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  1. Steve Freides


    I am receiving regular complaints from new registrants about being banned for no apparent reason. In each case, the only flag shown is and the following text appears when I go to that site and check on the IP in question: This is the rDNS found...
  2. Steve Freides

    Text Sent to Banned Users

    Spammers currently receive wording that I created, which includes things like {username} and {BoardTitle} that are not being evaluated - the user receives the literal "{username}". 1. Please point me to whatever I might need to do in order that these expressions are evaluated. 2. Please...
  3. Steve Freides

    XF 2.2 Search in ACP on Birthdate?

    My ACP screen for searching users does not give me the option to search on anything related to birthdate - is there a screen somewhere that I can check off a box and have that appear on my search screen, or would this require an add-on? Thanks in advance. -S-
  4. Steve Freides

    Are There Sub-Groups or Group Inheritance?

    It would be useful for me to have a group hierarchy or inheritance or similar feature. I currently have a group named Manual Approval Required for All Posts - does what I need, but I would like to have multiple groups, each with the same rights, but to help me keep track of why someone is on...
  5. Steve Freides

    Find Long SIGs

    I do not see a way, via user search or batch update, to identify all users whose current SIG file is longer than the currently allowed limit. There was a time when SIG file length was unlimited on our forum, and although our current limit is 250 characters, some are well over 1k long. I'd like...
  6. Steve Freides

    membership statistics

    I have memories of being able to look at membership numbers over a period of time, e.g., membership changes over the course of a month and the like. I cannot find this in the ACP anywhere - anyone enlighten me as to where this is? Thanks in advance. -S-
  7. Steve Freides

    Viewing StopForumSpam Data After Cleaning a User

    I've been using StopForumSpam and flagging as spam everything it finds and puts in my approval queue. Today, I received a Contact form as me to give a spammed-cleaned user a second chance. This is someone who shows up in my moderator log and spam cleaner log, but nowhere can I find the data...
  8. Steve Freides

    XF 2.2 Understanding StopForumSpam messages

    What do the numbers mean, please? Thanks. -S-
  9. Steve Freides

    XF 2.2 View Public Profile Without Editing?

    As an admin/moderator, I am often interested to see a user's Public Profile so that I can see their recent posts. But the only way - that I'm aware of, anyway - to get there is to Edit the user, then View Public Profile. I would like to, directly from wherever I'm looking at their username...
  10. Steve Freides

    As designed Alert for something that's been edited out.

    I don't know if this is a bug in XF's eyes, but because my users can edit their posts, I sometimes get an alert that I've been tagged in a post, only to find that the post has been edited and I am no longer mentioned. I can confirm that behavior as described because I see the edit history...
  11. Steve Freides

    Can I undelete a user group?

    I mistakenly deleted a user group in the ACP - is there a way to Undo this action? Thanks in advance. -S-
  12. Steve Freides

    Managing Spam PMs

    There are some previous threads on this subject, e.g.,, but none discuss this issue specifically. We had a problem with spam users registering then sending spam PM's in some quantity before their accounts were detected...
  13. Steve Freides

    XF 2.1 Rights Confusion

    Background: We run the user promotion supplied to us - when a user posts 3 times, they are added to a group called Verified. Question/problem: I have messed up - no other way to put it - the rights of my Verified Users in that no one has the option to see/edit their Signature, except me as an...
  14. Steve Freides

    Understanding Forum Statistics

    We are running XF v2.1.10 Patch 2. I just took a look at the statistics of User Registrations and Users Active in the ACP, by the day for the last month. Questions: Could we have a definition of "user" in this? Registered? Do spammers count? Do bots count? Do guests count? I run the user...
  15. Steve Freides

    Bulk Flagging Old Threads as Read-Only

    I would like to prevent users from replying on threads older than a certain date. When we began using XF in 2015, our developer flagged everything we imported as R/O. Is there a way I can create a cron job or otherwise do this in bulk? I would, right now, like to flag all my threads whose...
  16. Steve Freides

    Giving a User Rights (but Limited) to the ACP

    I am the effective administrator of our XenForo forum, but not a "super admin" - there is a thing or two in the ACP I can't do, e.g., check the admin log. But that is the only thing I've ever noticed I can't do, and our developer is the super admin and also the person who gave me the necessary...
  17. Steve Freides

    Default Avatar for New Users?

    When I edit some of my users, the avatar field is blank - shows a "?". But these same people are showing a graphic/photo, all the same one. Where/how is this configured? I assume Thanks. -S-
  18. Steve Freides

    Reaction Score

    I recall seeing, somewhere in the ACP that I can't find again, some options for how reaction score is calculated, something about if it's posts/reaction posts or some other way. NB: I miss the fact that moderators used to participate in this forum and now I apparently have to open a ticket to...
  19. Steve Freides

    Help - Problems Awarding Trophy Points based on Message Count

    I'm having a show-stopper problem with Trophy Points, please help. For information only as this is working as expected: ACP -> Users -> User Title Ladder Enable Trophies is enabled User title ladder field = Trophy Points 2 entries: "First Post", Minimum Value = 1 "Tenth Post", Minimum Value =...
  20. Steve Freides

    Ideas on a Meaningful User Title Ladder

    Anyone care to kick around ideas for the User Title Ladder? I've always used post count, but I'm trying to come up with something more presentative of a user's value to other users on our forum. My thinking: Current/Default: Title Ladder uses message count. Proposed: Award trophy points...