Don’t leave new members waiting to connect
Accepting and approving new members (or rejecting) is easy and only takes seconds. When you’re not sure about a specific new pending member you can always add them to the “Decide Later” list.
Should my community be open or closed?
Here’s the difference and tips to help you decide:
An open community is open to anyone who finds you. If you are looking to have as many members as possible, and don’t have particular criteria they need to meet to join, an open community makes it easy for anyone to participate.
A closed community requires an invitation or approval for membership. While anyone who comes to the site can see content, membership is required to post, comment, connect, or share. This gives you control over membership and makes it easier to focus the makeup of your membership. For example, if your community is for students of a particular university, this is the best option for you.
A private community is private to outside visitors. Only members can view and take part in its content and posts. a private community requires an invitation or approval for membership.