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Phalynx 14 Aug 2010 18:52

PHP Parse error: parse error in \includes\functions_newpost.php (433) : eval()'d code on line 11

This happens by creating a new post within vBulletin 4.0.6 Suite.

I disable the hook newpost_process of you hack for now as it did double posts and print this message.

fluidswork 14 Aug 2010 19:18

Thanks very much for this mod ...

TheLastSuperman 14 Aug 2010 19:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by solboy (Post 2083729)
If you create a mod for vb 4.0 and users post an error in the same thread then it should be obvious which version they are using. The mod should work in all 4.0+ forums. No worries though. I found a way to remove the mod completly. You should test this thing out some more before offering it.

Well barring my previous comments... your statement is only half true... basically one of us can create a mod but if something default in vBulletin changes from one version to the next then the mod must be recoded. Otherwise since your half way there we could simply say well heck if that was the case nearly all 3.x mods should work on 4.x, it's only a one number difference! J/K of course as we all know syntax changes in the least took place lol so just bare in mind those things are needed when de-bugging. I do think though if your having to upgrade a mod for let's say 4.0.6 then you should leave the old .zip and specify which version of the mod works on which version of vBulletin unless the update remedies the errors in all current versions.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phalynx (Post 2083823)
PHP Parse error: parse error in \includes\functions_newpost.php (433) : eval()'d code on line 11

This happens by creating a new post within vBulletin 4.0.6 Suite.

I disable the hook newpost_process of you hack for now as it did double posts and print this message.

See solboy, as Phalanx posted it's only 4.0.6 Suite for him, this might not be an issue on 4.0.5.

utahraves 15 Aug 2010 00:17

I am using 4.0.6 suite and experience this when replying to a thread:
I use Firefox 3.6.8


Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /serverpath/includes/functions_newpost.php(433) : eval()'d code on line 31

Then creating a new thread I get:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /serverpath/includes/functions_newpost.php(433) : eval()'d code on line 31

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /serverpath/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(1766) : eval()'d code on line 4

Unable to add cookies, header already sent.
File: /serverpath/functions_newpost.php(433) : eval()'d code
Line: 31

Disabling until resolved.

Snookieboy 15 Aug 2010 02:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2083175)
Thanks.

Yes that is possible, do you have an example of the old mod so I can see how it was handled?

Yeah sure, the old mod we use to use on VB3.8 was:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=184757

Dude, thank you so much for considering this, if we can just get it to deny posts with an error message instead of sending to moderation, it would save having to go through a daily moderation queue of over 100 posts! :)

sas forum 15 Aug 2010 17:20

Fixed when I installed the V 1.2.2 Update. Thanks.


I am running VB 4.05 and installed the updated version of this mod this morning. I went to create a new thread and received an error which was not showing before the update.

Here is the info I received. I tried to create multiple threads and received the same error each time. I have disabled the product and I do not get the error anymore.

Hope this info helps if there is some sort of bug. I can turn it back on again and check other stuff if needed.

-------------------------------------------

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /home/domain/public_html/community/includes/functions_newpost.php(433) : eval()'d code on line 5

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /home/domain/public_html/community/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(1795) : eval()'d code on line 4
Domain.com Message

Unable to add cookies, header already sent.
File: /home/domain/public_html/community/includes/functions_newpost.php(433) : eval()'d code
Line: 5


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Update. I guess I am not the only one that got the error. I just checked my emails and some members said they got the same error. They said the first time they went to post, they got a white screen with the above error. they hit the back button and submtited the post again, receiving the error again, but the post successfully posted.

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Fixed when I installed the V 1.2.2 Update. Thanks.

cfish 15 Aug 2010 17:56

I was hoping to upgrade to vB4.0.6 this weekend but I'm finding this product so useful that I'm delaying the upgrade until this issue is resolved.

Can you give us an idea how soon this will be done?

GlowHost.com 15 Aug 2010 18:21

Version 1.2.2 has been released.

* Log System Improvements
* Fixed a bug with facebook
* fixed a bug with advanced post
* Code Optimizations

sas forum 15 Aug 2010 18:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2084321)
Version 1.2.2 has been released.

* Log System Improvements
* Fixed a bug with facebook
* fixed a bug with advanced post
* Code Optimizations

FYI: Went to download, but it says "No files uploaded" where the donwload links would be.

GlowHost.com 15 Aug 2010 18:48

Try it now.

Gold Phan7om 15 Aug 2010 19:23

Thanks for the update! Now bots cant get in again :)

sas forum 15 Aug 2010 21:29

installed v 1.2.2 and did not receive the errors when posting that I had mentioned above. Thanks for the update and good job on the mod. It was killing me to disable this since we have had zero spam registrations since installing this.

cfish 16 Aug 2010 09:33

Thanks for the quick update. v1.2.2 now running with vB4.0.6 and no obvious problems.

