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    Deceth
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    @deceth

    @ChrisClayton, @talha8877 – You guys are awesome, this is exactly what I needed!

    Since I want to leave the twitter style updates active on a users profile, but turn it off for group and the global site activity page, here is what I did using your advice:

    /bp-themes/bp-default/activity/index.php: // comment out line 29

    /bp-themes/bp-default/groups/single/activity.php: // comment out line 29

    I commented out the part as per above where the post-form is included. I could probably have also changed the true to false or just deleted it entirely…

    I didn’t try the CSS option, because I think that would remove all instances of the form, but for now, I think people understand how the profile status updates work, they were mostly confused by the global site activity page and how to add their message to the right conversation.

    Thanks for the quick help!

    Avatar of Deceth
    Deceth
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    @deceth

    Here is an update on how I’m dealing with the spam user registrations on my Battle City site.

    At some point I realized, I will never defeat the spam user registrations. My efforts helped to limit them, but not eliminate the problem. So I decided, maybe what I need to do is limit the impact. The spam user registrations are still there, but now I barely see them. This is what I do:

    To limit the spam user registrations, I use “Buddypress Humanity” and “SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam“. “Askimet” then picks up on most of the spam comments posted by those who still manage to register.

    Next, I use “BuddyPress Block Activity Stream Types“. With this plugin I hide all new user registration messages from the Activity stream.

    Finally, I use “User Spam Remover” plugin to go in once every couple of weeks to mass delete 95% of all spam users.

    This doesn’t eliminate the problem, but makes life more manageable and keeps most of the spam users out of sight unless they manage to get past Askimet and post some messages.

    Avatar of Deceth
    Deceth
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    @deceth

    My site for Battle City was getting hit hard with spam user registrations. I wrote a post about it in the forums here.

    At some point I realized, I will never defeat the spam user registrations. My efforts helped to limit them, but not eliminate the problem. So I decided, maybe what I need to do is limit the impact. The spam user registrations are still there, but now I barely see them. This is what I do:

    To limit the spam user registrations, I use “Buddypress Humanity” and “SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam”. “Askimet” then picks up on most of the spam comments posted by those who still manage to register.

    Next, I use “BuddyPress Block Activity Stream Types”. With this plugin I hide all new user registration messages from the Activity stream.

    Finally, I use “User Spam Remover” plugin to go in once every couple of weeks to mass delete 95% of all spam users.

    This doesn’t eliminate the problem, but makes life more manageable and keeps most of the spam users out of sight unless they manage to get past Askimet and post some messages.

    Avatar of Deceth
    Deceth
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    @deceth

    I received the same error message on my Battle City BuddyPress site.

    When I updated to WordPress 3.5, it took a long time and I think some files may have transferred incorrectly… (Actually, something definitely went wrong or timed-out because I didn’t get a copy of the new Twenty Twelve theme at first)

    Assuming you’ve already upgraded to WordPress 3.5 and BuddyPress 3.6.2, here’s what I did.

    Disabled BuddyPress plugin.
    From plugin page, clicked to re-install WordPress 3.5
    Re-enabled BuddyPress.

    Everything then worked. If you’re still having trouble, you could also try re-installing BuddyPress, but I didn’t have to since my issue was with the WordPress upgrade.

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