Matt, thanks for your hard work on what can probably sometimes feel like a thankless job.
LOL!! And that was the question I was digging for the answer to in the FAQs and all that!
Great idea, even if it means I have to come up with seventeen more non-annoying posts somehow!
I seem to be unable to edit my details/update my forums options in the User CP for some reason; when I try to access 'Edit Your Details', 'Profile Privacy', 'Edit Profile Picture', 'Edit Avatar' or 'Edit Options' I get the message:
Is this related to the fact that I only have 7 posts (8 if you count this one) and so have been affected by the User Permissions changes or is there something else at work?demos99, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:
- Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
- If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
I'm able to include images in my posts (as well as a link in this very post) so I seem to be able to do things that you're trying to stop spammers doing but it's very frustrating not to be able to update my details for my Profile. (Specifically I want to change the option for when 'New Posts' expire in my views - currently it seems to be per daily 'logon' session, which means I'm missing replies to threads I'm interested in following because new posts aren't showing up when I view the forums.) Any help would be appreciated.
Okay, thanks for the confirmation, Brandon. Must confess I'm not sure how prohibiting new users from editing their profiles actively combats spammers (I'm a vbulletin forum administrator myself so I know how spam registrations can be a pain in the butt) - and I would point out that I'm currently unable to delete a spam PM in my private messages folder because of the policy, which seems to be defeating the point of excluding spam from the site - but it's your forum so you guys have to do what you think best. *shrug*
Oh well, only another 10 posts to go, I guess.
After we switched to this method, typical SEO spam has dropped dramatically so far. Sure we still get accounts that use post links to spam. But those are way more obvious to spot and easier to track down than the signatures, visitor messages, PMs, and Profile info ones.
That's weird. I'm not seeing any PMs associated with your account.- and I would point out that I'm currently unable to delete a spam PM in my private messages folder because of the policy, which seems to be defeating the point of excluding spam from the site - but it's your forum so you guys have to do what you think best. *shrug*
Still, I'm slowly getting to the post threshold so this will all be academic in a few days hopefully.
Last edited by demos99; 10-19-2011 at 07:28 PM.
Sorry about this Brandon, but even though I've now made 21 posts (22 including this) to the CBR forums I'm still getting the 'you do not have permission to access this page' message when I try to access the previously mentioned features of the User CP. Is there a delay in permission being granted (i.e. if I wait an hour or something will it start working) or is there an underlying problem I don't know about? Thanks for your assistance.
ETA: Checked it again and it's all working now so ignore this.
Last edited by demos99; 10-20-2011 at 09:36 AM.
It can take the system anything up to an hour to log the difference and 'promote' you.
Also, try logging out of the forums and back in again.
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