Elaine Pack

I like option 3. Let anyone join but have them automatically moderated until you release them. This keeps the spam out, yet allows the lurkers to enjoy all benefits of the site until they choose to post.I co-moderate a VERY large and active Yahoo site that works this way and it works quite well.The overhead work to release new posters is minimal, and the badboys never get to the list. Or badgirls–let’s not be sexist 🙂