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Offline preacherman

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I need to moderate posts and comments
« on: December 07, 2011, 02:10:39 PM »
I did not want to have to moderate posts and comments to our Bible Study forum so I left everything open.  It seems some people have no respect for others and choose to post unrelated topics so I find myself needing to moderate everything.  My problem is I can not find the section to tell the software everything needs to require moderation.

Thank you in advance for your help,
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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 02:46:39 PM »
I think you are asking for post approval feature.

To enable it perform the following steps:

Administration Center » Core Features
Post Moderation (enable this option from here)


Administration Center » Permissions » Edit Profiles
Create a new profile in here and name it anything you like (Personally I prefer it named as "Approval")


Now, click on profile approval and set permissions for each group.
Post new topics, without requiring approval  -- uncheck that options for those groups for which you want to activate the approval system when they create a new topic.

To see the unapproved posts see the moderation center of your forum.

Hope this helps you :).
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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 09:32:37 PM »
Joker,
Thank you for your reply but I do not find the links you are talking about in any of the admin sections.  I am using SMF2.0.1  Could that be the difference?

I found an area that sounds similar but nothing that allows me to tell the script I need to moderate every post/reply.

Thanks again,
preacherman

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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 09:42:23 PM »
Preacherman, That is for 2.0.1 version ..... hit admin .... then look for core features under the configuration area , no script needed for it is a default feature of 2.0.1 if activated as Joker post said.
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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 10:03:23 PM »
mc73,
Thanks for the info.  I was not aware I needed to be in the configuration area of the admin section.  I got part of it done but my problem now is I can't find a way to do this

Now, click on profile approval and set permissions for each group.
Post new topics, without requiring approval  -- uncheck that options for those groups for which you want to activate the approval system when they create a new topic.


I can't find the profile approval to click on to set the permissions.

Man, I am feeling about as dumb as a box of rocks.  I am betting this is right in front of me.

Thanks again,
preacherman

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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 11:41:09 PM »
All of a sudden we have almost 300 members so I guess I need to find out how make sure members have to be approved along with the rest of this.

I deleted the members but I do not know how to keep them from signing up again.

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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 06:50:54 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I was not aware I needed to be in the configuration area of the admin section.  I got part of it done but my problem now is I can't find a way to do this

Now, click on profile approval and set permissions for each group.
Post new topics, without requiring approval  -- uncheck that options for those groups for which you want to activate the approval system when they create a new topic.


I can't find the profile approval to click on to set the permissions.

Man, I am feeling about as dumb as a box of rocks.  I am betting this is right in front of me.
Yeah it was there only :P

Administration Center » Permissions » Edit Profiles
Click on approval profile name there and edit the permissions of membergroups which appears on your screen.


All of a sudden we have almost 300 members so I guess I need to find out how make sure members have to be approved along with the rest of this.

I deleted the members but I do not know how to keep them from signing up again.
I would suggest you to ban them with a ban on their IP address and email id instead of deleting them.
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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 11:29:26 AM »
Joker and MC73,
Finally figured it out with all of your help.

No one outside our group has suddenly shown up as a member since I deleted them. Thanks for the banning idea, if anything like that happens again I will do exactly that.

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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 10:00:58 AM »
Glad you got it all sorted out :).
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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 01:32:47 PM »
Dear Joker,
thanks for the others help. Please help me to do A Specific Board or Category to Approval not all Boards. How it is possible. Please help me.

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Re: I need to moderate posts and comments
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 11:28:11 AM »
Dear Joker,
thanks for the others help. Please help me to do A Specific Board or Category to Approval not all Boards. How it is possible. Please help me.

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Hope the link in my signature will be able to help you out.

Also, try to open new topics as solved topics tends to get ignored :).
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