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XF 1.4 New users with common usernames go into moderated queue

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by karll, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    I'm a bit frustrated because this has happened a lot:

    A new user signs up. Because the number of members on my forum isn't yet too big, a lot of the common usernames are still available (bob, lisa, peter, jeremy ...). Unfortunately, these names are also associated with spammers in the StopForumSpam database, and therefore end up in the moderated queue. It can be hours before I get to the queue, and by that time legitimate may have lost interest.

    I think I would prefer if this feature didn't consider usernames, only email and IP addresses, but there appears to be no option for this. :(
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can try increasing the number of flags required to trigger moderation.

    Otherwise you may have to disable it.
  3. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    Yes, that would remove the problem, but would also significantly reduce the effectiveness of the user registration anti-spam features.

    The username just isn't as good a warning flag as are the email and IP addresses.

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