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Joey805 13 Feb 2011 21:41

Do you have a version 2.0 for VB3?

GlowHost.com 13 Feb 2011 22:54

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Originally Posted by owning_y0u (Post 2162185)
Can you please tell me why the submit function in de admin cp profile editor has been removed?

P.s. Askimet and Stopforumspam API are filled in correctly
p.s.1 asked this question earlier but never received the answer

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Originally Posted by PossumX (Post 2162236)
I echo this. That function was perfect to deal with new registrants who simply signed up (got through the mod) and were either sleepers, or homepage stuffers.

Its been removed because there were too many conflicts and we wanted to get version 2 released. If there are enough requests for it we can look in to re-enabling it.

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Originally Posted by Joey805 (Post 2162281)
Do you have a version 2.0 for VB3?

Version 2 will only work on vB 4 and up.

fxs158 14 Feb 2011 00:49

Ok I am conffused, I have the software installed, it shows that it has blocked many people, however the owner of this ip 216.80.120.75 just registered and it is a registered user. The spam forum shows the owner of the ip as a spammer, how did they get arround the software?

http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/216.80.120.75

GlowHost.com 14 Feb 2011 00:54

Maybe they were not yet on the ban list when they registerred on your forum. The timestamp on their site says it was only added on 13-Feb-11 08:39 PM which was a few minutes ago. Or he wasn't there at all and you are the one that added him.

fxs158 14 Feb 2011 00:58

So in that case then it is up to me to manually ban him? I love the software! Is there a way to run the spam list from the stopforumspam site against my database to get rid of all teh spammers that got in prior to the software being installed?

TeknoSounds 14 Feb 2011 01:00

sometimes you could be the first person to submit the spammer's info. Think of it as blocking it for everyone else down the road :)

GlowHost.com 14 Feb 2011 01:05

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Originally Posted by fxs158 (Post 2162355)
So in that case then it is up to me to manually ban him?

When you have SOM setup correctly and choose the ban option you will ban him from not only your forums but you will add his details to the SFS database so that he can't spam on other people's boards.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fxs158 (Post 2162355)
I love the software!

Thanks :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by fxs158 (Post 2162355)
Is there a way to run the spam list from the stopforumspam site against my database to get rid of all teh spammers that got in prior to the software being installed?

No, you cant run it on existing users it would be a problem for the SFS website if large forums suddenly started submitting thousands of member IPs, emails and usernames at the same time. You would need to have a cron setup to submit small numbers of IPs in batches to their database and that maight take years to complete on a large board.

On smaller boards its probably beyond the technical ability of many users to setup the cron so its a bit beyond the scope of this mod to try to do that. I think the support would be too intense for free product so its probably not going to be implemented. Not to mention if it was setup wrong your board would be banned by SFS so that would be a bad thing.

fxs158 14 Feb 2011 01:42

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Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2162362)
When you have SOM setup correctly and choose the ban option you will ban him from not only your forums but you will add his details to the SFS database so that he can't spam on other people's boards.


Ok I think I have it set up correctly, so let me rephrase the question. If I am the first one reporting a spammer, in my case it as reported but after he was registered on the forum. So in the rare occasion that I am the first reporting a spammer, do I have to delete the spammer manually? Or did I miss configure something? Currently the software has been rejecting allot of spammers, so not sure what I need to do differently.

One other question, I added another hack that simply will ask questions upon registration in addition to the re-capcha. So I decided to test it to make sure than people are able to register. I used the bogus user name and a common email. I forgot about this hack and sure enough it flagged me as a spammer. Will my ip now be listed on the database of spammers?

GlowHost.com 14 Feb 2011 15:48

You will need to look carefully at your SOM settings in the "Easy Cleanup" section and tell it to do what you want it to do with your users (delete or ban) when you run the SOM wizard from the moderation tools menu.

Will you be listed as a spammer, no, not unless you were able to register on your own forum and then you ran SOM which submits your details. The same way you submitted the last guy to their database...

maokaang 15 Feb 2011 02:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Palehorse74480 (Post 2159580)
It is a myth that Q an A stops them.

I have to disagree. S-O-M version 1.x was blocking and logging 100+ spammers a day on our forums. That turns out to have been quite unnecessary. I believe version 2 employs a far more logical and practical approach by running only after vbulletin's human verification procedures have been passed.

After 1 week of use, the number of spammers logged/blocked by S-O-M on our site is ZERO. Only approvals and auto-moderation (keywords) have been logged so far. The website owners at SFS must be breathing a great sigh of relief; their database isn't taking the unnecessary beating version 1 was giving it.

Not one spammer has slipped through our Q&A these last 7 days, quite obviously far from the myth you proclaim it. I have no doubt our ZERO figure won't last very long though, someone/something will get through soon, and for that I am most grateful to have S-O-M there as a second line of defence. To be sure, I ran a test registration using a known spam email address recorded at SFS, answered the Q&A, and S-O-M blocked and logged me.

Version 1 proved it clearly works. Now, I'm glad to say, it only works when it's really needed.

Many thanks GlowHost for an excellent mod made even better. :up:

MISTER2 16 Feb 2011 04:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by PossumX (Post 2162236)
I echo this. That function was perfect to deal with new registrants who simply signed up (got through the mod) and were either sleepers, or homepage stuffers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2162315)
Its been removed because there were too many conflicts and we wanted to get version 2 released. If there are enough requests for it we can look in to re-enabling it.

Version 2 will only work on vB 4 and up.


+1 on this, I considered going back to the previous version as I used the AdminCP profile editor remove/report feature all the time to remove/report sleepers that made it through the security.

I like the new stats feature, but really miss the AdminCP remove/report tool.

In the mean time I created a Sleeper Spammer usergroup to hold all the ones that make it through. I will keep my fingers crossed that there will be an update with the AdminCP remove/report tool.

Alfa1 16 Feb 2011 15:22

Submit from profile would be nice to have.

CheeSie 16 Feb 2011 18:46

Post made by a cron but having the admin user specified as the poster is still being put into the moderation queue..

Palehorse74480 17 Feb 2011 12:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by MISTER2 (Post 2163077)
+1 on this, I will likely be going back to the previous version as I used the AdminCP profile editor remove/report feature all the time to remove/report sleepers that made it through the security.

I like the new stats feature, but really miss the AdminCP remove/report tool.


Yeah me too. This was a VERY useful feature and I didnt have problems with it. If this is not put back in I too will be reverting to the older version.

ComoEstaEso-com 17 Feb 2011 23:59

Just installed this on vB 4.1.2
I left the "Web Hosting" link to GhostHost.com at the footer.
Thank you very much for this mod... very much appreciated!! :)


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