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New member restrictions [message #162805] Mon, 19 July 2010 13:34 Go to next message
andy_scouser is currently offline  andy_scouser   United Kingdom
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Hi there. I'm wondering if there is a way of restricting new members to an area such as a new member forum until they have a few posts under their belt. I'm getting quite a few strange almost automated members joining all of the time and people just wanting to sell items etc
I do have image captcga enabled.
Any help appreciated

Thanks

Andy
icon6.gif  Re: New member restrictions [message #162806 is a reply to message #162805] Mon, 19 July 2010 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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I think I have a pretty good understanding of what you want to do and why, I also know how to get around using VER 3.0 or earlier but it requires a bit of effort on the part of you and your members to accomplish.

But you might be better off upgrading to VER 3.01 and using the "Moderate user's first N messages:" option from the control panel.

Admin Control Panel > Global Settings Manager > Message Settings >Moderate user's first N messages: (Queue user's first N posts for approval. If a user's post count exceeds this number his/her posts will be automatically approved (unless posted to a moderated forum). Set to 0 to disable.)

I've not used this function but it sounds like it's just what you need!




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Re: New member restrictions [message #162810 is a reply to message #162806] Mon, 19 July 2010 20:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andy_scouser is currently offline  andy_scouser   United Kingdom
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Witcher, thank you very much. Ive upgraded from 3.0.0 to 3.0.1 as you suggest. Ive spotted the value and set it to 2 for now. This should weed out the bad guys and keep the good members happy.

Thanks very much
Re: New member restrictions [message #162814 is a reply to message #162810] Tue, 20 July 2010 02:21 Go to previous message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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You may also want to enable the botscout.plugin.

"This plugin integrates with the BotScout API to screen registering users and prevent known bots from creating accounts on your forum."
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