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02 Nov 2011 01:57
Replied by sozzled on topic Changing the forum emails

Changing the forum emails

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

If you read our FAQs (or searched this forum for the words "registration" with "emails") you would quickly discover that Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login. This point is emphasised in How do I register new users to my website and where should they login to use my website?

In other words, this is a Joomla issue (or it's an issue of any third party written extension that you're using for site registration). Your question has probably been asked and answered on the Joomla forum (forum.joomla.org) and it usually involves making a couple of appropriate changes to your Joomla Global Configuration settings unless, as I wrote, you're not using "basic" Joomla for user registration. I hope that helps.
17 Aug 2011 23:32 - 17 Aug 2011 23:35

How can I change the language of the register page?

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Thank you for explaining what you mean by the "registration page in Kunena". The screen image that you showed is the registration page generated by Community Builder. As I wrote in msg #2 in this topic, this is not a question for this forum; this is a question about the registration software that you are using on your website. If you have a problem with Community Builder please refer your questions about that software to Joomlapolis . Thank you.

For others who may be reading this topic and for anyone who does not take the trouble to read How do I register new users to my website and where should they login to use my website?
Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login
Very simply, there is no "registration page in Kunena".
17 Aug 2011 20:57

user activation link is not sending to the email address

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

I have found out that Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login. These are standard Joomla features or they may be assisted by other Joomla extensions that you have installed (e.g. JomSocial or Community Builder).But the problem is those are commercial plugins.So can any one suggest me a free and easy extension.
29 Jul 2011 10:20
Replied by sozzled on topic need help here

need help here

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

I'm experiencing some problems with my kunena forum module, new users cannot register successfully

Kunena is not responsible for user registration. See FAQs (use the tab at the top of this page). You have a Joomla problem or a webserver problem.
14 Jul 2011 04:44 - 14 Jul 2011 04:47
Replied by sozzled on topic Deleting accounts?

Deleting accounts?

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

As we have often said in the past, Kunena is not responsible for site registration (see How do I register new users to my website and where should they login to use my website? )

When you register yourself on a Joomla website, unless the site offers you an "unregister" option, you place yourself in the hands of (and at the mercy of) the manager of that site. If you have issues involving your need to unregister yourself at a particular website then you must resolve those matters with the manager of that site. This is not a Kunena issue nor is it something that we can help you with here. This is a private matter between you as the manager of the site in question.

In resolving issues reported to us, we do not register ourselves at users' websites for the simple reason that, once registered, we cannot unregister ourselves. That's "par for the course"; that's the way that most Joomla sites operate. It's a question of personal security, nothing more. If people are unsure about the registration policy implemented at any website and they are concerned about their personal security, they should ask the site manager to explain their privacy policy and means for unregistering user accounts. If the site manager is not prepared to answer those questions then it's your choice to accept or not accept the risk attached to registering with a site that you know nothing about.
06 Jun 2011 03:06 - 13 Nov 2012 12:03

User registration and/or general login issues

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Thank you for a very good question. I think we have answered this question several hundred times, but I am going to sticky this post in the hope that other might read it and learn more about what they need to do.

tinyb wrote:

I have got the Kunena Forum working a treat but have one small question which has me puzzled. There seems to be no where to allow users to register.

Out-of-the-box, Kunena works without you having to do anything at all. If you don't make any changes to the initial default settings, K 1.6 allows users to login to post messages on the forum and to register with your site assuming that you have allowed users to register at your site.

However, we need to make one point absolutely clear:

Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login

I think I have written that statement over one hundred times. Kunena is not responsible for user registration or login. These are standard Joomla features or they may be assisted by other Joomla extensions that you have installed (e.g. JomSocial or Community Builder).

You can change whether you allow users to register. This is done (in Joomla) with the setting
Global Configuration » System » User Settings » Allow User Registration = Yes / No

You can provide your users with a place to login (in Kunena) with the forum setting:
Forum Configuration » Integration » Integration Options » Login and Registration

For those who are new to Joomla, and who want to get a head-start building websites, I strongly recommend that you buy or borrow one of the following books:
  • Using Joomla by Ron Severdia and Kenneth Crowder, published by O'Reilly Media Inc. Ron Severdia is also a member of the Kunena development team.
  • Beginning Joomla! From Novice to Professional by Dan Rahmel, published by Apress. Although this book is a little dated, the general principles are similar.
I own these books, they're excellent value and I know they will answer all your questions for a long time to come!

