link to original reddit post by /u/nixfu

Mod Announcement: We are pausing GoldandBlack user join requests.

Three months ago r/GoldandBlack went members only to maintain the quality of the subreddit.

Since that time, we have seen a significant(massive) reduction in brigading and a rise in quality of content, with no real loss in activity by the genuine members of the community.

Our r/GoldandBlack is now an exclusive, elite club.

The challenge is that everyone else wants to join. Thank you all for your support, interest, and enthusiasm. We fully understand there just is not any other place like this on Reddit where you can have polite, intelligent discussions about libertarian topics. We get it, that is why we created this community in the first place.

But, simply put, we are overwhelmed by the requests to join the subreddit.

Therefore, we will pause accepting new join requests for a while to give the mods a chance to catch up, and to further maintain the quality of the subreddit.

The plan moving forward is we will not longer have continuously open requests.

In the future, we will periodically open requests up for new users, usually for limited time windows. This is to keep mods from getting overwhelmed and give time for mods to make careful review of profiles and continue to limit membership to sincere quality contributors.

If you are reading this, and are interested in joining our community, just keep an eye out for the announcements about periods when requests will be accepted and apply during one of those periods.