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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.

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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.

    I found a solution by removing the field from the templates:
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    Last edited by Gunnar; Tue 16 Feb '10, 9:48am. Reason: Found solution


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