RE: Facebook Question

firefighterjake Posted By firefighterjake, Jan 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    17,139
    3,582
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    I'm the Administrator for our fire department Facebook account and I have it set up so that only myself and one of our Assistant Chiefs are the administrators . . . which should in theory mean that we are also the only ones who can approve new members (and in fact the FB page I checked just a few minutes ago under "Security" says only I and this Chief can approve new members.

    However, over the weekend, one of the members somehow approved new members . . . do any Facebook experts know how this happened? It was no big deal in this case, but I just want to make sure that in the future this is not a problem.
     
  2. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
    Minister of Fire

    May 20, 2008
    6,587
    1,421
    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    Unless someone else made him a moderator, he should not be able to approve new members. Pull up the list of members- there's a button that says "Make Administrator"- make sure they're unchecked.
     
  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones
    Minister of Fire

    May 20, 2008
    6,587
    1,421
    Loc:
    S.NH- Mass's smoking section
    Wait- is this a group, or is it a fan page sort of deal? They are a bit different.
     
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    17,139
    3,582
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    Group Page I believe . . . and this member is not checked as an administrator.
     
  5. PA Fire Bug

    PA Fire Bug
    Feeling the Heat

    Jan 13, 2010
    269
    101
    Loc:
    Blair County, PA
    The new Facebook groups allow any member to add other members. I'm pretty sure that they can add them even without their consent.
     
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    17,139
    3,582
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    D'oh . . . that's kind of dumb . . . kind of defeats the whole idea of having an administrator/moderator for the group . . . in my opinion.
     
  7. schlot

    schlot
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
    Check the privacy settings but I don't think it will change anything. As a "secret" group you eliminate the public from finding it and asking to join, but each member still can approve requests. As moderator you are the only one that can eliminate them though.
     
  8. UMainah

    UMainah
    Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    197
    21
    Loc:
    Bangor, ME
    I just looked at the settings of a group I'm an admin for(I created it). There is a check box that says "Membership Approval: []Only admins can approve requests to join."
    If you select this box, you should be set.
     
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
    Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    17,139
    3,582
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    That part is checked . . . and was checked . . . and a member who is not an administrator was still able to approve folks.
     
  10. UMainah

    UMainah
    Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    197
    21
    Loc:
    Bangor, ME
    After reading it again I see that it only applies to requests and not invites from members...
     
  11. schlot

    schlot
    Minister of Fire

    Nov 21, 2011
    771
    490
    Loc:
    Iowa
    You will just have to delete unsavory characters as the admin. I'd start with anyone who doesn't own a wood stove.
     
  12. UMainah

    UMainah
    Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    197
    21
    Loc:
    Bangor, ME

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