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SteveLV702 17 Feb 2012 16:15

Unable to install I get this error:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


GavoTrav 17 Feb 2012 17:42

It might be just me but my MYSQL server goes crazy with it on and it lags

Dwarden 17 Feb 2012 22:15

this modification together with BadBehaviour2 module http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=261498
turned out as quite effective against spammers

my thanks to author

baronstaniford 19 Feb 2012 13:08

My site has been plagued by spammers, with 50+ spam registrations a day. Since installing this mod we've been spam free. So far it's caught every one of them without stopping genuine members from registering.

48030-JayEss 19 Feb 2012 21:49

I've been using this mod on my forum for about a month now. So far 5 out of 1,076 spammers got through and 3 were automatically moderated. This is a great mod and I sincerely thank you for it :D

Spada_FMC 22 Feb 2012 17:14

We enabled Facebook login and have seen some issues.

We have a user that tried to log in by using the FB connet link.
They failed that and it was counted as spam (due to the email that was passed by FB).

Here is the entry. I removed the last four digits and replaced them with X's to protect anything that might be sensitive.
Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - app+6dcsihi7.2quci25km3.d66d191d410df363d41495c2c907XXXX@proxymail.facebook.com - Spammer Found and rejected.

Is there a way to whitelist an email domain?

rekha 22 Feb 2012 18:20

Installed

rinkrat 22 Feb 2012 23:09

I am suddenly getting a lot people denying they are spammers that are being banned. It started happening with my latest VB upgrade.

Anyone else have this happening?

ForceHSS 23 Feb 2012 03:46

disable name check

Rockboy 23 Feb 2012 05:12

Exact thing happened to me. IP and email checks are pretty dead on, but name check is the highest risk for false positives.

Nirjonadda 24 Feb 2012 21:47

Database error on 4.1.10

Alibass 24 Feb 2012 21:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nirjonadda (Post 2303062)
Database error on 4.1.10

We all get database errors at times...

Post your error message maybe someone can help you.

BoneDust 24 Feb 2012 22:07

Anyone able to get this to work with 4.1.10.

I had a heck of a time getting vbulletin setup and this was the culprit.

Papa Bear 25 Feb 2012 01:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoneDust (Post 2303072)
Anyone able to get this to work with 4.1.10.

I had a heck of a time getting vbulletin setup and this was the culprit.


Yep..works fine with 4.1.10

handruin 25 Feb 2012 07:06

Disregard. Solved my issue...

tommyxv 25 Feb 2012 08:32

3 times now, I had a user signup (not a spammer) and something in the registration system is causing it to double and triple create accounts with the exact username. The user ids are consecutive though. EX: JohnW (id34) & JohnW (id35) & JohnW (id36)

This is the only mod I have that is for Registrations. Anyone else experiencing this? I wonder if the user is clicking on the register button multiple times while waiting for the Spam Check to come back.

ForceHSS 25 Feb 2012 10:35

then add his info in the spam o matic forums manually

tommyxv 25 Feb 2012 16:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2303204)
then add his info in the spam o matic forums manually

Why would I do that...I said he wasn't a spammer? :confused: I think this mod may be fouling up the registrations by taking too long to complete them. The person signing up is probably pressing the Complete Registration button more that once. Sort of like when a double post happens.

Alfa1 26 Feb 2012 18:21

Is this addon still supported?
Will there be another release?

weave 01 Mar 2012 19:01

Just enabled this on a new forum and have had several users, who have made prior posts, all of a sudden end up being moderated...is there some setting I missed?

This is on 4.1.10

Please give me some direction in which to look for my answer/issue

squidsk 02 Mar 2012 18:22

They probably have fewer posts than the minimum to not be moderated.

coloradoz 02 Mar 2012 21:20

Works great for me on 4.1.11 ! Thanks!

Antec_HiveMail 08 Mar 2012 14:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2160673)
I tried going back to v1.2.8 after a complete uninstall and I started getting a DB error while trying to import xml file. So I re-installed v2.0.1 and looks like my issue is a mod conflict with KeyCAPTCHA here.
I disabled KeyCAPTCHA mod and now SOM is displaying stats on forum home page and in the logs in admincp. It would be nice if I could get both mods to work together like I did when I had v1.2.8 installed.

I have disabled and even uninstalled Keycaptcha, but the stats are still not showing on my home page. All it shows is the "Spam-O-Matic Statistics" and nothing underneath.

