[SOLVED] unwanted ad posts in forums

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[SOLVED] unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby madeye » Aug 9th, '12, 12:38

I've noticed that we've started to get some SPAM message in the forums. The latest in the "News and Announcement" section.
Shouldn't this particular section be made so that only forum admin/moderators can start a post there? A normal (if any of us can be called normal :lol: ) user mostly don't have to create a post there. Only answer ones that are already present.

Just an idea. And of course open for discussion ;)
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby isadora » Aug 9th, '12, 13:14

Agree on that one.
Shall consult admin about this proposal.

Thanks madeye. ;)
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby Ken-Bergen » Aug 9th, '12, 21:06

isadora wrote:Agree on that one.
Shall consult admin about this proposal.

Thanks madeye. ;)
I can't start a topic in "News and Announcement" only reply to existing ones.
Am I missing something? :lol:
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby Ken-Bergen » Aug 11th, '12, 08:41

Ken-Bergen wrote:I can't start a topic in "News and Announcement" only reply to existing ones.
Am I missing something? :lol:
Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. :oops:
What is being proposed,
"Administrators only can create new threads in News and Announcements"
is and has been from the beginning the way it is. Nothing to change.
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby isadora » Aug 11th, '12, 08:46

Maybe not all in all comparable, but i made a new test-account, goldbird.
This goldbird-guy could post a new topic in News and Announcements, after he was logged in.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3245
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby Ken-Bergen » Aug 11th, '12, 08:54

isadora wrote:Maybe not all in all comparable, but i made a new test-account, goldbird.
This goldbird-guy could post a new topic in News and Announcements, after he was logged in.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3245
Yes I see that and am puzzled.
I'm a member of "Mageia Helpers" but other than that a regular member and I can't create a new topic in "News and Announcements".
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby Ken-Bergen » Aug 11th, '12, 09:43

I stand corrected.
There is a problem.
New members are getting privileges that old members don't have. :shock:
Tested with a new account.
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby maat » Aug 11th, '12, 10:04

Solved i think.

Thanks all :)
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby isadora » Aug 11th, '12, 10:18

Madeye, will you please be so kind marking this topic [SOLVED]?
Thank you! ;)
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby isadora » Aug 11th, '12, 10:20

Thank Maât for the quick action.

Just tested with my test-account (goldbird), which is no longer able posting in "News and Announcements".
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Re: unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby Ken-Bergen » Aug 11th, '12, 10:28

Yes it appears to be corrected.
Thanks maat. :D
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Re: [SOLVED] unwanted ad posts in forums

Postby madeye » Aug 11th, '12, 15:37

That's great. One place where we won't see those #¤"¤%¤# spam messages :)
Marked as solved.
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