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Minimum message length [message #30474] Mon, 27 February 2006 12:28 Go to next message
JamesS is currently offline  JamesS   United States
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I have a user that likes to create threads with nothing but a title and a URL in the body. It would be nice if I could set the forum to reject message that contain no "real" content by either specifying a minimum post length or the board automatically determining that there was nothing actually said. I know that vBulletin has this feature.
Re: Minimum message length [message #30478 is a reply to message #30474] Mon, 27 February 2006 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Defention of real content is very flexible and people could always bypass length checks by sticking random data of any length.

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Re: Minimum message length [message #30480 is a reply to message #30474] Mon, 27 February 2006 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, and I have done so many times. But it generally forces the user to write something. vBulletin doesn't count content inside bbcode tags as being part of the content length. So, posts that are nothing but a quote or a URL will present the user with an error informing him that he has not met the minimum post length requirement.
Re: Minimum message length [message #30487 is a reply to message #30480] Tue, 28 February 2006 00:54 Go to previous message
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I have a user that likes to create threads with nothing but a title and a URL in the body. It would be nice if I could set the forum to reject message that contain no "real" content by either specifying a minimum post length or the board automatically determining that there was nothing actually said.
If the problem is just with a certain user or two you could remove their permission to create threads by setting Post to "no" in the Group(s )manager.
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