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XF 1.2 "Users Awaiting Approval" question

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by meursault, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. meursault

    meursault Member

    So in 1.2 you have this new option to approve users.

    After two days, I have 29 pending. Not looking forwards to looking through them and deciding which of them is a spam account and which is not.

    So question - Does every new registration go there, or only those that the system identifies as likely spam accounts?

  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This isn't a new feature, it has always existed. You can force all registrations to be manually approved. Since 1.2 there's a few anti-spam features which can also require manual approval.

    The number you have received surprises me.

    I see one maybe every couple of weeks.

    Are you sure you haven't got manual approval switched on for all new registrations?

    Check the option here:

  3. meursault

    meursault Member

    No, I don't have it switched on.


    Looks like the spammers just love my forum.


  4. meursault

    meursault Member

    Do you think I should just mass delete them?
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Users there have been placed there because they have tripped spam thresholds. You can configure how these work in the "spam management" options.
  6. meursault

    meursault Member


    What are the "good" spam settings?

    Here are mine:

  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's really up to you - lower thresholds will affect more people and possibly get false positives (but possibly block more spam). Higher thresholds will put fewer people into moderation but might miss actual spammers.

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