Wish this would work
by Jay A Kelley
08 Mar 2012 19:38

I have a clean install with 3 members. Using Darkvision skins.. I am getting the following errors when trying to enter articles in CMS


Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(1771) : eval()'d code on line 16

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/compa37/public_html/infotech/forum/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(1771) : eval()'d code on line 16

Then.. This is the error I get when people try to register...

Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/register.php(338) : eval()'d code on line 10

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/compa37/public_html/infotech/forum/register.php(338) : eval()'d code on line 10


All of these errors go away when I turn Spam-0-matic so I am guessing that's the cause.

Any fixes? I'd love to use this, but can't with all these errors

ForceHSS 08 Mar 2012 19:50

you dont have the file uploaded to the right folder or not uploaded at all

big dan 08 Mar 2012 23:31

Hello,

I'm trying to install on a freshly upgraded 4.1.11 board and am getting the following error when importing the product:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

ForceHSS 09 Mar 2012 00:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by big dan (Post 2307673)
Hello,

I'm trying to install on a freshly upgraded 4.1.11 board and am getting the following error when importing the product:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Run this sql
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `glowhostspamomatic_log`;
CREATE TABLE `glowhostspamomatic_log` (
`date` datetime NOT NULL,
`ip` varchar(15) NOT NULL,
`email` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`username` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`message` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`is_blocked` tinyint(4) NOT NULL default '0',
`user_hash` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
`user_id` int(11) NOT NULL,
KEY `user_id` (`user_id`),
KEY `date` (`date`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;

XtremeCrash 09 Mar 2012 15:46

I have the same issue.I ran that sql an its not showing in the admin panel.theres a few other mods that are doing this also.

Jay A Kelley 10 Mar 2012 00:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2307594)
you dont have the file uploaded to the right folder or not uploaded at all

Thank you this was a HUGE help.. It seems to be working, but I am not getting any statics on what Spam-0-Matic has blocked.. But I KNOW it's working. Any ideas?

Jay

ForceHSS 10 Mar 2012 13:37

it will only show that up when it blocks someone do make sure you have it to show in the settings also it is this table that holds that info glowhostspamomatic_stats

I.G.O.T.A. 20 Mar 2012 13:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2298143)
Moderation Tools then you will see Spam O Matic normally last on list

Where is this at?

ForceHSS 20 Mar 2012 15:15

the bottom of each post

Knight0319 20 Mar 2012 18:57

Well, I'd like to say this mod has done its job well on my forum. Can't recall if I've had many spammers get through since installing this (Though I've had some issues where it wouldnt let a real person register). About a years worth of using this resulted in this: "13904 Spammers Denied Registration". Sounds like its doing good to me.

Sure been a while since this has been updated.

shadowbreed 21 Mar 2012 22:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2307687)
Run this sql
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `glowhostspamomatic_log`;
CREATE TABLE `glowhostspamomatic_log` (
`date` datetime NOT NULL,
`ip` varchar(15) NOT NULL,
`email` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`username` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`message` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`is_blocked` tinyint(4) NOT NULL default '0',
`user_hash` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
`user_id` int(11) NOT NULL,
KEY `user_id` (`user_id`),
KEY `date` (`date`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;

I'm having the same issue, and running that SQL gets me a second error:

An error occurred while attempting to execute your query. The following information was returned.
error number: 1064
error desc: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'CREATE TABLE `glowhostspamomatic_log` (
`date` datetime NOT NULL,
`ip` varchar' at line 2

ForceHSS 22 Mar 2012 00:49

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowbreed (Post 2311869)
I'm having the same issue, and running that SQL gets me a second error:

An error occurred while attempting to execute your query. The following information was returned.
error number: 1064
error desc: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'CREATE TABLE `glowhostspamomatic_log` (
`date` datetime NOT NULL,
`ip` varchar' at line 2

ok run this from your admin panel and it will work
sql uploaded just in case you need it

CREATE TABLE `glowhostspamomatic_log` (
`date` datetime NOT NULL,
`ip` varchar(15) NOT NULL,
`email` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`username` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`message` varchar(255) NOT NULL,
`is_blocked` tinyint(4) NOT NULL default '0',
`user_hash` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
`user_id` int(11) NOT NULL,
KEY `user_id` (`user_id`),
KEY `date` (`date`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8;

shadowbreed 22 Mar 2012 14:37

That does work indeed, however if I import the mod after that, I still get the same error :S

ForceHSS 22 Mar 2012 17:04

strange you should not be getting it with the table there now have you tried removing and installing the xml and making sure you have all the files in the right folders

AusPhotography 23 Mar 2012 00:01

MySQL gone away errors - cause found...
Refer: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...77#post2312277

Kym

Syxguns 23 Mar 2012 03:40

shadowbreed,
Are you still having the same issue? I was and after a little research I found that if you are running MySQL 5.5 it does not recognize the “Type=MyIsam:” . It was valid for for older versions. Let me show you how I corrected the problem.

