said 5 months, 3 weeks ago:
Comments starting from the top down of this thread : - group board moderation became possible on Pinterest just about a month ago. Before that, the board owner could not delete posts (except their own) within the board. A number of the top group board moderators campaigned / requested that Pinterest allow the owner (creator of the board) to delete any pin posted, so that spams and spammers and off-topic pins could be deleted. So now you can toss off a member AND delete anything they may have pinned.
Otherwise — there seem to be some group boards that manage to keep on topic, and others that are just a general hodge-podge. And there are some “top” pinners (numbers, wise) that only create group boards, solely in an effort to get followers; while others are more interested in the topics. My first board on Pinterest, before I knew anything about followers, was Save the Oceans! which I am quite proud of. (Most of the aquariums and zoos on Pinterest participate in Oceans, Save the Climate and several other conservation boards.) I created the boards and pin for them on the various “critter” boards because the topic is close to my heart, I hope it helps the conservation groups (WWF for example) raise funds.
For me personally, I make handmade jewelry so once I got familiar with Pinterest I created personal boards by type of medium, and a group board called Contemporary Jewelry Showcase. I still have not pinned my own work there (recentlly retired!) but have spent a LOT of time beefing up Contemporary JS, inviting members (and ONLY appropriate members) to gain more followers for the board and my other jewelry boards. Once I start pinning next week I know that several thousand followers will see my work. Takes a lot of time to find people interested in what you are selling. And that is what the group boards are best for. They have 2 advantages: 1) (for board owners) every person on the board will be a follower of yours, and thus they may check out your other boards and follow some/all; and 2) (if you pin on the board) more people will see your pins and thus (if pins are good & relevant) more people will check out your boards and thus choose to follow. I have maybe 60 pinners on the jewelry board but 2700+ followers.
It takes time! My best suggestion is to seek out pinners who like what you like, and/or group boards that are on the same topic, Get your pins out there!
Hope this helps! Carolyn