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Post ApprovalThe Post Approval feature allows you to approve posts before they are displayed on your forum. You can enable this feature by following the instructions below:
You can choose to approve all posts, all topics, or only the first few posts made by a user. Choosing to approve the first few posts made by a user is a useful way to stop spammers who create accounts for the sole purpose of posting spam. After the first valid post by the user, you would know that it is not an account created by a spammer.
If you choose the "with links" options when enabling post approval, the post will only need to be approved if it also contains one or more links. For example, if it is the user's first post and it also contains a link to a website.
If this option is enabled, the default permissions are to require approval of posts in all categories by all user groups except posts made by moderators. You can change user group permissions and category permissions to specify exactly which categories and groups of users should require approval of their posts.
To enable or disable post approval for a specific user group, follow the instructions below:
To enable or disable post approval for a specific category, follow the instructions below: