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Moderate New User Registrations (ModCP Option)
Mod Version: 3.8.005, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (10 votes - 4.70 average) Installs: 175
Released: 07 Jan 2009 Last Update: 05 Aug 2009 Downloads: 822
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This hack can only be used by Super Administrators, Administrators and Super Moderators.


What Does This Hack Do?

This is an update to my 3.7.x version of this hack, with the addition of being able to ban members too (this new feature has NOT been included by Jelsoft in the standard vBulletin AdminCP moderate user functionality).

This hack was created because I liked the idea of the request in this thread, and seems to have been requested quite a few times over the years.

Do you have a spam problem and have resorted to manual user registration? If so, have you noticed that it is so tedious and wish you could spread the love by getting other people to do this for you, but not give them AdminCP access? If the answer is yes to both questions, then this hack is for you.

This is a hack gives your Super Moderators (and Administrators) the option in the ModCP to now manually approve new user registrations, that before now only Administrators could do from the AdminCP.

This means you can now spread the load of manually approving users with your Super Moderators, leaving you the administrator more time to do other things.

A notification in your welcome block in the navbar is displayed (if the notification option is enabled in the AdminCP) when there are new user registrations to be moderated. This is displayed to both Administrators and Super Moderators. The notification will only generate 1 extra query per page load (only if the notification is enabled, and then the extra query is only for Administrators and Super Moderators, so if you want to save a query then disable the option).

As this has been asked for a few times over the last couple of versions of this hack, all users being moderated by Super Moderators are now set to Ignore by default, so undesirable users are not accepted by accident.

Also included in this hack, if enabled and a ban usergroup is selected in the AdminCP Options, is the ability to ban users and emailing them to let them know, instead of just deleting them (this new feature has NOT been included by Jelsoft in the standard vBulletin AdminCP moderate user functionality), as it has also been requested before. So, if the ban feature is enabled, then Administrators clicking the notification link to moderate new registrations will be taken to the ModCP version (this hack) instead.

There is also an AdminCP Option to enable logging of user moderation to the Moderator's log.

What Do You Get?

With all features enabled in this hack, when there is a notification on the navbar that there are new user(s) to moderate, Super Moderators and Administrators can do the following for each individual moderated user:
  • Accept User (they are now a member)
  • Delete User (delete them from database)
  • Ban User (user is banned, username can not be reused)
  • Ignore User (leave them as a user yet to be moderated)
Or for all new moderated users, they can do the following:
  • Accept All
  • Delete All
  • Ban All
  • Ignore All

vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 3.7.0 - 3.8.8.

This hack is not compatible with v3.6.x (due to fact that notifications in the welcome block were not introduced until v3.7.0), but fear not, you can use the unsupported v3.6.x version of this hack instead.

For the v4.0.x version of this hack - check here.



Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.


Branding

There is a small unobtrusive block of copyright branding text at the bottom of each page generated by this hack, which is there to promote my work and allow you to use this hack for free.

You are NOT allowed to remove my copyright branding from this hack.


Install/Uninstall Instructions

There are no file or template changes at all and is fully phrased. You just need to upload 1 file, import 1 product and alter the correct vBulletin Options in the AdminCP, and then it will work from then on.

The InstallInstructions.txt instructions file is included in attached .zip file.


Screenshots

Shown in this order:
  • Notification in navbar
  • ModCP sidebar (with Moderate Registrations showing)
  • Moderate New User Registrations (with ban feature enabled)
  • Moderate New User Registrations (with ban feature disabled)
  • Showing what the banned user would look like in my Banned Members Log hack
  • AdminCP Options
  • Moderator Log

Version History

v3.8.005 - Wednesday 5th August 2009
-- Updated: Screenshots
-- Changed: user_moderation.php
-- Added: AdminCP Option to enable logging of action applied to each user in the Moderator log
-- Added: 3 new phrases

v3.8.004 - Tuesday 30th June 2009
-- Updated: Screenshots
-- Changed: user_moderation.php
-- Added: Option to send email to users that have been banned
-- Added: 3 new phrases

v3.8.003 - Tuesday 7th April 2009
-- Updated: Screenshots
-- Changed: If both ban user and notification features are enabled, administrators are also taken to the ModCP version of this hack. The AdminCP version does not have the ban user feature.
-- Changed: Redirect in ModCP forces a full page refresh, so that whole ModCP is viewable after moderating new users.
-- Changed: Install/uninstall instructions file
-- Changed: VersionHistory.txt
-- Added: Ban user feature. If enabled extra and a ban usergoup is selected buttons appear when moderating new users.
-- Added: AdminCP Options to turn ban feature on, select ban group selected moderated users are to moved to and ban message.

