So true about location not necessarily being the factor to accept/reject
Often you can tell by what other groups the person belongs to (check those
out) and other aspects of their profile.
I know that many of the groups that I've recently joined have questions to
answer before getting approved to join the group. That could be an option
:) Emily in Ottawa
On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 3:38 PM Jonathan Sivier via Organizers <
You can also put them on Post Approval. I think
that lasts for 30
days, at which time it goes away, but can be renewed if necessary.
We also get some requests from unexpected places. I usually look at
them and make a decision (probably very subjective and arbitrary) as to
whether this appears to be a real person or a bot. Real people can also
post unwanted content, but it seems to be less of a problem. If the entity
requesting to join is in a whole bunch of groups and has few, if any,
friends, then it is probably a bot and I tend to reject them. Others can
be more difficult to be sure about. So I usually approve them, but put
them on Post Approval. If the 30 days goes by without any problems then
they are probably OK.
Just because someone is from another country doesn't necessarily mean
they aren't legitimate. We have one person on our Central Illinois English
Country Dancers' email list who is from Korea. There is no dancing in her
area, but she likes the Jane Austen books and is interested in the
dancing. I don't know if she is getting any benefit from being on our
list, I have suggested some others that might be more useful, but she is
certainly welcome to be a part of our group, even though very remotely.
On 5/31/2020 2:15 PM, B Fabinski via Organizers wrote:
The Rochester NY Contra Dancers FB page is getting a few join requests
from people in other countries, from accounts that have very
recently been created and have only a very few, if any, friends or other
We are leery of trolls who intend to disrupt the group, and have been
I was wondering if other group pages are receiving similar requests, and
have done about it.
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