However, will check and report back. ;)

GlowHost.com 16 Aug 2010 15:29

My understanding is that all the show-stopper bugs are fixed and from feedback, this should be running on all 4.x including the recently released vBulletin 4.0.6 as well as long as you are running the latest Spam-O-Matic version 1.2.2 as of this writing.

I am going to stop development on the 1.2 series unless any other show-stoppers pop up.

I am adding a section in the first post below the FAQ for consideration of additional features to make life easier. For now though this mod should keep the spammers off of your boards fairly well barring those of you that find conflicts with other mods.

cfish 16 Aug 2010 18:54

Could I add the following to the additional features list:

Ability to work with renamed admincp and modcp folders

Since this product is essentially a security aid, it should encourage (or at least enable) admins to add as much security to their site installations as possible and the renaming of those two folders is supported in vB as standard and is a sensible security precaution.

I have always renamed those folders but I have set them back to default just so that this product will run (yes, it's that useful). I don't mind admitting that I now feel a little vulnerable.

Although I'm no expert, I don't think this would be difficult to implement and it would make the product more robust i.e. it wouldn't fail to work if an admin has used the vB renaming feature.

Summary statistics

The log formatting in 1.2.2 is a big improvement but for those of us with busy boards it would be useful to have a summary of successful registrations and rejected registrations on a per day/week/month basis so that we can get an idea of spammer activity.

Excellent mod - should be core to vB.

GlowHost.com 16 Aug 2010 19:28

I have added a bit about admin and modcp directories to the known issues (also asking for feedback in that section) since I have not tested myself if this works or not and so far, you are only the first to report it.

I will move it to suggestions list as soon as we have more feedback on it. I don't want to spend a lot of time on it if its isolated to you or others do not need it. Lets see what people think and go from there.

sas forum 16 Aug 2010 22:10

Not sure if you are looking for a list of people that changed their admincp and modcp directory names, but I am one. If I am not mistaken, I think it was suggested in the installation instructions for VB, so I did it. Renaming them to the original names is probably an easy process....I am guessing just editing the lines in the config file??



On a different note, I installed the newest version of this mod last night on my 4.05 VB Forum and it fixed the problem when a user went to post a new thread and got an error. This morning I received a bunch of emails telling me of vb database errors, Here is some info and I am guessing it has something to do with this mod since it was listed in a few of the errors and all the errors have to do with addmember. I have not received these errors for the past few hours, so I am not sure if this was isolated to just this morning.

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Invalid SQL:
INSERT HIGH_PRIORITY IGNORE INTO glowhostspamomatic_remotecache(`date`, `data`, `is_spambot`, `field`) VALUES (now(), "hfmjgs382", "0", "username");;

Followed by:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT DATEDIFF(NOW(), "2010-08-16 06:00:03") AS DAYS;

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Invalid SQL:
INSERT HIGH_PRIORITY IGNORE INTO glowhostspamomatic_remotecache(`date`, `data`, `is_spambot`, `field`) VALUES (now(), "xmjbry", "0", "username");;

Followed by:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT DATEDIFF(NOW(), "2010-08-13 22:15:58") AS DAYS;

----------------

Invalid SQL:
INSERT HIGH_PRIORITY IGNORE INTO glowhostspamomatic_remotecache(`date`, `data`, `is_spambot`, `field`) VALUES (now(), "[email protected]", "0", "email");;

----------------

Invalid SQL:
INSERT HIGH_PRIORITY IGNORE INTO glowhostspamomatic_remotecache(`date`, `data`, `is_spambot`, `field`) VALUES (now(), "[email protected]", "0", "email");;

----------------

Invalid SQL:
INSERT HIGH_PRIORITY IGNORE INTO glowhostspamomatic_remotecache(`date`, `data`, `is_spambot`, `field`) VALUES (now(), "csuboh", "0", "username");;

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I am not trying to sharpshoot this mod, I think it is great and an asset to us and our members. I just don't know if others may be receiving this error and wanted to bring it to your attention.

Thanks.

GlowHost.com 16 Aug 2010 23:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by sas forum (Post 2084916)
Not sure if you are looking for a list of people that changed their admincp and modcp directory names, but I am one.

The main thing I am looking for is users who have:

1) A fresh, working vBulletin
2) Have decided to change modcp and admincp directories to something other than the default.
3) DO NOT RUN, OR HAVE NOT INSTALLED ANY OTHER ADDONS
4) Have installed the latest Spam-O-Matic.
5) Only have errors when Spam-O-Matic is enabled.

