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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: PenelopeQ on June 06, 2018, 01:50:56 PM

Title: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: PenelopeQ on June 06, 2018, 01:50:56 PM
Two posts this morning--from different posters--needed to be approved. OldPilot and another from my mod team approved them.

I have not set anything up for posts needing approval other than users who are under warnings and neither of these are--they are relatively new users--and I am not even sure I have anyone under a warning level right now.

Where might I look to see what levels I have set for post approvals--or what else might be going on?
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Illori on June 06, 2018, 01:52:12 PM
what mods do you have installed?
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: PenelopeQ on June 06, 2018, 01:53:27 PM
1.   TopicStarter Mod   1.7     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
2.   Topic & Board Note   1.0.3   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
3.   SMFPacks Popup Pro Mod   1.0.3     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
4.   Register At Post View v.1.1   1.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
5.   Search Sent PMs   1.4   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
6.   Personal Messages to Membergroups   1.4.3   [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
7.   Move Old Topics   1.3.8     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
8.   Last Active On MemberList   1.4     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
9.   Join Reason   1.3     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
10.   Global Headers Footers   2.0.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
11.   Default_Membergroup   1.0.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
12.   Board Notification Mod   1.2.2     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
13.   Bad Behavior mod   1.5.17   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
14.   Anti-Spam Links   1.0.1     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
15.   Alternative Menu With Top Menu Icon & Button Remover   1.4.2     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
16.   Advanced Topic Prefix Mod   4.0.3     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
17.   Gender on Memberlist   1.5   [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
18.   SMFPacks Shoutbox Pro   1.0.9   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
19.   SMFPacks WYSIWYG Editor   2.0.7   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
20.   SMFPacks Personal Conversations   1.0.3   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
21.   Anti-spam by CleanTalk   2.19     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
22.   Forum Firewall   2.0.0     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
23.   Akismet Spam Blocking   2.0     [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
24.   Ad Managment   3.3a   [ Install Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Illori on June 06, 2018, 01:54:31 PM
 Akismet Spam Blocking most likely is the cause of the issue.
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on June 06, 2018, 01:55:35 PM
You can find the basic settings for post moderation from Admin -> Members -> Permissions -> Post Moderation, if you want to make sure it's not a permissions issue.
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Illori on June 06, 2018, 02:59:49 PM
You can find the basic settings for post moderation from Admin -> Members -> Permissions -> Post Moderation, if you want to make sure it's not a permissions issue.

the OP is talking about posts needing approval. that mod has a mind of its own that does this.
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on June 06, 2018, 03:03:13 PM
You can find the basic settings for post moderation from Admin -> Members -> Permissions -> Post Moderation, if you want to make sure it's not a permissions issue.

the OP is talking about posts needing approval. that mod has a mind of its own that does this.
Yes, I understood the problem - and I understand Akismet ( though I don't know the mod for SMF ).
Just tried to answer the question about possible levels for approvals, and through post count groups - those wold be where I pointed at ;)
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: oldpilot on June 06, 2018, 10:05:41 PM
Akismet Spam Blocking most likely is the cause of the issue.
Do you have a spam blocker that you suggest instead?
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Sir Osis of Liver on June 06, 2018, 10:32:53 PM
IIRC, you're getting mostly bots.  I can give you something that will block bots 100%.  You can uninstall the mods you're currently running, see what gets through, add back what you need.
Title: Re: Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members
Post by: Illori on June 07, 2018, 05:12:48 AM
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Spam_-_my_forum_is_flooded_with_spam,_what_can_I_do