Just wanted to post an update…
I believe I found and removed all the sites of questionable content from the ring. It was hiding behind a legitimate user’s membership.
So just let me clarify…members DO have to be approved. I get all sorts of spam applicants to the ring, which I immediately delete. They NEVER get through this way.
What happens, especially in this case, is that someone with a blog might let their domain name lapse (they decide to give up blogging, or something). That then provides an avenue for adult sites to expand their reach, so to speak.
I apologize for not catching this sooner. I have not been very good about checking the ring. So my promise to you all is that I will check the ring more often. I would love any help with this, especially since I’ll be moving again in the near future and dealing with job changes. If you’re interested in helping monitor the ring, let me know.
In the meantime, anytime you see something questionable in the ring, PM me ASAP so I can take care of it. Please make a note of the last blog you viewed prior to getting the questionable material if at all possible. It really helps in situations like these. It saves me from having to manually go through each blog in the ring.
Thanks for your patience everyone!