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How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41305] Mon, 09 June 2008 13:50 Go to next message
WilliamBurns is currently offline  WilliamBurns   United States
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I see that FUDForum's own discussion board is falling victim to more information about shoes and other "goods" than anyone would ever need or want.

Short of charging for registration, is there anything we can do to thwart these ass-holes?

What does the "Ban" function do? Is there a way to ban "members" by IP ?
Re: How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41319 is a reply to message #41305] Tue, 10 June 2008 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ernesto is currently offline  Ernesto   Sweden
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Yeah, you can ban members and IPs and even try to set a cookie on banned users.

Re: How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41339 is a reply to message #41305] Wed, 11 June 2008 05:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TrevorPH is currently offline  TrevorPH   United Kingdom
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These actually look like they come from a mail-in link so my post the other day about eliminating posts that have been flagged by Spamassassin is actually applicable to FUDForums own forums!
Re: How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41342 is a reply to message #41305] Wed, 11 June 2008 06:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unfortunately, we can't do much about it as long as the only person who can solve this (Ilia) is away. Sad
Re: How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41371 is a reply to message #41342] Wed, 11 June 2008 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TrevorPH is currently offline  TrevorPH   United Kingdom
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I just added a patch to my original post that drops mails piped through maillist.php that have been via Spamassassin and have X-Spam-Flag: YES
Re: How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41430 is a reply to message #41305] Wed, 11 June 2008 18:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
WilliamBurns is currently offline  WilliamBurns   United States
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Thanks again for the comments. Maybe there is a ray of hope here.
It all sounds very technical. Questions abound. Like HOW can
you tell that a message is mailed in? Is that capability under
administrator control? Evidently Ilia is away. Do we know when
he plans to return?

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Re: How to avoid obnoxious members and posts? [message #41480 is a reply to message #41305] Wed, 11 June 2008 20:00 Go to previous message
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In case it should be possible to send in forum posts by mail there needs to be a corresponding mailing list. FUDforum can be configured to sync with the list on a regular basis, meaning that mails will appear in the forum and and vice versa.
However, I don't know about a mailing list for this forum.

I don't know when Ilia will come back. Currently there also seems to be no activity by him on other projects he's involved in (like PHP or his blog http://ilia.ws).
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