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How do I make new users post in a welcome thread or welcome forum first?

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  • [Forum] How do I make new users post in a welcome thread or welcome forum first?

    Hi everyone. I'm building a new forum at and I would like new users to introduce themselves in an introduction thread before posting elsewhere. I think I've seen this done on other forums, but I haven't found anywhere instructions for how to do it.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance.


  • #2
    Did I post this in the wrong forum, or does nobody know how to do this?


    • #3
      The default usergroup is "registered users" you can rename usergroup then move users after one post to another usergroup by means of the " prune / move users" in Acp

      Edit.....having considered my post I am in error because a user with "0" posts would be moved..............!
      Last edited by josiah; Mon 13 Feb '12, 3:28pm.
      <<<<<<<<< It is over there !


      • #4
        Thanks, Josiah. For anyone else looking for this: Promoting users after one post in the intro forum worked. I promoted them from default registered users, who can only post in the intro forum, to real, custom registered users, who can post in all public places.

        This seems to work well for dealing with spam bots. Those who make it past reCaptcha still never post anything.

        I do wish this could be done with an Introductions thread instead of forum, but I don't see how, and I can live without it.


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