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  • #236728
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    rezon8dev
    Participant

    Hello I have a site using BuddyPress and some of my notification emails are being formatted, I’m actually not sure if it is BuddyPress or Paid Memberships Pro which is applying the formatting in these cases but I assume buddyPress due to the types of emails (friend request notifications) as well as new user activation emails. There is a message going to my gmail spam folder which is an error message. The email has an attachment called noname.eml and the sender is (unknown sender). When I open the attachment all looks good and Gmail says the error could be from a few things, whitespace before or after (before could be the issue here), single or double quotes. I’m also wondering if this could be do to email addresses that contain a “.”? Can anyone help shed some light one this?

    the site is shpdev.wpengine(dot)com

    #236704

    In reply to: Double entries

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    bluedawg
    Participant

    I was getting a lot of those entries before I got email registration activation working. turns out there was a conflict with another plugin and that’s why I was getting the invalid activation key error. Since I got that working I have not gotten any more spam signups but I’ll keep an eye out. I only have the live site – no local install.

    I have another question about formatting profile pages – Mine look terrible. Maybe I did something along the way to break them. I have been working feverishly at this for days but I will start another thread for that new topic :)

    #236703

    In reply to: Double entries

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    danbp
    Moderator

    Seems to be spammers, but IMHO, there is another problem if you receive 2 mails for each new user.

    Disallow user registration on live site and do some test on a local install before reoppening registry.

    Change also your DB tables prefix. Don’t use wp_ ! This will calm down most spammers for a little while.

    #236699

    In reply to: Double entries

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    bluedawg
    Participant

    Interestingly when I set up users myself abd registered them I only get one email notification that a new user has registered. but when others register I get a double notification. See attached screengrab. Could they be spammers?
    Screen Grab

    Also on the activity page there is a double entry of their join date with one being squished off to the right side… also see attached screen grab:
    Activity

    #236663
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    davelr1
    Participant

    Hi!

    I want to change the regular group role capabilities but I just can’t find the place where these capabilities are defined. I found where I can edit side-wide admins/mods capabilities but not for the group ones.

    By now… a group moderator can only edit replies/topics and mark as spam. I would like to give them the capability to also kick/ban members. I just want to set that because some groups have a lot of members and the admin need some extra help keeping everything clean without the need to promote others as admin.

    I already set a menu above users avatar’s generating the ban/kick link.. so.. there’s no need for group mods have the permission to access group admin page.

    Wordpress 4.1.1
    Buddypress Version 2.2.1

    Thank you for your attention! =)

    #236396
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    danbp
    Moderator

    Any ideas on what may have caused this ?

    That question was answered here.

    It’s the user who did it wrong, so guess there is no technical solution.

    The “from” wordpress@mysite.com is a default address which redirect to site admin address (the one you indicate when you setup WP).

    This can (and should be) changed, as its a common trick used by spammers. Read here how to do this.

    #236185
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    angslycke
    Participant

    @danbp True indeed, but with my previous setup with BuddyPress 1.9.2 I was able to control the spam registrations since they were never activated (I used BuddyPress Pending Activations to manually activate new users) and therefore they could never log in. They were not seen in the activity stream either.

    This is my setup: https://buddypress.org/support/topic/create-private-membership-site-with-buddypress/

    I’ve now upgraded s2Member which had no effect, and also deactivated the BuddyPress Automatic Friends plugin which didn’t have any effect either. The new user shows up as pending in the Users screen for about 1 minute after registration, but is then automatically activated.

    #236184
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    danbp
    Moderator

    Spam is an endless plague… and there is no radical solution, but only a set of combination for minimizing it, or at least to slow down that phenomenon..

    For example, changing the default wp_ table prefix is a good practice which i would recommand to any site owner touched (or not yet) by spammers.

    Even if you already use another prefix, but spammers found your site, you have to modify it again. Sounds a bit stupid, but the gain will be effective for a while.

    Other tips are avaible on WP Codex.

    In some case, you would prefer to use a plugin. See BuddyPress Registration Option.

    But in any case, you have to found your own combination.

    #236182
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    angslycke
    Participant

    Hi!

    I recently upgraded my site with a new theme (BuddyBoss Boss. theme) and am running WP 4.1.1 and upgraded from BuddyPress 1.9.2 to 2.2.1.

    I have a setup where I redirect the activation e-mail to the site admin to be able to manually control new members and verify their information before activating them and letting them log in. This is a cruical function for my site since it’s a private network.

    After the upgrade I noticed that some spam users were automatically activated and able to log in without my manual activation. The users are automatically activated, the same issue as @RussAdams is experiencing. I’ve tried deactivating a few plugins (BuddyPress Pending Activations, BuddyPress Auto Group Join) but this issue persists. In BuddyPress 1.9.2, everything was working as expected.

    Browser sessions doesn’t seem to be the issue since clearly people on other computers have been able to create accounts which were automatically activated as well.

    This is a very serious issue for my site since I no longer have the control over new users and spam users can log in after activating. Did you get this sorted out?

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    LoopyFrisbee
    Participant

    Hi guys, I just installed the latest version of BuddyPress (2.2.1) and WordPress (4.1.1). I am still developing it in my localhost so don’t have site link

    I want to disable profile syncing of WordPress & Buddypress. However, I don’t get that option at all! Please help!

