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    How do you limit users from editing/using profile fields based on their Usergroup?

    Specifically, how do you prevent new users from entering a url in the "Home Page" user profile field?

    Our forum has a lot of Backlink Spammers who register accounts for posting their spam link in the "Home Page" field of their user profile and in their signature, often without ever making a post.

    (The idea behind "Backlink Spam" is this form of "Blackhat SEO" linking will improve the spam link's PR/traffic/etc. in Google. If your forum gets a fair amount of traffic, you probably have a lot of these accounts in your forum.)

    We have turned off allowing links in signatures for new users, but need to do the same for the "Home Page" profile field.
    jca

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    Did you ever find an answer to that question?
    I am currently dealing with the same issue and would also like to remove or limit the homepage user field.

    Edit:
    I found a solution by removing the field from the templates:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...d-From-Profile
    Last edited by Gunnar; Tue 16 Feb '10, 8:48am. Reason: Found solution

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