Sometimes one must just implement the Community BANHAMMER!

05 Jan 2013 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 20

  1. Humberto Gauna 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    You want moderation tools on your account or a page?

  2. as a community moderator you can ban users.

  3. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    I haven't banned anyone, but I'm sure I saw banning as an available option somewhere in the menus.

  4. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    By the way, banning is not necessary if the group is set up to require membership requests to be approved. In such a case, simply removing someone from a group will leave the person unable to re-enter.

  5. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    No I want moderation tools more than just a ban or remove…. We need move a thread and other such moderation tools… We just need them before the communities get messy… I am sure they are coming.. But move a thread would be incredibly helpful sooner than later…

  6. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    I agree we need the ability to bump threads, make sticky threads, recategorize threads, shut off membership requests, and much more.

  7. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    +Mike Spinak we are getting advertising from page accounts and our first porn post the other day.. The porn one was caught by the spam filter but that deserves a ban…

    I will go as far to say communities are really for people and not page accts to be posting on unless it's relevant and not an ad to visit their page..

  8. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    As a broad generalization, I decline membership requests from page accounts.

  9. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    +Mike Spinak but that is for private communities….. The ones I mod are all public…

  10. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    Public, too. The Nature Photography group I started is public, but membership is by approval only.

  11. Ardith Goodwin 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    I had to ban, block, and remove a member from my community and personal profile but I don't have to approve each member as they join. Maybe I should change it, but I think that might create more work for me.
     Crimety sakes…

  12. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    It does create a lot of work, +Ardith Goodwin. I have to look through lots of profiles every day, in order to make individual decisions whether to let them in. That said, it does help keep out spammers, and allow you to create a group which is less prone to dysfunction.

    I wish there was a way to just turn off the ability for people to request membership.

  13. Ardith Goodwin 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    I have been lucky and only had 1 problem. My community is smaller though, only around 160, if it grows much larger I may need to rethink things though. We do need more controls. 

  14. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    As in you can only get in if invited?

  15. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    I would like to make it so that people could only get into my group if invited. I get dozens or even hundreds of people per day requesting to get into the Nature Photography group. From the beginning, I wanted this to be a small group, so I'm not letting the vast majority in. It's a hassle to deal with. It would be a lot easier if I could just invite the few, rather than decline the many.

  16. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    Do you have moderators?

  17. Mike Spinak 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    Currently, no. One person has volunteered. If it comes to it, I will have him join me as a moderator.

  18. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    Mods do help if they are the right person… I have a ton of community bulletin board experience… I run several outside of here… A fire mechanics board and a few others… I like to keep the rules simple and the justice swift but not overly ugly in its implementation.

    You are 100% correct that a tightly moderated membership filtering is the best way to build a strong community.. I do that on all the boards I run… It makes people work to be part of the group etc…

  19. Alma Alvarado 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    I'm not a moderator, but some of the spam I've seen I've reported and deleted(from my view). Where do these people come from?? !?

  20. Brent Burzycki 5 Jan 2013 Reply

    +Alma Alvarado they are everywhere and will never go away and people continue to ick on the links they post…. Failure to understand the technology people use daily makes those people vulnerable to all kinds of issues and problems…. People need to slow down and understand what they do daily and take the time or they will continue to get exploited

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