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XF 1.4 Scan and remove profile spam?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by cdub, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    How do I scan for and remove profile spam?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You'd mostly have to use "New Profile Posts". Unless you mean spam in profile fields, in which case you can use the user change log in the control panel.
  3. IPF

    IPF Active Member

    @Mike Is there a way to prevent members of a usergroup from adding anything to their profile fields. New users sign up, add links in their profile fields and never post in the forum again which makes them harder to be found.
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is a "edit profile" permission that will cover what you want.
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  5. IPF

    IPF Active Member

    Thanks. So that will not prevent them from uploading avatars / changing their email / passwords. Am I right?
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well they can still change their email and password -- those aren't public things anyway. The avatar permissions are separate but you can prevent them from changing that.

    You mentioned adding links to profile fields and that permission will control access to edit those.
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  7. IPF

    IPF Active Member

  8. rolfw

    rolfw Member

    Hi, as my question is to do with profile spam, I thought it would be OK to add to this thread as it's on a similar topic.

    We are getting a massive amount of spam registrations, many just putting URLs in various mandatory profile fields (fields which are useful to us). Have tried limiting input to alphanumerics and underscores (with occasional issues), but really need to enable standard punctuation, but exclude @ : / symbols, or even reject text which contains them or URLs generally? Is there an easy way of doing this?


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