How to Moderate the Members of Your Ning Network - dummies

How to Moderate the Members of Your Ning Network

By Manny Hernandez

When you start a group on a Ning network, you have some options on how you can manage group members. You can easily moderate the members that request to join your network:

  1. Click the Manage link in your network’s navigation.

  2. Select the Network Privacy option below Your Members.

    The Network Privacy page appears.

  3. On the Network Privacy page, select the Approve New Members before They Can Join check box.


If you created the network, you have the chance to review, approve, decline, or ban the membership request. You have a new member to approve when:

  • You receive an e-mail notifying you. The e-mail contains the member’s name and e-mail address, as well as a link that takes you to a page where you can view the person’s profile. This page lets you accept or decline the membership request. You can handle the request by clicking the Actions drop-down list and selecting either Accept Membership or Decline Membership.


  • You view the number of new members awaiting approval. The number of new members awaiting membership is shown in the Awaiting Approval box in your network’s right column. When you click the link with the number of new members, you’re taken to the page where you can accept them or decline them.

Either way, if you approve the person’s membership request, he or she receives a welcome e-mail.