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Sudden Approval Required of Some Posts or Members

Started by PenelopeQ, June 06, 2018, 01:50:56 PM

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PenelopeQ

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?

Illori


PenelopeQ

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Illori

 Akismet Spam Blocking most likely is the cause of the issue.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

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.
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Illori

Quote from: 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.

the OP is talking about posts needing approval. that mod has a mind of its own that does this.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Quote from: Illori on June 06, 2018, 02:59:49 PM
Quote from: 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.

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 ;)
A Finnish Project Manager (Support Specialist)
 Happily running multiple SMF 2.x installations.
  Fooling around with i7-10700 @ 2,90GHz-4.80GHz / 16Gb / RTX-2070 Super / 3840x2160 / Win 10 x64


How you can help SMF

"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

oldpilot

Quote from: Illori on June 06, 2018, 01:54:31 PM
Akismet Spam Blocking most likely is the cause of the issue.
Do you have a spam blocker that you suggest instead?

Sir Osis of Liver

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.
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