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Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 B1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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If you are having problems then, for your own benefit, it would save us all a lot of time if you would kindly post your configuration report when you ask for help from this forum. If you do not post your configuration report we will not ask you for it but you will probably not get your problem solved, either.

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1 year 7 months ago #1 by derek hendry
Our forum is set up in this way, guests can see certain categories but cannot post, non-members can see certain categories and post, members can see all categories and can post.

A post has been put up by someone called anonymous as their username and a rank of visitor. We don't have a visitor rank first of all and I cannot see one in kunena. I have checked the IP address and comes back as a reported spammer.

How is this possible and what can we do to stop it. I have blocked the IP address but concerned that someone has posted without the necessary permissions or am I missing something here, help would be very much appreciated.

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1 year 7 months ago #2 by Slacker
As you know the time of the post and also the ip-adress of the poster you can look in access logs how this post was accomplished.

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1 year 7 months ago #3 by StudioTommy

derek hendry wrote: Our forum is set up in this way, guests can see certain categories but cannot post, non-members can see certain categories and post


Why do not you ban visitors from writing?
If you set that only registered users are allowed to write, this can not happen.

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1 year 7 months ago #4 by derek hendry
This is what we had done

The forum is set up so that only registered members can write posts.

Guests cannot write a post, we dont have a rank of visitor, where has this come from ?

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1 year 7 months ago #5 by derek hendry
If i can explain further what non members are

We wanted to allow would be joiners of the club a way to ask questions, So we have two levels

non member
member

Both have to register in order to post, hope this clarifies

Guests and visitors should not be able to post, yet this person has

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1 year 7 months ago #6 by StudioTommy
I do not know if I can help completely, but is there a link to the page where you can take a look?

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1 year 7 months ago #7 by derek hendry
here is a link to the page, you can see that guests can read this section but not post on it, also as i say i dont know where visitor rank has come from, we dont have a rank called that.

www.gwocgb.co.uk/index.php/forum/welcome...parts-for-sale#22486

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