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security issue related to the shout box? #244673
08/01/11 01:42 PM
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Our members are concerned about the shout box creating a security threat. Is this a valid concern?

I don't see it creating any more of an opportunity for hackers, spammers and trolls. Only in that the potential of attracting a few bad eggs along with a possible increase in web traffic.

Does anyone think that it would add a significant burden for the moderators?

I did a search for this but found nothing.
Thanks again for all of your help.

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Re: security issue related to the shout box? [Re: tacks] #244674
08/01/11 03:05 PM
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In what way do they see it as a security thread?

You could always make the shoutbox available if you are over x amount of posts.


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Re: security issue related to the shout box? [Re: Yarp™] #244679
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Originally Posted by Yarp
In what way do they see it as a security thread?

You could always make the shoutbox available if you are over x amount of posts.


Thanks for responding, Yarp. That sounds like a great idea. Could someone now guide me as where i might enable this feature?

This sounds as if it might help me with several other issues as well.

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Re: security issue related to the shout box? [Re: tacks] #244680
08/01/11 05:08 PM
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You could start with:
Control Panel Site Permissions
Can see the shoutbox
De-Select the groups you don't want.

Then you can add a special group say user2.
That can be based on:
Control Panel Group Management
Per number of posts.
When they reach the number of posts for user2 they are promoted auto mode to see and use it.


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Re: security issue related to the shout box? [Re: Ruben] #244681
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Excellent, Ruben!!!

This feature will help us out with several other issues as well!!!

thanks again to Yarp for the quick tip!


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