Following on from being a garantor member you have to be 18. If for instance you are 16 and want to have a contract phone you have to be 18 or have your parents/carers be garantor. This therefore means that you should not allow under 18s to be garantor members as they are not legally responsible should the company go into liquidation.
> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 17:36:49 +0100 > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Age limits > > > Well, I suppose the distinction is really that one is about governance > > of the organisation, the other about fundraising and developing a > > consistent income stream -- making sure that donors from 2008 go on to > > donate in 2009 as well. I don't know whether this is worth doing -- > > in any case, it wouldn't be necessary to make the decision > > immediately. > > I think the best way to get donors to keep donating is to set up > direct debits, then they have to make a concious decision to stop > rather than a concious decision to keep going. I did a minimal amount > of research into direct debits and it looks like there are a fair few > hoops to jump through to prove you're trustworthy enough to be able to > take money out of other people's accounts, someone should do some > proper research into it (perhaps ask the people in the bank while > setting up the account). > > I think the only reason to have the two separate is if we expect a > significant number of people to be in one group but not the other (the > occasional exception can be made on a case-by-case basis). > > > My other reasoning was that it was my understanding from someone's > > post to this list that it is not allowed to charge for guarantor > > membership -- is this correct? > > So say the people involved in v1.0, but I can't find any mention of > such a rule anywhere and the model docs (and, in fact, the v1.0 docs) > include a bit about the board setting membership fees (in the bit > about Rules) and a bit about terminating people's membership if they > don't pay up within 6 months of money coming due (in the bit about > membership). I spoke to James about it and he was going to take a look > at the documents to see if I was misinterpreting something, but he > hasn't got back to me yet. > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia UK mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK > http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l