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zeropaid 17 Aug 2010 02:08

Delete Posts as Spam Issue

1: vBulletin Version: 4.0.6 Patch Level 1
2: Browser: FireFox 3.6.8
3: Detailed description of the problem.

When I choose to delete a thread as "spam" I can go all the way to the the final VB screen but then nothing is deleted... Not even the post.

The screen that I end on is the "add a spammer" screen which is lacking CSS code.

When I check my logs, the user info is submitted but threads/posts are not deleted.

sas forum 17 Aug 2010 04:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2084948)
The main thing I am looking for is users who have:

1) A fresh, working vBulletin
2) Have decided to change modcp and admincp directories to something other than the default.
3) DO NOT RUN, OR HAVE NOT INSTALLED ANY OTHER ADDONS
4) Have installed the latest Spam-O-Matic.
5) Only have errors when Spam-O-Matic is enabled.

I deleted the mod, then changed my admin and mod directories to the original names that came with VB and reinstalled to see if i could take full advantage of this. I will let you know if i get anymore database errors. Thanks for the work on this.

cfish 18 Aug 2010 13:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeropaid (Post 2085038)
Delete Posts as Spam Issue

1: vBulletin Version: 4.0.6 Patch Level 1
2: Browser: FireFox 3.6.8
3: Detailed description of the problem.

When I choose to delete a thread as "spam" I can go all the way to the the final VB screen but then nothing is deleted... Not even the post.

The screen that I end on is the "add a spammer" screen which is lacking CSS code.

When I check my logs, the user info is submitted but threads/posts are not deleted.

Exactly the same setup and exactly the same problem. Looks like the CSS is missing because of a PHP fatal error:

Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in /home/mydomain/public_html/forum/includes/functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

Also, there seems to be something weird going on with the URLs on the Add a Spammer page. It appears to be a Stop-Forum-Spam page but all the URLs are local to my site. I guess that may be the source of the problem.

I would call this a "showstopper" because the only way of successfully using "delete as spam" is to turn off this product.

cfish 18 Aug 2010 13:57

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCADTut.../6/DvJV99T7cR0

This YouTube video illustrates the problem.

GlowHost.com 18 Aug 2010 14:24

Thanks for the video, but I cannot duplicate it. I am not running 4.0.6 PL1 yet I am still on 4.0.5

So something changed in 4.0.6 or there are other issues involved. I will test it when we upgrade our boards or am still waiting to hear if others have this on any version besides 4.0.6

bchertov 18 Aug 2010 16:48

Hi,

I'm still running 1.1.2 until 1.2.2 seems to have settled down.

I noticed an entry in the log citing an exiting user (a moderator!) who was probably doing some testing to reset her password via our VB 4.0.5 system password-reset-while-trying-to-login system ("forgot password").

The entry has her username, the email field is blank, message is a link that says " Found in Akismet Database. Held for moderation: " plus the first part of her post. Clicking on the link gives me an error "The requested URL /modcp/moderate.php was not found on this server." I have not renamed the moderator panel. I don't see any posts that need moderation (in the moderate posts admin panel).

What's happening???

GlowHost.com 18 Aug 2010 17:05

Possibly do to the logging fixes that were done in 1.2. I can't really support old versions those are EOL.

As for not using 1.2.2 you might consider installing 1.2.2 then enabling it, then disabling the old version....and see how it goes for you.

There are no issues that I can duplicate on the 4.x series. 4.0.6 is the only
version untested and I will get to that later today, but then, if 1.2.2 doesn't work on 4.0.6 then neither should 1.1.2 anyways.

If it does not work then simply uninstall the new version and re-enable the old version. Just make sure to make backups of the old version in case you need to reupload to revert some of the older files.

GlowHost.com 18 Aug 2010 18:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by cfish (Post 2085751)
Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCADTut.../6/DvJV99T7cR0

This YouTube video illustrates the problem.

I have just installed 4.0.6 PL1 and cannot duplicate the problem. This would seem to indicate your installation is corrupt or you have a conflict with some other mod, likely some mod that requires a manual template edit.

