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howtonetwork 22 Feb 2011 10:39

I have spam-o-matic installed but in the moderation tools there is no spam-o-matic option to deal with spam posts. Just the standard delete threads etc.

sweetguy2004 23 Feb 2011 08:30

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Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2165109)
Check your settings for this mod. You should not need to be moderating posts every day. You can even completely disable moderation functions if you like.

Thanks alot found it Akismet: Enable to Disable ;)

TheLastSuperman 23 Feb 2011 08:36

This has come a long way, I like the new version and increased options ;) so I finally... Mark as Installed :cool:

MISTER2 24 Feb 2011 17:23

Not sure what might be different in the filters with this version, however I am seeing far fewer "sleeper spammers" make it through. I think it has been a week since the last sleeper spammer was able to register. With the previous version of SOM we were getting several sleepers/home page, sig stuffers each day.

sas forum 25 Feb 2011 01:29

Love this mod, always have. I added the most recent version to a new site and do not see any option to submit the spammer's info to SFS. I deleted a spammer and then checked SFS thinking that it may be automatically submitted, but nothing.

I checked the moderation tools and don't see anything on the left side of the admin cp that would lead me to believe that I can go there to delete and submit a spammers info to SFS.

I guess I am just used to clicking on the username to view the details in the admin cp and then deleting them from there. I know doing it that way submitted the info to SFS.

Can you tell me which version has the option still in the user details page of the admin cp?

Thanks in advance.

Sw0rDz 25 Feb 2011 01:34

What happened to block in the "Edit User Profile" panel where you could click a check box "Submit to Glowhost" and ban the user? I want to ban bots, but I want to make sure their info gets submitted to prevent them from registration again.

Thanks!

lurch_cr 25 Feb 2011 03:16

I just wanted to post up and say that this mod is fan-freaking-tastic!
It's saved me and my co-administrator a BUCKET LOAD of work :)

GlowHost.com 25 Feb 2011 20:40

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Originally Posted by sas forum (Post 2166552)
Love this mod, always have. I added the most recent version to a new site and do not see any option to submit the spammer's info to SFS. I deleted a spammer and then checked SFS thinking that it may be automatically submitted, but nothing.

I checked the moderation tools and don't see anything on the left side of the admin cp that would lead me to believe that I can go there to delete and submit a spammers info to SFS.

I guess I am just used to clicking on the username to view the details in the admin cp and then deleting them from there. I know doing it that way submitted the info to SFS.

Can you tell me which version has the option still in the user details page of the admin cp?

Thanks in advance.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Sw0rDz (Post 2166554)
What happened to block in the "Edit User Profile" panel where you could click a check box "Submit to Glowhost" and ban the user? I want to ban bots, but I want to make sure their info gets submitted to prevent them from registration again.

Thanks!

Please read this thread from the previous page:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=683

Yes, we will add it back in a future release. Currently, the way to do it is select the post, then click on the moderation tools menu in the postbit, and select Spam-O-Matic. Follow the on-screen instructions. It is much faster than going into the user profile in adminsp.

See attached example.

Sw0rDz 25 Feb 2011 21:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2166841)
Please read this thread from the previous page:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=683

Yes, we will add it back in a future release. Currently, the way to do it is select the post, then click on the moderation tools menu in the postbit, and select Spam-O-Matic. Follow the on-screen instructions. It is much faster than going into the user profile in adminsp.

See attached example.

That is a problem actually. We get tons of bots that just register on our forums spamming without making post. They register, with links to various malicious/bad sites in their signatures. When I ban these bots I want to submit their info to prevent them from registering several accounts. Is there anyway to do this?

Thanks!

SocialNetworkBuzz 25 Feb 2011 21:18

Thank you! *clicks install*

In just 2 hours since installing it and giving it a try...

Spam-O-Matic Statistics

227 Spammers Denied Registration

1 Spammer Permanently Banned

2 Spammers submitted to StopForumSpam

2 Spammers submitted to Akismet

6 Spammy Posts Automatically Moderated


AMAZING!

GlowHost.com 25 Feb 2011 21:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sw0rDz (Post 2166867)
We get tons of bots that just register on our forums spamming without making post. They register, with links to various malicious/bad sites in their signatures. When I ban these bots I want to submit their info to prevent them from registering several accounts. Is there anyway to do this?

Thanks!

Can you send me an example link of what you mean my in their signatures?

Sw0rDz 25 Feb 2011 22:58

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Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2166888)
Can you send me an example link of what you mean my in their signatures?

They're bots trying to mooch off our google ranks. Instead of trying to get members to click their links via posts or threads. They try and sneak registrations of user accounts onto our forum system. This way they can post links to their sites in their signature, and when google goes through our forums, their sites gain google ranks (aka Google mooching).

What I've been doing is banning the bot and sending their info to glowhost to help prevent them doing it to us again or other sites. Maybe when you do a new version, take consideration of what they put in their signatures when blocking spam bots.

Don't Click these! They may be malicious!
Example of their signatures:

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

Another example:

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

If it helps. My website is www.zeldadungeon.net
We've gotten really weird ones too.

GlowHost.com 25 Feb 2011 23:05

Well, I am pretty sure those links have no follow tags on them. At least all the links on our board does so there is no chance of them gaining PR from that.

But what I was asking for is a link to whatever you are looking at because I dont see it on our forum where a "non-poster" can have links that are public.

Sw0rDz 25 Feb 2011 23:12

Something like this?
http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/member...boutme#aboutme

We more or less want to slowdown them registration at our site.

SocialNetworkBuzz 25 Feb 2011 23:23

You could hide signatures and WoL to unregistered. Then bots will never gather that info.


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