From today, new members can only join Trustroots by invitation.
Trustroots is growing, we’ve just passed 25’000 members. We recently issued our first member ban. Until now Trustroots has been focused around the hitchhiking community. As we grow, we want to manage the transition to a wider audience carefully.
Right now we simply don’t have the features to support a diverse audience of people with differing values. We want to build on the tribes* feature, and add a whole lot more to help with this. But for the time being, we feel that it’s better to keep our growth more focused.
How does the invitation system work?
Members can get invitation codes on the new “invite friends” page. You can send the code to friends who you think are a good fit for the spirit of Trustroots. Please be conscious about who you invite.
How many invites can I send?
There is currently no fixed limit. We’ll see how this model works and update it over time.
How long will this last?
The whole idea is an experiment. As we develop features to better support a wider range of value systems, we’ll open things up.
Won’t that slow growth?
Yes,it might. We think that growing more carefully, even if more slowly, makes more sense than growing too fast and potentially diluting trust within the community.
We’re ambitious. We want to build the world’s largest digital trust network and to make this happen we need help. We’re looking for people with a practical hands on approach. Read more.
(*Before August 2020, Trustroots Circles were called “Tribes”.)