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Option to disallow validating members to edit profile


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I can't find any option for this in any version of IPB so I am hoping IPS considers adding this to a future version if it is not possible to implememnt in 2.2(which would be prefered.);)

There should be an option in 'User Profile' settings that disallows validating users from inputing any information in thier profile untill AFTER they have validated thier account.

I have issues with Spammers registering but not validating thier account(due to tougher requirements I've put in place.) However they continue to find ways to spam thier agenda on my forums. The latest is placing a link to thier sites in the signiture field. They also put a number(i.e. 3872309) and "Google' in the profile fields.

I think it would be benificial to have an option where admin could turn off profile editing for validating users.

Thank you! :)

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I already do that between 1 and 3 days depending on board but that's not the issue...it still doesn't stop them from spamming in the profiles which I have to edit and/or delete the entire account and then ban thier ip, name and email. Quite tedious. It would be much easier if IPB had an option to disallow validating members to enter any info in thier profile until AFTER they have validated thier account. This is what I am asking for as an improved feature to cut down on spammers. :cool:

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ok let me clear this up. The spammers are not editing anything. They are putting information in thier profile upon regsitering an account which is in validating mode untill the respond to the validation email. I do NOT want any VALIDATING users to be able to put ANY info into any of the custom profile fields or signiture areas of the profile. (I could care less about dropdown fields I just want the open fields and signiture field restricted.) As of current thier is NO possible way to do this in IPB. :ermm:

I hope everyone understands what I mean now. :)

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no no no...it's not the editing I am talking about...it's putting the info in in the first place! There is no way to keep anyone who is registering from inputting that info into the profile field or signiture field. I have the 'allow edit profile' thing set to 'no' Wanna test it...go to my Panthers site and try to fill the info in on registration and see what happens. :ermm:

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Are you talking about custom fields that you chose to be on the registration page?



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yes I am talking about those AND the signiture field, which is also on the registration page.

If you show custom fields on the registration screen, then of course they can input that when registering. :rolleyes: That, too, is a setting.



In 2.2 at least, user's shouldn't be able to edit their signature if they cannot edit profile info.



ok so you are saying I can dissallow the use of profile fields on the registration page by selecting a certain setting in the profile field itself? :unsure: I think I know what this is so I will have a look...that might help. But will the user be able to use that field after they validate thier account if I set it to not be on registration page?

Well they can, I tested it.



this is one of the problems I was talking about.

Then this must have been something I fixed since the last release. :) Because I just tested as a member on my local install with the permission set to No, and I get an error. So that issue will be resolved in the next build then.



Glad this will be fixed. ;)

Edit: I switched the text field profile fields to not show on registration page so this should help combat the dirty little spammers :P It appears users who validate thier account can still imput the info so that will work though it's a small inconvenience. :)

I would still like the option for dissalowing signiture input on registration page as a future feature in 2.2.1 if possible. ;)

Thanx!
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I have just clicked your Registration page, and no-where on it, does the signature field exist.
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Custom fields on the registration pages, are something that are SUPPOSED to be there, IF you've got the "Include on registration page? - If 'yes', the field will be shown upon registration" radio button option set to yes, and yes they will be able to edit it when they're validated.

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ok then if it is not on the registration page(like I had thought) how are validating members putting in spam links and info in the signiture field before they validate thier account when I do not allow them to use most board functions untill they do? :unsure:

I checked the settings for the Validating group and thier is NO setting whatsoever to dissallow use of Signiture field. :whistle:

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ok then if it is not on the registration page(like I had thought) how are validating members putting in spam links and info in the signiture field before they validate thier account when I do not allow them to use most board functions untill they do? :unsure:



I checked the settings for the Validating group and thier is NO setting whatsoever to dissallow use of Signiture field. :whistle:



They COULD do it, but according to bfarber that has now been fixed.

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