I am trying to confirm that as another poster has said that this mod simply does not work because of renaming these directoryies.

As for your SQL errors, have they gone away on their own?
Have to tried to completely uninstall and re-install this mod?
Also perhaps your database is corrupt? Have you tried to repair the affected tables?

In any of these cases a full uninstall and re-install should correct it, unless others have the same issue but its the first I have heard.

cfish 16 Aug 2010 23:43

Changing the names of the control panel folders is a recommended security precaution, see tip number 8 in this article for another opinion on this.

As for testing, I can confirm that only some of the functions are broken when the folders are renamed, in general the processing of registrations continues unaffected but the mod and admin functions do not work.

GlowHost.com 17 Aug 2010 00:11

I can't really comment on the security issue, other than the following:

Everyone has their own opinion of what security "should be." There is almost always a trade-off for functionality vs. security and users have to decide where that line is on their own. Keeping the scripts up to date, maintaining an adequate server-side firewall, and strong passwords are generally good enough.

As a suggestion, ff you want to maintain functionality of this mod, other mods, make your upgrades easier for mods and the forum scripts themselves, and add another level of security by simply password protecting admincp and modcp using your web servers http_auth functions. Then keep modcp and admincp where they belong.

Now your crackers have to first guess your web authorization and secondly they have to get past your script authorization. It's unlikely.

Your bug comments are good to know cfish. In this case, hopefully you can wait until 2.x to get past these issues. Hopefully the trade off in reduced spam is worth it. In 2.x we will be removing those functions and making it one stop shopping from the postbit to delete, soft delete, ban etc so the need for admin or mod panels will be bypassed completely and productivity will be increased by just doing the dirty work on the front-end of the forum not the back.

zeropaid 17 Aug 2010 03:08

Delete Posts as Spam Issue

1: vBulletin Version: 4.0.6 Patch Level 1
2: Browser: FireFox 3.6.8
3: Detailed description of the problem.

When I choose to delete a thread as "spam" I can go all the way to the the final VB screen but then nothing is deleted... Not even the post.

The screen that I end on is the "add a spammer" screen which is lacking CSS code.

When I check my logs, the user info is submitted but threads/posts are not deleted.

sas forum 17 Aug 2010 05:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2084948)
The main thing I am looking for is users who have:

1) A fresh, working vBulletin
2) Have decided to change modcp and admincp directories to something other than the default.
3) DO NOT RUN, OR HAVE NOT INSTALLED ANY OTHER ADDONS
4) Have installed the latest Spam-O-Matic.
5) Only have errors when Spam-O-Matic is enabled.

I deleted the mod, then changed my admin and mod directories to the original names that came with VB and reinstalled to see if i could take full advantage of this. I will let you know if i get anymore database errors. Thanks for the work on this.

cfish 18 Aug 2010 14:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeropaid (Post 2085038)
Delete Posts as Spam Issue

1: vBulletin Version: 4.0.6 Patch Level 1
2: Browser: FireFox 3.6.8
3: Detailed description of the problem.

When I choose to delete a thread as "spam" I can go all the way to the the final VB screen but then nothing is deleted... Not even the post.

The screen that I end on is the "add a spammer" screen which is lacking CSS code.

When I check my logs, the user info is submitted but threads/posts are not deleted.

Exactly the same setup and exactly the same problem. Looks like the CSS is missing because of a PHP fatal error:

Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in /home/mydomain/public_html/forum/includes/functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

Also, there seems to be something weird going on with the URLs on the Add a Spammer page. It appears to be a Stop-Forum-Spam page but all the URLs are local to my site. I guess that may be the source of the problem.

I would call this a "showstopper" because the only way of successfully using "delete as spam" is to turn off this product.

cfish 18 Aug 2010 14:57

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCADTut.../6/DvJV99T7cR0

This YouTube video illustrates the problem.

GlowHost.com 18 Aug 2010 15:24

Thanks for the video, but I cannot duplicate it. I am not running 4.0.6 PL1 yet I am still on 4.0.5

So something changed in 4.0.6 or there are other issues involved. I will test it when we upgrade our boards or am still waiting to hear if others have this on any version besides 4.0.6

bchertov 18 Aug 2010 17:48

Hi,

I'm still running 1.1.2 until 1.2.2 seems to have settled down.

I noticed an entry in the log citing an exiting user (a moderator!) who was probably doing some testing to reset her password via our VB 4.0.5 system password-reset-while-trying-to-login system ("forgot password").

