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There has been a slight change to the Research & Design group, necessitated by cloner kiddies who wanted to join up and start posting how they took a marker to their clone troopers. It scared me, real bad. So, new members will be by invitation of current members. There are 122 current members as of the time of this posting, and the list of names constitutes some of the pillars of MOCpages. Or, I have full trust that, considering the nature of this group, the members will invite wisely.

That being said, if anyone has anything against this change, wanting it to go back to open joining pending admin approval, or anyone thinks I have gone mad with power, then please let me know.
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| January 11, 2011, 12:45 pm
No, I think taking action to keep out those who aren't really interesting in innovating is appropriate considering the circumstances. Have you tried a "join with approval" approach, though? I think it may be more appropriate under the circumstances.
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| January 11, 2011, 1:27 pm
I agree with W. that "joining with approval" may be the more appropriate choice. This has really become a valuable group to me and to let it be for lack of a better term, diluted, is not gaining the full experience that we could. Thanks for checking with us though!
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| January 11, 2011, 3:13 pm
Quoting paul mc keever
ok i know i am just a member with no significance in the group i think people thet sharpie lego pieces sholud be alowed lego dosen't make certian color helmets. I think that purists and non purists should just get along big deal if you color legos or not. My stand on this i think they can join if they want. I am nor a purist or non purist i will remain nutrel until this isue is resolved if i find that this group is excluding people that color lego i will report it. this is not a group of bullies i know people that color lego. i belive that "new members will be by invitation of current members" is just a way to tell that this is a purist group .It is not i am not going to sugest this group to any on do to an increase in people getting mad with power and changing rules set by the original mods and abmins'. if you drop me from the group based on this comment i will look into why you droped me and i will report this IMEADILTY. Thank you for listening.

You've just threatened us other group members about three times. Please try to correspond in a more polite manner.
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| January 11, 2011, 9:04 pm
sorry about my last comment i just dont think it is right for purists and non purists to fight or make groups that are allready both purist and non purists to change them to only allow purists or purists sorry for the lenghty earlier comment. anyways what is the reasoning for the allowing people by invite olny please explain it to me.
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| January 14, 2011, 4:55 pm
Quoting paul mc keever
sorry about my last comment i just dont think it is right for purists and non purists to fight or make groups that are allready both purist and non purists to change them to only allow purists or purists sorry for the lenghty earlier comment. anyways what is the reasoning for the allowing people by invite olny please explain it to me.

The problem is that customizing a clone isn't really innovative, since the group of MOCers usually referred to as "Clone Kiddies" has been doing it for years. They also have a reputation for flooding and spamming group mainpages, so there's multiple concerns there. Also, this action isn't just against them... it would be used against anyone that intends to abuse this group, purist or not.
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| January 14, 2011, 5:08 pm
ok i see what that was about nut i think that sometime people customize clone tropers to make it there sigfig and for it to stand out
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| January 18, 2011, 5:18 pm
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