Topic: Posts have to be approved before being public

I'm in a situation where I need this for a client.

I'm wondering if this will be easy to add as an extension for 1.3 or if it is possible to include it.

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Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

Its already there.
http://dev.punbb.org/

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

Perfect! Thank you.

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

i'd like to only approve posts that have links/images in them

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

yes... the spam with http:// links in it are highly annoying

~thegleek

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

It should be pretty easy to put together an extension which catches posts based on certain conditions and then uses the post approval queue to force a moderator to approve them.

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

i think something similar to how the repuation system mod works... u can rep a user until u have over 5 posts (or whatever u want to set it to)... same should go for posting links and/or pics... if a new user signs up, no auth to submit posts that contain links, pix, etc... UNTIL they have earned the RIGHT to do so... ie: 5 or more posts.

i say this mod needs to be added asap. it'd solve a lot of the forums spam probs. i see it all the time on both punbb.org and punres.org where new people sign up and post their spam crap. sure, the mods get to them and deal with it. but im quite sure it'd be 100x easier if punbb itself took care of that. and that askimet mod is way too complicated and advanced for such a small need.

~thegleek

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

The Akismet mod isn't complicated at all: in fact, it's much less complex than changing groups based on post count tongue
1.3 will make dealing with spam much easier, both with tools in the core and with spam fighting extensions.

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Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

Smartys wrote:

The Akismet mod isn't complicated at all: in fact, it's much less complex than changing groups based on post count tongue
1.3 will make dealing with spam much easier, both with tools in the core and with spam fighting extensions.

i had nothing but trouble with mine when i installed it. anytime any one posted anything. since my forum is not of serious tone or nature, askimet pretty much automatically banned that user. i've long given up on it, unless you can tell me otherwise why it failed to work on my system.

~thegleek

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

That's not related to the mod being complicated, that's simply having too many false positives wink
It depends on what your users post. I know, for example, forums that allow lots of cussing seem to have more false positives.

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Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

Smartys wrote:

That's not related to the mod being complicated, that's simply having too many false positives wink
It depends on what your users post. I know, for example, forums that allow lots of cussing seem to have more false positives.

hence it absolutely has no value for me or my community. yet, we dont enjoy the spambots either.

~thegleek

Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

Then perhaps run some admin moderation of new users so that the spam would be limited to a forum which only new members and the admin(s) can see? Turn off guest posting as well
Or you could use a CAPTCHA (I would suggest finding a font online and using that in place of the ones provided for those kinds of things)

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Re: Posts have to be approved before being public

Hi, I really need this mod but the link added previously doesn't work! - http://dev.punbb.org/ seems to go to http://punbb.informer.com/trac

Can someone tell me how to get this mod please? BTW, I'm a noob, so sorry if I'm being stupid!

Thanks
Tom