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captcha & moderation of new sign-ups

hi

I have just taken over support of a site with a Vanilla forum - and we have also moved the hosting to a new provider. The main user says that with the previous version of the site people signing up had to complete a captcha AND get approval from a moderator before they could submit a post.

Is this possible?

The config file I downloaded from the previous provider is set to Basic Registration Method:

$Configuration['Garden']['Registration']['Method'] = 'Captcha';

Many thanks for any advice :-)

Comments

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
  • phreakphreak Vanilla*APP (White Label) & Vanilla*Skins Shop MVP

    Moving to a new domain will need to create new keys for your Google reCaptcha.

    • VanillaAPP | iOS & Android App for Vanilla - White label app for Vanilla Forums OS
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  • AdrianAdrian Wandering Spirit Montreal MVP

    @phreak said:
    Moving to a new domain will need to create new keys for your Google reCaptcha.

    Not necessarily true ;) you can create a Global reCaptcha for all sites your run
    "If you wish to use your key across a large number of domains (e.g., if you are a hosting provider, OEM, etc.), select the global key option. You may want to use a descriptive domain name such as "global-key.mycompany.com""

    vrijvlinderphreakUnderDog
  • phreakphreak Vanilla*APP (White Label) & Vanilla*Skins Shop MVP
    edited July 2013

    @adrianonline: You're right.

    @andygk: This your issue?

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    UnderDog
  • andygkandygk New
    edited July 2013

    hi all - version is 2.0.18.1. No plugins enabled. We haven't changed the domain name, just the web hosting provider.

    To state my question more clearly, we can use captcha, OR we can use moderator approval, but the user is saying she used to be able to do both - ie a new user would have a captcha to fill in, AND the new user application would be approved by a moderator.

    My question is can she be right, can both those screening mechanisms be employed at the same time?

    Many thanks

    UnderDog
  • phreakphreak Vanilla*APP (White Label) & Vanilla*Skins Shop MVP

    Sure. Captcha is in the first step of the registration process. Approval in the last. It's two different things.

    • VanillaAPP | iOS & Android App for Vanilla - White label app for Vanilla Forums OS
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    UnderDog
  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    My question is can both those screening mechanisms be employed at the same time?

    Well I don't think so based on how it is set up . In the dashboard when you chose approval the captcha fields gets hidden. I don't know if it shows up on approval registration page, however you can use BotStop with approval registration .

    It is also a captcha but uses whatever questions you chose as a test for humanity.

    peregrine
  • OK many thanks everyone, vrijvlinder I agree with you - I think my user must be mistaken...

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