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February 24, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
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This site is under development and I am looking for feature requests or feedback.

I am interested in getting constructive feedback and feature requests for this development. Below is a list of features already available or actively being worked. It is the intent to grow slowly but surely with a group of like minded individuals and businesses. The verification process will be handled as expediently as possible and helps to ensure the professionalism and integrity of registered members. Members can grow their personal network and reputation within the community and with people they know to be verified.

There is currently no plan for a fee based membership although a small donation upon successful registration/verification (once your membership is fully activated) is requested to cover verification costs. Non obtrusive advertising and donations will help support the site.

Note:  I use the terms public and private below. Public refers to the registered member community. The only portion of the site that will be available to the "general public" is your profile review page which lists your star rating and review comments, as well as, links to your given reviews. This can be used as a great 'identity verification tool' outside of the dollar-trader network.

Note: The site is being actively developed, you may find that you (as "general public") are able to see portions of the site which I have listed as private as the site is tweaked and reworked.

A Currency Based Social Network
http://dollar-trader.com

This site/service is intended to be a community built on a social network frame for lenders, exchangers, sellers, buyers and service providers. Initially geared towards the cryptocurrency community, it may well expand to take in other providers. The site is powered by Social Engine.

Features:

Social Networking - Very similar in style and features of a platform such as facebook.  Some of the "frill" type features are being removed from the script in order to clean up the site.

Registration is by invite only, you must be invited by a verified member. Initial members will be reputable members of this forum.

Registration also requires a verified mailing address. After initially registering via your personal invitation code, a second code will be mailed to your address. Upon validation of this code, you are given full access. members awaiting validation of this address verification code are given access and labeled as "Unverified" with limited access.

Profile Fields include usernames at various online resources such as btc-otc, heatware, ebay, this forum and others. These profile fields will link directly to your profile at these other sites. These will be verified. While these fields are optional, each verified field increases your "Profile Score"  Your profile score is based on the number of fields you have verified. The exact details and weight for each field is still being determined. Also note that you can have these fields verified but listed as "private" (also being determined which fields can be "private") This allows you to complete the verification process without having your profile information available for for all members.

Some fields (such as a receiving bitcoin address, outside profile links) are locked upon completion and cannot be changed unless requested via admin.

Review System - Internal P2P review system using the 5 star criteria and comment system. You are also linked to those whom you review as well as those who have reviewed you.

Listings - Post your request to the network such as a loan request, exchange request or items/services for sale. Discussions can be undertaken on any listing.

Groups - Groups can be formed and managed. Both Private and Public (pubic being any registered members). Any feature on the site can also be used just for your group such as a listing or event. These remain amongst group members only.

Live Chat - The site is equipped with live chat. Both public and private. members can start a private group for discussion. Like facebook, you are auto logged into chat when you log in to site but can choose to remain invisible or not available.

Auctions - The site is equipped with auctions. No fees at this time. Many features of a normal auction such as "buy it now" are available.

Events - Events are being developed more towards those making loans. A loan is listed with begin/due date and becomes public record of who has outstanding loans.

Private Site - The site will remain completely private to those who are not registered members. However, the "Member Review" page will be publicly available. Such that, a member can link to his page as an "Identity verification" tool.

To answer the first question: As a 3rd party verification service of sorts, I will also provide my identity (and those who are assisting with the project) to those who are registering and my personal profile will be complete. Nothing to hide and easy enough to figure out who I am. I just prefer not to have my personal details listed on any forum.


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