Originally Posted by Rgb
I think a best practice is to vet guests- check their AVS credentials/time on AVS, and perhaps meet potential guests at other G2G's in your area/within driving distance prior to hosting and inviting them to your place.
Probably not the best idea to simply post "I'm having a g2g on xx/yy/zz" and allow anyone who sees on the web to come.
Another good practice is to ask for AVS/other forum members to send a PM and ask for a spot, i.e. a private/semi-private invite list.
You want to retain veto power in a relatively polite way.
Agree with you here.
I held a gtg at my home May-2011, and I have 3 kids then ages 9/7/5.
Spring HEMI Meet - Saturday May 14th
The coordination was done here AVS, but invites and home directions only via PM or email.
It ended up loads of fun, and made friendships that continue to this day.
Nope, did not do a background check, check any offender list, etc.
I believe in the good in people.... still do.
This sums it up: “A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet.”
Since then, I've let 9-10 people check out my HT one at at time when they ask via PM.
I like to talk to them on the phone, and get a gut feel for them, vet them out.
All have been truly positive exchanges in info and making new friends.