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  1. MrsStringy

    MrsStringy Thread Starter

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    I Admin a group on Facebook and wonder if anyone can tell me, if I remove a user from a group, are they able to re-join the group under an alias or not?

    I recently removed someone and a couple of weeks later I added someone who is starting to cause problems and I suspect it may be the same user under an alias! The user was not banned permanently, they were removed.

    I can't find the answer on Facebook help either.

    Any help most welcome :)
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    if anybody joins facebook using a different user name, then they can join your group
    removing or banning a user, only removes that username. the software cannot detect if a new user name & account is used.
     
  3. MrsStringy

    MrsStringy Thread Starter

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    Cheers dvk

    I thought so! Oh well, I'll just have to put up with this nutter lol

    Facebook need to sort this so they can do it off the user's IP address methinks!
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    you cannot ban or block via IP address as that stops legitimate users. What happens when you get several users from the same school or company for example. Also bear in mind that a very high proportion of ISPs worldwide, use dynamic IP allocations, which change IP number every time the user logs on or reboots the computer.

    All you can do is monitor the group and look for patterns of posting. Then remove the users that cause problems or fit that pattern. Make sure the group is set for admin approval or whatever FB call it & make all prospective users give a reason for joining, to stop problems
     
  5. MrsStringy

    MrsStringy Thread Starter

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    Ah yes, that makes sense.

    Yes, I have set it so that I can approve new members first. I wasn't aware that I could ask all prospective users to give a reason for joining though. I will look into that thanks.
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    it seems that there is no easy way to set facebook to ask prospective members a joining reason, except you emailing or messaging the prospective member

    I think that is why FB has so many problems with trolls, spam & other unwanted activity
     
  7. MrsStringy

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    It's quite a popular group with members joining all the time, I really don't have the time to email every one of them. I usually have a look at their Facebook and am always wary when they are new to Facebook. In this particular instance, I should have trusted my instincts I think! New to Facebook but went straight to the group to ask to join!

    Yes, I agree.
     
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