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XF 1.2 Disable the 'About Me' section of a profile - Being used for spam

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by kingston, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

    I have noticed with the 1.2 software sometimes users updating their profiles are getting rejected. And when they get rejected they are people (or bots) registering and changing their About Me to ads. No one really uses the About Me on my board. Is there a way to disable and hide that section? Thanks!
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Edit the account_personal_details template and remove the content you don't wish to be available.
  3. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

    What would I clear in the database to remove everyone's about me so far?
  4. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    I removed mine a while back and the homepage field too. bots still register but since i took away these options, I have had no profile spam since.

    The template you need to edit is account_personal_details

    I put a condition around the code so that once a new user hit 5 posts they were upgraded (by user promotion) to a different user group which allowed genuine users the chance to fill in the field if they wish.
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    UPDATE xf_user_profile SET about = '';
    That will reset every member's about me to blank.
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