Moderating New Users


#1

Um…

no one is doing it.

it needs to be done.

there’s about 100 new users that need to be sorted, and, well, it’s after my bed time and I won’t have time to sort through that many until this weekend.

What do I need to do to moderate new users?

  1. Go to the admin panel - and click on moderate users.
  2. You will have to click on every single new user’s name, and look at the account. (I right-click, and “open in a tab” on the user names, that way I keep the original list intact.)
  3. Look at the account and decide which group it belongs to:
    Group A - spam sign up, sometimes the username or email address gives it away “free viagra now,” but other times you need to look at their homepage url - if they’ve put a spam type site there - it’s a spam sign up.
    Group B - looks like it might be a real user, but they didn’t put a name or other identifying information in.
    Group C - real user, used a real name to sign up with.
  4. If it’s a group A - delete the account, and you are done.
  5. If it’s group B - approve the account, AND move the user to the Anonymous User usergroup.
  6. If it’s group C - approve the account.

And, yes, it would take me a lot longer to actually do this with the number of users waiting moderation than it took me to write it.

J


#2

Hideho everybody. I’m happy to report that I’ve made a small change to the software that makes this process no longer necessary – pending them being able to read a Sticky. Hopefully this will stop discouraging people from joining the community.

See the sticky in the off-case forum.


#3

[QUOTE=patio11;207411]Hideho everybody. I’m happy to report that I’ve made a small change to the software that makes this process no longer necessary – pending them being able to read a Sticky. Hopefully this will stop discouraging people from joining the community.

See the sticky in the off-case forum.[/QUOTE]

Is there a way that people will automatically see the “put human under your name” message when they click the register button?

You give people too much credit when you assume they can read stickies.


#4

I had the same worry. Don’t worry, I will never make the mistake of assuming that anyone reads on the Internet. I run a business – I know that literacy is the first thing to go once you have a mouse in your hand.

I was working on doing that last night, but it hit 3:30 AM and I gave up.

I’ll try finding the right place in the bleeping template today. Assuming I am still alive when I get home. So sleep deprived I nearly upended myself when trying to tie my shoes. (I. Hate. SQL.)


#5

I wish I knew SQL well enough to help you. Sounds like a pain.