So how actually the verification process should look like? I couldn’t find in-depth discussion about this on the forum, but please direct me if there is one. It seems like the process is described the most broadly on Community-first Framework and Improved Verification subpage.
Based on what’s on the page, I see the process like this:
As a first step of verification, user provides last 4 digits of his ID/driving license/passport and his full name. I guess we do not want to really gather sensitive data, so we take only part of it.
Whenever our user joins his first Couchers group meeting, hangout or perhaps is even hosted or hosts himself, he asks another person from the community to verify him. That person can do this by a special option available in the app, which would include scanning a QRcode of our fresh guy. Person who verifies, needs to put the 4 last digits/letters of the document and also check if photo, name and surname resembles the user
If everything is OK, the user gets a badge (or sth) of being verified.
The page describes something as “verifying score” is it different from reputation or community standing score? Wouldn’t it be too much scores for a profile? Here’s a quote:
Having a community member verify your account will add some percentage to your verification score, and you can repeat this a couple more times with different members. Your score will increase more if
- The verification score of the member verifying you is higher
- The ID you’ve presented is different than another one you’ve presented before
- The member verifying you is from a different location and does not know the people that have verified you before
- The ID is more difficult to forge (e.g. a passport with security features versus a driver’s license)
After verifying with three or more well-trusted people that are not connected with each other, you will be “fully verified”.
What do you think of this process? What would you change, improve?