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Sarteck 19 May 2011 18:00

We had problems with lots of Bots registering, so we changed from our Q&A to reCAPTCHA. Instead of lessening the amount of Bots registering, it instead seemed to INCREASE--our simple Q&A was keeping out bots more than Google's reCAPTCHA!

After searching around, found this Mod and installed it, with mostly default settings. (Holy crap there are a lot of options you can set with this thing!) It's perfect! Been running a few days now, and not a single Bot has registered. I've even turned off Human Verification altogether for registration, and it's still keeping out the bots from the Akismet and StopForumSpam databases.

And the Newbie Group stuff... I love the concept, even though I'm not using it, yet! I actually discussed making something similar for our forum a while back, so that we can restrict "members" that sign up just to post a link or ten. I never actually went through with programming it, though... Great that now I don't even have to!

But I might not even need that, since you've included auto-moderation of posts with X amount of links from people with under X amount of posts! Truly awesome!

This Mod definitely deserves it's Mod of the Month award. :> Thanks, GlowHost!

scottct1 19 May 2011 18:14

The past few days I have been having some a*hole spamming on my site.

After his first few times posting his URL, I added his URL to the censored list in vBulletin. So the idiot after making new accounts comes in and posts his crap but instead of posting the url instead he upload an image which is the url to his website. Or he posts a [ img ] tag.

I would love to see this mod updated to prevent attachments or using the img tag for x number of posts.

Jeremy8 20 May 2011 04:22

It denied someone access to the registration page because the name they picked was pokemon. Why would it stop people with such a common word as their name?...

Stefanus 20 May 2011 06:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeremy8 (Post 2197860)
It denied someone access to the registration page because the name they picked was pokemon. Why would it stop people with such a common word as their name?...

Go to stopforumspam and search for "pokemon" the reason would be obvious. You can opt not to have usernames checked for known spammers.

A better way for this mod would be to check for "Username" AND "E-mail" AND "IP" and not "Username" OR "E-mail" OR "IP".

BellyBelly 20 May 2011 23:42

This was working really well for us but we've had an increasing number of members unable to register in the forums as they are marked as spammers, incorrectly. I have had to disable it which is a big shame.

You cant get a key from stopforumspam as you get this msg:

Sorry
Due to abuse by certain people, we are currently limiting API signups to members of the forum. We are sorry that we have had to take this course of action but we hope to have things back to normal shortly

Its been like this since I originally installed it.

shadowquest1 21 May 2011 00:04

i give it a shot i report in a few weeks on what i think

donwon 21 May 2011 00:07

Sorry I am still a newbie but when it says to upload the files to the forum root does that mean I just upload the whole folder or do I upload each file?

Thanks.

ForceHSS 21 May 2011 00:16

one thing needs added is in my settings new members need to confirm there email before they can use the forums but with this program they dont (seems to bypass that part) if you can add that option so this part will work

caracena 21 May 2011 00:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by BellyBelly (Post 2198168)
This was working really well for us but we've had an increasing number of members unable to register in the forums as they are marked as spammers, incorrectly. I have had to disable it which is a big shame.

You cant get a key from stopforumspam as you get this msg:

Sorry
Due to abuse by certain people, we are currently limiting API signups to members of the forum. We are sorry that we have had to take this course of action but we hope to have things back to normal shortly

Its been like this since I originally installed it.

Read the message. Just register in their forum and you can get an API.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2198174)
one thing needs added is in my settings new members need to confirm there email before they can use the forums but with this program they dont (seems to bypass that part) if you can add that option so this part will work

It works for me. New users can sign up once this mod lets checks they are not spammers but they appear as "users waiting email confirmation" until they confirm it with the email they receive... like always.

Quote:

Originally Posted by donwon (Post 2198173)
Sorry I am still a newbie but when it says to upload the files to the forum root does that mean I just upload the whole folder or do I upload each file?

Thanks.

Not THE folder for this plugin. Upload the folders and files WITHIN this plugin's folder. In your FTP you will see a folder named admincp amongts other folders and files. That's your forum root. On your PC, grab all the folders and files from the addon and upload them in there as if you wanted to replace them... actually they will merge ;)

ForceHSS 21 May 2011 00:35

I put them to Newbies group maybe this is why but they dont get any email any way to fix this

BellyBelly 21 May 2011 00:41

I went to register a key after signing up to the forum:

Quote:

Could not open socket

ForceHSS 21 May 2011 00:47

strange does not seem to send out email to new user any one know how to fix this

caracena 21 May 2011 00:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by BellyBelly (Post 2198182)
I went to register a key after signing up to the forum:

Hmmm... I have bad memory so I'm not 100% sure of this but I think I remember clicking on some "Get API Key here" inside the forum itself. Not going back to the page propossed by the addon itself. It must be there and it should be working... I did it last week :P

ForceHSS 21 May 2011 00:53

http://www.stopforumspam.com/
http://akismet.com/
get your api keys from here

ForceHSS 21 May 2011 01:44

my email still does not work new members still dont get the email


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