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Blue Eagle 5 v1.5.5 has been Released (22 Nov 2020)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena template Blue Eagle 5 v1.5.5 which is now available for download. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in development.

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10 years 9 months ago #11 by LittleJohn
Yes it is.

I also saw this thread, which could help admins on the same quest:
www.kunena.com/forum/119-feature-request...g-able-to-post-links

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10 years 9 months ago #12 by jeff_j_dunlap
Sozzled, I registered then tried submitting to UserVoice but didn't see an option for posting a suggestion. Anyway, Mr. VMax, I mean fxstein said that he's adding this to his list.

I'm really glad about this because each morning, I have to go in to my forum to clean up a bunch of undesirable posts that discredit my website.

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10 years 9 months ago - 10 years 9 months ago #13 by ajrallen
It is as someone earlier said: this feature only works if you are not logged in. The assumption, I guess, is that if you are a registered user then you can't spam.

At any rate, the offending line is currently in /components/com_kunena/template/default/fb_write.html.php on line 270. It says:

if ($fbConfig->captcha == 1 && $kunena_my->id < 1) ?>

It can be changed to:

if ($fbConfig->captcha == 1) { ?>

Then to make sure that ths code is checked, you need to change line 62 of /components/com_kunena/template/default/post.php from:

if ($fbConfig->captcha== 1 && $kunena_my->id < 1) {

to:

if ($fbConfig->captcha== 1) {

Standard warnings apply: this would be a hack and would be overwritten when you upgrade Kunena.

Kunena Developers: Ideally the config option would be changed to a three-value list:
0=Never use Captch
1=Use Captcha when users are not logged in
2=Always use Captcha
Last edit: 10 years 9 months ago by ajrallen. Reason: forgot part of the fix

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10 years 9 months ago #14 by sozzled
It's always a dangerous thing resurrecting a discussion topic that began 9 months ago but which dried up 3 months ago. :laugh: A lot has happened. :blush:

See also Replace captcha with reCaptcha for some more up-to-date views on this subject. ;)

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10 years 9 months ago #15 by ajrallen
Well, that's what I get I guess. I often use advice I find on message boards but never contribute. I finally contributed, and I should have kept my mouth shut.

Of course, the version that I am using that doesn't have a working Captcha feature in it was downloaded only about 2 weeks ago and the post you mentioned was only 3 days old, so the "lot" that has happened has not changed this, yet. And will using reCaptcha change the way the config works?

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10 years 9 months ago #16 by sozzled
A lot has changed. The topic I referred to (that's 3 days old) is only the latest in a long list of topics about CAPTCHA and Kunena and spam protection. I should also have added a thank-you for taking the trouble to investigate the inner workings of Kunena and I apologise for my flippancy. Even so, it's still a dangerous thing to take an old issue like this - (I was a novice when I posted my original question 9 months ago :blush:) - and try to make it relevant today. In the past 9 months, there have been 11 public releases of Kunena ... so a lot has happened!

Please understand, your discoveries and your opinions are important to us. :)

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10 years 9 months ago #17 by AdamFL
Hello -
First thank you all for the great forum software. I run many forums and mainly vBulletin however I just set up a website with kunena and loving it.
The website and forum are new (one week old) and I'm getting daily registrations and posts (spam).
My question is what options this software offer to fight spam, automated registration bots, etc. Is there any recaptcha at the registration process? Any tips tricks are really appreciated because I dont have time to keep up with this bots (assuming) and delete posts manually.

Thank you for your time and help.

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10 years 9 months ago - 10 years 9 months ago #18 by LittleJohn
Hello

The registration and login process is handled by Joomla. You might want to look for some extensions in the Joomla Extensions for that.
Please beware, that you cannot seek help for those extensions here.
I found this at my first search: extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-...authentication/10802

Also, Kunena has some captcha service in the administrator panel, which can easily be turned on.
I think it goes under the name "Antiflood protection" but I really cant remember.

Some of these features (maybe combined), may be what you are looking for?
Last edit: 10 years 9 months ago by LittleJohn.

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10 years 9 months ago #19 by purplepomegranite
I have an antispam plugin that now supports Kunena. It does this without using Captcha, but utilises several different online antispam sources. It is listed in JED, and available from www.cedit.biz/joomla-extensions/18-regis...able-email-addresses

v2 now has native Kunena support, and will prevent spam postings using checks against Linksleeve and Akismet.

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10 years 9 months ago #20 by LittleJohn
@purplepomegranite
I have seen that plugin too, but have not tried it myself yet.
Do you know if it is possible to turn it off for logged in users?

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