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XF 1.4 New User Registrations - Disable username check?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by CiaranT, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. CiaranT

    CiaranT Member


    For new user registrations the spam check looks at IP addresses, email addresses and checks for username matches.

    The IP check and email check are useful. The majority of the time the username check blocks legitimate registrations.

    Can the username check be disabled while leaving the other spam checks enabled?

    Thanks in advance.
    Vilandra likes this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It would require custom development to exclude the user name from the checks.
  3. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    The addon TPU: Detect and Block Spam Registrations lets you control the weighting of the output for the StopForumSpam username/ip/email check.

    Disclosure; I've contributed code & support for that addon.
  4. XenBurger

    XenBurger Active Member

    The inability to disable the username check is a huge oversight. I have countless legitimate users who sign up with usernames:


    And they are all flagged as spam and denied registration until I get around to reviewing it, for really ... no reason. There is nothing identifying about a username, and it shouldn't be one of the things checked. At the very least it should be a disable-able option.
    adwade likes this.
  5. Laron

    Laron New Member

    I am consistently getting registrations, ever since I installed Xenforo over three months ago, with the username email match spam rule blocking legitimate registrations and requiring manual approval. This also causes a number of problems for me as a result and I am searching for a way to just disable this rule. I have a integration add-on linking up wordpress comments , users and articles with Xenforo, so if a user is not approved, and they comment, their comments will not appear on the thread created from the article on wordpress which makes it invisible (will only appear on the wordpress site under the article — I know this is an add-on issue, and bug). So this is not just a pain for me to have to manually approve, but it has other repercussions.
  6. Petros

    Petros Member

    Has anyone solution on this?
  7. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    Yes, just as Xon mentioned in Post #3 above.(i.e. set username scoring to zero)
  8. Petros

    Petros Member

    Hello @adwade thank you for your reply.
    Any idea if works with xf 1.5?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You should check the resource for version compatibility or post on the associated thread.

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