One tool that we use for Portland Intown Contra Dance's Facebook group is
"Membership Questions" that pop up when someone requests membership in our
group. Asking people to answer 3 questions and select that they agree with
the group rules helps make the decision to approve someone or not. I
recommend this tool to others.
Our questions are:
"Hi! Just want to make sure you're not a robot. Are you a robot?"
"Are you joining this group so you can post in here about an event you're
organizing? Please do that in this group instead: Portland, Maine Friends
of Old-Time Music & Dance."
"You know we're in Maine, right? If you're looking for contra dancers in
Oregon, you're in the wrong place."
People often leave cute answers to these questions, so that's fun.
dugan at duganmurphy dot com
Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:15:36 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: [Organizers] Facebook join requests
The Rochester NY Contra Dancers FB page is getting a few join requests per
week from people in other countries, from accounts that have very recently
been created and have only a very few, if any, friends or other groups
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
what they have done about it.