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Offline JeffGr

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Disable public registration
« on: April 13, 2009, 06:29:08 PM »
I have a small 20 person forum I host for free. Daily I am getting numerous registration attempts from "undesirable" persons. How can I disable the registration so only I can register someone SMF 1.1.6, once they privately e-mail me.  I would prefer to be able to have a "Sorry this forum is private, for registration information please e-mail the webmaster" and a few other lines!
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 06:53:25 PM »
In the "registration" settings in admin,you can select wether you want to approve such members.   Once they register,youll get an email then you can approve them.

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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 09:41:39 AM »
I understand that. What I want is not to have any  PUBLIC reference to being able to register anyone on the forum.. I want anyone registering to send me a private e-mail, then I would go into the admin and manually approve them. As it is now unless they are referred to me I won't register them.
I am tired of sexual content spam and all the Russian attempts to register.

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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 10:34:36 AM »
Those bots can be fixed up easily!
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=297764.0

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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 10:43:33 AM »
I understand that. What I want is not to have any  PUBLIC reference to being able to register anyone on the forum.. I want anyone registering to send me a private e-mail, then I would go into the admin and manually approve them. As it is now unless they are referred to me I won't register them.

Admin -> Registration -> Settings -> Method of registration employed for new members
Select Disabled. :)

After that you could probably edit the registration_disabled string in Errors.english.php.
It normally is "Sorry, registration is currently disabled." So you could probably just add to that, what ever info you want to show to those wanting to register. :)
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 10:49:58 AM »
Wow I didnt know there was a string for it :D

Awesome :D
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 10:52:24 AM »
Wow I didnt know there was a string for it :D
And now to write a doc on the strings :P
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 10:57:26 AM »
Awww thanks for offering! ;D
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 10:58:35 AM »
Awww thanks for offering! ;D
Actually would be quite pointless, as H has a pretty good doc on them already linked to his sig ;)
That's where I go to cheat from :P
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 11:02:32 AM »
That's not a document, it's a script! :P
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 11:03:56 AM »
That's not a document, it's a script! :P
Works brilliantly as a cheat sheet though, no need for further documentation ;D
Ok, I admit it might need some clarification to make it in to a doc, but you know.. :P
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 12:08:35 PM »
I understand that. What I want is not to have any  PUBLIC reference to being able to register anyone on the forum.. I want anyone registering to send me a private e-mail, then I would go into the admin and manually approve them. As it is now unless they are referred to me I won't register them.

Thanks I think that will do. Can I still register new members manually? Or is all registration disabled?

Admin -> Registration -> Settings -> Method of registration employed for new members
Select Disabled. :)

After that you could probably edit the registration_disabled string in Errors.english.php.
It normally is "Sorry, registration is currently disabled." So you could probably just add to that, what ever info you want to show to those wanting to register. :)

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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 12:15:39 PM »
Thanks I think that will do. Can I still register new members manually? Or is all registration disabled?
You can always register new members through Admin -> Registration :)
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Re: Disable public registration
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2013, 10:01:33 AM »
Hello all. This is my first post here and I just wanted to say. I love SMF forums. Gorgeous simple, fantastic job! Now regarding the nature of this post. I am using Joomla 2.5 + JFusion and the "Facebook connect" plugin for joomla. Everything between Joomla and Facebook connect seems to be working like a charm. I followed the instructions provided here to disable the registration on my SMF since it is a slave to the Joomla/Facebook connect feature. However, I keep getting this message:

smf2: needs to have user registration disabled as it is a slave. Users that register in a slave software can not login to Joomla

and this one:

smf2: Could not create the user: No Usergroup Was Founed

Is the first error message a fasle positive? Because it would appear as tho there is no registration button on the forums. However, in Joomla it shows a check mark next to registration enabled for SMF.

As for the second one I assume that means I need to create a permissions group that matches the Joomla options in the SMF groups setup?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks all.