Welcome to the Question2Answer Q&A. There's also a demo if you just want to try it out.
+1 vote
198 views
in Q2A Core by
i have found that my site after i installed  question2answer there are many users signed up to promote their things how can i prevent this ?

can i put new users into hold before they can make any post?

thank you

1 Answer

+1 vote
by

This may not be enough, but it can be solved by changing below settings of the admin panel.

Admin > Spam

  • All new users must confirm their email: ON
  • Enable moderation (approval) of users: ON (This will be difficult to operate.)
  • Use captcha for user registration: ON
  • Use captcha if email not confirmed: ON
  • Use moderation if email not confirmed: ON
  • Use moderation for users with few points: ON

Admin > Permissions

  • Asking questions: Registered users and email confirmed OR Registered & email confirmed & enough points
  • Answering questions: Registered users and email confirmed OR Registered & email confirmed & enough points
  • Adding comments: Registered Registered users and email confirmed OR Registered & email confirmed & enough points
If these basic features do not eliminate much spam, you may need to install any anti-spam plugin. You can find some plugins by searching this site. However, those plugins are not all-purpose. You should be satisfied with some reduction in the number of spam.
by
arjunsuresh i uploaded it on my new site as a test i was intended to use it really but since what i saw from those spamers i would think more than one time this is the first time i find those kind of spamers
by
now i really got tired of those spammers!
i dont get it why would they waste their time in spamming unpopular new site? what is the benefit? also i dont get till now how do they find those sites using q2a? i didnt put even content this is scaring me from using q2a in the future!
by
@most if you set  150 point for below then it may reduce SPAM. have u tried that?
Registered Registered users and email confirmed OR Registered & email confirmed & enough points

You may also need to delete existing spam users. as soon as you see spam from someone just delete that user.
...