How to Approve New Members with Ning

I’ve got a site on the Ning Network and started getting killed by spammers one day. I wanted to make sure that I was able to approve any new members. What the spammers were doing was just signing up with descriptive member names (ie. buy viagra today) and then immediately posting their junk.

This isn’t rocket science, but for some reason I found it to be a royal pain in the ass to find any Ning documentation on how to force new member approval on a Ning site.

Well, figured it out and here it is:

  • login as Administrator
  • select Manage
  • select Privacy
  • select Approve new members before they join

That’s it. That’s how you choose to approve new members/accounts on your Ning Network site.

Post written by Ed Reckers

Founder and lead web development consultant at Red Bridge Internet : San Francisco WordPress Developers and Consultants.

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