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To combat spam I implemented a system which requires a user's first post to be approved before they appear. This includes all posts until a post is approved, meaning that if a person posts his first and second at the same time, both will be waiting for approval.

Anyhow, I need all of the moderators to be looking for posts waiting for approval. To do this, you need to click on the Moderator Control Panel when you enter the forum. If there are any posts waiting for approval, you'll see them listed. If they look reasonable, approve them (which is fairly straight forward.)

If they're spam, just leave them and I'll find see it and delete the user and posts. I'll post something on how to do that in the future.

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I'm going to be at Block Island, RI and potentially away from Internet until Sunday. If you're around Internet, please check in on the forum and click on the Moderator Control Panel to see if there are any posts which are pending approval.

Thanks, Geoff

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Wilco! Have a great sail! :)

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I *finally* found a post that needed approval before Geoff saw it! heh heh Does that automatically un-moderate that user or do we have to go do that somewhere else?

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THATBOATGUY wrote:I *finally* found a post that needed approval before Geoff saw it! heh heh Does that automatically un-moderate that user or do we have to go do that somewhere else?
That's what happens when I'm out cruising and stuck somewhere with very limited Internet! :lol:

Anyhow, once you've approved a post for a user, their future posts won't need moderation. Seems to have been working so far.

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I like it a lot!

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Fellow moderators, I need to remind you to click on the "Moderator Control Panel" when you enter the forum to check for posts waiting for approval. I've found posts waiting for several days and I regularly don't have Internet access. I'm about to head into an area where I won't have access for about a week, so please check and/or approve any waiting posts.

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I approved one a little while ago and left a couple of spams in there so you can ban the spammer. At Lats & Atts I usually ban from the Admin Control Panel where it's easy to ban by email and delete all posts in one swoop. I'm not sure what your preference is here. Let me know if you want us to ban using the Moderator control panel and using the user's name or just leave them there for you to tidy up.

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Since the forum membership now requires sending an e-mail with a request, we have had NO spammers join the forum! YEAH!!! As a result I've dropped the requirement that the 1st post of a member be approved by a moderator before it shows up.

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