You might viw the readme for this mod, completely uninstall, the re-install it first.

If that doesnt fix your issue I would look into what mods have manual template edits. If none of them do, that will make life easier because to test where the conflict lies, just temporarily disable all mods except Spam-O-Matic and then test it again. It should work. Then start enabling the other mods 1 by one until you find the conflict.

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 00:33

This mod was working perfectly for me on VB 4.0.6, until today when suddenly deleting spammers via the inline mod, caused the StopForumSpam Submit form to appear (usual behaviour) but after it submitting the spam, it didnt continue back to the Vbulletin forum and instead got stuck on the "Data Submitted" page. Anyone else just recently experienced this?

Edit/Update:
I turned off auto-submitting to StopForumSpam in the AdminCP options of this mod hoping it would be a work around until a solution could be found, however when I turn it off, I now just get a blank screen after clicking ban users (where it would normally submit the data). Disabling this mod fixes the problem

The weird thing is, I have been using this mod for a good few weeks now and its been brilliant, nothing has changed at all on the webserver, no new plugins.

Found this in the PHP Error Log:
[19-Aug-2010 01:38:13] PHP Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in \includes\functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

Could this be related?

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 01:31

Well, if the mod didn't change, and was working fine before, and the forum didn't change, and was working fine before, and the server didn't change, but was working fine before....what changed? :)

Something has changed either in the codebase or on the server. Now we need to find out why that is because the problem you are having is likely the same reason as the others with the same error.

What happens with a fresh install of S-O-M? I'd like to know if the S-O-M code is being changed or if there is some other problem like a security hole in vB responsible.

Make sure to vies the readme for uninstall instructions before a re-install.

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 09:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086068)
Well, if the mod didn't change, and was working fine before, and the forum didn't change, and was working fine before, and the server didn't change, but was working fine before....what changed? :)

Something has changed either in the codebase or on the server. Now we need to find out why that is because the problem you are having is likely the same reason as the others with the same error.

What happens with a fresh install of S-O-M? I'd like to know if the S-O-M code is being changed or if there is some other problem like a security hole in vB responsible.

Make sure to vies the readme for uninstall instructions before a re-install.

I really dunno dude, your Mod has been a big time favourite of mine and and really helped our spam problem, I did find a sort of solution. I downgraded to 1.1.2 and it all seems to be working.

I did find out that our server did change in one way, we did get a new ip for the web server, not that i doubt that would matter :S. But from watching that Youtube video from the guys posts above, it seems like I got the exact problem as him, except mine starting doing it randomly. Could it be a code change externally on Akismet or StopForumSpam, as the bug seems to happen when the data is submitted to them.

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 11:56

That is interesting, perhaps there is some communication error between your server and the service. Have you tried to disable the:

"Akismet: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"
and
"StopForumSpam: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"

Options to see if that fixes things up?

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 12:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086250)
That is interesting, perhaps there is some communication error between your server and the service. Have you tried to disable the:

"Akismet: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"
and
"StopForumSpam: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"

Options to see if that fixes things up?

I have, but then it just leads to blank white pages at the same stage when it use to submit the data. The weird thing is, it doesn't happen in 1.1.2 so its something that changed perhaps? I had 1.2.2 installed and it starting happening yesterday, I fully uninstalled and reinstalled 1.2.2 and the problem still happened, then I uninstalled again, and reinstalled 1.1.2 and the error has gone.

The error message is the only clue I have as to the problems in 1.2.2:
PHP Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in \includes\functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

intensecool 19 Aug 2010 16:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2086262)
I have, but then it just leads to blank white pages at the same stage when it use to submit the data. The weird thing is, it doesn't happen in 1.1.2 so its something that changed perhaps? I had 1.2.2 installed and it starting happening yesterday, I fully uninstalled and reinstalled 1.2.2 and the problem still happened, then I uninstalled again, and reinstalled 1.1.2 and the error has gone.

The error message is the only clue I have as to the problems in 1.2.2:
PHP Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in \includes\functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

I am getting same error on my side too.
What can be the issue here.

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 16:47

Do you guys that have this error have cURL compiled into your server's PHP?


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