Edit: Looking back I see that your problem is not the same as mine was. This will not help you.



Edit: #2
For anyone that has a Database error that looks like the following example this is how I corrected it.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Each item marked in red needs to be removed from the XML file. Leave the rest of the statement including the semi-colons. It is located 3 times so be sure to remove the test in red. The line should look like this:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

That may get it working for you. It worked for me when I made the change. Good Luck!

ForceHSS 23 Mar 2012 03:44

The version of mysql would not make a diffence

Syxguns 23 Mar 2012 03:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2312348)
The version of mysql would not make a diffence

Why would that be? After I made the change it worked. However, I need to remove that post because looking back I see that his issue is different than what I originally thought!

ForceHSS 23 Mar 2012 03:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syxguns (Post 2312350)
Why would that be? After I made the change it worked. However, I need to remove that post because looking back I see that his issue is different than what I originally thought!

to his problem I mean, your problem I know nothing off

shadowbreed 23 Mar 2012 17:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syxguns (Post 2312347)
shadowbreed,
Are you still having the same issue? I was and after a little research I found that if you are running MySQL 5.5 it does not recognize the “Type=MyIsam:” . It was valid for for older versions. Let me show you how I corrected the problem.

Edit: Looking back I see that your problem is not the same as mine was. This will not help you.


Actually it was the same issue ;)

That worked thanks! :D

Syxguns 23 Mar 2012 19:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowbreed
Actually it was the same issue

That worked thanks!

Great I'm glad to hear that!

ForceHSS 24 Mar 2012 01:14

So what mysql version did you have

scca 24 Mar 2012 20:12

So I was running 1.2.7, on 4.1.2 I believe, I upgraded.to 4.1.11 and started getting error 500s on replying orc reating a new topic or post.
After troubleshooting for a couple of days, found out that disabling Spam-O-Matic made the error go away.

So I removed 1.2.7 and installed latest version from here, 2.0.2, and the same error 500s are showing up when replying or new topics.

again, disabling it, fixes the problem.

I have tried running just Spam-O-Matic with no other mods and still the same issue
Any ideas?
dont feel right running nakid right now

-bb

ForceHSS 24 Mar 2012 22:25

bad upgrade maybe put in a support ticket let them have a look at it first

scca 25 Mar 2012 19:57

support ticket with who?
vbulletin or SOM?

thanks
-

ForceHSS 25 Mar 2012 20:02

show the error

Syxguns 25 Mar 2012 20:28

GlowHost Forum: http://forums.glowhost.com/general-support/

Submit tickets to: https://glowhost.com/helpdesk/index.php?cmd=newticket

They should have all the information on a fix for it.

shadowbreed 26 Mar 2012 00:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2312682)
So what mysql version did you have

5.5.21-cll

ForceHSS 26 Mar 2012 02:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadowbreed (Post 2313283)
5.5.21-cll

you should not have a problem with that version with this program
so this is what you had before so what do you have now

BryanLong 02 Apr 2012 23:52

Question about Akismet:
Seems to be that Users which are found with too much URL-Count automatically gets posted to Akismet. Seems that I have to find a suitable URL-Count.

In this testing time: Will there be any possibility to report "false-positives", so that the User will not be blocked by Akismet again?

Best regards,
Bryan

hqlman 03 Apr 2012 01:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syxguns (Post 2312347)
shadowbreed,
Are you still having the same issue? I was and after a little research I found that if you are running MySQL 5.5 it does not recognize the “Type=MyIsam:” . It was valid for for older versions. Let me show you how I corrected the problem.

Edit: Looking back I see that your problem is not the same as mine was. This will not help you.



Edit: #2
For anyone that has a Database error that looks like the following example this is how I corrected it.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Each item marked in red needs to be removed from the XML file. Leave the rest of the statement including the semi-colons. It is located 3 times so be sure to remove the test in red. The line should look like this:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

That may get it working for you. It worked for me when I made the change. Good Luck!


