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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 Molly in Orillia Ont on January 7, 2013 at 2:44pm

I see by the date this question was posted that my answer does not really have much relavance, but, YES I would still join, besides, waiting 24 hours gives me a chance to look at all the wonderful pictures !!!!

Comment by Carol Fleisher on October 5, 2012 at 5:13pm

I guess I would have wondered who was doing the approving and why but I would have waited it out.  I really needed the information and support.  Thank you for all you do!

Abe and Carol

Comment by Laurie, Jackson and Delilah on September 19, 2012 at 5:08pm

It would not have been a problem for me.  Noticed a "nice" spam this morning.  Too, too bad people have so much time on their hands they need to be malicious or vulger.

Comment by Bruce Anderson and Ginger on June 23, 2012 at 7:06pm

Same with me, Lois...I got Ginger before I even knew the word Goldendoodle existed !

But now that I know...they are the best of the best !

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on June 23, 2012 at 11:19am

No you're not Lois.  We got Pemon and then I read all about Goldendoodles.  We did make some mistakes in the beginning too.  Didn't realize we should not take Pemon out in public until he had all his shots.  Certain chew bones should not have been given to him until he was older.  Now if you all wonder why Pemon is so big, now you know.  He had to do that to survive.  LOL

Comment by Lois - Izzi on June 23, 2012 at 12:29am

ps: agree with Alessandra comments..
and please do take my comments in prospective.   I'm probably the only Doodle member to purchase a Doodle and THEN google the breed.  

Comment by Lois - Izzi on June 23, 2012 at 12:16am

Jan, know that I have the highest respect for all the work you put into the community  (but)  I did not know that at the time I logged on.   I have say I personally would not have joined.  I would have searched for another page and probably have found what I was looking for in my initial search.  (and) have often wondered about the other truly knowledge owners of the breed who do not join into conversations.  I love the blogs about the service dogs, winning companion dogs, and other activities..   I know they are part of the community; wishing they would share more than they do.  I question if they would join at all...    Please know you have my full support regardless. lf

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on June 17, 2012 at 9:55pm

You've got that right Bruce.  And it is time for me to sign off.

So, say "Good night Gracie".

Again, I hope all the fathers out there have a wonderful Father's Day!

Comment by Bruce Anderson and Ginger on June 17, 2012 at 9:32pm

...and we may be crazy, but certainly not snobs....right, Grace ?!

Comment by Bruce Anderson and Ginger on June 17, 2012 at 9:31pm

whoops...been gone a few days, so missed this one.  Like everyone else, I would have had no problem with joining after a delay.  As a matter of fact, I kinda had that.  As most everyone knows, I got Ginger at the SPCA and didn't know what she was.  I found this site by googling "Goldendoodle" to see what they looked like.  When I found this site, I sent a message to Blue with photos of Ginger and asked her what her opinion was.  Took a day or so to get back to me, so the delay was there.

But have to agree...with the wonderful folks we have here, just to have the potential of losing another great new member is worth listening to a spammer for a few days. ----wait, I think thats a double negative ----  I can put up with a spammer to keep our site open to new wonderful doodle folks.  To be "approved" might send a perception that we are snobs.  ---there, that sounds better.

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