I rarely complain about having to decline spammer accounts on Ning Networks. It is what it is. But wow, this is crazy. I can barely keep up with this new influx of spammer accounts applying for Ning Networks. I receive at least 2 every hour from several Networks. They all have something about Hairstyle Promos. Anyone else?
Ning, anything we can do about this?
Medium- High seems too tight.
1000 thanks James Hawkings. Last question: you have no false positives mucos or similar problem for this level of security. Right now I'm raising the security level to CloudFlare off as a low or medium. I'm thinking of moving to a payment option, the features offered by the service.
Infinite thanks for your help James.
I've gotten a few of these, too; maybe four in the last couple weeks. All with gmail addresses with the dots and the same answer given in all the profile questions; once it was "american".
I actually like hitting that ban button with these nimrods, I even let them in just to immediately ban them upon occasion. Feels like shooting fish in a barrel.
Warning, Persephone...Creator, Patrick, from Kingdomzx.com told me that allowing a spammer access at all can jeopardize your community even for a split second. I did as you and Kim below said...I'd approve them, then immediately remove them for spam. I thought that was the only sure method to block them completely.
I was wrong. Patrick said to immediately ban them from entry. And NEVER let them in at any cost.
Hope this advice helps you.
You know I wondered about that, thank you Sylvia. Shoot there goes all my fun.
I know, right?
I thought having them in and then spam them will block them from using the same email addy.
I thought that too, Star-Dust. Actually I believe I read that protocol the last time this happened. I do trust Patrick's advice...especially because it seems the most logical.
But I'd love to hear some NING input on this one, too. Seems that this happens to everyone in batches, so why isn't there an option in our management mod that says Decline for Spam? Instead we have these options:
2. Decline or
3. Suspend for Spam
According to the options above, it seems to me that we have to approve a member to suspend them for Spam. How can you suspend a membership that hasn't even been initiated? So that leads me to my next question...
NING: Why isn't there a Decline for Spam option? So our systems can remember those IP addresses that we've denied.
I remember this conversation last year when I first joined. The community was up in arms and a general spam list was suggested so that we could all benefit from each other's policing. Since this is such a critical issue, it should be addressed ASAP.
LOL okay thats too funny, I'm gonna do that!
It's like 0hhh yes you are in!
Nope, changed my mind you bad spammer!
Thanks for a good laugh!
Kim, please read my response to Persephone above. Some good advice from Creator, Patrick at Kingdomzx.com.
Hope it helps.
Sylvia, yeah it is best to not let them in at all, but I loved the idea of being in control of the delete key.
Thank-you for the advice,