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  • [Forum] Stopping links in PMs?

    How do I stop people putting links in private messages? Who have under x amount of posts?

  • #2
    Sounds like you're having a problem with spammers.

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    • #3
      Now, there's something that would be useful!

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      • #4
        Nope not a spammer but a real life human. I am very dissapointed, they have gone behind out back to advertise a rival site.

        Are you saying that, thats not an option? wow..

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        • #5
          Correct, there's no option to prevent links in Private Messages.

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          • #6
            Off to search Jira...

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            • #7
              If you prevent a "link" (disabling the link bbcode), that doesn't stop a person from posting a plaintext version of the link, which someone should copy and paste. You could ban specific urls via the word censor or using style replacements.

              Its not really ideal to stop "links" in 99% of cases. You want to stop the content whole, at which point moderation is a better choice.

              This really sounds like a one off thing with a specific user, if it continues and the rival site continues to post links, censor their domain.

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              • #8
                Zachary, can I set up new user group which denies users in that group from being able to use PMs until they've reached x amount of posts? When posts have been reached they get promoted to the normal registration group.

                Tbh I'd rather be safe than sorry.

                Also with regards to banning, I have permantely banned the member but what does that actually bam them on? Email? Ip?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Deverill View Post
                  Zachary, can I set up new user group which denies users in that group from being able to use PMs until they've reached x amount of posts? When posts have been reached they get promoted to the normal registration group.

                  Tbh I'd rather be safe than sorry.

                  Also with regards to banning, I have permantely banned the member but what does that actually bam them on? Email? Ip?
                  You'd want to change the default registered users group to not be able to send PMs, make a new usergroup with the ability to send PMs, and set up a promotion to add them to your new usergroup as an additional usergroup (or primary, but additional is probably what you want).

                  If you banned the user, then it has banned that user account specifically. It should also mean that they can't use that e-mail anymore, as generally duplicate e-mails aren't allowed unless you've specifically configured vB to allow it.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you Matthew, all done!

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