In another thread, the point was raised about DF membership criteria. I'm sure that this needs to be fleshed out a bit, but I would propose the following as examples of the types of members we'd like to have (and some/all of this may be spelled out in the rules somewhere, and Kim, if this fits an existing thread better, please feel free to move it). In all cases, I'm assuming that people are posting under their actual names.

  1. Current residents
  2. Former residents
  3. Prospective residents
  4. Town employees
  5. Experts with contributions relevant to a thread or threads


In all cases, people would have to follow the rules. Should any of the above abuse the privilege of being a member, their membership could of course be terminated. I suspect we won't get many--even from a relative count perspective--of 3, 4, or 5, but in general, more participation is better.