Works perfectly, thanks a lot :)

Dave234 03 Apr 2012 04:26

Can someone please help me to install this on my vbulletin 4 site?

I am stuck on steps 2.2 and 2.3

These are the instructions:

/************************** 2. INSTALLATION ****************************/



2.1 IF UPGRADING FROM SPAM-O-MATIC VERSION 1:
Make sure to remove the following file before installing version 2
/forum/includes/xml/bitfield_glowhostspamomatic.xml

2.2. Upload content of the upload folder into you forum root folder

*

2.3. Import product-glowhostspamomatic.xml into products (Located
at
AdminCP -> Plugin System -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product)



/************************** 3. SETTINGS ********************************/



3.1. You can edit plug-in options at: AdminCP -> Settings -> Options ->

GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic



3.2. You can edit plug-in messages at: AdminCP -> Languages & Phrases ->

Phrase Manager -> Search Variable Name for 'glowhostspamomatic'



/************************** 4. ACTIONS *********************************/



4.1.
A) Located @ Edit user profile
B) If you have you API keys (set in settings) -
you will be able
to submit user details to StopForumSpam.com and Akismet databases simply
Delete a post as spam and ban the user to submit them if you have these
options enabled.

4.2. Get API key for Akismet
and enter it in settings. After this edit
your usergroups and you will
see the option to "Filter posts with Akismet".
Only check groups with
untrusted users (i.e. Unregistered / Not Logged In,
Registered Users).

Syxguns 03 Apr 2012 04:47

@Dave234,
You have already removed the previous XML file? The next step requires FTP access to your server. Just change the name of your upload folder to the name of your forums folder. Drop the upload folder after the name is changed into the primary folder that holds your forums folder.

Primary Directory - drop it here
Forum folder

Someone else should not be granted access to your server!

Dave234 03 Apr 2012 05:00

I never downloaded the first Spam-O-Matic, so I doubt it's in there. Unless it came with vbulletin?

I have FTP access.

What is the name of my forums folder? I have so many folders. Is it the "Includes" folder? That has a folder in it called "XML" which has other items in it.

However my "install" folder also has a folder called "includes". But that one does not have an "XML" folder in it.

This stuff is so confusing.

And I'm worried about trying anything because I don't want to ruin my vbulletin.

I know I should back it up, but vbulletin apparently got rid of the "Backup Database" button in the admincp. I have no idea how to back up the vbulletin. Can you explain it to me, as if you were explaining it to a 2-year-old? Because that's really my level of understanding with this.

Stryker412 03 Apr 2012 05:11

Can someone offer advice on how to handle this? I have spammers registering and posting blogs but not on the forums. How can I ban them and have their blogs deleted?

Syxguns 03 Apr 2012 05:50

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@Dave234,

The folders you are naming are withing the primary forum directory. Your structure should look similar to this one that I kind of made up!! I figured a picture might help. Notice the following:

1) The top folder is the primary folder that holds the forums and or other items that you may have like shopping carts and so forth.

2) The second folder is the vB folder for your forums. It may not be called forum, mine is not, but that folder is where all of vB resides.

3) All the folders under the second folder are vB folders for the forum. You may have some mods on your forum and they will show up as well.

So by telling you to rename the Upload folder to the name of your forum folder you would be looking at the second one in the picture. However, you will drop the folder onto the 1st folder. The first folder is the ROOT of the forum.

Hope that helps.

Backups of the Database are generally done through PHPMyAdmin: https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/...myadmin_backup

Syxguns 03 Apr 2012 05:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stryker412 (Post 2316255)
Can someone offer advice on how to handle this? I have spammers registering and posting blogs but not on the forums. How can I ban them and have their blogs deleted?

Styker412,
This is handled through permissions. Do not allow guest to post, and do not allow new members to post on blogs until they reach a desired number of posts on the forum. Or you can set it so that all new members posts are moderated before they are displayed.

Now Spam-O-Matic will remove a lot of stuff for you, but you have to make other preventative measures against problems like that. I don't allow guest to post, leave guest messages, leave messages on blogs, and new members I have set to have a minimum of 5 moderated posts before they become a registered user. Then they have a lot more freedom.

Dave234 03 Apr 2012 06:18

I really, really appreciate you laying it all out simply like that. This stuff is very complicated for me.

