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#1 mick2me

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:52 PM

Currently the board has automatic acceptance of friend requests.
By default this should be set that members approve all friend requests,
and can choose to automatically approve friendships if they wish.

I have some banned members who added me as a friend before they got themselves banned.
This is a security issue and current default setting should be changed.
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:04 PM

I agree with this.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:15 AM

This is a per-user option. Visit your settings in your control panel and change your preferences to require friend approval if you want to approve people first.

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#4 mick2me

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:51 AM

Surely this should be set as a default in the board design,
to prevent every member of every forum in having to do it.

Currently quite nasty trolls are exploiting this and other IPB loopholes
to post foul information and abuse on our board.
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#5 Robulosity2

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 05:29 AM

Surely this should be set as a default in the board design,
to prevent every member of every forum in having to do it.

Currently quite nasty trolls are exploiting this and other IPB loopholes
to post foul information and abuse on our board.


What "other IPB" loop holes, this isn't actually a security flaw it's a design principal to promote open communities.

If your that opposed to it, write a mysql query to change it

#6 Megatron

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:28 AM

Anyone know the table and the column name to change to unapprove by default.
So I can write my update query?
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#7 ameen

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:06 PM

I agree it makes no sense at all to set this as default. ALLOW people to accept or reject a friend request.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:19 AM

+1

I was just looking at this tonight. I have one member who "friends" EVERYONE that joins the site, and then claims that she has so many friends and profile views. People are wondering why some others are on her "friend" list, or even why THEY are on her friend list.

Thus, I too believe that the default setting should be that members approve all friend requests. If they want to change their profile to open, that's fine. I don't see it so much as a security risk as I do a way to cut down some controversy.

Is there a way to do this, or is it really some kind of database change?? :ermm:
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:35 AM

BTW, I found this, but when I run it, it returns "Table 'mydbname_ipboard.ibf_profile_portal' doesn't exist"

(mydbname = my database name)

http://community.inv..._1#entry1999493

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:54 AM

Is there not a setting in the admin cp to default set this for all new users? Otherwise, for us noncoders...does anyone have the proper command to run? Or is there a mod to do it? Anything?

I had no idea this was setup this way. It's actually a concern for our business community. I'd rather this not be set like this on default, please.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:07 AM

Social aspect my eye. If users want to throw it wide open, then they can choose to do so. But as a default setting out of the box, members should have to approve requests.
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#12 CCChatter

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:03 AM

Is there not a setting in the admin cp to default set this for all new users? Otherwise, for us noncoders...does anyone have the proper command to run? Or is there a mod to do it? Anything?

I had no idea this was setup this way. It's actually a concern for our business community. I'd rather this not be set like this on default, please.


The sql script was easy to run and solved the issue for me. It changed the default setting to "approve", but it did NOT hide the friends in the profiles.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:48 AM

I agree it makes no sense at all to set this as default. ALLOW people to accept or reject a friend request.



+ 1 ... I agree ... friends must be approved by default. :rolleyes:

#14 FreeWillow22

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:24 AM

Where can we disable automatic friend request approval in IP.Board? And where can someone accept/reject such friend requests?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Where can we disable automatic friend request approval in IP.Board? And where can someone accept/reject such friend requests?

 

It's found in the member settings. When you are visiting a member on your board, choose to edit the profile, you'll see the setting there.


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#16 FreeWillow22

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:03 AM

 

It's found in the member settings. When you are visiting a member on your board, choose to edit the profile, you'll see the setting there.

 

Isn't there any universal way of disabling it for all members in one go?

 

Secondly, if I set it to "Enabled - Manually approve friend requests", then where can I view such friend requests and approve them?






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