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Miserable Users
by Paul M
24 Dec 2009 21:23

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As of 23 Nov 2017 this modification has been withdrawn.

The ever popular "Miserable Users" modification.

Basically a way to really annoy anyone you don't want visiting your forum. Credit to Zzed for the original idea.

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 they will get redirected to another preset page (25% & homepage by default).
4. A chance they will simply get a blank page (25% by default).

If they get past all this okay, then they will be served up their proper page.

Note: All the above are set in vBulletin Options > Miserable Users.

To Install ;

Download the xml file to your pc and import it into vbulletin as a product.
Ceate your 'Miserable Users' usergroup and set the value of this group, and your preferred other settings, in the modifications settings (vBulletin Options > Miserable Users).


To make a member suffer just edit their profile - add them to the Miserable Users group (it will work as either the primary group or as a secondary group). There is also the option to set ip addresses.


History:

v4.0.1 : 24-Dec-2009 : Initial release for vb 4.0.0 Gold.
v4.0.2 : 20-Jan-2010 : Not released.
v4.0.3 : 26-Jan-2010 : Various updates.
v4.0.4 : 16-Feb-2010 : Fix server busy, phrase blank page message.
v4.0.5 : 18-Feb-2010 : Installer update.
v4.0.6 : 07-Mar-2010 : Changed the way the delay works.
v4.0.7 : 29-May-2010 : Fix error in upgrade section of install code.
v4.0.8 : 06-Nov-2010 : Install code updated.

v4.1.0 : 04-Dec-2010 : Updated for vBulletin 4.1.

v4.1.7.0 : 16-Oct-2011 : Updated for vBulletin 4.1.7.

v4.2.0.0 : 24-May-2012 : Updated for vBulletin 4.2.0.


fayax 24 Dec 2009 21:40

lol pretty good mod. But why do we really need this.

But definitely funny as hell!

Snug 24 Dec 2009 22:27

say you have a member that you hate and you dont wanna ban them because itll look bad on your part, :D i could find some use to this

any ways of using an ip address so it does it to non users too. i could really use this :P

Paul M 24 Dec 2009 22:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by fayax (Post 1937578)
lol pretty good mod. But why do we really need this.

This has been around for 5+ years, and requested on each vb version upgrade.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Snug (Post 1937607)
any ways of using an ip address so it does it to non users too. i could really use this :P

This is built into it already, but wasnt mentioned in the main post so Ive added it.

Gnoll 24 Dec 2009 22:42

Really good :) , i'll use it in future

Quote:

Originally Posted by fayax (Post 1937578)
lol pretty good mod. But why do we really need this.

But definitely funny as hell!

why you need , you add delay on Guests & members , if your forum is big enough you add Premium membership with no delay , or add only delay to Guests then say " Register and surf faster"

radmoose 25 Dec 2009 03:30

I use parts of it for persistent spammers or bots that try to spider my site without following the ROBOTS.TXT and META data.

Thanks for updating it to 4.0.x!

Toxic2 25 Dec 2009 06:26

Tks Paul, This is a handy add on, is it possible in the future to add Miserable AND clean-up? (i.e. all the spammer posts) as a extra bonus to the Mod?

Tks again.

CThiessen 25 Dec 2009 10:34

Hi,
thanks for the Update.
This is on of the Add-ons on my List: "Must have before upgrade"

Mary X-Mas
Christian

Bounce 25 Dec 2009 10:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by CThiessen (Post 1937891)
This is on of the Add-ons on my List: "Must have before upgrade"

ditto, :up: althou don't use this one :D

Delilahs 25 Dec 2009 12:43

What phrases we do edit for unregistered users to log in which we can then add 'to surf faster, register now'

Zaiaku 26 Dec 2009 01:18

Thx Paul, was waiting for an update on this.

kf4eok 26 Dec 2009 03:08

Thx Paul, was waiting for an update on this for I was using it on 3.8.4 and loved it.
marked as installed

alfanexus 26 Dec 2009 07:58

Thanks, the perfect "moderating" tool for trols and other kind of people who otherwise would kill the forum.

This is the single most important mod for me, so now I can upgrade to vb4, thanks :)

RDX1 26 Dec 2009 15:15

Great, thanks for the hack as always!

Merjawy 26 Dec 2009 21:37

have used this for long time.. some of my users HATE me I wonder why :) .. I love it

Thanks Paul


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