The current whitelist method certainly discourages drive-by griefing, but it’s a little slow for legitimate requests. I don’t to discourage people who have a genuine interest but a short window of time to be introduced to our server. So…
I propose a new method of whitelisting for people who already have friends on the server. This would come in the form of an /approve command accessible by regulars and/or donors. What do you guys think?
This sounds like a good idea. I’m guessing that there would be a log of who “/approved” a new user and that the person doing the approval could be held responsible for any potential harm done by the new person.
I can track who approved them if that’s what would make people feel more comfortable with this. I find it helpful to know who knows who. It aids communication as well as improving understanding and resolution of conflicts.
I got around to coding this. You can now use /approve <playername>. It’ll track who approved who. This is primarily for people who want to get friends and families onto the server quick and is only accessible to those in the Regulars group or above.