I'm trying not to be hard on this one, and I don't even know if I am writing this in the right forum, but I find it really weird for what happened to a future member.
Well, I just came back from a really small and first-time con in the Columbus GA area, namely at the Coca Cola Space and Science Center. One of the organizers, member of the GA 501st (main contact for our group), after seeing my Boba Fett, I handed to her one of the TDH business cards I've got from Dragon*Con, and referred to her to this site for anything she wanted to know about either Mandalorian, Fetts, or Zam....at least to get the basics.
Just on my way out from the Con to go for dinner, during saying goodbyes, she expressed a concern that she tried to join this site while we were at the con, and according to her, this website didn't allowed her to join, because "she didn't have a costume done"??? I understand, as to belong to the 501st IS MANDATORY to have a costume done....but on TDH??!!!
I've always known that TDH (as a basic) is a FAMILY FRIENDLY Forum, that dedicates to the Help and Information on the creation of either Boba, Jango (or any mandalorian), and Zam Wessell, and I hope this forum haven't gone that far, as of restricting future members of joining in, since that would be completely ridiculous.
Did TDH changed rules at some point I don't know, similar as far as the 501st costuming standards has gone lately, or maybe I skipped or slipped something in between so many posts around that I didn't notice? Please, someone tell me I am wrong, and I will find the right answer to the person, besides on locating where exactly her problem is.
Sorry in advace for the rant, not meant to anyone or anything, but I've found that lately this hobby became more frustrating (specially in the past 4-5 months that I know of)...even when you're doing the right thing to others, and some little "technical details" I would say, spoils the fun of joining any group in particular to this hobby.