    My Settings>BuddyPress>Settings only has:

    Toolbar Show the Toolbar for logged out users
    Account Deletion Allow registered members to delete their own accounts
    Groups Settings

    Group Creation Enable group creation for all users
    Administrators can always create groups, regardless of this setting.
    Profile Photo Uploads Allow registered members to upload avatars
    Activity Settings

    Blog & Forum Comments Allow activity stream commenting on blog and forum posts
    Activity auto-refresh Automatically check for new items while viewing the activity stream
    Akismet Allow Akismet to scan for activity stream spam

    #236030
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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    I created a page for each component in this plug-in and I don’t know what to do next.

    @dleit It depends. You could start adding Member Profile Fields and/or Create Groups and/or install Group and/or Sitewide Forums if you need forums.

    btw, spammers have been removed :)

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    djsteveb
    Participant

    I found with one site on one server – any emails sending via php had a weird return header thing from my server that did not get through some of this big three email clients no spam lists..

    a plugin similar to https://wordpress.org/plugins/postman-smtp/

    may change your wp to send via an smtp account on your server instead of php using a weird default server header.. you may need to create an smtp account for that work.. and even so there are other factors that could limit your email getting through.. (some shared servers are on backlist, some web hosting companies are given minus points, even if your web site is on the up and up)

    There are a lot of things that could cause it to fail the ‘real mail’ test at some of these services..

    #235996
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    djsteveb
    Participant

    For me, the plugin “good question” fixed 95% of spam regs.. similar to “buddypress humanity”…

    #235989

    In reply to: mentions not working

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    Mizagorn
    Participant

    I am also seeing the @mentions not working on my site.

    BuddyPress 2.2.1 running on the Engine theme from Industrial Themes. Theme and WP both at latest versions.

    Plugins (but I can’t see where any would cause a conflict):

    Anti-spam by CleanTalk
    Custom Login
    Custom Permalinks
    Gravity Forms (and PayPal and User Registration add-ons)
    MailChimp Lite
    Updraft
    Use Google Libraries (maybe it’s that one?)
    Yoast

    And some admin plugins.

    #235958
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    Matteo93
    Participant

    Hi,

    I installed the theme of Avada ThmeFusion version 3.6.1.
    The plugins are the most important: bbpress (width extensions), GEO my WP(with extensions Groups Locator, Xprofile Fields and Post Types Locator ), WPML (with extensions), CAPTCHA Anti-Spam, Revolution Slider, ecc…

    Matteo

    #235928
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    olaska
    Participant

    I have got 1500 new members in 4 days and “they” all open up a Group and write their ad’s
    Using Pie Register with Google reCaptcha and email verification, but that does not stop it.
    Is it someone who has made a business to spam BP’s Communities?
    Pls pls any ideas, I thought it should stop by itself when the spammer run out of ads, but NO
    Site http://www.thaiforum.xyz, email me at ola@coolaola.com
    Strange… My Google Analytics does not show any abnormal traffic, so how does the spammer come to the site? Beats me
    Best Ola

    #235734
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    danbp
    Moderator

    wilson1987 ‘site is not powered by WordPress and of course has no BuddyPress istalled.
    Out of topic, troll, and marked as spam.

    #235699

    In reply to: Spam user

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    full moon
    Participant

    Hello, I didn’t see the replies for this topic. errm. I was on latest BP and WP at the time of the report. There is a few plugings, group calendar, send invites, Announcement only, group email subscriptions, rendez-vous, and RTmedia. I haven’t noticed it recently, but I have also locked the site down to paying members only, tends to slow down the spambots…they are too mean fisted to pay for the minimal subscription.

    #235690
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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @krisidious Sorry for the inconvenience. Your posts were caught in spam queue for some reason and I just released this one earlier. Thank you for your patience. cc @henrywright

    #235673

    In reply to: Profile features

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @rosyteddy Nothing in spam. Found one for a different post you made — please do not “delete” any topics you have started just because it has been resolved by removing all the content and title in the original topic post, it went to the Pending posts folder. cc @henrywright

    #235669

    In reply to: Profile features

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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @rosyteddy @henrywright checking spam queue now.

    #235568
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    krisidious
    Participant

    Keep trying to post and only one post has shown up… would love to join the conversations here and gain some insight and advice. frustrating not being able to post. Is it a spam problem?

    #235559
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    rosyteddy
    Participant

    These may help

    wordpress.org/plugins/export-user-data/
    wordpress.org/plugins/wp-users-exporter/
    buddypress dot org/support/topic/exporting-xprofile-fields-to-csv-etc/

    [ My previous reply here had many more links, and it just vanished on hitting submit without any alert message, probably was caught as spam]

    Thanks

    #235400
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    Michael Bryner
    Participant

    I mean if its a admin notice for all users, it should never be able to close for regular members. It should stick like a sticky thread in a forum. This would probably have members that are tired of spam too, agree with this also. I just had a member sign up on my website, and immediately they just created 7 spam groups for their business. I would like them not able to close warning messages to the whole site of members. I can understand like admin able to close it, but not the rest of the members.

    #235399
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    Michael Bryner
    Participant

    On the widget for Sitewide Notices, once you close it, it never shows up again. When I want to let new users know there is no spam allowed, I don’t want them to just close the message, because they will never see it again. That is a no no for trying to stop members from doing things, because if you are warning them that their account will be deleted, they can just say they never saw the message.

    Is there a way you can have an option in BuddyPress or in the widget for an option to either have members close or not to close the sitewide notices. There is no option for it anywhere on BuddyPress at all. I even looked in the widget code, and nothing. I think if this is as important as spam warnings, this is an important feature.

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