WE had installed as PHPbb forum on our wesite couple of months ago and had done nothing for it's good till now.
But today we got a plan and wanted to start the forum in the right way again..
This is what we got there..
Lot's of Porn site Advertisement posted by guests.
Go how can we stop the posting from guests and then how can we create multiple administrators.
Get the lates release of PHPBB. Guestposting is disabled as standard.
If realley not. Goto ACP (Admin's Control Panel). On left site click on "Permissions" under "Forum Admin". Select a Forum and take "advanced mode". Change "All" uder "Post" and "Reply" to "Reg". So no more guests are allowed to post. Only registered people.
In ACP goto "User Admin" and select Permissions. Select the username, you want to become an admin. Then change Userlelve from "User" to "Administrat".
ALSO I WANT TO DELETE LOTS OF ACC.. THERE ARE LOTS OF UNNEEDED ACCOUNTS MADE IN THE FORUM.
HOW DO I DELETE THEM??
1. Every single user via ACP. User Admin --> Management. On the bottom of the page, is a field. Delete User.
2. It's also possible via PhpMyAdmin or a phpscript which searches the database and deletes all userentries, you want to delete. Therefore you'll need a textfile or an array which contains all the usernemas. Or just type it (will take longer, depends on how many users you wanna delete).
It's best to add as many security mods as past as possible. I have the same fake account problem, and it has just gotten worse and worse. Deleting the accounts just takes too much time.
I have a forum feed on my front page, and this morning there was a really explicit porn post there. Grrrr... :-/
I want to do this thing too..
Make the email verification thing during registeration . How do i do this???
And ya.. how do i get security mods installed.
Email verification is also in acp. "General Admin" --> "Configuration"
Enable account activation: User
None means no activation, user can access immediately.
Admin means, that you as admin have to verify each user.
Goto phpbb.com or phpbb2hacks.de.
Download any security mods, that might be interesting. Each one has a manual in form of a textfile in the archive.
One more thing..
When i go to my ACP.. it says that my PHPbb is of a old version.
So i have downloaded the latest version.
Now how do i upgrade to the latest version