Anyone else having the same problem?We had people joining our network then posting blogs, discussions comments that were unrelated to the discussion and blatant attempts to promote products or gain…Continue
"Ya, I've been doing the same on one of my sites and it's working fine. The other is just too big, it's too much of a chore for our admins to go through this process when there are so many fake applications."
"I get that every day with out fail from people. I approve them, then I get their IP address & go to sign in & sign out - You can add it there to keep them from doing it. I they are changing IP's all the time because I have 2 rows…"
"This is what ours look like, thankfully, the majority of them always use the same profile picture so I know they are fake from the pending members list, without even looking at their page. I still check the page though just in case :\
As soon as we can (weeks not months) we will update you all with more details on the work which has started etc.
We will not "solve" SPAM ever but will hopefully will have a model that will make it more acceptable on an on-going…"
We are very well aware of the negative impact Spam has for you as well as for our overall operations.
It's also taxing our back-end heavily.
We are investing some of our key resources in mitigating the impact and we will introduce new…"
"This is really getting to the point where Ning needs to do something about it. It's a network wide problem that's hindering the use of the platform. It shouldn't be a problem for individual administrators to each solve on their own.…"
"We've had many, many two character sign-up attempts. What is interesting is we have tight control over the sign up process and we change our questions a lot. Whomever is doing this must be smart enough to write code that can read and answer…"
"What we're looking for now is a plugin or something that would automatically filter through the applications and get rid of the bad ones (the 2 character applications that are so common). Anyone come across anything that would accomplish this?"
"I have seen an upsurge in spam in the last few weeks as well. I have membership approval on so I usually recognise the spam accounts before they do damage. I get on average 9 a day spam account applications. "
"Hi Mik, I see these two character sign-ups as well, so you're not alone!
In the ongoing quest to eliminate spam, some Network Creators have had success with third-party tools like CloudFlare and Stop Forum Spam. Getting specific with…"
"We have membership approval on as well, the two character spammers are full on though. I have to decline up to 10 a day sometimes, though thankfully not every day. It's been happening for months now, we may get a few weeks break and then…"