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Why do some groups have an application process and some do not?

 
Queenofscrap

Asked by Queenofscrap at 10:51 AM on Oct. 4, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • To weed out the spammers looking to market their online business who don't care what the group is about and just want people to click on their sigs and links. They typically don't bother with the groups that have apps because the account will be deleted faster than they'll get approved.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:02 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I own a group that has an application process
    weeds out those people who can't type a coherent thought up front :P
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 11:04 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • I think it is just to make sure you really want to be there, and make sure everyone doesn't just join for no reason. Sometimes people join and cause problems, or aren't active...
    mom2maddie06

    Answer by mom2maddie06 at 10:04 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • It is up to the owner and the type of group. My group is very small want it that way so it is not listed. Yet if you are invited there is no turn down and so far no probs.
    treece

    Answer by treece at 3:43 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • It is at the owners discretion whether to have it or not. So, some choose it, some don't.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:58 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Because some groups discuss more personal or controversial topics, or are for a specific thing and they want to try to make sure that the amount of drama and stuff is kept to a min.

    For example, I used to be in a group that was for wives / girlfriends / moms of people assigned to a certain command. Nothing was discussed that violated OPSEC, but by having an application process, it cut down on the number of women that came on there just to military bash...
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 11:00 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Reminds me of grade school when you're waiting to get picked for a team...kind of want to hit the thumbs down button on those...lol.
    Queenofscrap

    Comment by Queenofscrap (original poster) at 11:01 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • This---Because some groups discuss more personal or controversial topics, or are for a specific thing and they want to try to make sure that the amount of drama and stuff is kept to a min.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 11:53 AM on Oct. 4, 2010