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Question regarding signature links, spammers

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by cmeinck, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    I have a big issue with sig spammers as of late. Ideally, I'd like an easy way to set number of posts before allowing signatures. In vB, you have to set up promotions, which seems conviluted to me.

    I'd love to hear what tools are in place to limit signatures based on membership/posting.

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  2. brendanc

    brendanc Active Member

    Echoing this request. All the spammers that register to my boards are sig/profile spammers. They register, they edit the profile/sig, and they never come back. It's annoying to have to keep deleting the rabble.
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  3. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    This is the first feature request that I'm actually 110% hoping will make it into XenForo 1.0. Personally, for my vBulletin installation, I've editing my template so that guests are unable to see signatures at all; the same goes for certain profile fields (website URL and a few others). If XenForo were to include an option to specify a minimum number of posts before a user's signature became active, then I would be a very happy bunny indeed.
  4. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Convoluted how? I find that promotion system to be straightforward and very useful. I'd give up a lot of other "features" before giving that up.
  5. soloarquitectura

    soloarquitectura Active Member

    Very interesting.
    This should move to the Suggestions forum ;)
  6. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Even putting them in a specific user group other than registered members doesn't help, as mine just puts them where it wants to not where *I* want it to.
  7. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    In SMF this is easily done with post count based usergroup permissions, so I hope it's the same in XF.
  8. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Well-Known Member

    Having used SMF as well, I agree.
  9. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    You have to create different groups, which for me seems convoluted. I'd rather have "rules" in place for my one primary "Registered Users" group. One being, Can post signature after ____ posts.
  10. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    There is an Admin option to not show signatures in posts to guests.
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  11. projectego

    projectego Active Member

    That's good to hear, Lawrence! At least that's one less template edit that'll be required for me. Ha.
  12. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Where is this option? Couldn't find it. :(
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Options -> Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): Show Signatures to Guests
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  14. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Ahhh....under SEO...I was looking everywhere but there. LOL...thanks Paul! :D
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's also under Messages :)

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