There are 2 issues here.
The 1st, and something most members have asked for, is for membership to only be open to those that have relevant insurance in place, and the 2nd, that the site has enough members to cover any overspill work vendors may have.
The probem with demanding the 1st is it has implications on the 2nd.
By demanding we restrict membership to bonafide couriers means that the sites membership will stall.
That is until it is known for ony having bonafide couriers and courier companies, and which point i woud expect its membership to soar.
Unfortunately it seems that news has yet to filter through not helped by this sites history in accepting anyone to join.
Let us hope someone else doesn't steal a march on this sites relatively new policy
I agree more or less with this, though surprisingly our rate of new members has not stalled, as the number of successful applicants has stayed the same during 2014, even though we are rejecting over half the applicants. Do the maths on that, as far as the growth of lifestyle couriers is concerned.
I'd say the THIRD issue, to add to your list, is what to do about the people who are insured but can't be arsed, or refuse, to upload their insurance details.
For example, of the 7 fine upstanding people who have posted on the "insurance" thread to discuss their renewal, 6 have not uploaded their insurance. I'm sure the 6 are bona fide members, who anyone on here would be happy to trade with, all been members for years, all talking about renewing their insurance, all with otherwise good profiles reputation and feedback, all on here regularly contributing to the site, and no doubt even covering some work occasionally from Vendors they know on here.
Without this category of people "insured but CBA to upload it", the site would be too small to work properly, as other sites have found. We are putting the effort in to improve the situation with better controls on new people, and persuasion and website features for existing people.
So if anyone is wondering why we don't agree 100% with the 100% no insurance uploaded 100% no access to mtvan, there's your answer.
Here's the insurance thread.