@blue-cat I imagine this best being accomplished through the reputation system. If one were to create a category called "Introductions" that did not require any reputation to post, but all other categories required some reputation, then new users would only have the option to post in the "Introductions" category. However, from what I can tell there is not currently the option to require minimum reputation before posting to categories. I hope someone has a more usable answer.
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.