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[GlowHost] Spam-O-Matic for vB 3.8 (StopForumSpam, Akismet, Auto-Moderation and more)
Mod Version: 1.2.5, by GlowHost.com (Coder) GlowHost.com is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (30 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 416
Released: 12 Aug 2010 Last Update: 30 Sep 2010 Downloads: 2376
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

We have released a mod for your vBulletin 3.8 that should stop almost all forum spam on your vBulletin boards. It is basically an (anti)Social Networking RBL to keep your forums clean!

This version is BETA and was developed specifically for vBulletin 4. However we believe this should work on vBulletin 3.8 so we have put it here for you in case you want to try a more robust Spam solution than what is currently available.

BETA is not a good word, this is more of an "Unsupported Backport" for earlier versions of vB.

The "REAL" Spam-O-Matic system was developed for vB4. This version is for you guys and gals that need to spend less time managing the spamers on your board(s). We hope it helps! The important features should work.

The original mod for vB 4 is located here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

IF YOU RUN vB4, MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT THREAD!
Look at the URL above,
(sorry for caps)

This version is for vBulletin 4.x though has been reported to work on 3.6+
We only offer support on vBulletin 4.x as the 4.x version will have features not possible in the 3.x series.

This module has the ability to submit new spammer details to the StopForumSpam or Akismet databases automatically, all without any new templates or manual template modifications!

Just install the product in the product manager, upload a few files, configure the system and you are done. (Estimated time: 5-10 minutes)

How it works:
New registrations are checked against the known spammer database at StopForumSpam.com. If the email, IP, or username exists in their database, the user (or bot as the case may be) is denied registration on your forums. If they make it past the SFS check, they are checked against several Automatic Moderation rules, and are also checked against the Akismet service for known comment spam.

A) StopForumSpam:
The StopForumSpam Module lets you:
  • Check a registrant's IP address.
  • Check a registrant's email address.
  • Check a registrants Username.
  • Disable or enable any of the above checks.
  • Block and log, or, allow and log known spammers.
  • All registration attempts are logged for your viewing pleasure.
  • Several other performance tuning options
If they are not found in the StopForumSpam database or are allowed registration by your rules, their registration details are passed to the built-in vBulletin registration system. (Human verification, etc)

It is completely invisible to humans who are registering that this process is taking place. Bots are stopped dead in their tracks.

If a spammer is able to sneak past the first line of defense, and manages to post, then there are secondary and tertiary protections.

B) Auto-Moderation:
Auto Moderation lets you:
  • Define how many URLs a new member can post before being sent to moderation.
  • Define keywords that will send a post to Auto-moderation (viagra, porn, meds, etc)
  • Define minimum post count to avoid Auto-moderation.
  • Excludes admin and moderators from Auto-moderation.
  • Completely disable Auto-moderation if you don't want it.
B) Akismet Service
Spammers that make it past the StopForumSpam and Auto-Moderation will be checked against the Akismet service. If they manage to make a post, and then are found on Akismet, they can be auto-moderated.

The Akismet settings let you:
  • Set the number of posts that Akismet will check from each user. After this number is exceeded, Akismet checking will be disabled for that user.
  • Auto-Submit spammers that post on your boards back to the Akismet service so that other forums and blogs do not do not receive the same spam.
  • Completely disable the Akismet service.
Punitive Actions:
If you find a spammer has made it past your 3 lines of defense, and has managed to post on your forum, then you can help the community...

The spammer's details can be sent to the Stop Forum Spam and Akismet databases automatically, preventing them from registering or posting on other forums. When other forums do the same, the protection is reciprocated.

Simply moderate a post and choose the option to "Delete Posts As Spam..." an then choose the option to "Ban User." Banning the user sends their details to either Akismet, StopForumSpam, (or both) depending on how you set it up.

The next version will add a "Spam-O-Matic" option to the Postbit Moderation Tools menu to better streamline the process and make it two-click process instead of the long and cumbersome way that vBulletin Ban options are presented now. This new menu option will be available only for vBulletin 4.x series.

API Keys:
API Keys are NOT required for this system to stop spammers on your forums.

A StopForumSpam API key is required if you want to contribute to the StopForumSpam blacklists by adding your spammers to their database. By submitting spammers you help keep other forums and blogs clean.

An Akismet API key is required if you want to enable any Akismet auto-moderation features in this module.

You can obtain a Stop Forum Spam API key which is free from stopforumspam.com.

Get your StopForumSpam API Key Here

You can obtain an Akismet API key from Akismet.com.
Akismet offers free and paid API keys so choose your version based on your situation.

