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Author Topic: How to setup post moderation for postcount based groups?  (Read 418 times)

Offline LPChip

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How to setup post moderation for postcount based groups?
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:43:15 AM »
Introduction
Because spammers don't care for a post being deleted, they just want a spider to index that link, they are okay with it if a post is only on the forum for 15 minutes. For that reason, I want to make sure the post won't become visible in the first place until I allow it.

What I have so far
I found out how I can setup post moderation for groups, such that members of that group always require their posts to be allowed before they become visible on the forum.

but...
However, I can only set moderation for normal groups where I assign members to that group. I can't set these rights to post-based groups. They are simply not visible.

How can I setup that users with 1 or less posts require their posts to be approved by a moderator, but not once they reach that number?

Also, would this mean that if they post a 2nd post while the first is not approved, the 2nd post gets added?

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Re: How to setup post moderation for postcount based groups?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 10:54:26 AM »
However - even more effective would be to stop the spammers from registering and posting in the first place......
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Re: How to setup post moderation for postcount based groups?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 05:43:21 AM »
Thanks. Yes, preventing them from registring in the first place is the ideal scenario. My problem is, that those who are still spamming after I setup anti-spam are actual people.

I've invested in expensive anti-spam, but it was blocking posts from actual members too, so that really is not an option. The spamming is minimal though, so I want to try a postcount group moderation to see how that works. I think I'll be able to solve it with the link to that other topic.

If so, I'll mark this as solved.

Thanks for the help so far. :)