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Kunena 5.2.4 and Blue eagle 1.6.4 released (04 Apr 2021)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.2.4 [K 5.2.4] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.2 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.2.4

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Blue Eagle 1.6.x requires Kunena 5.2.x to work with, this template isn't designed to works with Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 4.

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Merged How to protect my forum from spam

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10 years 2 months ago #151 by Matias
1) do not allow guests to post anything
2) install Joomla plugin which makes your registration process safe

There are a lot of options available in:
extensions.joomla.org/extensions/access-a-security

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10 years 1 month ago #152 by katalyst
I've taken the hack from here:
www.kunena.org/forum/114-user-written-ha...for-x-first-messages

and updated it to work with Kunena 1.6.3

To use it, you would edit the /components/com_kunena/lib/kunena.posting.class.php file around line 389 and add the below code. You can edit the $ks_minposts variable to however many posts you want to set as the minimum before the user is no longer moderated.

I'm open to suggestions on how to improve it. I would love to see something like that implemented in the core. I hope its useful to someone.



// Hold the post for new users
$ks_minposts = 2;
$query = "SELECT (count(*)<{$ks_minposts}) AS review FROM #__kunena_messages WHERE userid={$this->_my->id} AND hold=0";
$this->_db->setQuery ( $query );
$this->_db->query ();
$dberror = $this->checkDatabaseError ();
if ($dberror){
return $this->setError ( '-post-', JText::_ ( 'COM_KUNENA_POST_ERROR_SAVE' ) );
}
$ks_userposts = $this->_db->loadResult ();
if ($ks_userposts <= $ks_minposts) {
$this->set ( 'hold', 1 );
}
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10 years 1 month ago #153 by Groenteman
I couldn't find it in the board but can a guest be banned?

If so .... how?

If not ... can it be a future request.

Let me tell you why I look for this possibility.

I let people who want to join write an introduction.
When they are accepted all is ok but some who get refused start to spam
and can be very rude and threatening. Now I have to put the ip number manual
in the htaccess file. Would be a help to have the ban option for guest simply
by ip address.

Thanks in advance,

Groenteman

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10 years 1 month ago #154 by sozzled
Yes, it would be simpler to allow banning by IP and this want an idea intended for K 1.6 by it was not implemented because it requires the writing of a special plugin. Perhaps this will be included in the future.

Rather than banning guests (after you have allowed them to post on your forum) perhaps it would be better and more appropriate in your case to not allow non-registered users the means to post on your forum. This is the default setting for Kunena. When you allow non-registered users the ability to post to your website you also offer a means for spammers to disrupt the smooth operation of your forum. The choice is yours. I hope this helps.
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10 years 1 month ago #155 by Groenteman
Thanks Sozzled for the reply.

You are correct about the spam but with chaptca its reduce to 3 spams a day.
I have to allow guest to post else they can't write an introduction why we
should grand them access to our information.

People who register have to take a nickname, enter chaptca, reply link in e-mail and
a administrator will grand access. The most spam is by rejected who want to become
member in the community.

This is why the IP blocking would be a big help. Who knows it will be implemented
in future. It would be a help to disable guest to post a url. This was a small hack
in the TMF forum for years. I don't know this is possible in Kunena?

Kind regards,

Groenteman

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10 years 1 month ago #156 by MrChuky
Hi, I need my users stop spam with a continuous post.

Exist some feature for set time between create post and create new post?


Thanks friends.

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10 years 1 month ago - 10 years 1 month ago #157 by sozzled
G'day, MrChuky, and welcome to Kunena.

You can use the flood control feature of Kunena.
Last edit: 10 years 1 month ago by sozzled.

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10 years 1 month ago #158 by MrChuky

G'day, MrChuky, and welcome to Kunena.

You can use the flood control feature of Kunena.


Warmly thank sozzled. :laugh:

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10 years 2 weeks ago #159 by Bob Gibbs
We are getting a large amount of SPAM recently through our forum, and are having a hard time keeping up with deleting the posts and users. When we delete the users, they just create nother account.

Is there an easy way to put an end to this through Kunena?

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10 years 2 weeks ago #160 by flatmattj
Hello All,

I know this topic has been discussed extensively on this forum, but the posts I can find are very disjointed and very old.
Can anybody maybe give us all a simple, single forum example to solve this issue?

1. A spam user or bot registers on a Joomla! site and defeats captcha and email confirmation.
2. They begin posting spam on a Kunena forum that only allows posting by registered users.

I have seen many different posts and ideas on stopping this, but how does Kunena do it? How does Joomla.org do it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated - links to what I am asking or just a nice simple tutorial because I know I am one of the thousands having this problem.

Thanks!

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