https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues/9772 There was a bug that was causing the messaging to now show up when someone was added to the queue. Thanks for reporting.barisusakli created this issue in NodeBB/NodeBB closed improve user registration queue UX #9772
Unsolved How do I interpret the registration queue?
I have recently started using the registration queue. I am struggling to interpret what some of the red x's and green checks mean.
What is the difference between a name with a red X (ex. stockpeter55) and a name with a green check (ex. universitycancer)?
What is the difference between an IP with a red X vs those with a green check?
In the case of "ykugac" (see bottom of photo) there is no email at all. Sometimes the no-email has a red X and sometimes it has a green check. How can a no-email be verified?
Thanks for reading. Please advise.
I contacted NodeBB directly via email and this was the reply:
"The red x near the username, email and ip means that particular value has been seen in the stopforumspam's database. This indicates that particular user might be a spammer. For example if all 3 are red it's likely this is spam user. A green checkmark means the value isn't in stopforumspam's database."
This seems like a very useful aspect of the registration queue. I wish that this system was also applied to the main user list.
@zandertrek Well, I think the big win here is to stop them before they register. Afterwards is a bit late in the game, no?
Another boon to registration queue is ... I currently have a current registered user. And three additional attempts to register again under different email addresses, i.e. sock puppet/troll accounts, from same IP address. Maybe I should okay those? Ya' think? Naw... sorry charlie.
There are several nice "knobs" to tweak in NodeBB, which, cumulatively, make a fairly nice layered onion. That this stuff is modular is a boon to admins: we can pick and choose what is most appropriate for our site. One size fits all approaches suck.