All admin actions,including making changes to the community's security settings, require that you are signed in with an account that has admin access to the community you wish to manage.
The admin dashboard of your community can be accessed by clicking the "admin" link in the community's navigation bar. Note: MBA means Membership by approval.
Click the security link in the sidebar on the dashboard:
Community access settings
everyone - Anyone, regardless of whether they are logged in can access the message board. Only logged in Profiles can post. This is the most public and open setting.
registered users - Only registered Yuku users who are logged in can can access the forum.
only approved members can post - Non-approved members can view the community but cannot post. Only approved members can post with this Community Access Setting.
approved members only - The forum can only be accessed by members that have been approved by the community's administrator.
Don't be mistaken between only approved members can post, and approved members only.
One leaves the community fully visible to visitors, the other makes the community fully private.
Decide who can visit anonymously. Please note that selecting no-one will also prevent you as owner or admin to visit anonymously. You will, however, be able to access the dashboard to make a change and let yourself in.
Add a custom MBA message if your community is MBA, and decide who will or won't receive a notification of applications.
Determine whom you wish to show the poster's IPs to: admins, admins and moderators, or nobody.
When turned on the profanity filter will read new posts and remove profane words that are contained in the Yuku profanity filter dictionary. If there are additional words that you would like removed you can type them in the "Additional Words to Filter" box and they will also be removed from posts
To filter additional words on your community:
1. Enter the additional words to filter on your community into the text area. 2. Click on the Submit button to save the changes.
Block usernames to prevent them from viewing your community.
You can auto-ban members based on the amount of warnings they are given within a pre-defined time frame.
Post flood safety and posting limits for new members are two useful tools to reduce spamming.