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Medtech
15 Dec 2008, 23:16
This is my first modification to be posted. However i did not create it as it is actually a part of vbulletin. a friend of mine pointed it out to me. So i posted the idea. Thanks WM.
This modification will redirect Banned Users to www.theybannedme.com (http://www.theybannedme.com). Banned users will not be able to access your forum and create new user id's. Only after a bann is lifted and they clear their cookies then they will get access again.

This modification is endorsed by theybannedme.com website, they put a link on their front page to this post... :D

Confirmed working on vB 4.0.0 if you use a replacement variable - <head>
Thanks for the contribution icarusforde

Instructions:

Admin CP->Styles and Templates->Style Manager->Your Skin Style->Edit Templates->header->Paste this at the very top..........

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['usergroupid'] == 8">
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.theybannedme.com">
</if>



If your banned usergroup id is something other than 8, change the value to what yours is........

Also, you can change the url to anything you want, in case you ever want to change it............

Updated>>> slightly changed version, thanks to DungBeetle= This will redirect a particular user

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['userid'] == X">
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.theybannedme.com">
</if>

This modification can also be used for a wide variety of creative purposes.

Tested on VB 3.6.x, 3.7.x, and 3.8.x

Confirmed working on vB 4.0.0 if you use a replacement variable - <head>

Please click INSTALLED if you use this

Bill from Cleve
16 Dec 2008, 03:14
You sir ROCK! :up:

EvilJohn
16 Dec 2008, 04:17
Haaaa :D

SEOvB
16 Dec 2008, 14:26
You should make it a plugin, use the login_redirect location

StokoE
16 Dec 2008, 14:55
nothing like sending the banned buggers to a not so nice site..

GrendelKhan{TSU
17 Dec 2008, 01:54
cool mod...

not to be a spoilsport but doesn't "miserable users" add-on do this?

johnrizz
17 Dec 2008, 02:02
nice!:D :)

ReQueM
17 Dec 2008, 15:28
interesting idea :D

iBardia
17 Dec 2008, 16:53
OMG! theybannedme.com has swears!
!!!!!!!

sdavis2702
20 Dec 2008, 18:53
That site is horrible lol

Maxman1544
06 Jan 2009, 18:31
Two Ukranian guys from Philly?

Oh my...

ti07shadow
09 Jan 2009, 17:28
I think this mod deserves MoTm, great addition. maybe I can ge trid of some arses. :p

Dax IX
09 Jan 2009, 21:13
Wow. And people actually ENJOY being on that site! :eek:

DungBeetle
10 Jan 2009, 08:01
Great, thanks, and I tried more solution and works with user ID to make joke with somebody.

if condition="$bbuserinfo['userid'] == X">
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.theybannedme.com">
</if>

ryantr
11 Jan 2009, 09:14
hahaahaha nice one
it would be better if we can find a link of gay porn and with lots of pop up and trojan and redirect those to there LOL

UKBusinessLive
12 Jan 2009, 19:47
I redirected it to my forums, but with a slight spelling mistake, and they get the dreaded 404 error page ;)

After a while they must give up :D

Mattcch
14 Jan 2009, 02:30
hi,
great ideas & works and installed.

just redirect improper users to aux site.

thanks so much.

Shaliza
15 Jan 2009, 12:49
I redirected it to my forums, but with a slight spelling mistake, and they get the dreaded 404 error page ;)

After a while they must give up :D


Haha, that's genius. I must try this.

dilbert
15 Jan 2009, 16:43
Great idea.
I might have the redirect stay on the site and go to a page saying "under Construction" or something irritating like that.

Dax IX
15 Jan 2009, 18:38
Along those lines, would it be possible to redirect to the forums offline page? Is that even viewable when the forums are online?

mastertek2000
17 Jan 2009, 01:43
this is great thanks this should be MOTM:up::up::up:

GNDI
19 Jan 2009, 22:45
nice thinking :) thanks

XtremeOffroad
23 Jan 2009, 17:44
Great little addition, Thanks.

baghdad4ever
26 Jan 2009, 06:53
thanks

darkie79
26 Jan 2009, 16:21
So, here is one issue that I have noticed...

