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My group http://community.livejournal.com/giftswantorneed/ is going to be spotlighted in early December. I'd like to be prepared for it. Can you see any ways that new members would be confused, and perhaps post entirely the wrong sort of thing? Any rules I should add or change?


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Nov. 26th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
I mod ontd_political. We got spotlighted twice and each time it was a nightmare. Here's what you can do to make it less so:

1) Turn on moderated posting. That way, spammers/trolls can't clog up everything with spam/off topic posts.

2) If you have the time, turn on moderated membership. Approving tons of members takes time, but it's easy to spot journals with no activity and reject them.

3) Get more mods on deck to approve submissions. An extra maintainer is even better because then they can also screen membership requests to get rid of spammers/trolls.

If you follow these steps, your Spotlight will be pretty good. It will be a bit more stressful, but your community will thrive off the extra interest. Good luck!
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