My forum owners wish to turn off post moderation for new users. I am reading what seems like conflicting information about where and how moderation for new users is controlled. For example:
- the docs have a page about "Usergroup Promotions"(https://xenforo.com/help/user-group-promotions/) which seems to imply that I need to set up a group, then set up a promotion condition and a group that users will be migrated into after they meet the promotion condition. Seems to me this is already set up, that new users are moderated for the first 3 posts and then not moderated automatically after that, but I don't see any usergroups listed in my Usergroup Promotions area, nor have I set any up. So it doesn't seem like this is being handled here.
- another thread (https://xenforo.com/community/threads/turn-off-post-moderation.36353/) says that there are 2 permissions handling this, permissions for a) the specific forum and b) the "follow message moderation rules" setting for a specific usergroup. If I go into a specific forum and check node permissions, I don't see any specific permission that says anything about controlling user post moderation. If I go into usergroup permissions for a forum, I see that "Follow message moderation rules" is set to "allow" for every usergroup. So doesn't this mean that every user group is already following "message moderation rules" (whatever those are), because I was expecting to see unregistered/unconfirmed at "not set" for this setting and registered as "allow".
I have to say, I do like Xenforo's functionality, but the admin interface design could use some help from a UX/UI person, not a back-end developer. There's a reason why many software interfaces are written with controls labeled in easily understood language...
Anyway, any help appreciated, if you could point out what I'm missing here, I'd be grateful.