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Offline mrstevejobs

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BBC permissions for specific groups?
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:42:28 AM »
I get some spammers creating accounts and posting for the first or second time with a link to certain URL.

I'm wondering, isn't there a way to only allow to post links to users with more than X posts?
I saw this is a common trend in other forum services.

I've seen this mod, but It hasn't been updated in a long time (2007) and there's no assurance that it will work in 2.0.15:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=449

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 10:19:12 AM »
In SMF 2.1, all you need to do is add 'url' and 'iurl' to this list and then go to the BBCode settings page in your browser to choose which groups will have permission to use them.

I'm sure that sometime in the near-ish future someone will release a mod to make the first step easy to do without directly editing the file, but for now you'll need to do it manually.
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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 10:29:23 AM »
or the op can increase security to stop the spammers from registering in the first place.

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 11:22:26 AM »
That's also a good idea, yes, but it doesn't answer the question that was asked.
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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 12:00:45 PM »
except what he's asking for is his concept of what is needed... but is not a solution to his actual problem. :P

1- stop the spammers from ever registering. (best option)
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Spam_-_my_forum_is_flooded_with_spam,_what_can_I_do
primarily -- QUESTIONS

2- this mod will do essentially what he asked (limit links) without messing with permissions of BBCode
https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2404


3- he is apparently using v2.0.15, not 2.1 (moving)
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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 02:09:22 PM »
3- he is apparently using v2.0.15, not 2.1 (moving)

Oh, I missed that bit. In that case, nothing that I said applies anyway. :)
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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 03:02:47 PM »
or the op can increase security to stop the spammers from registering in the first place.

I added a reCaptcha.

But just in case anyone enters or even registers manually (yes, some people like to register to promote their sites/companies/products) then I would like to make it more difficult for them by just not providing an option to post URLs when they didnt reach X posts.

That would filter some others for sure.

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 03:06:39 PM »
reCaptcha is not enough to keep the spammers at bay.

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 03:11:54 PM »
What solution would you suggest that doesn't require connecting to a 3rd party?
I assume I won't have to install all of these mods?

Bad Behavior
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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2019, 03:13:39 PM »
1- stop the spammers from ever registering. (best option)
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Spam_-_my_forum_is_flooded_with_spam,_what_can_I_do
primarily -- QUESTIONS

that is the best way and requires no mods or 3rd party connection.

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2019, 03:48:19 PM »
I already have:

- reCaptcha
- Verification by email (not going to check them personally...)

Verification questions didn't seem to prevent spammers to register previously, so I don't think I'll go for that one.

The rest of the article talk about mods.

There's another option I do not see there but that I do see on this forum.
reCaptcha whenever anyone tries to add any reply or post new topic. Where can I enable that?

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2019, 03:52:12 PM »
then you need better verification questions, the ones you had were too easy.

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Re: BBC permissions for specific groups?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2019, 03:56:56 PM »
Seriously.... questions.

I have a set of 25 questions.
I ask 2 at registration.

I've had to change the set once in 4 years now... and in that time I have had a total of 4 spammers register - 1 was almost definitely a human spammer and the other three got in after 3 years when the set of questions had been mostly catalogued and answered by human spammers.
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