I have tried using this for unregisted/not logged in and forwarding it to a pseudo welcome page within vbadvanced...but once it redirects them, it goes into an endless redirect loop

Medtech
30 Jan 2009, 00:26
So, here is one issue that I have noticed...

I have tried using this for unregisted/not logged in and forwarding it to a pseudo welcome page within vbadvanced...but once it redirects them, it goes into an endless redirect loop


That is exactly what it will do, cookies are set and you will not be able to login. Not exactly an issue as it falls into the nature of how vbulletin works. you are always unregistered/ not logged in until you login. If this happens to you, you will still be able to login to the admincp directly with a url and change or remove the code.

leodestroy
30 Jan 2009, 01:08
о_0 http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=162722

nonspin
01 Feb 2009, 10:55
I redirected it to my forums, but with a slight spelling mistake, and they get the dreaded 404 error page ;)

After a while they must give up :D

i redirected them to vbb's original "database error" page ..
that way "banned" dont get much suspicious and/or encouraged to "try"
something else .. :cool:

ti07shadow
01 Feb 2009, 18:04
heres a beter solution, not to drive anyone awa. but if you have access to your sites cpanel (which you should) go there and hopefully you have the ability to create custom errors. Well go into and edit the 403 error one, this is what shows when someone is blocked fro ma website. and place this in there. if you do this, if you ban the persons IP from your website rather than the forums they will be redirected no matter what unless they get smart and use a proxy.

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=http://www.theybannedme.com">

gmerin
03 Feb 2009, 16:02
do you really think a banned user doesn't immediately clean their cookies? at best these tactics only work one time, and only act to turn a banned user into a determined banned user.

anything less than an ip ban is just giving the admins a false sense of security.

Phreakwars
07 Feb 2009, 23:50
You could always redirect them to one of my domains as well www.newsucks500.com It's even more nasty and less restricted then theybannedme.com

http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/The_Suckage
.
.

ti07shadow
15 Feb 2009, 06:08
I would like to add to this to make it even better. Why fuss with users and make them think they were permanently banned? Why not trick them into thinking the sites down? Be creative.

first off in the header put this code

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['usergroupid'] == 8">
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=./updates.php">
</if>

Create a new file and save it as updates.php

and in that file, well be creative but put this

<style type="text/css">
<!--
.style3 {
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
}
-->
</style>
<title>put your forum title here</title>
<span class="style3">The forums are currentley down for maintenance, please check back later.</span>


upload that file to your forum root directory.

and walla! instant trick. OR!

you can fake a database error. that seems to work even better

y2krazy
16 Feb 2009, 17:12
i redirected them to vbb's original "database error" page ..
that way "banned" dont get much suspicious and/or encouraged to "try"
something else .. :cool:
How do you do this? It'd be nice to make them think there's always a database error. Thanks!

~ Sean

markusv3000
25 Feb 2009, 00:45
I like this idea

WildFire.ca
01 Mar 2009, 20:37
Read theybannedme.com's (http://www.theybannedme.com) Home Page before you make it your redirect page.

beerhead
04 Mar 2009, 02:45
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=162722

RocCityDad
20 Mar 2009, 19:17
anyway to redirect an IP address?

RocCityDad
20 Mar 2009, 22:56
btw, just gotta say this is great..hahahaha

alexkohler
14 Apr 2009, 11:10
So, here is one issue that I have noticed...

I have tried using this for unregisted/not logged in and forwarding it to a pseudo welcome page within vbadvanced...but once it redirects them, it goes into an endless redirect loop

This can kick your forum out of google or kill your ranking (meta refresh for guests) ;)

perhaps no good idea :rolleyes:

MARCO1
14 Apr 2009, 12:26
Good Work
Installed

Medtech
19 Apr 2009, 23:38
Read theybannedme.com's (http://www.theybannedme.com) Home Page before you make it your redirect page.

they have this mod linked on their front page! :D

theybannedme
21 Apr 2009, 03:03
they have this mod linked on their front page! :D

Hell yes we do! We love it!

