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stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #157949] Fri, 02 January 2009 08:30 Go to next message
helloworld is currently offline  helloworld   India
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Many forums actually prevent spam by preventing a user from posting urls till they have a per-determined number of post-counts. How can i achieve this in fudforum?

Is fudforum development actually happening now? Or is this project completely dead?
Re: stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #157979 is a reply to message #157949] Wed, 14 January 2009 23:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This functionality was committed to CVS.

Here is the patch: http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/chngview?cn=11818

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Re: stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #158130 is a reply to message #157949] Tue, 03 February 2009 18:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Frank man why would you want to do that?
So how many posts must I have now just to show my website to people?

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Re: stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #158131 is a reply to message #158130] Wed, 04 February 2009 00:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The default value is 0 (disabled). Sites with spam problems will probably want to enable it.

Fact is that old trusted forum users don't post spam, it's always the new accounts that must be watched. If you don't have time to play police, this setting is for you.

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Re: stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #158211 is a reply to message #158131] Tue, 10 February 2009 12:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Really appreciate this Frank. I was on my way to completely dumping fudforum, since we were getting 10-20 spam posts PER DAY. We have an extremely busy technical forum with 200 messages per day.

The problem is of course the links, because of which the spammers don't care if anybody really takes their posts seriously. They just use the forum for link spamming.

As for your patch, i am getting cvs.prohost.org not responding.

Can you tell me when a new version will be available with this patch?

Thanks.
Re: stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #158212 is a reply to message #158211] Tue, 10 February 2009 12:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia is busy with server maintenance and he should have it back up within the next couple of hours. After that, he will release FUDforum 2.8.0 RC2. I suggest you upgrade your site to this version. I'm already using it on my site.
Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158214 is a reply to message #158212] Tue, 10 February 2009 18:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Upgraded to 2.8.0 and i found the option and set it to 15. But it doesn't work.

But i was able to make a post even though the post-count was only 3.

Also, people with links in signatures also has to be prevented from posting.

Thanks.
Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158215 is a reply to message #158214] Wed, 11 February 2009 03:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Strange, it's definitely working on my site. Can you possibly PM me your site's details (URL & admin password) so I can investigate?
Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158228 is a reply to message #158215] Wed, 11 February 2009 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is a screenshot from your site showing that it does indeed word:

index.php?t=getfile&id=5475&private=0
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Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158230 is a reply to message #158228] Wed, 11 February 2009 13:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is if you use full [[url]] tag while posting, but this is not actually needed.

In fudforum, you need not use the [[url]] tag, to post a link. U can just include a link.

Try posting just a link.

Also, posters with links in signatures also has to be stopped.

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Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158235 is a reply to message #158230] Wed, 11 February 2009 15:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here is a patch to check for URLs that is not in [url] tags: http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/chngview?cn=11860

Checking signatures will require a completely different approach. I don't have time to do it now, maybe in future.
Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158236 is a reply to message #158235] Wed, 11 February 2009 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The signature links should be prevented at the creation of the signature itself.

That is, when a user is creating signature, he should be prevented from adding urls to it, till he has the minimum number of posts. Otherwise, the restriction can be circumvented, by first adding a post without url, and then creating a signature.

It would be easier to code too, to prevent signatures from having urls till the user has min-posts.
Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158239 is a reply to message #158235] Wed, 11 February 2009 16:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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naudefj wrote on Wed, 11 February 2009 15:41
Here is a patch to check for URLs that is not in [url] tags: http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/chngview?cn=11860

Checking signatures will require a completely different approach. I don't have time to do it now, maybe in future.


How about a check for https too? Also, where does the save-signature come up?

thanks.
Re: Upgraded, but the new option doesn't work. [message #158266 is a reply to message #158239] Fri, 13 February 2009 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Please test this patch: http://cvs.prohost.org/c/index.cgi/FUDforum/chngview?cn=11863
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Many forums actually prevent spam by preventing a user from posting urls till they have a per-determined number of post-counts. How can i achieve this in fudforum?

Is fudforum development actually happening now? Or is this project completely dead?
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Re: stop people from posting links till they have a certain number of posts [message #158269 is a reply to message #158268] Sat, 14 February 2009 00:15 Go to previous message
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FUDForum appears to be very much alive, in fact. There's a new release candidate dated Feb 11, and several smaller patches written since then. Although developer Ilia has been busy developing php itself, Frank who has taken over the CVS has patched some stuff to help me out within the last couple of days in addition to the work he's doing elsewhere, including in this thread.

Version 2.8 should be along pretty shortly by the looks of it.

[Updated on: Sat, 14 February 2009 00:16]

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