Pre-approving every member that joins you community is a way to prevent spam, however it costs a lot of money. No matter how hard you try, you’re going to encounter spam at some point. The frustrating thing about pre-approving people in your community is that it makes it so that they have to get approved to ask a question, file a ticket, go somewhere else on the website, etc. The best option is to simply turn on all of your spam safety features on your website and server.
- Pre-approving members takes time, and users may become impatient and leave for another site.
- Instead, use your platform’s spam safety features and permit users to report spammers.
- Pre-approval should only be used as a last resort, not as the default method.
“Pre-approving every member to prevent spam is a solution with a big price tag. It slows participation to a crawl.”