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How is it that anyone who signs up can post regardless of whether they have confirmed their email?

I installed a Vanilla forum on a client's website and in the space of a few months has managed to gain over 6,000 spam discussions due to the fact it seems that email addresses do not need to be confirmed or members need to be approved by admin to post. How do I make it so that people who sign up will need to be authorised by an admin before they can even post a discussion or comment?

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    x00x00 MVP
    edited August 2013

    Go to dashboard/role edit one after another Applicant and Confirm Email

    Make sure that neither of these have permission to add comment or discussions, double check an save. Double check that guest can post by logging out an trying.

    in dashboard/settings/registration you can either use basic resignation or approval.

    If you want email confirm you can set to either Applicant or Confirm Email roles.

    grep is your friend.

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    Applicant and Confirm Email roles are both not allowed to post, but the only options for registration roles is either Member or Administrator. I cannot choose Applicant or Confirm Email as a registration option. Is there something I'm missing? Thanks

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Welcome to the community!

    What version of Vanilla are you running?

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    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

    Click on insightful, awesome, and funny reactions to thank community volunteers for their valuable posts.

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    Thank you :)

    It's version 2.0.18.4. But I think I may have cracked it actually - I needed to select SignIn as an option on the role in order to make it available as a registrant role. The only problem I've got now is that since I deleted all the spam discussions, it still includes them in the count in the menu which means there's 3 blank pages in the pagination...

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

    Click on insightful, awesome, and funny reactions to thank community volunteers for their valuable posts.

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    you need to upgrade to 2.0.18.8 for security fixes.

    It is otherwise identical. Don't forget to backup.

    grep is your friend.

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