Elite Dangerous Group admissions

There use to be a thread in which everyone that had ever played Elite Dangerous was listed. I could go to that thread and figure out who were actually members of OTG so that I could admit them into the OTG group of Elite. That thread di not make the transition. So, am I to assume that since there is not currently a “clan” ion elite Dangerous that it is ok to admit anyone who asks?

Enquiring minds want to know - for all of you really old timers out there.