XF 1.2 "Users Awaiting Approval" question

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?


Chris D

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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:



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


XenForo developer
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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.