Why do some groups have to approve new members?

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Some Groups have taken the decision to approve all new members to the Group. This can delay an application, but is done for several (very good) reasons:

  • known spammers can be rejected
  • automatic signups can be rejected (stops email address harvesting)
  • people can be directed to a Group that's more local to them

If you receive an email from the Group moderators asking for more information (or just to confirm you're actually a person and not an automated computer program!) then please follow their instructions - they're not being difficult, they're just protecting the list members (of which you will soon hopefully be one!)

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