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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.

Question "Anoymous" user posting spam

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2 years 5 months ago #1 by xreliable
I have the 5.1 nightly build 5.1.0-RC5-DEV from about a week ago, and getting spammed by "Anonymous" but the profile of spam messages don't link to an actual profile. I have a stopforumspam API key setup in the Kunena config. In the Category Permissions public and guest do not have post or reply permissions.

Any ideas on dealing with this? Known problem?

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2 years 5 months ago #2 by 810
Replied by 810 on topic "Anoymous" user posting spam
Anonymous is a feature, that users can post under a different name or, when guests don't need to sign-up. You can disable it on the kunena category - category settings - Allow anonymous messages

Set to "No"

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2 years 5 months ago #3 by xreliable

810 wrote: Anonymous is a feature, that users can post under a different name or, when guests don't need to sign-up. You can disable it on the kunena category - category settings - Allow anonymous messages

Set to "No"


It is and was set to No.

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2 years 5 months ago #4 by 810
Replied by 810 on topic "Anoymous" user posting spam
could you send me the email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2 years 5 months ago #5 by xreliable

810 wrote: could you send me the email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


When I said "spam" I meant forum spam not email. Do you want me to send you something else?

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2 years 4 months ago #6 by xreliable
I'm using 5.1 RC7 and still having this problem with Anonymous spammers

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2 years 4 months ago #7 by rich
Replied by rich on topic "Anoymous" user posting spam
The name Anonymous you get only, if you allow anonymous posting for registered users, or you have public write access, and the guest choose this name.
Login as normal registered user and check, whether it's possible to post anonymous in this category.

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2 years 4 months ago #8 by xreliable
1) Category Settings> Allow anonymous messages: No
2) Category Permissions>User Groups Allowed to Post> Public and Guest are NOT selected
3) Category Permissions>User Groups Allowed to Reply> Public and Guest are NOT selected
4) It is not possible to post Anonymously as a regular logged in user.

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2 years 4 months ago #9 by rich
Replied by rich on topic "Anoymous" user posting spam
hm.. Kunena places the name Anonymous only then, when anonymous posting for registered users is allowed, and the user let the field for the name empty. Then you have also not a link to the profile, all personality data are removed from a anonymous post.
But only then, if anonymous posting is allowed.
Therfore two questions: Are this spam posts advertising for somethings, or are this posts related to the topics? And are you the only Admin on your page, or have other peoples also backend access?

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2 years 4 months ago #10 by xreliable
These are spam advertising.

There are moderators but only front end. No joomla/kunena administrator access other than myself.

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