The entry has her username, the email field is blank, message is a link that says " Found in Akismet Database. Held for moderation: " plus the first part of her post. Clicking on the link gives me an error "The requested URL /modcp/moderate.php was not found on this server." I have not renamed the moderator panel. I don't see any posts that need moderation (in the moderate posts admin panel).

What's happening???

GlowHost.com 18 Aug 2010 18:05

Possibly do to the logging fixes that were done in 1.2. I can't really support old versions those are EOL.

As for not using 1.2.2 you might consider installing 1.2.2 then enabling it, then disabling the old version....and see how it goes for you.

There are no issues that I can duplicate on the 4.x series. 4.0.6 is the only
version untested and I will get to that later today, but then, if 1.2.2 doesn't work on 4.0.6 then neither should 1.1.2 anyways.

If it does not work then simply uninstall the new version and re-enable the old version. Just make sure to make backups of the old version in case you need to reupload to revert some of the older files.

GlowHost.com 18 Aug 2010 19:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by cfish (Post 2085751)
Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrCADTut.../6/DvJV99T7cR0

This YouTube video illustrates the problem.

I have just installed 4.0.6 PL1 and cannot duplicate the problem. This would seem to indicate your installation is corrupt or you have a conflict with some other mod, likely some mod that requires a manual template edit.

You might viw the readme for this mod, completely uninstall, the re-install it first.

If that doesnt fix your issue I would look into what mods have manual template edits. If none of them do, that will make life easier because to test where the conflict lies, just temporarily disable all mods except Spam-O-Matic and then test it again. It should work. Then start enabling the other mods 1 by one until you find the conflict.

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 01:33

This mod was working perfectly for me on VB 4.0.6, until today when suddenly deleting spammers via the inline mod, caused the StopForumSpam Submit form to appear (usual behaviour) but after it submitting the spam, it didnt continue back to the Vbulletin forum and instead got stuck on the "Data Submitted" page. Anyone else just recently experienced this?

Edit/Update:
I turned off auto-submitting to StopForumSpam in the AdminCP options of this mod hoping it would be a work around until a solution could be found, however when I turn it off, I now just get a blank screen after clicking ban users (where it would normally submit the data). Disabling this mod fixes the problem

The weird thing is, I have been using this mod for a good few weeks now and its been brilliant, nothing has changed at all on the webserver, no new plugins.

Found this in the PHP Error Log:
[19-Aug-2010 01:38:13] PHP Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in \includes\functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

Could this be related?

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 02:31

Well, if the mod didn't change, and was working fine before, and the forum didn't change, and was working fine before, and the server didn't change, but was working fine before....what changed? :)

Something has changed either in the codebase or on the server. Now we need to find out why that is because the problem you are having is likely the same reason as the others with the same error.

What happens with a fresh install of S-O-M? I'd like to know if the S-O-M code is being changed or if there is some other problem like a security hole in vB responsible.

Make sure to vies the readme for uninstall instructions before a re-install.

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 10:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086068)
Well, if the mod didn't change, and was working fine before, and the forum didn't change, and was working fine before, and the server didn't change, but was working fine before....what changed? :)

Something has changed either in the codebase or on the server. Now we need to find out why that is because the problem you are having is likely the same reason as the others with the same error.

What happens with a fresh install of S-O-M? I'd like to know if the S-O-M code is being changed or if there is some other problem like a security hole in vB responsible.

Make sure to vies the readme for uninstall instructions before a re-install.

I really dunno dude, your Mod has been a big time favourite of mine and and really helped our spam problem, I did find a sort of solution. I downgraded to 1.1.2 and it all seems to be working.

I did find out that our server did change in one way, we did get a new ip for the web server, not that i doubt that would matter :S. But from watching that Youtube video from the guys posts above, it seems like I got the exact problem as him, except mine starting doing it randomly. Could it be a code change externally on Akismet or StopForumSpam, as the bug seems to happen when the data is submitted to them.

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 12:56

That is interesting, perhaps there is some communication error between your server and the service. Have you tried to disable the:

"Akismet: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"
and
"StopForumSpam: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"

Options to see if that fixes things up?

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 13:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086250)
That is interesting, perhaps there is some communication error between your server and the service. Have you tried to disable the:

"Akismet: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"
and
"StopForumSpam: Auto-submit from Moderation Tools"

Options to see if that fixes things up?

I have, but then it just leads to blank white pages at the same stage when it use to submit the data. The weird thing is, it doesn't happen in 1.1.2 so its something that changed perhaps? I had 1.2.2 installed and it starting happening yesterday, I fully uninstalled and reinstalled 1.2.2 and the problem still happened, then I uninstalled again, and reinstalled 1.1.2 and the error has gone.

