Does anyone know of any prior art for when you want to sign up for a website, but they review your account manually before letting you in? Specifically, what kind of things they make you fill out to be able to make the decision?

Current thoughts: Making the user fill out display name and bio during sign up (when in admission-based registrations mode)

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@Gargron as others have suggested perhaps filling in the bio, the metadata, and a small message about why they want to join (or some sort of per-instance customisable link to a form) - and if they know any users on the system who may want to vouch for them.

The ability to have some kind of back and forth chat with the mods/admins could be useful - and while admins *could* email the users email account that does expose the admins email account which could leak information.

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