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@abcd-in-action
28 Jul 2021 12:37:40PM
58 posts

quotas that people pay to join?


Using Jamroom

paul:
Possibly. What is one of your 'events'? If its something like a video that can only be viewable to members in a specific (subscription) quota, then yes, that could be made to work.
Let us know so that we can discuss things further.

We're thinking of something more along the lines of signing up for a workshop or training of some sort. They would register and pay for the workshop and then we'd send them whatever additional info they would need.
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@abcd-in-action
28 Jul 2021 10:35:51AM
58 posts

quotas that people pay to join?


Using Jamroom

so can you also use this to charge people for signing up for events that we might offer through our organization? We don't want members to run their events through our JR site (they could still post their events with a link to their own registration site) but we would love to be able to have an event that says "Register here" and then they would sign up and pay.

If that's too much to expect, we could still use another registration site such as Eventbrite (what we're currently using).

Deb
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@abcd-in-action
28 Jul 2021 09:26:25AM
58 posts

quotas that people pay to join?


Using Jamroom

I know that we can have different levels of membership (quotas). Can we charge people to join those different levels? Is there an easy way to set that up?

Deb
updated by @abcd-in-action: 27 Oct 2021 05:41:59AM
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@abcd-in-action
01 Jul 2021 03:30:09PM
58 posts

What are your best practices, tips, tricks regarding validation/approval of new members?


Ning To Jamroom

michael:
Yeah, its just a setting in the module.

Be mercyless on new users. If it even smells like spam, delete the profile. In the email from the spam module you get their user name and their email address and their location so if you see:
username: "Derrick_Jones"
email: fongduckdong123@gmail.com
location: vietnam

its suspicious because the name and the other details don't seem congruent, keep an eye on them. Others we see are
username: "EasyEssayWriting"
email: your-essays-cheap123@gmail.com
location: india

You just KNOW they're going to spam you.

Yeah, I've had some pretty funny emails attached to some users - I can't even type them here since they are so obviously rude!

Deb
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@abcd-in-action
30 Jun 2021 10:05:30AM
58 posts

Single sign on through another site/platform?


Using Jamroom

I'm going to warn you that I do know have tech expertise - I just want to know if this is possible.

Our organization is looking at moving all their stuff to a single platform - membership, events, website, etc. The exception would be our online community on JR. Here's our question - if the organization has membership levels and sets those up on another platform, is it theoretically possible for someone to join the other platform and automatically become a member of our JR community? We're trying to keep all members - regardless of their membership level - in one data base and we don't want to make people sign up twice, for the organization and then for our JR community.

Thank you for any of your thoughts on this question.
Deb
updated by @abcd-in-action: 28 Sep 2021 06:22:58PM
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@abcd-in-action
23 Jun 2021 10:21:47AM
58 posts

Completely revamping our forum categories - any easy way to "move" forum threads?


Ning To Jamroom

Ok, I have a few more questions... I've installed Batch Item Editor and activated it. Then I opened up the forum module, clicked on tools, and found the batch item editor there. Opened that up, clicked on forum_cat, and then searched for a particular category of the forum (which I found) and now I'm not sure what to do to move all those posts (2 of them in this case) to a different category. See the attached screenshots to see where I am with this. I'm guessing I click in those little boxes to the right of each row I want to move. But then what? I don't want to delete them, so I won't click the delete button.

thank you.
Deb
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@abcd-in-action
22 Jun 2021 04:47:09PM
58 posts

Completely revamping our forum categories - any easy way to "move" forum threads?


Ning To Jamroom

As part of our site redesign, we're revamping our forum categories (so excited we're doing this! they've gotten way out of control). My question is that, since we'll obviously need to "move" discussion threads from the current categories, is there any easy way to move them other than open-each-thread-one-by-one-click-on-edit-change-the-category-and-save?

Thank you.
Deb
updated by @abcd-in-action: 11 Oct 2021 07:25:41AM
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@abcd-in-action
22 Jun 2021 12:58:34PM
58 posts

What are your best practices, tips, tricks regarding validation/approval of new members?


Ning To Jamroom

Thanks Michael and Strumelia - Michaela, I'm going to dive into the spam blocker module and learn more about it. I was interested in this statement by you: "Whenever a new user signs up and posts anything that contains a link outside the site all admins get notified." Is that automatically set up for admins? we're setting up a Welcome Team of folks and I'm thinking about asking them if they'd be willing to keep an eye on posts. Right now, members can post in the forum, events, photos, videos without approval, private notes. Blogs need to be approved and New groups need to be approved.


Strumelia, we've been using Admin Validation... I've had a complaint from someone on our leadership team that we don't approve new members fast enough, that we should use Email validation since that allows people immediate access to posting (once they receive the email and validate it). I'm fine with that, since our team member was right... I had been operating the way you described in your link (in fact, that might be where I first got my ideas for Admin validation - thank you!). But there's only me approving new people and I don't make myself available 24/7, so people were waiting to get approved sometimes. That wasn't an issue pre-covid but now we are getting more people wanting to join.

So I want to make it as spammer-proof as possible, while not making people wait to join, and not increasing my crazy workload on this site. LOL So any/all suggestions are welcome!

I'm attaching a screenshot of the questions we use. I'm not sure how helpful the Human Check is. And the last question is of no use whatsoever given that we are trying to use Email validation. Two of the other questions - Why do you want to join and what are your gifts and talents - are there because of the focus of our site - community building by focusing on the assets of a community rather than the deficits (asset-based community development = ABCD) but we're thinking of changing those to something that ties even better into the focus of the site AND gives us something we can use to help people get more connected. (e.g., what question do you have about putting ABCD into practice? That answer will give our Welcome team members info that will help new members get more connected.)

Thank you for any and all suggestions.... I'm not that worried about our present process, unless of course we start getting more spammers... ;-)

Deb
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