Pre-moderation on phpBB

A quick guide on how to enable pre-moderation on the phpBB forum. It’s on by default, but usually everyone turns it off and forgets how to turn it back on when you need it (when spammers attack, for example). So:

  1. General → User registration → there…
      • Message limit for new users: set 3 (default), although it can be smaller.
      • Set “New Users” as the default group: → YES
  2. Permissions → Forum Permissions groups → select New Users → check All Forums → on the screen that appears for each forum select the role With Prior Approval (no need to click the buttons to the right! role is selected from the drop-down list). Set the role for all forums and voila!

Don’t forget to test it on a new account 🙂

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