Give all your banned garbage NOM NOM NOM!

PS: Love the hack--many thanks!

PPS: check out our new banner -- http://www.theybannedme.com

g0dfather1984
21 Apr 2009, 04:13
anyway to redirect an IP address?

I am curious to this as well.

Mutt
04 May 2009, 23:01
thanks

we used to use something like this. I called it "the gay". I made a new banned usergroup with the title "got the gay". only that usergroup would get the redirect and we sent them to one of those Last Measure shock sites that pops up a million popups of gay porn while a voice scream "hey everyone I'm looking at gay porn". we would only use it on people who were attacking the website as a way to attack back.

it was fun for the nonbanned users becasue when they'd see an ass causing trouble & then all the sudden their title changed to "got the gay" they all knew what the user was seeing / hearing.

I've since stopped using it since the laws changed and it's now illegal to blindly link or forward people into porn. wasn't worth the possible legal headaches.

I'd reinstate it if I had a good site to use.

merkaz
06 May 2009, 16:06
So Nice ..
thanks

ibeteck
13 May 2009, 13:37
Thanks for the mod I have been trying to find a way to keep those rats out lol.

RSisco
13 May 2009, 17:18
I know, I am not being politically correct, but I just sent my banned users to http://www.specialolympics.org/athletes.aspx

"Be a Special Olympics Athlete"

Rick

Medtech
15 May 2009, 03:10
I know, I am not being politically correct, but I just sent my banned users to http://www.specialolympics.org/athletes.aspx

"Be a Special Olympics Athlete"

Rick


that's kinda like a reverse spam isn't it? lol, banned spammers get spammed!!:D

Charlie98902
19 May 2009, 02:12
So using 0 is immediate or would using 1 would be more immediate?

Sea Shepherd
26 May 2009, 13:27
What happened to the download files?
Cant wait to get my hands on it.

jazzyname
28 May 2009, 18:42
absolutely brilliant
* marked as Installed *

I also have a forum link that I post in txt all spammed names and emails, for the spam bot to use and collect their email to spam them.

Medtech
16 Jun 2009, 01:38
What happened to the download files?
Cant wait to get my hands on it.

there is no download, just c/p the template edit.

read the instructions ;)

BeFit4Free
01 Jul 2009, 17:22
I modified it a little to send banned users to a different part of my site that still provides benefit to our site. BeFit4Free - Health and Fitness Forums (http://BeFit4Free.net)

I changed the refresh to 5 seconds and made it where the banned users are forwarded to our link exchange directory. (Banned page (http://directory.befit4free.net/banned.html))

The reason that members are typically banned from BeFit4Free.net is because they are submitting pharmacy links, erectile dysfunction stuff or nutritional supplements that we do not sell.

This way I still have a chance of getting a good link exchange from a related site, since we sell nutritional supplements.

GearX1
02 Jul 2009, 12:14
this is such a funny mod lol i love it , some can't figure out whats going on lol

KHALIK
07 Jul 2009, 20:27
loving it :)

Maxman1544
08 Jul 2009, 03:12
I had a dream that the guy that wrote this banned me from his site. Can you believe that? I was banned from they banned me. Wow.

Yes, it was only a dream but it felt so real.

theybannedme
12 Jul 2009, 19:56
I had a dream that the guy that wrote this banned me from his site. Can you believe that? I was banned from they banned me. Wow.

Yes, it was only a dream but it felt so real.

May surprise you that I didn't write the mod although I did endorse it and link to it after I found out about it.

I did, however, get banned from your site... maybe your dream was some subconscious guilt? :D

Cobra-J82
13 Jul 2009, 07:19
lol nice

jca2112
23 Jul 2009, 22:11
So I tried this redirect banned users refresh technique to send banned users to a "503 Server Unavailable" error page. We want the banned user to think the server is down and go away.

