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    I prefer to allow guest posting, as many valid users prefer not to register. I am having problems with spammers though; people who post spam and porn links as guests. I have a feeling this activity is automated.

    Is there any way to force guests to pass the image verification test to ensure they are a real person before allowing their post? Or to moderate posts by guests only?
    Peter Caparelli

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  • #2
    Yes to the latter in 3.5, its a usergroup permission. In 3.6 both are possible.


    • #3
      Originally posted by Zachery View Post
      Yes to the latter in 3.5, its a usergroup permission. In 3.6 both are possible.
      I don't see this option in usergroup permissions. Could you be more specific.



      • #4
        If you have image verifcation turned on im the image settings and in the vBulletin Options it works. This is not a per usergroup setting.


        • #5
          Zach thanks for the quick reply but I still don't understand. I want each "guest" to have to go through image verification before they can post to my forum.

          The only place that I see image verification is in the user registration area

          If enabled, this option will display a random image to new users at registration time. The user will have to copy the contents of the image in order to verify that an automated system is not processing registrations. If you do not see an image below then your Image settings are wrong or not enabled. Verify the options set in "Image Settings"

          I have this turned on.

          I can not see where to force "guests" to have to verify an image prior to posting. Is this possible or do I need a hack for it thanks.


          • #6
            Are you running 3.5 or 3.6?


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              • #8
                As I said, this is a 3.6 option for Image Verification on posts, not 3.5.


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