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Effective methods to screen new membership requests for high-risk Facebook groups

First of all: all the answers may apply to the management of many different types of digital communities, especially those with limited user verification options or sensitive subject matter, but this ...
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How do I deal with users complaining after my forum/site/chat was down for reasons beyond my control?

As an extension to this question, there are always problems after a site goes down for any reason and then comes back up. Users complain, especially if there is some sort of item system/gamification/...
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How can I deal with people threatening to attack my site?

I've watched a site I work with go down many times because users get angry about moderation decisions, threaten us with a DDOS attack, and then go through with it. Obviously, paying them to stop isn'...
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My forum security was compromised because I did not patch quickly. I've patched, do I tell my members?

My forum just got hacked because I was lazy and didn't upgrade. I've fixed the issue, but how should I announce the hacking issue to the community? What is the best way to communicate to my members ...