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NoSpam! for vBulletin 3.7
Mod Version: 4.0, by antialiasis (Coder) antialiasis is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.1 Rating: (80 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 1080
Released: 23 Jun 2008 Last Update: 23 Jun 2008 Downloads: 5041
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NoSpam! is back and better than ever! The automatic template edits should be smoother than they were in the previous version, in addition to the 3.7 support. Please note that this version will ONLY work for vBulletin 3.7!

NoSpam! is a simple hack that allows the administrator to specify a number of easy questions, a random one of which must be answered correctly in order for a guest to be able to register, post, search or use the contact form. Because you create the questions and they are unique for each forum, it is impossible for a bot programmer to preprogram a bot to be able to answer them without adjusting the bot specifically to one, and thus you will be rid of all spam posted by CAPTCHA-evading advertisement programs.

This functionality was added by default in vBulletin 3.7's Q&A human verification system, so why use NoSpam! for 3.7 at all? There are a few reasons why one could prefer it:

- I have heard reports that vBulletin's default Q&A human verification is faulty and lets bots through. Truth to be told, I would not have publically released a 3.7 version if not for this. I don't quite see how this could happen and have not experienced it myself seeing as I don't use vBulletin's human verification, but if those reports are to be trusted, NoSpam! will do a better job of keeping the bots out.
- It is much easier to add questions and answers in NoSpam! en massť than in vBulletin's default system. If you want a great number of questions, vBulletin's built-in system takes terribly long to add them all in with quite a lot of page loads in between, while a fast typer can add several dozen questions to NoSpam! in a matter of minutes.
- If you have previously used NoSpam!, a simple copy-paste will get all your previous questions into NoSpam! for 3.7, while to get them into the built-in vBulletin system requires a converter.

If the reports of vBulletin's default human verification system failing are incorrect, I will freely admit that most people will do fine with the built-in system. But if you prefer this hack, by all means use it.

NoSpam! can be used with or without default vBulletin human verification. In this version, the automatic addition of the question into the templates should be flawless and not induce the often-reported problem where the question didn't appear in the previous version of the hack.


VERSION HISTORY:

4.0: Redid the automatic addition of questions to be smoother and more or less foolproof. Released for vBulletin 3.7.
3.0: Added functionality to allow users to specify which pages should use NoSpam!.
2.0: Extended the NoSpam! functionality to guest posts, guest searches and guest "Contact Us" in addition to registration.
1.1: Made template edit automatic (with thanks to Cole2026), added ability to have more than one answer to each question, and made answers case insensitive. To upgrade, I recommend undoing the template edit so you won't have to worry about it anymore (replace $nospamfield in the template register with $imagereg, or if you added $nospamfield above $imagereg, just remove $nospamfield altogether), and then reimport the product through the Admin CP (making sure that Allow Overwrite is set to On).
1.0: Initial release.


INSTALLATION:

1. Import product-nospam.xml through the Admin CP product manager.
2. Go to your vBulletin options in the Admin CP and select NoSpam! Settings. Once there, turn the system on and input your questions and answers according to the instructions there.

The system should now be functional and running.


UNINSTALLATION:

Just uninstall the product through the Admin CP.


SUPPORT:

Full support will be given in this thread. All suggestions are welcome.

Thank you and please click "Mark as Installed" if you like it.

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  #2  
Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:08
StRiKeR035 StRiKeR035 is offline
 
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thanks striker clicks install=) i used this mod all the time back in 3.6.x
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:09
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need files, demo, screenshots ... something ...

edit: lol striker what have you installed?
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:13
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edit: lol striker what have you installed?
LMAO!!
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:14
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Added the files. I had to post the thread first to get the thread URL before exporting the XML file.
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NoSpam! - get rid of those spambots for good!
Import News from a Forum - have unread announcements appear at the top of every page of your forum to get members to read them!
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NoSpam! - the 3.5 version
Personal Notepad - allow your members to store private notes in their User CP
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:16
StRiKeR035 StRiKeR035 is offline
 
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now i did=)
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:18
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by punk23 View Post
LMAO!!
Originally Posted by StRiKeR035 View Post
now i did=)
ROTFL!

Originally Posted by antialiasis View Post
Added the files. I had to post the thread first to get the thread URL before exporting the XML file.
OK mate now just a question: this add-on can work together with captcha?
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:21
punk23 punk23 is offline
 
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Thanks antialiasis! Loved it in 3.6 - I know I'm gonna love it in 3.7

Installed.
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:27
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Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
ROTFL!



OK mate now just a question: this add-on can work together with captcha?
Yes. As the first post says, NoSpam! can be used with or without the default vBulletin human verification system. If one of the built-in options is enabled, the NoSpam! question will appear below it on the page and they will work independently of one another.
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3.6:
NoSpam! - get rid of those spambots for good!
Import News from a Forum - have unread announcements appear at the top of every page of your forum to get members to read them!
3.5:
NoSpam! - the 3.5 version
Personal Notepad - allow your members to store private notes in their User CP
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 18:32
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by antialiasis View Post
Yes. As the first post says, NoSpam! can be used with or without the default vBulletin human verification system. If one of the built-in options is enabled, the NoSpam! question will appear below it on the page and they will work independently of one another.
superb mate! installed and also nominated
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 19:29
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Any issues with the "XXP" version that was posted in the 3.6 thread? Should I just use this and overwrite?
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 19:30
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what issue Arny? :S
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 19:37
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i think this is buil-in option in vb 3.7... iguesss
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 19:42
Mike-D Mike-D is offline
 
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Jelsoft has made brilliant ways to stop such Spam things. Why to reinvent the wheel (German idiom)? I don't see any reason why publishing a second Spam Hack. Maybe someone can enlighten me
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Old 23 Jun 2008, 19:50
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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i've got the same thoughts Mike, but i think is impossible improve the captcha with the vB's default Q&A ... this hack give us the chance to have those things together ... correct me if i'm wrong ...

Last edited by KURTZ; 23 Jun 2008 at 20:00. Reason: typo
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