Jump to content



Photo

no name member bots

Answered Go to the full post

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 +Brando212

Brando212

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 16
  • Joined: 15-April 10
  • Location: Omaha, NE
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Sony Xperia ZL, Nokia Lumia 925

Posted 01 October 2013 - 22:27

i've been seeing a lot of these (no name) members showing up lately. they're definitely bots & then seem to just post some non english language w/ a link in their status

 

a bit odd because i didn't think there should be a way to sign up without a username



Best Answer Steven P. , 02 October 2013 - 08:57

I've done another workaround, created a second "Members" group which people are promoted to after one post and disabled the ability to add status updates for 0 post/no name members in the "Member" group  ;)

 

The promotion only takes place after a member has posted once (regardless of current post count).

 

The two member groups are the same, except for the ability to create status updates for lurkers.

Go to the full post



#2 Steven P.

Steven P.

    aka Neobond

  • Tech Issues Solved: 88
  • Joined: 09-July 01
  • Location: Neowin HQ

Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:24

You aren't required to have a member name until you post, that's one of the "bugs" of IPB and Facebook/Twitter connect, we also can't disable status updates for 0 post posters.

 

There is a way to do it, but I have to ask about it first.



#3 francescob

francescob

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 04-November 08

Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:31

You aren't required to have a member name until you post, that's one of the "bugs" of IPB and Facebook/Twitter connect, we also can't disable status updates for 0 post posters.

 

There is a way to do it, but I have to ask about it first.

What about adding nofollow to all forum links?



#4 Steven P.

Steven P.

    aka Neobond

  • Tech Issues Solved: 88
  • Joined: 09-July 01
  • Location: Neowin HQ

Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:57   Best Answer

I've done another workaround, created a second "Members" group which people are promoted to after one post and disabled the ability to add status updates for 0 post/no name members in the "Member" group  ;)

 

The promotion only takes place after a member has posted once (regardless of current post count).

 

The two member groups are the same, except for the ability to create status updates for lurkers.