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  • #235400
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    Michael Bryner
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    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
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    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.

    #229745
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    vimes1984
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    Just had to fix this on a shared hosting account @ https://www.a2hosting.com, they run a spam filter called https://www.barracuda.com/products/spamfirewall
    what this does it follow external links in any outgoing emails sent from the server in question. So when buddypress sends out it’s activation link like so : http://example.com/activate?key=7678978978978789 it gets clicked on by the spam filter activating the account and rendering the activation link useless…
    I think this is the ongoing issue with invalid activation links that some users are experiencing. I suggest we move the activate link to a actual button on page that needs to be physically clicked?
    My temp fix was to add a deny from all into the .htaccess denying the server access to it’s self.

    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6049#ticket

    This is here for reference since I see I’m not the only one experiencing this problem…

    #234669
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    wolfied
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    All right, here we go:

    http://inviteshare.net/groups/world-wide-news/forum/

    Noone can create any any topics under this Entire forum. It’s not just one topic, but instead, none works. So, for the public groups, anyone should be able to post without joining this. Even the members are complaining about it. If needed, I can give you moderator/admin access to the forum for your helping me out.

    WordPress 4.1 running OneCommunity theme.
    bbPress 2.5.4
    BuddyPress 2.2

    18 active plugins.
    Achievements
    Akismet
    bbPress
    BP-WP Profile Reviews
    BuddyPress
    Contact Form
    Mass Messaging in Buddypress
    myCRED
    Quick Cache
    Register IPs
    SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam
    Simplr User Registration Form Plus
    Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin
    TinyMCE Advanced
    WP-Polls
    WP Slimstat
    WP SMTP
    WP User Control

    #234602
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    officeFocus
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    Not multiblog that I can see – I have installed twice and still missing “Register” and “Activate” pages. All help displays settings I can’t see. Irony is I have a constant spammers registering as WP users, but I can’t find a way. I have Woocommerce and “Canvas” theme active, but have deactivated both with no change in outcome.

    #234497
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    djsteveb
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    @jessiewordpress
    I would assume they are listed as pending because they did not get click an activation in email yes.

    Now does that mean that your server sent an email correctly and they actually recieved the email? Who knows.. sometimes my bp emails get auto-blackholed for some email services and users will never get an email from my bp site if they have say “gmail” or yahoo or something… (there are different methods for sending email via wordpress, some are less “flagged-as-spam-automatically” than others.. sometimes users do get the emails but they end up in a junk folder..

    sometimes it’s spammers trying to setup a fake account and they never will click on activate…

    if you start to get a lot of these, you might want to look into how your wp install is sending emails, what the headers look like, and see if you can adjust with something like a “wp mail via smtp” plugin or something.. and if you need to manage a bunch of pending users you might want to see if https://wordpress.org/plugins/unconfirmed/ is working with current bp version..

    random thoughts, hope they help.

    #234494
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    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @jessiewordpress in a way yes. Either because the activation email got caught in their spam folder, or they have not clicked on the activation link, or they did click on the activation link but did not log in yet.

    #234462
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    djsteveb
    Participant

    @jessiewordpress – might want to check out either “good question” (change default question / answers!) – or ‘buddypress humanity’ as well. They have made a huge impact on the spam registration issues we used to deal with.

    #234436
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    jessiewordpress
    Participant

    It seems I have received 3 registrants in the last two days that are not legit. Is there a way to prevent this?

    Thanks!

    #234226

    In reply to: Spam user

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    danbp
    Moderator

    Spam bots are clever, that’s it.

    #234191
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    full moon
    Participant

    Hello,

    I am interested to something I have noticed.

    A user registers, but is “never active” but still manages to create a spam group and add a lengthy description ect ect.

    Is this something wrong, or something that is known to be possible?

    Thanks

    #234107
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    AlexTuesday
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    Alright, so I’m having a bit of a weird issue. My site went live about 24 hours ago – before then, everything was working fine. We went into a “freeze period”, no plugin or coding changes. Went live, and after a bit the members page decides to stop work.

    Mysite.com/members takes an insane amount of time to load (despite all other pages being fine). Mysite.com/members/?s=searchterm is also having the same problem. Mysite.com/members/username is fine.

    Once the page loads, its either entirely blank (just the page name and sidebar), or it loads the header (member search, order by menu, all members and my friends buttons), and one or two user listings as normal with blankness after.

    My only possible explanation is that we did somehow manage to register 3,000 non-spam accounts in 24 hours, and the page is struggling to load it (even though only 2,200 are considered active on buddypress). But all other pages are working fine (including activity, which basically never stops updating). Anybody know how to fix it?

    #234101
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    keytastic
    Participant

    I recently updated BuddyPress and now it keeps giving me the following error message:

    The following active BuddyPress Components do not have associated WordPress Pages: Search Page. Repair

    I’ve tried making a Search page and selecting it on the settings page, but it refuses to accept it. One thing I noticed was when I made a Search page (mydomain.com/search) I couldn’t view it, it just took me to mydomain.com. I tried changing its url to mydomain.com/searchbp and I could view it, but it still wouldn’t take in the settings.

