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Moderator Approval

Post by Kirkland » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 am

Hi everyone, I know this subject has been raised many times but as far as I can tell everything that should be ticked has been ticked but every post from registered users on our BB STILL needs moderator approval.

The standard message of course being:

This message has been submitted successfully, but it will need to be approved by a moderator before it is publicly viewable. You will be notified when your post has been approved.

I have read all the posts on the support forum & have made sure that Group FORUM permissions allow posts without Moderator approval etc
I even created a new Group & went through all the permissions for Users, Members & Forums and still not working.

I even tried the standard policy of turning on Moderator Approval required, saving the changes and then turning off Moderator approval required & saving but that didn't work either.

is this a bug?
I have Database version 3.2.1
Files version 3.2.2

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by KevC » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:07 am

If you want to PM me an admin log in I'll take a look.
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by Kirkland » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:11 pm

Hi, many thanks for the reply & excuse my ignorance but how do I export the log?

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by stevemaury » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:37 am

He wants a username and password that will allow him to login as an administrator.
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by Kirkland » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:35 pm

I am not sure our members would want an unknown person having access to the site so I would ask for any other suggestions please.

I have today updated to the latest version & am informed the phpBB installation is up to date but a quick test shows me that a default registered user still requires moderator approval for all new topics or posts.

Help please?

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by stevemaury » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:35 am

We can't fix your car without looking under the hood. KevC probably wouldn't have 14 years of tenure and over 65,000 posts if he abused the credentials he needs to help. But suit yourself.
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by Macko » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:17 am

stevemaury wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:35 am
We can't fix your car without looking under the hood. KevC probably wouldn't have 14 years of tenure and over 65,000 posts if he abused the credentials he needs to help. But suit yourself.
^That. I'd say he's about 1000X more trustworthy than any random developer you could find to look into it for you. I've seen him be nothing but extremely helpful on here for years, so I think you're fine giving him temporary admin access to your site in order to help you out.

Good luck.

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by Kirkland » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 am

Fair enough, I didn’t mean to disrespect him but I am new to this forum & don’t know the personalities yet.

Thankyou for your reply.

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by Kirkland » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:38 pm

As other members have stated Kev C was professional in his response & came up with the goods and solved my problem which was That I had the newly registered users group set to 3 posts (user registration settings > new member post limit)

I then simply put all users into a new group that had the correct permissions for the forums and removed them form the new registered group.

Many thanks to Kev C & the other members that replied to my post.

Keep up the good work guys :D

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by KevC » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:36 pm

You're better off setting the right permissions on the registered users group because everyone is in that. Otherwise every time someone joins you'll have to manually put them in the new group you made.

If you want people to be able to post

permissions
group forum permissions
registered users group
select the forums you want
standard access

It's wise to keep the new member post limit on 1 to stop spam being visible.


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I've seen him be nothing but extremely helpful on here for years,
Thank you :) that's very kind to say.
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by Kirkland » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:20 am

Thanks Kev, good idea.

Much appreciated.

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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by SeeinStripes » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:06 pm

I am having this problem except that I am the sole admin of my forum and I'm having to approve my OWN posts. I am in the Administrators group and no other groups, my permissions are set Full Access for the entire forum. I am getting the "awaiting moderator approval" under two sections that I can tell. I can post under all other sections without moderator approval. None of my regular forum members that I know of have complained about moderator approval, and I don't see anything in the MCP cue main tab except for my posts. I have the checked the permissions set for the sections that are requiring me to approve my own posts and they look perfect. What am I missing here?
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by KevC » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:14 pm

SeeinStripes wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:06 pm
I am in the Administrators group and no other groups
That's probably not helping.
Everyone, you included, should be in the registered users group.

That is the base set of permissions everyone is using. Being in the admin group just gets you in to the admin control panel.
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by SeeinStripes » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:48 pm

Ok trying that now.
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Re: Moderator Approval

Post by SeeinStripes » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:52 pm

FIXED! You sir are a genius. Removed myself from Administrators group, added to Registered Users, did a test post and no more Approval needed.
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