A couple of other points that people should know about:

Kunena is not responsible for
  • sending out "confirm this message" emails when people register
  • the format or details of "confirm this message" emails when people register
  • making sure that people actually use the forum
  • making sure that all the user's registration details are correct or checking that the user has a valid email address; or
  • the Global Financial Crisis of 2007 or the Fukishima nuclear power plant disaster ... just in case you were wondering
02 Jun 2011 02:15
31 May 2011 03:02 - 31 May 2011 03:02

How to protect my forum from spam

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

Kunena does not have a registration function; Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Please look at this topic which will help you.
23 May 2011 00:36

Error in Joomla when not logged in Kunea

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

As we have written before, on hundreds of occasions, Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Kunena uses whatever you have installed for user registration. Kunena can integrate with a login form from another module, if you have one installed on your site, but you also have the choice to disable logins altogether from the Kunena pages. Does this help?
13 May 2011 14:03

Set Allow Nickname on Posts to Yes but Name does not display

Category: K 1.7 Common Questions

Again, while allowing this off-topic discussion to continue (because it really does not tie-in well with the question asked in msg #1), let me recapitulate the position. Kunena is not responsible for user registration. There is no user registration form generated by Kunena. It depends on the user registration process that you are using and the translation of "user name" as "display name" (or something else) that may give your users some guidance.

I hope that helps.
13 May 2011 13:36 - 13 May 2011 13:38

Set Allow Nickname on Posts to Yes but Name does not display

Category: K 1.7 Common Questions

Is there a way so that one can change on the registration 'real name' which is what is easier and safer to change, to say nickname. That way they can use that as their nickname and They won't accidentally put in their real name for it?

I think I understand the point that you are trying to make and I'm sorry I was a little slow. This is somewhat off-topic (because I was trying to address the "nickname" feature question in the context of Kunena) but I see what you are trying to do.

As you know Kunena is not responsible for user registration. Whether or not you allow your users to change their "real" name (and let's leave aside the naïveté of 14 year-olds who should probably be a little more cautious when they register or websites) is something that depends entirely on how you manage your user registration process. For example, basic Joomla allows people the option to change certain details in their user account assuming that you provide them with a menu item to do so. Many third-party products (like JomSocial or Community Builder) likewise offer this functionality. Under certain conditions, people can change their "real name" in Kunena, too, but this may be limited by other policies that you have implemented on your website.

For example, if you have set your forum to use the Kunena user profile, your users can edit their profile as demonstrated by the following screenshot.


Does that help?
05 May 2011 03:20
Replied by sozzled on topic Jom social

Jom social

Category: K 1.6 and K 1.7 miscellaneous third-party extensions archive

How you control user access to JomSocial is something that you need to configure with JomSocial.

Kunena is not responsible for user registration. In your case I am assuming that you use JomSocial to control user registration. Your users are "Kunena users" because they are registered with your site. There is no separate registration function for Kunena.
02 May 2011 03:12

Registration process through Kunena

Category: K 1.7 Common Questions

Please read the results of this search: Kunena is not responsible for user registration

I think this explains everything quite clearly.
01 May 2011 03:22 - 01 May 2011 04:06

How to protect my forum from spam

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

*** Topics Merged ***

I know this topic has been discussed extensively on this forum, but the posts I can find are very disjointed and very old.

G'day :)

Yes, the topic has been discussed extensively on this forum but the discussion has been kept in the one place so as to assist everyone with the same basic question: "How do I protect my website (and my forum, obviously) from attack?" Rather than tackle your question as a separate, new topic - as you have done - I've merged your topic with the one we've used in the past. I will, however, try to give your questions more detailed treatment than by responding with a facile how-you-protect-your-forum-is-something-for-you-to-decide kind of answer.

Even though some of the messages posted in this discussion may be old, the problem of spam is much older than when this topic started. Spam has been a persistent problem that is older than the internet. So, while some of the messages may seem "dated", the advice given in this topic is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first offered.

