our community needs to install a forum and I'm researching which product should fit better in our machines and requirements.
My concerns about JForum are:
- speaking about registration, does it implement any kind of security like Visual Confirmation or something like Your account has been created. However, this forum requires account activation, an activation key has been sent to the e-mail address you provided. Please check your e-mail for further information ?
- regarding to security, is it able to protect the board and prevent unwanted registrations and users (manage banned emails, IPs, and usernames, as well as managing disallowed usernames and user pruning)?
1) You can do all or none of these things. FWIW, visual confimation uses CAPTCHA. I believe you can even specify that new posts have to be verified by captcha images as well.
2) There is a ban system that can ban users by user name, ip, and/or e-mail address. I don't think there is currently a "don't allow user id's with these words" mechanism.
Also, currently, you can only disable user id's and not delete them via the admin screens. This is mainly due to the associated DB id being tied to postings, etc. and it's hard to "do the right thing" when deleting these (e.g., do you delete all a user's posts / topics with replies or not?) [originally posted on jforum.net by monroe]