Promotions Example 1: Moderate New Users 
How to moderate the posts of new users only:

To help combat spam, many users opt to have new user’s posts moderated until they’ve made a specific number of posts. This allows the Admin/Moderator team to keep potentially malicious posts out of the public eye until a user has effectively passed a ‘probationary period’ as a member of the site.

For this example, we will use the following criteria:

- Moderated Usergroup: Registered Users
- ‘Full Member’ Usergroup: Approved Members
- Number of Posts to Moderate: 10

As all new users go into the Registered Users usergroup by default, simply adjust the permissions for this group to ensure these have all posts and threads moderated. Then, you need to setup the usergroup for your non-Moderated users and adjust the permissions for this usergroup accordingly. To do this, create a new usergroup based off the Registered Users usergroup and set the permissions so that their posts and threads are NOT moderated.

For more information on usergroups and permissions, please see this section of the manual relating to these.

Once you have your usergroups setup to your needs, you should create the appropriate Promotion. Using the criteria above, your Promotions screen should look like this:

<<<Screenshot of Promotions screen with the following criteria>>>

Explanation:Note that the ‘Reputation Level’ and ‘Days Registered’ values although completed will have no effect on this Promotion as the Strategy has been set to ‘Posts’. Once the above have been set, click the Save button.

Now complete, this Promotion will move active users from the ‘Registered Users’ usergroup to the ‘Approved Members’ usergroup once they have made 10 approved posts in your forum.
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