New Users: Can't PM or post links until you have 5 posts.

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Rob, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    Just turn off the facility for signatures or use the limit url and signatures plugin, I see you are using some good plugins already. I would also make signatures for subscribers only or members that have PM'd you a request.

    You will always get the ones that get through but the more you can divert away the better. There is also a way of blocking whole countries where a lot of spam comes from with your .htaccess, what you should also do is make your .htaccess inaccessible from attacks with a deny script.

  2. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, I like new ppl being able to use sigs - that's how I catch most of the spammers.
  3. Snrm

    Snrm New Member

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    I'm still having trouble. I am uploading files below 100KB and it still says invalid file and they are all JPEG. Does the forum not automatically resize images? Meaning I would need to actually have a 100x100 image below 190KB(Or something around that)
  4. Jason King

    Jason King New Member

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    I don't envy you administrating a forum. I've done it before.. Good luck and have fun
  5. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

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    I was just about to say upping it to 10 would probably be a good idea. 5 posts is pretty easy to do and if they really wanted to spam this site they would do 5 no problem. But you're the admin so its all on you :) I was also going to suggest that maybe have people be a member for 24 hours before posting links? Most spammers would probably get bored or forget about the site :p
  6. Melissa

    Melissa New Member

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    Oh...I just realized this post was old....Sorry!!!
  7. ghost4782000

    ghost4782000 New Member

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    Thanks for the updates
  8. VP9KS

    VP9KS Member

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    I don't think it works that way. I just joined a couple hours ago, and I set my avatar right away.
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  9. flunwyc

    flunwyc Member

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    Actually I'm glad this was resurrected as the spam situation is becoming a problem and will only get worse. I would suggest disabling the signature field or posting of links in the signature for the first 10 posts if it's possible to do that in XenForo?
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  10. cenyebin

    cenyebin New Member

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    ok .i have known that .
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    Why not just refuse posting of links to new users for 6 mos to a year? You know, trust and commitment!

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