinkedIn members. I do not need to prove my service to anyone. Being verified or not is not going to stop a poser. I do not care about points or a percentage. I do not think I have ever voted anyone down. I just respond to an interesting conversation.
Take away the vote, get points for people posting a comment. Negative or positive comments show you that you influenced a response and advanced a conversation. Your business model and you defended the posers right to troll.
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SFC Brian Ewing
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I put much weight on this once I know that RP Admin has verified a person's status. RP asks for credible proof that cannot be concocted so you know you are getting a real Soldier/Marine, Airmen or Sailor once they are verified.
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