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Re: Forum Spam - Our Solution
Reply #21 - Nov 30th, 2011 at 4:33pm
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@ Derek - Is that in all versions with Extended Profiles???

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Sounds like a tool is need to 'fix existing members' - when adding a new field.
Heh - good luck on that, eh?
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Reply #20 - Nov 30th, 2011 at 4:31pm
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I'm pretty sure this must be a bug (I think I've mentioned it somewhere before). If you set a field to be required on registration, when editing any of the profile options (for any members who were already registered before you added the field) it will throw an error saying that you need to enter a value for that field. Even if you set it to only be editable by Admins under 'Admin Edits', it won't allow normal users to edit their profiles because it will say that the field is required - even though they don't have access to enter a value.

Unlike what Paul describes though, I've always found that once the value is entered it works as it should.
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Reply #19 - Nov 30th, 2011 at 12:44pm
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Ummm -

It might be very useful to know what YaBB version you are running?  I suggest to folks that their add it to their profiles here.  Wink

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Reply #18 - Nov 30th, 2011 at 3:34am
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We tried using the "required field" concept that was presented here and have run into a glitch. Don't know if it is us or a bug.

Using the idea that Andy presented, we added the exact same question and settings. 25+13, 2 numbers only, required.

We had a member request a reset of his password. Went to his profile, entered the change, the extended profile field was there so entered "38" and clicked save. The next screen said "this is a required field" No matter what we do, it is as if it won't accept any changes to a user.

Did we do something wrong?

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Reply #17 - Nov 26th, 2011 at 3:39pm
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Thanks JohnB. Haven't used the extended profiles page in a long time and had forgotten about the Options.
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Reply #16 - Nov 26th, 2011 at 3:30pm
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Very Sorry Derek - you are absolutely right. Please ignore previous post. I had to click on the options button to get the screen you cited.
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Reply #15 - Nov 26th, 2011 at 2:40am
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You have to create the field first, then click Options (as i recall). OK, I just looked in my 2.4 forum and that is correct - Create field first, then click on Options when it appears in the list  Wink


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Reply #14 - Nov 26th, 2011 at 1:38am
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Thanks Derek but the screen you attached does not exist in Yabb 2.4 at Admin Center > Forum Configuration > Profile Fields

All I see is Extended Profiles, Edit Existing Profile Fields, Create New Profile Field, Reorder Profile Fields, and Convert Old Extended Profile Fields.
  
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Reply #13 - Nov 24th, 2011 at 8:16pm
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Hi,

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Reply #12 - Nov 24th, 2011 at 7:56pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Nov 23rd, 2011 at 7:09pm:
If you mean what Andy suggests in the first post, then it's just done with extended profiles fields, so it can be done in exactly the same way in 2.4 as it is in 2.5.

I just can't figure how setting an extra profile field that,  (in my experience at least),  shows up only on a member's profile page would appear on the registration page. In the past  I've added several fields in Extended Profiles, but have never seen an option to display them anywhere but in a profile page. (Yabb 2.4)
  
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Reply #11 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 11:13pm
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You can either user the BoardMod program - have read though this in the YaBB Codex:

http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1190677475

Or install the Mod manually:

http://www.yabbforum.com/codex/YaBB.pl?num=1190677214

You might find it a little confusing for a start, but if you stick with it you'll soon realize how simple it is.
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 10:52pm
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How do you install the Anti-Spam Question ? There simple instructions?
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 7:09pm
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If you mean what Andy suggests in the first post, then it's just done with extended profiles fields, so it can be done in exactly the same way in 2.4 as it is in 2.5.

If you want to use the Anti-Spam Question and the 2.5 version doesn't work, try the mod file for 2.3 attached here:

http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1316894374/4#4

I haven't tested that Mod at all on 2.4 though.
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Reply #8 - Nov 23rd, 2011 at 6:52pm
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Too bad this can't be done in Yabb 2.4 as it's a great idea. Any chance of a modification for the 2.4 registration page to include the numeric question field?
  
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Reply #7 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 1:20pm
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Bloody Rue -

I would say: "that is on the agenda". - with some precautions taken.

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