    Not sure if this matters, but I should also point out that I don’t use BuddyPress’s register/activate pages. I modified it awhile back (don’t ask me how, I don’t remember) to use the default WordPress ones because I use a plugin to verify their username is also a valid Minecraft username to prevent spam bots.

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    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    Sometimes replies are maked as spam. That may have been the reason? Either way, it would probably have been better if the notification was cleared to avoid confusion at your end.

    Feel free to open a Trac ticket to report the problem to our development team.

    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org

    #233879
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    SlothLoveChunk
    Participant

    I appreciate the update @r-a-y. Akismet is working on my end too; however, that’s not really the problem. The issue seems to be that when Akismet is enabled the spam check prevents an activity update from appearing in the activities list below (prepending to <ul id=”activity-stream” class=”activity-list item-list”>). “Load Newest” does appear, the activity update is saved, and the activity admin shows “Cleared by Akismet”.

    I hope that makes things a bit more clear.

    #233864
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    r-a-y
    Moderator

    I’ve approved the post that was previously marked as spam so it should be visible now:

    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/bp-2-2-broke-chat-and-messenger/?view=all#post-233839

    #233765
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    donburikun
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply Paul. That is encouraging to hear! So “possibly” in one of the upcoming Buddypress releases. :) I would not imagine it would be too much of a stretch to develop that but I suppose it is a matter of how best to develop it with the least impact to the existing ecosystem to ensure compatibility.

    If I might add, the option to silently block/ignore someone would be a great benefit. This way the offending party (spammer, harasser, etc) do not know they are being blocked.

    @shanebp. Thank you, I am considering BuddyBlock but am hopeful this functionality is added to the core component. Fingers crossed.

    #233673
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    donburikun
    Participant

    Buddypress 2.2 was just released today with a couple of great new features.
    Are there any plans to add user blocking/ignoring (silent block) to private messaging to address spammer and harassment issues? This is really one of the must have missing features for Buddypress.

    #232832
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    peter-hamilton
    Participant

    Have been busy updating the UI, butons were/are not consistent.

    I love Buddypres, and what I am able to do with it.

    More feedback would be appreciated.

    And dont hesitate to join, I hope it becomes the Facebook killer.

    I also seem to have removed the 1000’s of spam members I normally get, thanx to Wanguards security question.

    Onlijn.com/register

    #232778
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    valuser
    Participant

    as per http://pastebin.com/Y0AE9KuS

    I’m in a (huge) way over my head here.

    i just changed the plugin as per your code and tried variations.

    All variations, so far, disabled the site.

    Can take instructions, copy and paste, research, etc and do some simple stuff.

    Also Tried this variation

    $inputs = array(
    	   'id' 			=> false,
    	   'action' 			=> 'Jon Doe posted an update',
    	   'content'			=> $apost_content,
    	   'component'                  => false, 
               'type'			=> 'activity_update',
    	   'primary_link'	        => false,
               'user_id'		        => $user_id,
    	   'item_id' 			=> false,
               'secondary_item_id'          => false,
               'recorded_time' 	        => gmdate( "Y-m-d H:i:s" ),
               'hide_sitewide' 	        => false,
    	   'is_spam'        	        => false 
        );
     
        $r = wp_parse_args( $args, $inputs );
        extract( $r );
     
        return bp_activity_add( array( 'id' => $id, 'user_id' => $user_id, 'action' => $action, 'content' => $content, 'component' => $component, 'type' => $type,'primary_link' => $primary_link, 'item_id' => $item_id, 'secondary_item_id' => $secondary_item_id, 'recorded_time' => $recorded_time, 'hide_sitewide' => $hide_sitewide, is_spam' => $is_spam) );

    Same result.

    But I imagine there just must be a “proper” way to programatically insert an activity item.

    #232775
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    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    Hi @hemant-ahir

    echo bp_core_get_total_member_count();

    This will display the total number of members for your installation. Note that this particular figure will account for all non-spam activated users even if they have done nothing on your site after activating their account.

    echo bp_core_get_active_member_count();

    This figure is the total number of members that have performed some kind of site activity after activating their account (i.e. active users).

    Hope this helps.

