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yamahapaul 30 Jul 2012 17:40

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Originally Posted by Froberg (Post 2352765)
Great, then I can muck about with it myself. I was too worried about doing it on my live board, and setting up a test just for that seemed slightly.. excessive.

I thought you had done it! all I did was change the second instance of Spam-O-Matic Statistics
I did change the first but that didn't work, so then moved down to the next one (the one that worked was in single commas not double ones) and hey presto :)

Froberg 30 Jul 2012 17:41

All is well in wonderland in the end then. ;-)

yamahapaul 30 Jul 2012 17:47

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Originally Posted by Froberg (Post 2352781)
All is well in wonderland in the end then. ;-)

So far...


:D

tonymacx86 31 Jul 2012 15:37

Has anyone figured out a way to limit Spam-O-Matic Statistics to Moderators / Administrators only?

As a forum administrator I'm interested in these statistics and they not really relavant for my forum users to know.

vb50kgpoo 02 Aug 2012 12:03

Hi
I installed Spam-o-Matic some time ago and I think it is mostly great (I only get a few real people complaining they were blocked from registration).

BUT I want all successful (those that pass Spam-o-Matic's criteria) registrations to come to me for moderation, as still some spammers get through (though they are easy to spot - so, I just need to approve them first). I do not want to turn Spam-o-Matic off and moderate every registration, as Spam-o-Matic does a great job of blocking 99% of spammers.

Is there a way?

djbaxter 02 Aug 2012 13:02

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Originally Posted by Antique-Swords (Post 2353601)
I want all successful (those that pass Spam-o-Matic's criteria) registrations to come to me for moderation, as still some spammers get through (though they are easy to spot - so, I just need to approve them first). I do not want to turn Spam-o-Matic off and moderate every registration, as Spam-o-Matic does a great job of blocking 99% of spammers.

Is there a way?

Certainly - that's the way I have it set up.

AdminCP >> Settings >> Options >> Registration Options

Moderate New Members
Allows you to validate new members before they are classified as registered members and are allowed to post.

Set to Yes.

vb50kgpoo 02 Aug 2012 15:45

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Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2353612)
Certainly - that's the way I have it set up.

AdminCP >> Settings >> Options >> Registration Options

Moderate New Members
Allows you to validate new members before they are classified as registered members and are allowed to post.

Set to Yes.

Eh, thanks, but no.
This is the way I have it set up too, but new registrations are not sent for moderation. I posted about this on the forums, and ended up raising a ticket on vb.com support. They said GlowHost was the problem; they confirmed I had my vb admincp settings correct for moderating new registrations, but that GlowHost Spam-o-Matic was preventing this from happening.

yamahapaul 02 Aug 2012 15:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antique-Swords (Post 2353601)
Hi
BUT I want all successful (those that pass Spam-o-Matic's criteria) registrations to come to me for moderation, as still some spammers get through (though they are easy to spot - so, I just need to approve them first). I do not want to turn Spam-o-Matic off and moderate every registration, as Spam-o-Matic does a great job of blocking 99% of spammers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2353612)
Certainly - that's the way I have it set up.

AdminCP >> Settings >> Options >> Registration Options

Moderate New Members
Allows you to validate new members before they are classified as registered members and are allowed to post.

Set to Yes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antique-Swords (Post 2353666)
Eh, thanks, but no.
This is the way I have it set up too, but new registrations are not sent for moderation. I posted about this on the forums, and ended up raising a ticket on vb.com support. They said GlowHost was the problem; they confirmed I had my vb admincp settings correct for moderating new registrations, but that GlowHost Spam-o-Matic was preventing this from happening.

The way I see it at the moment you have two possible options

1 set up spam-o-matic to moderate the first post/ posts of new users using keywords (the downside is you will still have to approve some posts or get a moderator to)

2 use it in conjunction with this mod-

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=271057

then if new users do make any spam posts they can be dealt with in one click

djbaxter 02 Aug 2012 16:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antique-Swords (Post 2353666)
Eh, thanks, but no.
This is the way I have it set up too, but new registrations are not sent for moderation. I posted about this on the forums, and ended up raising a ticket on vb.com support. They said GlowHost was the problem; they confirmed I had my vb admincp settings correct for moderating new registrations, but that GlowHost Spam-o-Matic was preventing this from happening.

Well it works for me. But I only have GlowHost blocking registrations - I don't use it for moderating posts because I found that feature to be unreliable. That's probably why it isn't working for you.

vb50kgpoo 02 Aug 2012 16:04

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Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2353674)
Well it works for me. But I only have GlowHost blocking registrations - I don't use it for moderating posts because I found that feature to be unreliable. That's probably why it isn't working for you.

I am not using it to moderate posts.

vb50kgpoo 02 Aug 2012 16:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by yamahapaul (Post 2353672)
The way I see it at the moment you have two possible options

1 set up spam-o-matic to moderate the first post/ posts of new users using keywords (the downside is you will still have to approve some posts or get a moderator to)

2 use it in conjunction with this mod-

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=271057

then if new users do make any spam posts they can be dealt with in one click

Thanks, but that is not what I want. And adding yet another spam killer I do not think is going to alleviate a moderation issue on spam-o-matic.

djbaxter 02 Aug 2012 16:14

What are your GlowHost settings? As I said, it's working perfectly for me.

vb50kgpoo 02 Aug 2012 16:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2353684)
What are your GlowHost settings? As I said, it's working perfectly for me.

There are a lot of settings, which ones specifically?

If you read the intro, it appears as this is default (that there is no moderation queue ability);
"If a spammer is able to sneak past the first line of defense, and manages to post, then there are secondary, tertiary, and, uh...4th level protections too!"

So it seems GlowHost assumes that anyone that passes their filters, is ready to post.

Syxguns 02 Aug 2012 19:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antique-Swords (Post 2353690)

So it seems GlowHost assumes that anyone that passes their filters, is ready to post.

It sounds to me like you did not follow instructions completely. I know that there are several steps to take and a lot of settings, but you can create a new usergroup with limited permissions, and set how many posts that you want to be moderated by SOM. There are a few things that the utility doesn't do, but for the most part I find it to be a great defense against spam.

vb50kgpoo 02 Aug 2012 20:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syxguns (Post 2353733)
It sounds to me like you did not follow instructions completely. I know that there are several steps to take and a lot of settings, but you can create a new usergroup with limited permissions, and set how many posts that you want to be moderated by SOM. There are a few things that the utility doesn't do, but for the most part I find it to be a great defense against spam.

Again, thank you, but you as others miss what I want.
I do not want to have post moderation. I want registration moderation.


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