In my FTP program, however, I can only see the Forum folder (actually mine is labled "/") and then the folders beneath that (admincp, etc). I cannot see the primary folder (the one you labeled "My Primary Directory")

By the way, I can put a shopping cart in that folder, too? Like if I want to have an online store? I guess I can get back to that question later.

Do I really need to backup my files and everything? My webhost says they do that every 24 hours. Is there any reason to also do it through vbulletin?

To backup my vbulletin, do I need to download phpMyAdmin? http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php

My God, this stuff is confusing.

Syxguns 03 Apr 2012 06:37

I may be able to offer you a little more assistance. I suggest having PHPMyAdmin because it gives you a direct link to the database. However, that is another totally different tool to learn how to use, and without a full understanding of database and the structure of a database, I would not mess with it for now.

So you did not point your forum to a primary folder? That is okay there is another way to do everything, just ignore what I told you in the threads above. It takes a little longer to transfer, because you transfer items individually.

As far as shopping carts, yes you can add them however, most of them are not great. I'm speaking with a designer and trying to get a nice cart integrated into vB4. That's another topic. I tell you what send me a PM. The rest of this I can help you with away from the thread.

ForceHSS 03 Apr 2012 14:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stryker412 (Post 2316255)
Can someone offer advice on how to handle this? I have spammers registering and posting blogs but not on the forums. How can I ban them and have their blogs deleted?

change permissions of the normal reg user group so they cant post at all in the blog then make a new user group and set it to transfer them to the new group after so many posts

DannyITR 03 Apr 2012 14:43

There are always some posts that cannot be approved. It's soooooo annoying. 1 every few days.

tony 06 Apr 2012 18:47

Is anyone else finding that spam-o-matic isn't stopping a spammer based on their email address?

I check the settings for StopForumSpam: Email Check is enable. But the description for this option says "Test the email address against the ban list" Does this mean it's only checking the ban list and not on stop forum spam?

ForceHSS 06 Apr 2012 20:14

make sure check settings

tony 06 Apr 2012 21:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2317465)
make sure check settings

Well, there is only one setting for the mail and it's enable.

Syxguns 06 Apr 2012 23:09

@tony
I just tried to register with an email address posted on stopforumspam and it did not allow me to register. I don't see the error you are talking about.

ForceHSS 06 Apr 2012 23:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by tony (Post 2317481)
Well, there is only one setting for the mail and it's enable.

do u have both API Keys filled in

monday3 08 Apr 2012 01:17

I'm on step 2.3 of the install - trying to import the product and I'm getting a database error.

Would you please let me know how I can get this script installed.


Database error in vBulletin 4.1.11:

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `glowhostspamomatic_log`(
`date` DATETIME NOT NULL,
`ip` VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL,
`email` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`username` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`message` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`is_blocked` TINYINT NOT NULL DEFAULT "0",
`user_hash` VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
`user_id` INT NOT NULL
) TYPE=MyISAM;;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 10
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Saturday, April 7th 2012 @ 07:15:16 PM
Error Date : Saturday, April 7th 2012 @ 07:15:17 PM
Script : http://iskcon.me/admincp/plugin.php?do=productimport
Referrer : http://iskcon.me/admincp/plugin.php?do=productadd
IP Address : 70.113.90.117
Username : admin
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.19-55

monday3 08 Apr 2012 01:33

I found the answer in this thread. Removed TYPE=MyISAM from script.

djbaxter 08 Apr 2012 01:50

Is there an easy way to restrict the Easy Cleanup Functions to Admins only, rather than including moderators?

Lover1 08 Apr 2012 07:30

Strange things goin' on with vB 4.1.11 Patch Level 1

Menu entry:
]


Menu with empty entries:

ForceHSS 08 Apr 2012 14:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lover1 (Post 2317916)
Strange things goin' on with vB 4.1.11 Patch Level 1

Menu entry:
]


Menu with empty entries:

screenshots way to small to see

tony 08 Apr 2012 15:00

I have both api keys setup.

One of my moderators pointed out a couple that got by spam-o-matic.

Quote:

Check this one out, invesiple stoonswimmilt@gmail.com 212.94.104.4 signed on April1. SFS list stoonswimmilt@gmail.com 788 times starting back February 19. However none of those entries list IP 212.94.104.4. While a spammers IP may change they have to confirm with the e-mail addresses.

