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    I'm running a truck of the month contest and using vB's poll system for voting.

    One member who wasn't doing all that well went to a bunch of other boards and asked peeps to come over, register and vote for his truck.

    I think this is very unfair, though policeing it with the current system would be very difficult and time consuming.


    Is there a way to prevent new users from voting? For example perhaps they would have to be members for 90 days or 25 posts.


    Is there a way to do this in the core vB or has anyone done a hack like this before?

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    1. Set the Registered usergroup so that 'Can Vote on Polls' is set to 'No'.

    2. Create a new usergroup with the appropriate overall permissions and aalowing poll votes:

    Admin CP -> Usergroups -> Usergroup Manager -> Add New Usergroup

    3. Create a Promotion to promote users that reach this post level to that group:

    Admin CP -> Usergroups -> Promotions
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    • #3
      How will it handle users who are already above that status but are currently registered users?
      Last edited by MonsterMaxx; Sun 27 Mar '05, 9:32am.

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      • #4
        These users will be updated the next time the Promotions Scheduled Task runs (by default this is once per hour.) Or you could manuallly run that Scheduled task.
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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