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Implemented Uncheck "Notify user if action was taken" by default

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Brogan, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In the majority of cases it is spammers which are awaiting approval, so it has to be manually unchecked each time (who wants to waste email allowance/bandwidth on a spammer).


    Not a major issue granted, but when it starts approaching double figures every day, that's a lot of extra clicks.
    rafass, thumped, BassMan and 27 others like this.
  2. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Please yes. Unchecking that box when you have a large list of spammers is quite cumbersome.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Don't I know it! :D

    I hope you're reading this spammers; you're doing nothing for my arthritis.
    bobs409, wedgar, Ryan_ and 3 others like this.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Nothing at all to do with age....

    /me runs
  5. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Primarily it's for here, not my own site.
  7. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, just figured I'd offer.
    I do agree with the suggestion.
  8. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    Heh, I use a chrome add-on (either Autofill or Form filler) that checks all the options I primarily use to deal with users in moderation queue. A check/uncheck All button for each option would be nice.
  9. Alteran Ancient

    Alteran Ancient Well-Known Member

    I'm late to the party, but this annoyed me immensely. While there is a clientside JavaScript function that will mass-untick these for you, it would be better to have these de-selected by default. I have actually edited my Admin Templates as follows... Sample.PNG

    The default is now to have the "notify" checkbox un-ticked and to also display the Registration IP, so I can click on it and instantly decipher whether they're a spammer, or behind a proxy or whatever. This really should be the norm.
    imno007, steve_aust and Daniel Hood like this.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to mark this as implemented.

    In 1.4, if there's a spam reason detected, the notify option is disabled by default.
    Teapot likes this.
  11. JackieChun

    JackieChun Active Member

    I just upgraded my old XenForo 1.2 forum to 1.4.3, and the Notify option is still checked by default. Does anything need to be done to change the default for older installations?
  12. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The caveat is that it is unchecked only if the action was taken for spam-related reasons. If you are approving all registrations, it's still checked by default (intentionally).
  13. JackieChun

    JackieChun Active Member

    I just don't think I owe anyone an explanation if I choose to reject their registration at my forum. Most of these registrations are more of the same old spam, just the ones that the filters don't flag correctly as such.

    So when admins go through dozens of spam registrations awaiting moderation on a daily basis, there really should be an option to uncheck the notify box by default to make our lives easier.
  14. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You may want to look at reconfiguring your spam setup in the ACP if most of your spam registrations aren't being flagged as such.
    Brent W likes this.
  15. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Huh, I missed this.

    I actually didn't send a few email notifications of approval/rejection because of this change...

    Oh well, guess I'll have to live with it.

  16. JackieChun

    JackieChun Active Member

    There aren't any configurations to remedy that. A potential spammer can only be flagged based on IP, email address, or user name. A lot of registrations are not flagged based on any of those, but are still obviously spam, e.g. a gibberish user name at a gibberish gmail address.

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