Another one; feariammaby j.u.l.o.ngj.u.long@gmail.com 121.11.64.13 joined April 1. Listed 1000 times on SFS starting March 14. Again I do not see the IP in the list.

FannBlade 08 Apr 2012 16:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lover1 (Post 2317916)
Strange things goin' on with vB 4.1.11 Patch Level 1

I'm sure 4.1.12 will fix it or maybe 4.1.13 when it's released 2 weeks later or maybe 4.1.....
is it just me or does each version upgrade just seem to make things worse. I spend more time fixing and updating than working on content. Now I understand why alot of big boards are still running 3.8.
Sorry for the rant but I can see why developers stop updating these mods we've all grown to love and depend on.

Maybe 4.5 CMS will be a viable product.

Syxguns 08 Apr 2012 19:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2317974)
screenshots way to small to see

ForceHSS,
Right click the pic and select open in new tab. The photo's are hosted, and not uploaded here.

Syxguns 08 Apr 2012 20:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by tony (Post 2317985)
I have both api keys setup.

One of my moderators pointed out a couple that got by spam-o-matic.

tony,
This may be in how you have the system configured. Do you allow registration if there is a hang up in the system? You have to go through the settings and pay close attention to small things like that. You also have to let your moderators be aware of the fact that not everyone will be caught, if you allow registration anyway.

My suggestion is to allow registration, but still moderate at least the first two posts. Make sure the new members do not write access to blogs, or comments, etc. etc.

ForceHSS 08 Apr 2012 20:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lover1 (Post 2317916)
Strange things goin' on with vB 4.1.11 Patch Level 1

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you have not uploaded all files this is why you are getting that

xtragic 09 Apr 2012 04:44

I've encountered a few members being moderated automatically because they posted a few links in one thread/post. Why is this? How do I stop it?

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Post put under moderation based on Auto-Moderation URL count
I'm running 4.1.10

Syxguns 09 Apr 2012 04:55

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Originally Posted by xtragic (Post 2318199)
I've encountered a few members being moderated automatically because they posted a few links in one thread/post. Why is this? How do I stop it?

I'm running 4.1.10

Change the amount of links that may be posted in the AdminCP It's called Auto-Moderation URL count: Also you may move new members to regular members quicker in the settings if you like.

tony 09 Apr 2012 15:10

These are my settings. After looking them over a few times it appears to me everything is set right. I must be over looking something.

Thank you

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Spam-O-Matic: Protect Groups - 5,6,7,10
Spam-O-Matic: Protect Users -
Akismet: Enable - Enable
Akismet: Post Count - 10
Akismet: API Key - set
Akismet: Auto-submit from Easy Cleanup - yes
StopForumSpam: IP Check - enable
StopForumSpam: Username Check- disable
StopForumSpam: Email Check- enable
StopForumSpam: Desired Action - log and block registration
StopForumSpam: Query Connection Errors- allow registration
StopForumSpam: Remote Expiry - 90
StopForumSpam: Data Fetching - Cache -30
StopForumSpam: API Key- set
StopForumSpam: Auto-submit from Easy Cleanup- yes
Newbies Manager: Put New User Into Newbies Group?- no
Newbies Manager: Newbies Group ID- 2
Newbies Manager: Auto-promote Users From Newbies To Trusted/Registered Users?- yes
Newbies Manager: Trusted/Registered Users Group ID - 10
Newbies Manager: Promotion From Post Count - 15
Auto-Moderation: Enable- enable
Auto-Moderation: Post Action- moderate post
Auto-Moderation: Apply Auto-Moderation To Newbies only?- no
Auto-Moderation: Minimum Post Count- 6
Auto-Moderation: URL Count - 0
Easy Cleanup: Enable- enable
Easy Cleanup: User Action- remove user
Easy Cleanup: Banned UserGroup ID- 8
The following six easy clean up setting are set to yes

Syxguns 09 Apr 2012 19:13

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Originally Posted by tony (Post 2318299)
These are my settings. After looking them over a few times it appears to me everything is set right. I must be over looking something.

Auto-Moderation: URL Count - 0

Change that setting to the allowed number of URL's they can post.

tony 10 Apr 2012 02:14

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Originally Posted by Syxguns (Post 2318388)
Change that setting to the allowed number of URL's they can post.

I changed this to one. I had this set to zero only because we didn't want any new users posting links.

