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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#4133 closed enhancement (wontfix)

New user moderation option

Reported by: wpte's profile wpte Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5.4
Component: Administration Keywords:


At the moment buddypress sends the admin an e-mail about a new user. The new user will also receive a mail with the activation link.

What I'd like to see is that there's an option within buddypress that allows the admin to hold new users for approval. When the admin approves of the new user, the user will receive an e-mail with the activation link. Otherwise he/she won't.

This plugin: used to do this process, but is old and broken with current versions.
For small communities this would be a great option, since it will permanently stop any spammers from getting in and only allow real community members to sign up.
All other major community engines support new user moderation as far as I know, so why not buddypress?

Change History (5)

#1 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Keywords close 2nd-opinion added

I'm inclined to suggest this ought to be a WP feature, not BP. See #WP12030, #WP17326.

#2 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Keywords close 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I agree that this would be a great option, but I also agree with DJPaul that it should not be handled by BP itself. WP should offer this option, or it should be baked into a (BP-compatible) plugin for WP.

#3 @wpte
12 years ago

That's all good fun, but here's the simple truth:
As a developer myself, I look at this 2 year old note of a very good idea and it gives me the creeps. This idea is still not in a real roadmap, just future release, which could arrive in a year but might as well come after 10 years.

I understand that ideally this should be managed by WP, but for WP users this situation is pretty hopeless.
Personally I don't think this is an enhancement, but a broken part within WP, something that should have been done in the beginning.
I'll try to get the WP guys going then, I hope it works.

#4 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

wpte - I can appreciate your frustration - I share it. WP's user management leaves much to be desired. But as long as BP is a WP plugin, it will continue to use WP's user management. And the truth is that putting in a ton of effort to improve this functionality in BuddyPress alone would be somewhat wasteful, because it would only benefit BP users, when it's really a much larger problem.

Trust me, if and when I get a client that needs this functionality, I will develop it in such a way that it will be a WP plugin, and potentially a WP patch. In the meantime, you should feel free to do the same - in a volunteer project, nothing happens unless someone writes the code :)

#5 @wpte
12 years ago

I understand boonebgorges, it's just a nasty situation.

I'm really a c/c++ developer, so at the moment I don't feel the urge to do something myself, since I've never actually wrote any php. First I try to get help from the community. If all else fails I might need to read some quick manuals for php, and the WP/BP framework :)
Thanks for your answers.

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