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jjj0923
04 Oct 2002, 19:54
Forum Crashers Hack.

I didn't used to have to approve members.
But it seems as though some of the folks I've banned started showing back up with nasty user names that
would bash the forum or other members, so now I approve all members before they can post.

THIS HACK ONLY APPLIES TO YOU IF YOU APPPOVE NEW MEMBERS BEFORE THEY CAN POST WITH "Verify Email address in registration" and "Moderate New Members"

Unfortunately some of the forum crashers are AOL users so I could not block them by IP address since you never know what IP address an AOL user will visit with and you don't want to block legitimate users.

This hack is pretty simple and involved making three changes in just two modules since I display the name of the most recent member on the home page and it was embarrasing to log on and see user names such as "thisforumsucks" as the most recent member, etc....

So, there were three things I had to change.
a) Only display the most recent APPROVED member as the newest member ($newusername)
b) Do not display 'NON APPROVED' members in the list of folks on-line on the home page ($activeusers)
c) Do not display usernames of NON APPROVED folks in the list of members on-line in (online.php). Instead, I display 'Awaiting approval' as their user name, because I still wanted to see their IP address.

ps: I am running 2.2.5 and can only vouch for these changes working properly in 2.2.5

happy hacking!

- jeff

TECK
04 Oct 2002, 20:17
install a simple hack to remove the title lenght, like i did ands also block alot of offensive words.

if a user tries to post a huge title my forum will detect that and remove the extra repetead letters etc.. or simply remove it completly it depends on the situation...

however, your idea is great. :)

N!ck
04 Oct 2002, 22:47
Originally posted by TECK
install a simple hack to remove the title lenght, like i did ands also block alot of offensive words.

if a user tries to post a huge title my forum will detect that and remove the extra repetead letters etc.. or simply remove it completly it depends on the situation...

however, your idea is great. :)

?? i think this hack is for usernames, not titles...

Dean C
05 Oct 2002, 13:44
im confused as to what this hack does?

- miSt

Erwin
05 Oct 2002, 15:28
It means that moderated unverified new users do not have their usernames as the Newest Member, only approved new users get shown. :)

CJi
05 Oct 2002, 15:51
I like it!

Floris
05 Oct 2002, 23:11
Originally posted by TECK
install a simple hack to remove the title lenght, like i did ands also block alot of offensive words.

if a user tries to post a huge title my forum will detect that and remove the extra repetead letters etc.. or simply remove it completly it depends on the situation...

however, your idea is great. :)

You always say stuff like you did on your forum, but I have never seen your forum active on the internet. "Soon Online". You have millions of members on your private server or something?

jeffj
06 Oct 2002, 23:01
Originally posted by Erwin
It means that moderated unverified new users do not have their usernames as the Newest Member, only approved new users get shown. :)

thank you.... Erwin is exactly right.
In addition they do not show up in users on-line in the screen that is generated by online.php

- jeff

TECK
18 Oct 2002, 22:20
Originally posted by xiphoid
You always say stuff like you did on your forum, but I have never seen your forum active on the internet. "Soon Online". You have millions of members on your private server or something? What I do with my forums is my own business, not yours, got it?

Lesane
18 Oct 2002, 22:26
Originally posted by xiphoid


You always say stuff like you did on your forum, but I have never seen your forum active on the internet. "Soon Online". You have millions of members on your private server or something?

haha :D

Chris M
18 Oct 2002, 22:30
There is no forum;):cool:http://whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com/rl_img/code.gif <--Its all in the "TeckTrix":D

:p

Looks good;)

Satan

jeffj
19 Oct 2002, 22:46
it's a virtual forum...

:)

Diva
02 Dec 2002, 23:21
Hi. I have 2.2.7 and desperately need this hack. I tried it and for some reason it is not working. Any help would be very appreciated!

jeffj
05 Dec 2002, 22:43
email me at webmaster@fastboats.info and we'll compare notes...

perhaps it's just a setting in the admin module.

- jeff

Erwin
06 Dec 2002, 03:10
Diva,

To download hacks or receive support you will need to go to this (http://www.vbulletin.com/members/forums.php) page and enter your email address, to show you are licensed. (you will need to use your customer number and password to access that page)

Thank you.

brandy
21 Apr 2004, 01:55
Does anyone know if this hack works for 3.0 or 3.01? I want to install it, but don't want to mess things up.
Thanks,
Brandy