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spam management flags - allow which warning flags to detect

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by wtgw, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. wtgw

    wtgw Member

    I'm using the stopforumspam database but it only allows you to choose how many warning flags before moderating or rejecting.

    Can we choose which warning flag(s) to detect before moderating or rejecting? 1 flag isn't a good option because username can very easily return false positives but email is a very good indicator of spam. For example, username "bob" would get flagged for a spammer who used username "bob13sf23".

    By selecting which warning flags to detect, it would cut down on false positives because I could ignore the username flag but use the email flag.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
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  2. z3r010

    z3r010 Member

    I'd love to be able to do this, on my vb sites I have SFS set to just deny only if the email matches as this is the only unique identifier, this seems to work very well and it's a shame I can't do it yet on XF.
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  3. BonusParadise

    BonusParadise Member

    Hello, I did use glowhost spamomatic on my VB forum before, and there I had the option to exclude usernames from being checked in stopforum spam.

    Such an option would be great in the xenforo spam managment.

    Maybe this could be added in future versions?

    Thank you
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2014
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  4. Phillip

    Phillip Active Member

    Has any consideration been given to this? It seems like a good idea for admins to have the option to exclude usernames if it will block more false positives.
  5. JackieChun

    JackieChun Active Member

    The username flag is worthless. Every day I waste tons of time approving users who choose common names (Cathy, Brian, Mike etc etc etc). If you insist on keeping the username in Spam Management, at least allow admins to make it optional.
  6. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    I agree, this is something which is sorely needed! (I'd actually accidentally created a duplicate suggestion for this.)
  7. JackieChun

    JackieChun Active Member

    Really hope this makes it into 1.5
    karll likes this.
  8. Vilandra

    Vilandra Active Member

    Still pulling for this to be added :)
  9. Another vote from me.
  10. dougdirac

    dougdirac Member

    Seriously. I was able to exclude checking usernames on vB. Why not here.
  11. dknife

    dknife Active Member

    Please have this as an option. Username should be a flag, it's never an issue.
  12. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    From what I understand, @wizzard's TPU: Detect and Block Spam Registrations add-on allows you to
    Effectively offering the functionality that this thread requests…w/o having to wait for the Spam Management Flags suggestion to be implemented.
  13. dknife

    dknife Active Member

    Still would like extra settings in core XF options to ignore certain types.... like usernames. Without having to use an addon that people are having trouble with, hasn't been updated in over a year, and doesn't list XF 1.5 as compatible.
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  14. Sonnie

    Sonnie Member

    Please... it is tiring having to approve new users who are not spammers... not a single one of the dozens being flagged have been spammers.

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