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Multiple account login detector (AE Detector)
Mod Version: 1.03, by MPDev (Coder) MPDev is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (29 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 886
Released: 09 Feb 2006 Last Update: 17 Apr 2006 Downloads: 1033
Not Supported Uses Plugins  

If you are like me and migrated from .threads, a common modification was an "AE detector", a simple mod that saved a cookie of a history of ids logged into on your site. If someone logged into more than one account, you got a PM letting you know that your site was being accessed from multiple accounts.

Over the years this was very helpful in identifying users who were posting under multiple accounts (alter-egos!) and users who would return after being banned.

You might be wondering why I don't use the vbcookie call - well, thats because on logout all vB cookies are cleared, so we need to store a cookie that is not effected by the login/logout process.

New Installation
1. Add New Product with attached XML
2. Go to vBulletin Options -> AE Multiple Login Detection Settings and set your specific settings.

Time to install: Easy - 2 minutes.

Upgrade
If you installed this as a Plug-in manually, you can delete that plugin and install this Product, just make sure to go into the Options and set them accordingly.

I hope you find this useful and will click INSTALL if you use it; should it prove useful to enough people I can look at making this installation more automated without the need for edits and an Admin Options page.

To upgrade you will want to reimport this XML file and edit your options accordingly.

1.0.3
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. Added a check to ensure that users weren't deleted when reporting violations
. added htmlspecialchars_uni call to username

Note: I am unable to get the call to construct_phrase with $vbphrase['multiplelogin_alert'] to work reliably, as such the $message variable is still set manually inside the plug-in and not via the phrase. If anyone has an idea of why this might not always work, I'm all ears.

1.0.2
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. Updated to include exclusion groups, users
. Changed so PM is sent by ae sender id

1.0.1
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. Released as a Product (thank you PHPGeek2k3 for your help)
. Added option to post to a forum versus send a PM (or both)
. All settings moved into Admin Option

1.0.0
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Initial release.

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Old 09 Feb 2006, 20:14
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Text file, please?
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 20:26
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oo first install thanks...
Lets see what ive broken now

Cheers for this
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 21:10
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Okay, text file attached with the change which makes the usernames clickable profiles (you'll need to modify the URL to the member.php).
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 21:28
Phillip Chapman Phillip Chapman is offline
 
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I like this a lot. Thanks for your work so far on this. A couple things I'd like to see added though...

1. An option to enter particular user ID's by number that are NOT subject to the check.

2. An option to choose to receive the notices either by PM or e-mail. In our case, we'd prefer e-mail.
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 21:41
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Wow thanks!
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 22:12
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- line 47: set the list of recipients ('mod1;mod2;mod3;mod4')
Userid of recipients, yes?
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 22:26
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Originally Posted by luroca
Userid of recipients, yes?

yes that is correct
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 22:31
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Actually, it's usernames if I understand the vB system (I use the usernames). Userids would be nicer, but I believe the PM system is expecting usernames.

The admin variable is expecting a userid, though.
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:26
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Originally Posted by MPDev
Okay, text file attached with the change which makes the usernames clickable profiles (you'll need to modify the URL to the member.php).
It would be nice to have the actual instructions from the first post in the text file also, sir.
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Old 09 Feb 2006, 23:32
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Works nice. Thank you MPDev!
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 01:02
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Installed! Can't wait to see it work

Anything I can do to keep the troublemakers from doing what they do best is good by me!

Thanks !!
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 03:18
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Just tested it as I have two accounts, one admin, one for posting and it didn't trigger.

Can anyone confirm that this is working?

I'd love it to because there are a few people on my site I would like to BUST.

FYI, I am using Firefox 1.0.7

Last edited by yessir; 10 Feb 2006 at 03:23.
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 03:26
vampireus vampireus is offline
 
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Installed I got a few PMs already

"A seems to have multiple personalities using B and A sharing the same computer. No soup for you! and you! and you!"

"C seems to have multiple personalities using A and C sharing the same computer. No soup for you! and you! and you!"

I know A, B and C are 3 different ppls and live in 3 different places. According to these 2 PMs, I suppose A shares his account to B & C :disappointed: Am I right?

May I ask if member use one browser (Opera) to login A account, and another browser (FF) to login B account; can this mod detect the activity?

Last edited by vampireus; 10 Feb 2006 at 03:31.
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 04:34
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Originally Posted by vampireus
Installed I got a few PMs already

"A seems to have multiple personalities using B and A sharing the same computer. No soup for you! and you! and you!"

"C seems to have multiple personalities using A and C sharing the same computer. No soup for you! and you! and you!"

I know A, B and C are 3 different ppls and live in 3 different places. According to these 2 PMs, I suppose A shares his account to B & C :disappointed: Am I right?

May I ask if member use one browser (Opera) to login A account, and another browser (FF) to login B account; can this mod detect the activity?
that was most ppl concerned.
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