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Admin Question - Would you have signed up if...

If we had this ning community set up such that you'd have to wait to be "approved" before your account became active, would you still have joined?

Background: There is a spammer, or team of spammers, that keep joining our community.  Ning support recommends we turn on "Approve new members before they can join" to control the problem.  We're concerned that the extra step (waiting to be approved), might interfere with real people wanting to join our community.

What do you think?  Would you have joined if you had to wait maybe 24 hours to be "approved"?

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Comment by Tammy and Raven on January 17, 2016 at 11:34am

I would definitely still have joined even if I had to be approved first. it's more a pain for the admin than for us.

Comment by Sue Ryzdynski on November 9, 2014 at 5:37pm
Spammers are increasingly prevalent everywhere, all forums require an approval period to rule out detrimental influances! It's a sign of the times and it seems necessary!
Comment by Michelle on October 3, 2014 at 12:45pm

I just joined and didn't mind the waiting period at all, just shows that you actually care who is in the group and that you want to protect group members.

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on September 30, 2013 at 12:27pm

I'm fine.  No problems.  I do have a spam blocker?????  Maybe that's why?  Molly and JoAnn when that happens you should write to Jan or Blue.   And I know since they put the new system into works there hasn't been that much spam.  That's why I'm saying you should maybe notify one of them.

Comment by Molly in Orillia Ont on September 30, 2013 at 6:51am

oops - fat fingers ............. I was trying to say that I don't often post something but I do look in regularly

Comment by Molly in Orillia Ont on September 30, 2013 at 6:49am

I received another email this morning regarding 'spammers'

 

why is this circulating again?  does the email come from the doodles community or the spammers and if it's the spammers do they have our email addresses?

 

I look at this site practically every day to see what's going on although I post somerging very often I still look in - thanx for the great work !!!!!

Comment by JoAnn Gallagher & Paddy Waggin' on September 30, 2013 at 4:51am
Yes, i wouldnt mind waiting. Very often after being on this site, I get much junk, gross email.
Comment by Bruce Anderson and Ginger on January 8, 2013 at 4:55pm

...and my thanks, too, for your efforts, jan

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on January 7, 2013 at 7:23pm

Your are an Angel Jan....

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on January 7, 2013 at 3:05pm

Thanks Molly & everyone who replied.

Yes, the spammers became so persistent that we were literally removing 10 or more a day, so we decided to change to the "members must be approved" option.   The huge advantage is that the obvious spammer types are not getting one second of free advertising on this community!

Thank you all for understanding!

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