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vB Version: 3.5.x Rating: (20 votes - 4.95 average) Installs: 1213
Released: 31 Jul 2005 Last Update: 15 May 2006 Downloads: 520
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Here is a 3.5 version of the ever popular "miserable users" hack. Basically a way to really annoy anyone you don't want visiting your forum. Based on the original idea & hack for vb2 by Zzed, and the vb3 port by KuraFire.

When classed as miserable, a member suffers ;

1. Slow response (time delay) on every page (20 to 60 seconds default).
2. A chance they will get the "server busy" message (50% by default).
3. A chance that no search facilities will be available (75% by default).
4. A chance they will get redirected to another preset page (25% & homepage by default).
5. A chance they will simply get a blank page (25% by default).
6. Post flood limit increased by a defined factor (10 times by default).
7. If they get past all this okay, then they will be served up their proper page.

Note: All the above options are set in the vBulletin Options.

To install this hack simply download the xml file to your pc and then import it into vbulletin as a product - then create your 'miserable users' usergroup and set the value of this group, and your preferred other settings, in the hacks settings area (vBulletin Oprions > Miserable Users). To make a member suffer just edit their profile to add them to the miserable users group (it will work as either the primary group or as a secondary group).



History:

v2.01 - Released as a product - all settings are in the vB options.
v2.02 - Added option for multiple usergroups to be defined as miserable.
v2.03 - Added option for IP addresses to be defined as miserable.
v2.04 - Updated multiple usergroups code.
v2.05 : Minor changes, no update necessary.

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Old 31 Jul 2005, 04:41
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first post w00t, works great...thanx

*clicks install*
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 05:17
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The only thing this lacks is the ability to install a webcam in the chosen users room to watch their reactions.
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 08:35
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I have a few banned users I'd almost consider letting back in just to use this on them. haha
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 10:40
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good hack thanks
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 10:44
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Talking

This is hilarious. Thanks Paul .
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 10:46
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Thumbs up

You rule! Now my plans for world domination are almost complete! :devious:

- Sid
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 11:52
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Originally Posted by m0nde
You rule! Now my plans for world domination are almost complete! :devious:

- Sid
another excellent hack and just what i need for one annoying member
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 13:15
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I forgot to mention that this also increases the post flood limit by five times, so if you normally limit members to one post per 30 seconds then it will be once every 2.5 minutes (assuming they have the patience to get past everything else).
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 19:38
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This has got to be the single best concept EVER. I have a user who has been banned at least 50 times, but keeps returning. We let him stay til other members get tired of abusing him, then ban him again. This will be SO MUCH FUN.

It would be nice if there was an Admin button on posts to automatically throw them in that group
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 19:59
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I'm waiting on the full release of vb3.5 before I get it, but I'm sure this will be one of the first things I add in the new plugin section when I do. Fortunately for me, the members that I've had problems with don't know what that "Tachy" feature is or does, so they generally have no idea why no one cares what they have to say. This would be a great addition to that, as it would discourage them from coming back.

I wonder how hard it would be to identify repeat members quickly that just fire up a new proxy and register a new account... that's the problem I'm having right now.
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 21:06
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Nice hack I will install it as soon as I get some idiots on my board..
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Old 31 Jul 2005, 21:29
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Trolls will be owned!
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Old 01 Aug 2005, 03:37
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Fantastic hack...hilarious.
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Old 01 Aug 2005, 16:29
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Bad Bunny Bad Bunny is offline
 
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This is so much better than the odd Coventry feature or whatever it is called. I haven't had problems with users in a looong time though. Maybe that will change, and if it does, I'll grab this in a hurry.
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