Syxguns 10 Apr 2012 02:24

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Originally Posted by tony (Post 2318509)
I changed this to one. I had this set to zero only because we didn't want any new users posting links.

tony,
Try reducing this: Auto-Moderation: Minimum Post Count- 6 Maybe set it to a 2. Then after they make two post they can post links. That will at least give you the opportunity to see if they are posting good or bad information. If that is the case and the number of post to be moderated is 2, then they will be moved into the Registered Members area and be able to post links. If that is the case and what you want to do, then change the number of links back to 0.

Just remember that not bots, but people that are posting information will make a good post at least once. You have to watch out for signatures, so turn them off for newbies.

MaXimus 10 Apr 2012 04:19

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Originally Posted by Syxguns (Post 2318511)
so turn them off for newbies.

How to turn them off for newbies below 20 posts? :confused:

Syxguns 10 Apr 2012 04:43

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Originally Posted by berryracer (Post 2318532)
How to turn them off for newbies below 20 posts? :confused:

berryracer,
SOM allows you to create a new user group for your newbies before they are part of the forum. Read about it here: Link to GlowHost

They tell you step by step how to create the new user group that the new members are placed in for SOM to moderate. After the moderation of SOM they are moved to the next usergroup where vB takes over.

I hope that gives you a little better understanding.

Liquid Shock Ga 10 Apr 2012 17:33

works great, already stopped several spammers from signing up.

Superb Addon
by xmachine
11 Apr 2012 00:10

Stops my forum getting 50 spam bots a day (from China). Couldn't work without it!

robert garrett 11 Apr 2012 06:13

I'm really liking this one

Glockie 11 Apr 2012 18:16

Been using this for a while now and I must say, it's very impressive. I'm getting regular emails and it works a peach.

I do however, have a problem; the Spam-O-Matic statistics no longer update, so I am concerned if anything is wrong.

Any ideas as to what I can do about this?
These are the stats that display on forum home page.

Thanks in advance.

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Oh, I think I realise what's happened here, I also have 'Stop the Registration Bots' and I think the two are clashing.
I've since disabled it and will see how it goes!

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edie 12 Apr 2012 03:36

Hello. I was told to ask you guys "what to do" from Wayne Luke over at VB Tech support.
OK. New users are not showing up as "Users to be modified" any longer.

The same six "users that need to be modified" are always there.
The newest users show up in the "user" section, but don't show up in the Control panel to alert me. Wayne told me it was Glowhost issue. He could not find any other problems.

So.
I have the latest mod, 2.0.2, and so that can't be it...
do you have any ideas?

Truly appreciate your help.
- Edith Williams

ForceHSS 12 Apr 2012 03:37

post all settings

killslick1 12 Apr 2012 21:05

This breaks all posting for me when we installed this on newest (vBulletin 4.1.12) install

cool_recep 15 Apr 2012 00:06

How about spam Blog Entries? Ican't moderate them with SoM.

Webbstre 15 Apr 2012 01:48

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Originally Posted by cool_recep (Post 2320182)
How about spam Blog Entries? Ican't moderate them with SoM.

Unfortunately, I think the only thing you can do to stop that is to use the Newbie Group feature and remove blog posting permissions from it. It drives me nuts as well.

cool_recep 15 Apr 2012 21:54

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Originally Posted by Webbstre (Post 2320201)
Unfortunately, I think the only thing you can do to stop that is to use the Newbie Group feature and remove blog posting permissions from it. It drives me nuts as well.

I can donate if he is going to add that feautre :)

rjerina 16 Apr 2012 23:37

I haven't seen any settings for this, and no replies about it either (that I could find via search).

Is there a way to send detailed reports to the board admin e-mail every time a user is blocked from doing something? Thanks.

Silver_2000_)! 17 Apr 2012 00:06

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Originally Posted by rjerina (Post 2320729)
I haven't seen any settings for this, and no replies about it either (that I could find via search).

Is there a way to send detailed reports to the board admin e-mail every time a user is blocked from doing something? Thanks.

you wont want that - even sites that arent busy can log hundreds of attempts a day some days

just look in the logs on admincp

rjerina 17 Apr 2012 00:58

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Originally Posted by Silver_2000_)! (Post 2320737)
you wont want that - even sites that arent busy can log hundreds of attempts a day some days

just look in the logs on admincp

Considering I posted about it, I am fully aware how many e-mails it could generate. I want what I want, please don't tell me what I don't want :)


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