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I was reading about this last night, the "Newly Registered Users Group".tepples wrote:How can that be set up from the Administration Control Panel?
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1861645
I think we might get a little tired of it, once the spammers break through it's something like a 15:1 ratio of bots vs users. But it couldn't be worse than the current situation of banning accounts and deleting posts.
I disagree. The problem is not "posting links", the problem is the content as a whole, links or not.Dwedit wrote:People with post counts of 0 should just not be able to post links.
My $0.02: you folks (tepples/Memblers/others recommending fixes) are going about solving this all wrong. Yes, a only-approved-registered-users-can-post would solve the problem (does anyone remember me telling everyone to do that, oh, YEARS ago? :P), but there's also solutions for the existing situation that don't require that (again: see the model I implemented when I was modding). For now I'll bow out of the forums for a while until this gets rectified.