This community was created for a small group of people who know each other well enough to be welcome in one another's homes, and that being the case, I've done what I should have done in the beginning. This is now a closed community, meaning that people can only join if we add them manually. Posts will remain unmoderated, but are friends-locked by default now (though older entries have to be locked manually, and I can't edit anyone's entries except my own, so you may want to skim back through and lock down if you feel the need to). It's not that I think any of us are against meeting and talking with new people, but I think we can all agree that when we're posting things like directions or phone numbers, we don't want to have to wonder about safety of information. With these things in mind, about a half dozen people have been removed due to inactivity in the community both online and in real life.
If you have any other ideas that you'd like to see, let me know--I want to keep this place active and useful.