    #232690
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    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    Having re-looked over your code for bp_activity_add() above, try setting the activity type to new_blog_post

    For example:

    $activity_id = bp_activity_add( array(	
        'action'            => 'A link from NewsSite', // The activity action - e.g. "Jon Doe posted an update"
        'content'           => $post_content,        // Optional: The content of the activity item e.g. "BuddyPress is awesome guys!"
        'component'         => false,                  // The name/ID of the component e.g. groups, profile, mycomponent
        'type'              => new_blog_post,                  // The activity type e.g. activity_update, profile_updated
        'primary_link'      => 'false',                 // Optional: The primary URL for this item in RSS feeds (defaults to activity permalink)
        'user_id'           => bp_loggedin_user_id(),  // Optional: The user to record the activity for, can be false if this activity is not for a user.
        'item_id'           => false,                  // Optional: The ID of the specific item being recorded, e.g. a blog_id
        'secondary_item_id' => false,                  // Optional: A second ID used to further filter e.g. a comment_id
        'recorded_time'     => bp_core_current_time(), // The GMT time that this activity was recorded
        'hide_sitewide'     => false,                  // Should this be hidden on the sitewide activity stream?
        'is_spam'           => false                  // Is this activity item to be marked as spam?
      ), );
    #232646
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    djsteveb
    Participant

    @thestylistquo – this sometimes depends on your server settings and your email client’s server settings. One server I run bp on will send wP emails using php that get through my own hosted email server and desktop email client just fine.. however with the default settings on my one server, emails sent by wordpress / buddypress will not make it through to most yahoo gmail email accounts… something about headers not registered or something.. I found a plugin that will force WP to “send mail through smtp” instead of php, which then gets emails through the various anti spm systems that some email hosting providers require…

    I found a similar situation with contact form plugins… “fast Secure Contact Form” will not get emails through yahoo email addys (even with tweaking the smptp settings in the plugin) – with my server, however “Contact Form 7″ gets emails through to yahoo accounts just fine… what the two different plugins do to modify sent from headers or whatever, I don’t really understand…

    Then of course there are server ip blacklists and crap like sorbes that block things.. and even when they get through to my desktop client, sometimes outlook or kaspersky will flag them as spam and push them into my junk mail folder…

    Not sure any of these issues are affecting you and your setup, but maybe that info will get you look in the right direction. I forget what gmail and yahoo call that header registering thing or whatever – they have info posted somewhere.

    #232578
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    valuser
    Participant

    Am successfully inserting a post via a plugin into a website on which buddypress is active.

    The post comes in properly and is properly recorded on the home/post page.

    However

    these posts are NOT recorded in the sitewide /users activity streams.

    $post_id = wp_insert_post( array(
    'post_author'	=> $user_id,
    'post_title'	=> $post_title,
    'post_content'	=> $apost_content,
    'post_category'	=> $category_ids,
    'tags_input'	=> $tags,
    'post_status'	=> 'publish'
    ), $wp_error );

    1) any ideas how to remedy same.

    2) I understand that as per

    https://codex.buddypress.org/developer/function-examples/bp_activity_add/

    and

    https://codex.buddypress.org/plugindev/bp_activity_add-2/

    I should be able to insert content into activity directly

    I thought i could insert the same content into Activity directly with something like:

    $activity_id = bp_activity_add( array(	
        'action'            => 'A link from NewsSite', // The activity action - e.g. "Jon Doe posted an update"
        'content'           => $post_content,        // Optional: The content of the activity item e.g. "BuddyPress is awesome guys!"
        'component'         => false,                  // The name/ID of the component e.g. groups, profile, mycomponent
        'type'              => false,                  // The activity type e.g. activity_update, profile_updated
        'primary_link'      => 'false',                 // Optional: The primary URL for this item in RSS feeds (defaults to activity permalink)
        'user_id'           => bp_loggedin_user_id(),  // Optional: The user to record the activity for, can be false if this activity is not for a user.
        'item_id'           => false,                  // Optional: The ID of the specific item being recorded, e.g. a blog_id
        'secondary_item_id' => false,                  // Optional: A second ID used to further filter e.g. a comment_id
        'recorded_time'     => bp_core_current_time(), // The GMT time that this activity was recorded
        'hide_sitewide'     => false,                  // Should this be hidden on the sitewide activity stream?
        'is_spam'           => false                  // Is this activity item to be marked as spam?
      ), );

    but that didn’t happen!

    Any help much appreciated.

    Should be learning this stuff faster, but i’m not !!!

    #231925
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    ronia
    Participant

    @buddyboss

    but the tab to see all of their Likes is only available to them for privacy reasons.

    In BP-buddyboss river, everyone can see what I have liked – so it is not private. Default BP does allow to see other users’ Favorits in the Favorit tab in Profile page – why does Buddyboss kills this? At least site admin should be able to turn it on or off.

    Wall does not have every FB feature,

    buddypress-activity-plus allows to post link, video etc quite nicely and is thus more user-friendly than the premium Wall plugin, imho. There is also a plugin by Brajesh that allow front-end blog posting via BP

    Buddyboss is never meant to load every plugin but if a chosen few are bundled, it will be really good rather than re-inventing wheels at premium plugins, features of which are already available in the WP-BP repo. If users like us see thay they are well integrated into the Buddyboss look and feel there can be more sales of the Buddyboss theme actually.

    We may make a spam solution at some point in time. This is a tricky one. Every solution you make only works for a bit, then the spammers figure out your tactic and update

    Let wp com users at least post to pre-sales and/or free discussion forum. You can do this via jetpack

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