v3.8.002 - Thursday 19th February 2009
-- Fixed: Form header incorrect, caused problems
-- Updated: Screenshots
-- Changed: File - user_moderation.php
-- Added: Install/uninstall instructions file
-- Added: VersionHistory.txt

v3.8.001 - Wednesday 7th January 2009
-- Initial vBulletin v3.8.x Release
-- Changed: Code re-write
-- Changed: All users being moderated are now set to "Ignore" by default


Thanks

Thanks go out to Paul M who gave me permission to use some of his install code.

NOTE: Portions of the code are (c) Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


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  #2  
Old 07 Jan 2009, 12:01
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Adem GENĒ Adem GENĒ is offline
 
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Old 08 Jan 2009, 22:27
Barteh Barteh is offline
 
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Looks like it's still working for 3.8.0
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 04:09
WreckRman2 WreckRman2 is offline
 
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I like it... is there anyway you could include an option to ban the user instead of deleting it? Reason being is if there is a potential that this user is a spammer by banning the username it prevents the username from being used again as well as using the email address again. If we delete it they can simply re-register.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 04:13
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Originally Posted by IndyWebDesign View Post
I like it... is there anyway you could include an option to ban the user instead of deleting it? Reason being is if there is a potential that this user is a spammer by banning the username it prevents the username from being used again as well as using the email address again. If we delete it they can simply re-register.
Not without extra coding. This is not something I am interested in adding to this hack at the moment, but I may look at it again at a later date.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 09:30
Barteh Barteh is offline
 
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Originally Posted by IndyWebDesign View Post
I like it... is there anyway you could include an option to ban the user instead of deleting it? Reason being is if there is a potential that this user is a spammer by banning the username it prevents the username from being used again as well as using the email address again. If we delete it they can simply re-register.
I'd install vBstopforumspam for that. I've enabled new user moderation (and installed this mod) just as a final manual check in case reCAPTCHA, vBSFS and a few other measures don't stop the spammer, and as of august last year none have come past those so far

*EDIT*

...and d'oh! Had so many windows open while checking mod functionality last night, didn't notice this one was a 3.8.0 specific update already.

Last edited by Barteh; 09 Jan 2009 at 09:35.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 19:59
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Mosh Mosh is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Tapchou View Post
Hey! This is nice, I have downloaded it and am about to install it right now. I just wondered if this will also allow Super Moderators to change a users permission on the forums?
No, it does not. It is just for registration approval.
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Old 25 Jan 2009, 14:52
Skywatcher Skywatcher is offline
 
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Hi, I'm having a problem in version 3.8
My super moderators get the notification, they can access the moderation screen, but when they click on continue in order to approve the new member, they only get a blank screen with the footer (with the mod info/Copyright) and the member doesn't get approved.

Any idea of what might be the problem?
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 21:35
EcoCav EcoCav is offline
 
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I am having the same problem as Skywatcher... any fix for this?
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Old 27 Jan 2009, 21:06
ex-vecs ex-vecs is offline
 
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Same here?
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Old 27 Jan 2009, 23:10
EcoCav EcoCav is offline
 
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Has anyone made this work on 3.8? I see it was installed 29 times, are those installs working?
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Old 29 Jan 2009, 21:28
Skywatcher Skywatcher is offline
 
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Oh, just noticed Mosh's signature now.
Talk about lowsy timing :-/
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 00:37
Barteh Barteh is offline
 
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Originally Posted by EcoCav View Post
Has anyone made this work on 3.8? I see it was installed 29 times, are those installs working?
Yep, seems to work.
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 22:22
Santehnik Santehnik is offline
 
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If you have blank screen than edit user_moderation.php:
Find

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and change to

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

This work's for me
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 01:17
redhawk89 redhawk89 is offline
 
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installed -- great!
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