My solution was this:
Subject: The InviteCode drop/Whuffie and problems therin
The InviteCode drop/Whuffie and problems therin
Short, concise description of the idea
An alternative to ditching Invite Codes
Full description of the idea
Instead of ditching invite codes, we keep them, and differentiate our account types as "endorsed" and "unendorsed". Any one can sign up and get an unendorsed account, but other users and communities can block unendorsed accounts with a simple option. To get endorsed, all someone needs is an invite code or to upgrade to a paid account.
An ordered list of benefits
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
So it's a nice, elegant solution. I attempted to submit it to the LJ suggestion community. The reply I recieved was:
Please comment to the posts and wait for the systems to be implemented so we know how things actually stand.
In other words, we're going ahead with our plan anyway. I did post it as a reply to the newspost that spawned this whole thing. Frankly, my solution is better; it gives everyone what they want. Anyone else with me on this?