Spam on the Forums

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Does the software for the Forums not have the feature where the admin has to approve a poster, before a message can be posted?

The Yahoo Groups has this feature for Groups that I am the admin for. The admin then needs to approve each posting by a new member of the Group, until he is satisfied the Group member is not posting inappropriate messages.

Bill

Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't know it but the feature was there to be able to do this. So I've set it so unless a user is set to 'approved member' their posts will (assuming I've set it correctly) go me for approval before they're posted. Everybody I know or that has posted is already in this role. As you do with the Yahoo group, Bill, once I see a new person isn't a spammer, I will add them to the role too.

Jason

Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.

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Glad to hear it; the spam wasn't excessive yet, but it was annoying. A Mac site that I check regularly has been inundated with spam lately; I think the administrator is either away or asleep. I'm about ready to cut it off my regular checking list.

Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04, Chromixium, Remix OS and Crunchbang++ on upgraded 11.6" Acer 1810TZ Olympic Edition (4gb RAM, 240 SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04 on Mac mini, iMac & Dell 7020

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You have a new spammer and this guy has posted on several of our forums. Search and destroy please. Surely this guy isn't an approved member?

Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04, Chromixium, Remix OS and Crunchbang++ on upgraded 11.6" Acer 1810TZ Olympic Edition (4gb RAM, 240 SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04 on Mac mini, iMac & Dell 7020

Yeah, he wasn't set to approved. I have no idea how he got through. Looking into it. I need to update Drupal too, so it could be related.

Jason

Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.