The forum should have a 5 post limit before being allowed to make threads.

Discussion in 'Forum Help' started by RTC, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    This will hopefully cut down on the amount of spam threads that the spambots create every night/early morning.
     
  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    @Jon

    Can this be done?
     
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    @Jon, please. 5 pages of spam this morning...
     
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    I went looking for some solution on the XenForo forum and there are some useful tips in these threads that might help.

    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/xf2-anti-spam-needs-upgrading.123957/
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/block-spam-completely-with-no-addons.4065/
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/register-email.2586/
    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/help-spam.124621/

    At least blocking users from posting URLs in thread titles would cut down on a lot of spam. Manual approval of accounts would cut it down completely. Both are possible, I checked the Admin Demo of XenForo. You can also set it so that moderators can approve accounts manually so you don't have to do it :) You can also set that every user's first 5 (or more) posts are checked for certain phrases, and if those phrases appear, user is automatically banned and posts are deleted. Just put "http" or "www" or "penis enlargement" or "male enhancement" or other common spam phrases :D
     
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    @Jon, please. They've gone Chinese now!
     
  6. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    We're even getting flipping spam in this thread now!
     
  7. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I know Jon's a busy guy, but it's been almost 2 years since this thread was started. I'm surprised he didn't change the setting when he was on recently. Unless the option isn't available.
     
  8. naikon

    naikon Invader

    Hello
    Id like to create a thread but dont have sufficient permissons
    Is there a post limit higher than 10?
     
  9. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    You probably have enough posts now and aren't a brand new member. Are you still getting the 'insufficient privileges' message?
     
  10. Jose Pablo

    Jose Pablo Prowler

    Hi Brigantium,

    I am a brand new member, and was wondering how I can get sufficient privileges to make a post. Am I not understanding something? I ' m pretty new to forums in general.

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you
     
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    If you're a new member you won't be able to start a new thread until you've posted in existing threads and participated in the forum for a while. Are you getting the 'insufficient privileges' message when you try to post in an existing thread?
     
  12. Lightbrigade1

    Lightbrigade1 Prowler

    I've replied six times in six different threads but I still have insufficient privileges, please advise.
     
  13. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Okay, I'll message the administrator and ask if this can be fixed.
     
  14. Lightbrigade1

    Lightbrigade1 Prowler

    Thanks, I'm up to 11 replies now, but still restricted, I'm a genuine Maiden fan and not a bot. ;-)
     
  15. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    This is totally the sort of thing a bot would say.
     
  16. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    I've just checked the last update and you should be able to start a thread with that many posts. If you've only just joined and made all the posts today, though, the anti-spam settings might be preventing it. If you visit again tomorrow it might work. Please make sure that there isn't already a thread open somewhere covering whatever it is you want to start a new thread about.
     
  17. Lightbrigade1

    Lightbrigade1 Prowler

    Thanks, all working now. :)
     
  18. indigo_dingo

    indigo_dingo Prowler

    I'm in a similar boat, wanting to make a thread, but unable to.
     
  19. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    New members can't start threads straight away and until you've made a certain number of posts.
     
  20. indigo_dingo

    indigo_dingo Prowler

    WHats the threshold then?
     

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