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Old 14 Feb 2020, 16:28
PaulProe PaulProe is offline
Join Date: Feb 2015
Limit Posts per Day

Is there a way to limit the posts per day a user can make?

We have a couple of guys who like to push the limits and we need to throttle them back, preferring not to shut them down entirely. We've tried talking to them regarding this and it works for a day and then they are right back doing their old things. It would be nice to say you can post up to X times per day and then you have to wait till X - use it judiciously.

Found a mod that was written for 4.0.6 but apparently, it is broken for later versions. Limit Number of Posts&Threads in Forums Within a Time Frame

We are running 4.2.5

Thanks for any suggestions

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Old 23 Feb 2020, 15:52
alfuzzy alfuzzy is offline
Join Date: Jul 2018
Hello Paul,

You may already be aware of these two settings in the vB4 AdminCP.

In Settings>>Options>>Message Posting and Editing Options...there are two settings you can adjust:

1. Minimum Time Between Posts
2. Extended Minimum Time Between Posts

Of course the problem with these settings is that it effects all members. Thus here's a more creative create a new usergroup that you put these troublesome members into.

One of the many settings in an individual usergroup is "Minimum Time Between Posts". In this case since this is a separate Usergroup...this setting ONLY effects forum members in this usergroup.

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Old 23 Feb 2020, 16:49
PaulProe PaulProe is offline
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Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for - and a unique way of doing it.

Just thinking out loud, it probably could become a site 'policy' and using Rankings, (unsure if they can be reverted over time?) you could elevate the offenders into their own 'timeout'

Thanks for thinking outside the box

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