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XF 1.3 Spam

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by lostincable, May 22, 2014.

  1. lostincable

    lostincable Active Member

    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!
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. lostincable

    lostincable Active Member

    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!
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
  5. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

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