I've been wanting to talk about this for awhile, as we occasionally get heat from it. "I know what I'm doing!" some scream. "I'm not worried about spammers or creeps or..." They think the rule is about them, in the singular. In some cases, this sort of thing is relevant - we occasionally edit introductions that are far
too personal for the poster's own good. That is usually not the case, however.
It goes a bit like this: You want to look up a phone number, you open up a phone directory. Likewise, if you want to find a picture or video, you will go to a site that is known to have those sorts of content.
So where does a random creep
) look for people to harass?
We actually haven't had a serious case of harassment since the mentoring process was streamlined - despite doubling our membership since. Knock on wood, and all, but in addition to saving our sanity, they have done a wonderful job. Have you thanked one lately? : )
So, when we seek to prevent contact details being made public, it is because we want to present ourselves as a place where that information is not available
. It's not like approval costs money, or ever will. The only honest reason to circumvent it is impatience... and we rather frown on that. You have presumably spent, at a minimum, eighteen years in this world before applying to Elliquiy, if a few days is too much for you, you probably do not belong here.
I hope that helps explain things. I really do want to keep most of how we function transparent.
Thank you for reading, and have a nice day : )