Hi, TW, and glad to see you back, man. That's a good suggestion you have, too. I think an intake interview by phone with dues-paying members is a good idea. Of course, the question then becomes "Who does the interview?" The mods are swamped as it is with trying to keep things running, so it would probably need to be an administrative person. But even that can only go so far in that creeps could still deceive the interviewer. This latest round of fakes managed to get to the Members side in that at least one of the fakes was dues-paying member (I know - incredibly warped). I'm not sure what the answer is to all this, but it may be that we just have to learn to function with some level of trust here, learn to protect ourselves by not being too free with what we offer others, and then also be prepared for when a fake is eventually unearthed.
Again, glad to see you back, TW.