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

ibrian

Well-known member
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
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
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
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.
 
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