You guys told me you wanted a message board for this site, so a message board you shall have! But why have just a message board when you could have a whole community? To chat, discuss, blog, make friends, and connect in amazingly awesome ways with other people under 30 who care about their financial situation?
Oh yes, it can happen and it does exist! But, you have to be awesome to get in. Right now, it’s invite only — and getting an invite is no easy thing. Yep, you can’t just waltz right in and sign up. Sorry! You’ve got to prove your worth. (Added bonus: the need to “prove your worth” should keep the spammers out!)
So, how can you prove your worth? You’ve got to show me that you’ve interacted with Poorer Than You before. For some of you, this will be as simple as leaving a comment on this post. Because some of you, I recognize by name from all the comments or emails you’ve sent me. Just make sure when you leave the comment, you use the email address you want your invite sent to. (If you are a part of another community on Ning, you’ll want to use the same email address you use for that.)
If you’ve never commented on PTY before, can you still join the forums? Nope, sorry. Because we don’t want any lurkers in this community. It’s tough to talk about money when you know that there are creepers around reading your every detail, but never talking to you in return. And if you haven’t proven to me that you’re a person who’ll post, you can’t play in our treehouse. Sorry!
What you can do is start commenting. Real comments that follow the PTY comment policy, on past and future posts. Leave a comment here that’d you’d like an invite, and after a little while —if you impress me- I’ll send you an invite as well.
Because in the end, I’d rather have only a handful of people who really post and help one another, than 1000 creepers watching five people post.