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XF 1.3 Spam

#1
Getting slammed by spam at the moment.

For the most part the spam protection is picking them up but there is still some posts getting through.

To combat this I am going to moderate everyone's first 5 posts by -

1) Modify registered users group to "No" for follow message moderation rules

2) Create a new user group "Verified Users" and promotion to move registered users to once they reach 5 posts

What I wanted to know is how I can I -

1) Create a new user group that has the same permissions of an existing group like a copy or do I have manually set each individual permission?

2) Of my existing 2,000 users will they be automatically be promoted to the "Verified Users" group if they already have 5 posts upon creation of the promotion or will I need to move them manually across?

Thanks all!
 
#3
Thanks Brogan, is there a cron I need to run to promote all the users as I have followed this guide and everyone is getting moderated even with +5 posts?

Scratch that found it in the cron job list!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
They will be promoted the next time they log in.

You can manually run the User Group Promotions cron but only recently active members will be promoted.