Verification FAQ [11/20/17 Update!]

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  1. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX Sleeping Dragon Administrator Original Poster

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    Hi all,

    Yesterday we announced that we’d be rolling out a program where members of the games industry such as developers, community representatives and press could earn a “Verified status” on their account. We’re now happy to announce that we’ll be moving forward with this plan today and have put together an FAQ to help everyone understand more about what verification entails.


    Why should I verify my account?


    At ResetEra, we’re looking to help foster deep relationships between those who consume games and those that develop, write about and publish them. A verified account is an additional layer of trust and authenticity to your account. It adds weight to your posts and helps to strengthen the notion that you’re a real human being that has passion for the work you do.

    We think that being verified can help to create a stronger relationship with your audience and gives you an opportunity to step into discussions about your work as a valuable source of authority. We believe having an identifiable voice on one of the fastest-growing video game forums on the internet is important.

    Please note that verified status will not entitle you to preferential treatment from the staff and you will still be expected to adhere to the same forum rules as any other member.

    What does verification look like?

    Once you have verified your account you will have a verified icon placed under your username and you will also have the ability to add a descriptive custom tag under your profile picture to explain your current role in the industry.

    The verified Icon looks like this-

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    How do I become verified?

    If you are interested please contact me at-[email protected]

    In the email you’d need to provide

    - Your name
    - Your job title and company
    - Your work email address (that you used to sign up to the site)
    - Any other means of proving your identity
    - A description of why you wish to verify your account
    - A custom tag if you wish to have it (E.G. Developer at X or Community Manager at Y)


    We’d like to note that becoming a verified member is completely optional. It is something you would opt in to. We fully understand that many industry members will wish to remain anonymous and we respect that. Please note that not all accounts that request verification will be verified.
     
  2. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX Sleeping Dragon Administrator Original Poster

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    Last month we announced our plan to offer identity verification for members of the gaming industry. Today I’m excited to announce that we will begin rolling out this feature right here, right now. From now on if you see a user with this icon somewhere beneath their username, you’ll know that their real identity has been verified by the ResetEra staff and that they are indeed who they say they are:

    upload_2017-11-20_23-15-14.png


    Verified users may also have a custom tag describing their job title and the company that they work for. We ask that you please be polite to them, as you should be to all your fellow members.

    If you believe you have been verified and have not received your verification icon yet, please contact me directly.

    As with everything we do, we’re constantly looking for areas of improvement. In the future there may be changes to the way the icon looks and functions, and we will announce those in due course.
     
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