Can anybody maybe give us all a simple, single forum example to solve this issue?

The reason that there is no single, simple answer is because the issue quite complex. If we start with the understanding that everyone has a different way of implementing a website (and a web-based discussion forum like Kunena) you might begin to understand that many factors may contribute to this problem.

Some people like the idea of allowing anyone to post whatever they like without requiring them to login. The problem with that, of course, is that they have little control over the content of what people post on their forum apart from challenging people every time they post with some simple "identity" check (e.g. CAPTCHA) and all that CAPTCHA does is to ensure that it's a human being posting objectionable material instead of a 'bot.

Some people restrict their sites so that everyone can view what's posted on the forum (and only registered users can login in order to post) but then allow anyone to register with their site; they then wonder how their sites become littered with material that they consider "objectionable". Other people still further restrict their sites so that only registered members of the community must login - in order to see the forum - but they still have the "open door" policy to allowing material to appear on the site automatically, without review. Again, the root cause of this problem is a registration issue. How do you know, when someone registers at your site, that they're not going to abuse the privileges of posting on your site?

Still, other people even further restrict their sites by requiring that all messages are subjected to moderator review before they are published on the board. This is about the ultimate preventive measure but it impacts on the smooth flow of the discussions and comes at a cost to management. This is a question for forum managers/site administrators to weigh up as to how much management overhead is the "right amount" and how much is not justifiable.

Some website genres seem more "attractive" to spam than others. I don't know why that seems to be the case but anime and game sites are more likely to be targeted by spammers than old ladies' quilting or bird-watching society websites. :unsure:

1. A spam user or bot registers on a Joomla! site and defeats captcha and email confirmation.

Of course as we all know, this has nothing to do with Kunena. Kunena is not responsible for user registration on a Joomla website. User registration is a Joomla function that may be optionally assisted by other Joomla extensions better equipped to deal with registration scrutiny. Basic Joomla has two variations: allow everyone to register (and new registrations must confirm by using a valid email address) or allow no-one to register. If you allow no-one to register you, the system administrator, must perform all user registration yourself.

2. They begin posting spam on a Kunena forum that only allows posting by registered users.

As I mentioned earlier in my reply, if you allow people to register and give them the unfettered right use the forum after they have joined, then you allow people the ability to post whatever they like ... unless you review everything that they write beforehand. The question that everyone needs to individually answer is, how much scrutiny is the "right amount" of scrutiny. On the one hand you can scrutinise to the point of terrorising people and they may be reluctant to post anything at all if they're continually subjected to this kind of treatment.

For instance, take a community-driven, self-help forum like the one here at www.kunena.org. Messages are not screened before they appear on the forum. They appear instantly. So, you may ask, how do we prevent spam posting on this website?

The answer to this question, as I have often written, is simple:

The only effective remedy against spam is vigilance.

We have an active moderation team here, one that operates close to 24 hours a day, and spam rarely lasts for more than a few minutes before it's detected, removed and the account(s) responsible for this rubbish are blocked from accessing the site in future. This site has a zero tolerance of spam and the moderation team is equipped with the necessary tools to deal with the problem.

However, if you are asking what preventive measures can be taken in the first place to stop spam from showing up on your forum, the answer really lies in how you screen new user registrations. There must be hundreds of guides on the internet to help people with this "management problem"; the forum here at this site is one place where people can meet to discuss various ideas, hints, tips and tricks-of-the-trade. I've given you a few ideas and I hope they help. I'm sure that others may have their own suggestions that will help you, too.
18 Apr 2011 00:16
Replied by sozzled on topic user logon

user logon

Category: Miscellaneous, off-topic and general Joomla

G'day, Garry, and welcome to Kunena

I'm sorry, but could you be a little bit more specific please?

"Installed the program" is a little bit like saying "put the key in the lock". Which lock: car, house, boat, caravan, truck? So which "program" are you talking about?

Garry Que:

Great program just need help with this registering a new user

Kunena is not responsible for user registration

Garry Que:

I think its in Joomla 1.6 but I'm not sure where.

Have you asked at the Joomla support forum ?
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