Get your Akismet API Key Here

Why it is better than the other anti-spam solutions on vBulletin.org:
  • Works with all of vBulletin 4 functions including Facebook automatic registration.
  • Report spammers that you find to the Stop Forum Spam Database.
  • Report spammers that you find to the Akismet Database.
  • Built-in Auto-moderation.
  • Auto-moderation rules based on post count.
  • Auto-moderation rules based keywords.
  • Auto-moderation rules based Akismet results.
  • Enable or disable any actions that you do not want.
  • Customizable "Registration Rejected" message.
  • Consolidates 3 popular methods of spam prevention into one product.
  • No Manual Template Modifications!
  • Supported!
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Compatibility:

vBulletin 4.0.x - but for 4.x you should GO HERE instead.

vBulletin 3x versions that have been reported to work:

*vBulletin 3.8.4 Patch Level 2
*vBulletin 3.8.5
*vBulletin 3.8.6 Patch Level 1
*vBulletin 3.8.7
*vBulletin 3.8.7 Patch Level 1
*vBulletin 3.8.7 Patch Level 2 (with this mod)



(Add your version here by sending us a PM or post in the thread!)

Should you decide to install this on an vB3, we are interested in your feedback. Let us know if it works or fails miserably.

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Reported Conflicts or reproducible known issues:

None at this time for this release.

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Modifications:

2 table alterations

9 hooks used:

- register_addmember_process
- register_addmember_complete
- userdata_presave
- useradmin_edit_column1
- userdata_delete
- userdata_postsave
- newpost_process
- threadfpdata_presave
- postdata_presave

No new templates or template modifications!

Uploads:
4 files. (2 PHP, 2 XML)
1 Product Manager Upload
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Donations:

If you like this mod, sure, you can donate.
But the best donation would be to nominate us for MOTM, to tell your friends and others about this mod, and if you are in need of web hosting, order it from GlowHost.com to show your thanks.

We hope you enjoy the mod, spread the word to keep all of our forums clean.

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Installation:

1) Download the attached file
2) Mark As Installed
3) Extract the zip file, and view the readme file.

If you like this mod, please nominate us for Mod Of The Month

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Original concept credits go to the authors of vBStopForumSpam and MonkeyStop

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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Old 08 Apr 2012, 19:18
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hqlman hqlman is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kung! View Post
When I attempt to import this product, I get:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Tested working fine with VB3.8.7 patch level 2

Had to make a small change to the XML files sql syntax for it to import, so if you get SQL error whilst importing the XML file, make the changes mentioned below.

In product-glowhostspamomatic.xml

FIND:

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

REPLACE WITH:

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

SAVE AND RE IMPORT XML FILE, ENJOY

Last edited by hqlman : 18 May 2012 at 13:15. Reason: Edited as asked by MOD
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  #152  
Old 08 Apr 2012, 19:46
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Originally Posted by hqlman View Post
Tested working fine with VB3.8.7 patch level 2

Had to make a small change to the XML files sql syntax for it to import, so if you get SQL error whilst importing the XML file, use the one attached.


Thank you for your enthusiasm but since this mod is not marked as "re-usable code" you are not allow to release your own version of the mod so I had to remove your attachment.

Feel free to give instructions on what you changes however so others can try it themselves if they run into problems.
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  #153  
Old 08 Apr 2012, 21:23
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Testing.....
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  #154  
Old 14 Apr 2012, 20:10
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anyone seen this error when deleting posts as spam ?


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

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  #155  
Old 24 Apr 2012, 03:01
andrew67 andrew67 is offline
 
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Any chance of an update that has stats showing such as in v2 for VB4 ? Happy to donate $30 for your time.

Working fine on VB 3.8.4 Patch Level 2.
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  #156  
Old 23 May 2012, 15:16
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Is there a log or a way to see if it is working?

I installed it yesterday and noticed my registrations have dropped considerably. Some are getting in but I would really like to know if it is working properly.

D.
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  #157  
Old 23 May 2012, 15:26
Rckcrwlr Rckcrwlr is online now
 
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Yes...down in the log section in AdminCP
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Old 23 May 2012, 19:58
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Awesome!

Thanks.

D.
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  #159  
Old 28 May 2012, 00:50
MGC x Pie x MC MGC x Pie x MC is offline
 
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I am getting this error everytime I make a post


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /home/dragon/public_html/includes/functions_newpost.php(414) : eval()'d code on line 5
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Old 30 May 2012, 13:09
Andreasmax Andreasmax is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MGC x Pie x MC View Post
I am getting this error everytime I make a post


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /home/dragon/public_html/includes/functions_newpost.php(414) : eval()'d code on line 5
the same problem
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  #161  
Old 06 Jun 2012, 07:52
MGC x Pie x MC MGC x Pie x MC is offline
 
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This plugin has worked before on a different forum without the error, and now its giving me that error on a different forum with the same host, and same vB version.
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  #162  
Old 15 Jun 2012, 10:42
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Is this even working? It selects all as spam, expect of spam?! This is weird.
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  #163  
Old 20 Jun 2012, 23:26
tonjohn tonjohn is offline
 
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I installed the mod today and have run into various issues:
- Unable to read PMs

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

- occasional double posts


Using v1.2.7 on vb 3.8.7 PL2
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  #164  
Old 22 Jun 2012, 14:53
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It looks like you didn't upload all the files to your sever, particularly that file from the includes folder.
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Old 22 Jun 2012, 16:45
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The file is definitely there.
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