Determine why 'system' user blocked a human user?


(Michael Downey) #1

Hi there. Is there any way to determine why system would have blocked a new user to our forums?

The same user was also sent an automatic message stating the following:


This is an automated message from LibreHealth Forums to let you know that your account has been temporarily placed on hold as a precautionary measure.

Please do continue to browse, but you won’t be able to reply or create topics until a staff member2 reviews your most recent posts. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For additional guidance, refer to our community guidelines.

… but there’s no guidance as to why this user would have been flagged. Any ideas?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Usually Akismet related.

(Michael Downey) #3

Except we’re not running Akismet on this system (yet). :slight_smile:

(Jeff Atwood) #4

Other than that, new users who paste in content or otherwise “type” extremely fast are quite suspect to the system.

That is a #1 spammer activity.

(Michael Downey) #5

That would make sense given the nature of the flagged post, and I’ll venture to guess that was the cause. Thanks!

PS: It would be nice if this would be logged somehow :angel:

(cpradio) #6

The adding of the details is likely still very low on the priority list

(Michael Downey) #7

Fair enough. Thanks!

(Jeff Atwood) #8

Didn’t @neil fix this recently? So auto-blocks have a log entry at least.

(cpradio) #9

I believe so. I think this can be closed

(Neil Lalonde) #10