Here is the problem:

The full vBulletin page must load in your browser before the meta refresh redirect can happen, even if it is set to 0. (It doesn't matter if you move the meta refresh to the headinclude or header template.) Depending on the browser, connection, etc. a user can easily see the standard vBulletin "Banned" error message for a second just before they are redirected to the other page. They may also be able to pull the original error page up using the BACK button.

That's a big problem if you are trying to deter SEO and backlinks spammers, who are registering and posting by hand and will be registering multiple accounts anyway.

So I am trying a Javascript version of this same banned users redirect:

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['usergroupid'] == 8">
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
location.replace("http://yoursite.com/error.php");
//--></script>
<noscript>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://yoursite.com/error.php" />
</noscript>
</if>


This uses Javascript to instantly change the url location via the location.replace function, but also includes the old meta refresh redirect in case the user has javascript disabled.

Since I'm not a Javascript expert, can someone else test this to see if the redirect is faster or tell me if there is a better Javascript call to do this url replacement with?

danny1mmafan
29 Jul 2009, 04:49
Great app man installed and i love it:) Im looking forward to more of your work.

iguano
04 Aug 2009, 12:48
Nice, thanks you :)

Daisyboo
18 Aug 2009, 12:34
Cool!

icarusforde
23 Dec 2009, 04:11
Confirmed working on vB 4.0.0 if you use a replacement variable - <head>

Pro-eSports.com
16 Feb 2010, 20:57
Confirmed working on vB 4.0.0 if you use a replacement variable - <head>

Where do I have to add <head> or do i have to replace something?

hayaldunya
17 Feb 2010, 09:44
thnks..

bleros
17 Feb 2010, 20:48
is not work

KissOfDeath
24 Feb 2010, 16:26
how does this work for vb4?

Edit* don;t worry figured it out

basskiller
27 Feb 2010, 19:53
how would you add more than one usergroup ?

using a comma produces a syntax error

steve1966
01 Mar 2010, 20:09
how does this work for vb4?

Edit* don;t worry figured it out

Hi would you or someone like to share waht you did to get this working?

dianna
02 Mar 2010, 18:37
Hi would you or someone like to share waht you did to get this working?

Yes please share...

dianna
03 Mar 2010, 17:58
Steve1966 I guess no one wants to share how they got it to work with us

vijayninel
04 Mar 2010, 03:20
It seems that http://www.theybannedme.com/ has been down for more than a week now and is broken. The current downtime message says :

so apparently something irrevocably corrupted the forums database.... RICHYYY?!?!?!?!?

Casmos
25 Mar 2010, 00:11
how does this work for vb4?

Edit* don;t worry figured it out

There is a new update working VB4
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=2009592#post2009592

enjoy:D

Mo7mD.ZaYOnA
28 Mar 2010, 10:41
I want to hide names banned user from the Who's Online !! :(

Iguana Goddess
12 Apr 2010, 18:40
For anyone still using this mod, you may direct banned users to my site as theybannedme.com no longer exists. Site link is in my signature.

Iguana Goddess
12 Apr 2010, 18:41
For anyone still using this mod, you may direct banned users to my site as theybannedme.com no longer exists. Site link is in my signature.

g0dfather1984
30 Apr 2010, 23:20
anyway to redirect an IP address?

There is a way to do this, if I may post this here.

In your .htaccess file at the VERY TOP, place this:

# The following is IP deadbanning, it redirects if the IP matches
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^11\.111\.111\.111$ [OR]
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^111\.11\.111\.111$
RewriteRule .* http://banned.ytmnd.com/ [R=301,L]

Of course replace the 1's with the IP Addresses you'd like to use. (And those ones are a fake IP btw)

You may also replace the website as well, if you'd like.

Then if you want to add more, just copy & paste the following line:

"RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} ^111\.11\.111\.111$"

You want the last line to always be WITHOUT [OR]

Any line above that should contain that [OR] statement for new bans.


Hope this helps.

Rideharder
06 May 2010, 01:35
that was funny!

H22A
24 Nov 2010, 01:06
thanks for this !
I redirect to
http://piv.pivpiv.dk/

John Danley
19 Jun 2015, 17:37
Works good.