JetBrains: Please disable Guest posting

Assuming it is possible with Jive Forums maybe you should think about limiting Guest privileges to read-only.

There seems to be spammers posting to these forums every week or so these days and always they are guest posters, most likely the source is similar too since they are usually in Spanish or some other non-English language (Portuguese??).

Anybody who posts regularly should be able to register, I realize there are some legitimate members of the community who usually post as Guests but I'm sure these people will be willing to register if it helps control the spammers.

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Michael Garza wrote:

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+50

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Hello, Rob!
You wrote on Mon, 19 Jul 2004 02:19:25 +0400 (MSD):

RB> Assuming it is possible with Jive Forums maybe you should think
RB> about limiting Guest privileges to read-only.

+1000
And Berreta as administrative tool :)

Thanks!
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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops-BI
http://www.topsbi.ru


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Is there a way to add authentication to the newsgroup posting?

Rob Bradley wrote:

>Assuming it is possible with Jive Forums maybe you should think about limiting Guest privileges to read-only.
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>There seems to be spammers posting to these forums every week or so these days and always they are guest posters, most likely the source is similar too since they are usually in Spanish or some other non-English language (Portuguese??).
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>Anybody who posts regularly should be able to register, I realize there are some legitimate members of the community who usually post as Guests but I'm sure these people will be willing to register if it helps control the spammers.

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Those are the newsgroup postings and they get shadowed to the forums
automatically. We haven't yet found a way to disable guest postings to
newsgroups yet unless making them moderated, which we simply will not
handle. Anyone knows a solution?

Eugene


"Rob Bradley" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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Assuming it is possible with Jive Forums maybe you should think about

limiting Guest privileges to read-only.
>

There seems to be spammers posting to these forums every week or so these

days and always they are guest posters, most likely the source is similar
too since they are usually in Spanish or some other non-English language
(Portuguese??).
>

Anybody who posts regularly should be able to register, I realize there

are some legitimate members of the community who usually post as Guests but
I'm sure these people will be willing to register if it helps control the
spammers.


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Eugene Belyaev (JetBrains) wrote:

>Those are the newsgroup postings and they get shadowed to the forums
>automatically. We haven't yet found a way to disable guest postings to
>newsgroups yet unless making them moderated, which we simply will not
>handle. Anyone knows a solution?

>
Depending on the nntpd you're using you can make it authentication a
requirement, supplying username/password ( its part of the NNTP specs ).

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Eugene Belyaev (JetBrains) wrote:

>Those are the newsgroup postings and they get shadowed to the forums
>automatically. We haven't yet found a way to disable guest postings to
>newsgroups yet unless making them moderated, which we simply will not
>handle. Anyone knows a solution?

>



YahooGroups allows you to post through mail - opposed to using their web
interface - only if you registered your sender/reply address, in the
group setting section.


Alain

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