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As of now you can easily prevent spammy and bots’ massages on your networks using CAPTCHA option. 

It is available both for Ning 2.0 and Ning 3.0 platforms.

You can enable CAPTCHA in General Settings of your Network. Simply go to Social Site Manager section, if you are on Ning 3.0 or to Settings Network Details if you are on Ning 2.0 .

You can read more detailed info in our Help Center for both platforms here:…/captcha-no-bots-spammy-content/

We use latest version of reCaptcha form Google which uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep automated software from engaging in abusive activities on your network. It does this while letting your valid users pass through with ease. Read more about Google CAPTCHA here -…

Please note: 
Even if you disable it, your new member will see CAPTCHA once when they're on registration page.

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  • Hello ,

    I have exactly the same problem that was presented by user Writer Chick {Diane} below

    some members announce captcha appears when they try to comment.

    i too approve each one of the members of my network and we dont need control by captcha  , is not easy to understand letter o numbers from captcha when user is old and have visual problems , we are writers and this captcha is a control that complicates situation . Could you eliminate captchas for publish or comment  asap? tanks.


    Writer Chick {Diane}
    This is where Creators get together to share advice and tips about growing their Ning Networks.
    • Hi Marisa,

      The CAPTCHA right now is under the control of network creators. It could be disabled on the Network details page, Just open it and scroll the page to the bottom and you will find the necessary tip box.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

      Writer Chick {Diane}
      This is where Creators get together to share advice and tips about growing their Ning Networks.
  • my website goes to a white page. I can't even login.
    • Hi Dan,

      As we can see you have resolved your issue the same day with our CS representative.

      Best regards,

      Ning Team.

  • Just so you know, this new CAPTCHA is causing a lot of posting problems on my network. Since this thing was added, I've had quite a few members unable to post new discussions or reply to discussions. At first, I couldn't figure out what was going on. I'd forgotten all about this new feature. But this morning, a member told me she couldn't post birthday greetings in various groups because she kept getting this captcha prompt.  BAM! I made the connection.  I disabled that thing and now my members can post discussions and replies again. Apparently, some people are not seeing that captcha message when they try to post; they just are unable to post (the timer just goes round and round and nothing happens.) This causes confusion (and frustration) because there is no error message or no captcha.

    I can understand that some sites need this kind of protection, but it is not necessary for my site. We love when people post a lot! (I approve all members, so a spammer has little chance of making it through my approval process.)  

    This is not a complaint. I just wanted to post this in case other networks were having similar issues.  

  • Now all the Latest Activity feeds everywhere seem to be gone. Not just here, but on several sites I checked including my own.

    • Hi Anam,

      We do apologise for the inconveniences.

      The report has been created and passed to our tech team.

      As soon as the issue will be resolved we will contact you back by the email that you have used t create the network.

      Bets regards,

      Ning Team

  • Why have you removed the Latest Activity feed from Creators Ning?

    • Why does the Latest Activity feedhere on Creators now only show Ning's own Facebook posts ?!?

      Pleaze fix it back to before when latest posts from ALL Creators  forum members are showing .

  • Please explain the correct pathway for Ning 2.0 - - as you can see from the image below there is not a Network Details link in the SETTINGS command group.  In fact, it appears we are missing several of the site management options listed in the illustration at the help link provided at (see comparison below).

    We have had and used both the CAPTCHA and sign-up quiz features for a long time for new member approvals.

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