Short, concise description of the idea
Mods should be contacted for permission to feature their communities.
Full description of the idea
While the "LJ Spotlight" is a terrific way to discover new interests and people, when the mod(s) is/are non-existent or is/are no longer around, it gets very taxing with the spambots who are also attracted. In the long run thus causing members to LEAVE rather than join.
- Limit spambots (and therefore spyware, malware, and viruses also connected to such issues).
- Allow mods the power to decline, be able to be around during said feature, or change settings as necessary due to the anticipated flood of members.
- Keeps LiveJournal a positive experience through proper management all around.
- Would additionally keeps trolls and troublemakers from getting out of control, in other words limiting reports of personal harassment or inappropriate activity for LJ to have to sort through.
- Empowering users to make their communities the sort of attractive network opportunity that would keep people interested in LiveJournal versus other Internet social platforms.
- Taking the additional step of sending an email TO THE MOD, after a community suggestion, and waiting an assigned amount of time (a week or month perhaps) to get a response.