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Ticket #653 (fixed enhancement)

Disallowing links in the website field in users' profiles

  • Created: 2012-04-04 04:23:54
  • Reported by: quy
  • Assigned to: Franz
  • Milestone: 1.5-beta
  • Component: antispam
  • Priority: highest

Related to #646, check 'Post links' setting to allow/disallow links in signatures and the website field in users' profiles.


Franz 2012-04-04 07:38:29

  • Owner set to Franz.

Ah, this was the thing I had forgotten. Thanks wink

Franz 2012-04-05 14:59:09

  • Summary changed from Disallowing links in signatures and the website field in users' profiles to Disallowing links in the website field in users' profiles.

Actually, signature is already taken care of by the change in parser.php. So, only the website field to be taken care of...

Franz 2012-04-08 13:44:13

  • Status changed from open to fixed.

Bam, kill the spammers! smile

Franz 2012-04-08 13:44:33

Commit bb3e8d9 to fluxbb fluxbb-1.5

#653: Disallow links in user profile's website field if they are not allowed to post links.

quy 2012-04-08 15:13:01

When URL is disallowed:

Undefined index: url in profile.php on line 765

quy 2012-04-08 15:27:21

Idea: If URL is disallowed, yet the URL is provided then automatically delete the account since it is highly a bot.

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Franz 2012-04-08 15:31:52

Commit d77f959 to fluxbb fluxbb-1.5

Fix possible undefined index errors in profile.php.

Loosely related to #653.

Franz 2012-04-08 15:32:36

Fixed that issue, thanks.

Regarding automatic deletion of things: don't you think that is kind of dangerous? In general, you are right, it's probably going to be a bot or spammer; but isn't there a better way to e.g. notify an admin?

quy 2012-04-08 15:44:41

Yeah, it is an extreme measure, but the probability is very high that is is a spammer/bot that it is not worth bothering admins. But I do see your point.

Franz 2012-04-08 15:45:59

...which doesn't mean we shouldn't find a good way to handle situations such as this one. Maybe a mod/extension, as this is not a good option to turn on by default, I'd say.