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XF 1.5 Is it possible to stop new members posting images or embedding media?

ibrian

Well-known member
#1
There's a periodic problem of new members joining to post a link to their YouTube site, or embedding images, as a form of self-promotion.

Is there an automatic way to prevent them from doing so?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
There is nothing in the default software which limits the posting of links and embedding images.

There may be an add-on available, but I'm not specifically aware of one.
 

ibrian

Well-known member
#3
Cheers for replying. Would have loved a simple way to do this by post count, rather than have to create a new user group which may seem a little too restrictive.
 

AndyB

Well-known member
#4
There's a periodic problem of new members joining to post a link to their YouTube site, or embedding images, as a form of self-promotion.

Is there an automatic way to prevent them from doing so?
I suggest using the First Post Email v1.5 add-on:

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/first-post-email.3343/

This will alert an admin or moderators of the new members first post. This can help in two ways:

1) A speedy reply to the first post is good if coming from a non-spammer.
2) If spam is contained in the post, delete post and the spammer account.