Chat function available after x amount of posts



  • A plugin to enable the chat function after a few posts.

    Members (girls) from my community are messaged by people who have no posts and abuse the chat system to message girls. I want to stop this, so I want a plugin that disables the chat if a new users has no posts and is allowed to chat with other members if a member gets 25 posts or something.

    Is this easy to make? Or is there an onther way to do this?


  • Translator

    I can actually stand behind this feature, seems like a great way to reduce spam from bots and toxic users.


  • Global Moderator

    I didn't think women used the internet...



  • @a_5mith the genders are 50/50 on my forum.... but it could be a trap :p



  • This would be amazing for me as well. Make it so any user below X posts can receive chats and use them, but cannot start them with other users- other users have to message first. Then after that post threshold they can message normally.


  • Admin

    Just FYI, there is an option in user settings so that you can't receive a chat unless you followed that person first

    Just because you have 25 posts doesn't mean you're not going to abuse the chat feature


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    In my opinion, you will end up annoying more people by implementing this than stopping abusers.



  • @psychobunny said:

    Just because you have 25 posts doesn't mean you're not going to abuse the chat feature

    But it makes it harder for those people.
    Or maybe a option users can't chat for the first 7 days :) This way people must have to wait before they can chat with members.

    @psychobunny said:

    Just FYI, there is an option in user settings so that you can't receive a chat unless you followed that person first

    I know, but It's not easy for new members to find that option. It's a little bit hidden in the settings.



  • Or maybe a block function

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  • Translator

    Dutch chat at it finest hehe, Anyhow I do think that there is some work needed on the chat, these features are great and all. But unlike a good system to keep them somewhat in check, like a block feature like suggested one post above me or a minimum amount of posts required or basicly anything like that that still allows users to chat with each other without needing to have the users follow each other seems like a step in the right direction.


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    blocking may be a better option than implementing x days/x posts restriction. You will be causing inconvenience to legit users.


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