Require registrations (Wakaba) (13)

1 Name: Xero : 2006-02-19 20:03 ID:XRr565Tw [Del]

Is there a mod that makes it possible to force the user to register before posting. Also, I would like the admin to activate the account. Why would I need such a thing? Well. The imgboard is going to be used for a private community and I only want those members to be able to register. I already tried with no-registrations, but the board was invaded and I don't want that to happen again.

2 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-02-19 20:38 ID:Heaven [Del]

Hard(er) way: You can achieve something similar by using the NoCaptcha list and removing while still requiring captcha.

Easy way: use apache's htpassword and basic authentication.

3 Name: Xero : 2006-02-20 03:14 ID:XRr565Tw [Del]

I would have a min. 500 users, I'm guessing about 1,000-2,000 users and I think that .htpassword is going to slow everything down.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2006-02-20 04:57 ID:xGDprONi [Del] may suit your needs better

5 Name: Anonymous : 2006-02-20 16:16 ID:Ixh29sNo [Del]

You can use a single password for all the users. If it leaks and the board starts to get invaded -- just change it.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2006-02-20 16:26 ID:Heaven [Del]

and then how do you notify them all?

7 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-02-20 18:05 ID:Heaven [Del]

If you don't want to use htpassword, you're stuck with the first suggestion:

  • Remove the references from the template.
  • Use NoCap in the Banned/Whitelist panel.

People will need to submit to you their (encoded) tripcode. For example, mine is "!hinhT6kz2E". You put that in NoCap, and perhaps put their normal nick and/or email in the comment. Now only people who know their tripcode can post. People without a valid tripcode cannot, although they can still view the board.

You could make a small second wakaba/kareha board where people can post their requests for registration/validation. Go through that board every couple of days, and copy the tripcodes straight from there. Or have them email the tripcode to you instead.

Personally, I think wakaba's a bad fit for this, but if you're determined to do it, this can be done with a few minutes of work.

8 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-02-20 18:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

I forgot to mention:

  • enable captcha in
  • delete from the directory

What NoCap does is allow people with specific tripcodes to post without entering a captcha.

By enabling captcha, you're requiring everyone not in the NoCap list to enter a captcha. But if you delete, they can't post, since they're not given a captcha when they visit the page.

Ergo, only people on the NoCap list can post.

9 Name: Xero : 2006-02-21 18:39 ID:XRr565Tw [Del]

I'm using that right now

I posted it on a private message board, the only problem is if someone leaks the URL and the UN/PASS, but then I can quickly change it.

I'll try that when I have the time.

Thank you all!

10 Name: Joe : 2006-04-24 17:03 ID:VgnWxlwN [Del]

Doesn't this go against the whole point of an annonymous discussion board? :-/

11 Name: Anonymous : 2006-04-24 19:39 ID:Heaven [Del]


This discussion ended two months ago, genius.

12 Name: Joe : 2006-04-24 20:06 ID:Heaven [Del]

I'm sorry?

13 Name: Anonymous : 2006-04-24 22:35 ID:Heaven [Del]

You better be!

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