The error message is the only clue I have as to the problems in 1.2.2:
PHP Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in \includes\functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

intensecool 19 Aug 2010 17:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2086262)
I have, but then it just leads to blank white pages at the same stage when it use to submit the data. The weird thing is, it doesn't happen in 1.1.2 so its something that changed perhaps? I had 1.2.2 installed and it starting happening yesterday, I fully uninstalled and reinstalled 1.2.2 and the problem still happened, then I uninstalled again, and reinstalled 1.1.2 and the error has gone.

The error message is the only clue I have as to the problems in 1.2.2:
PHP Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in \includes\functions_vbghsfs.php on line 438

I am getting same error on my side too.
What can be the issue here.

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 17:47

Do you guys that have this error have cURL compiled into your server's PHP?

Snookieboy 19 Aug 2010 18:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086402)
Do you guys that have this error have cURL compiled into your server's PHP?

I didnt compile into PHP as I used a Windows binary, however cURL support is enabled in phpinfo and works, though i've tried turning off and on the cURL option in the AdminCP settings for this modification, same bug regardless of cURL being or not.

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 21:08

Version 1.2.3 is available which should solve this issue. Let me know how it goes.

kishorprins 19 Aug 2010 22:07

To update, do I overwrite the files?

GlowHost.com 19 Aug 2010 22:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by kishorprins (Post 2086515)
To update, do I overwrite the files?

1) Uninstall the product from the product manager.
2) View the Readme file for how to install the product.

That is the best option.

Snookieboy 20 Aug 2010 01:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086495)
Version 1.2.3 is available which should solve this issue. Let me know how it goes.

I can confirm 1.2.3 solved the issue for me :) I take it you found out the cause in the end? Thank you very much for the fix :)

Any consideration to my previous begging/request for the option to just block posts that contain keywords instead of sending them to Moderation?

Thank you once again!!!! :)

GlowHost.com 20 Aug 2010 01:35

Sweeeeeeet!

That's great news.

Actually, yes, your suggestion is already on our bugtracker along with a few others. But I have to admit this version 1 mod took a lot longer and a lot more money than I anticipated to get it done right.

I am going to make sure that version 2 comes out... but it has 3 huge new features scheduled and I need a break before making a major version change. First I need to come up with the money, second I need to find the time to support everyone on a donated project like this.

I have a honeymoon (woohoo!) coming up and a business to run in the meantime. :)

What you guys and girls have now should get you by for quiet a while and significantly reduce the time you spend on cleaning up the baddies off your boards.

Hopefully that is all of the show-stoppers.

If you like this mod make sure to rate this mod, mark it as installed, and nominate us at some point for Mod of the month.

Surprisingly we have some low marks in the rating department. Some high ones would be good :)

GlowHost.com 20 Aug 2010 01:37

PS

Snookieboy I am taking your feature off of our bugtracker until you at least mark the mod as installed. :)

zeropaid 20 Aug 2010 10:08

The new version is working for me.

Snookieboy 20 Aug 2010 11:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086599)
PS

Snookieboy I am taking your feature off of our bugtracker until you at least mark the mod as installed. :)

Such Blackmail! :P My other co-worker installed your mod originally on our board (whos now on holiday so I had to do the fixing) and I'm 100% sure hes marked you as installed, but seems you asked so nicely I've also ticked the box :P Giving you two installed ticks, for one actual install

What's the donation goal your hoping to achieve, and is there a price on the feature request?

GlowHost.com 20 Aug 2010 22:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2086783)
Such Blackmail! :P My other co-worker installed your mod originally on our board (whos now on holiday so I had to do the fixing) and I'm 100% sure hes marked you as installed, but seems you asked so nicely I've also ticked the box :P Giving you two installed ticks, for one actual install

What's the donation goal your hoping to achieve, and is there a price on the feature request?

Haha, thanks! I am sure you made up for one person that didn't mark it as installed :)

Our donation goal really is to just help get the GlowHost web hosting name out. Showing appreciation by signing up for our web hosting service is the biggest thanks we could hope for.

Speaking of which, I've made a coupon for members of this thread which will get you guys 3 free months of service to try us out. If you want it you can PM me. I am not sure if it is OK to post in this thread.

cfish 21 Aug 2010 08:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086495)
Version 1.2.3 is available which should solve this issue. Let me know how it goes.

I can confirm that this version fixes the bug - thank you.

cfish 21 Aug 2010 09:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2084973)
Your bug comments are good to know cfish. In this case, hopefully you can wait until 2.x to get past these issues. Hopefully the trade off in reduced spam is worth it. In 2.x we will be removing those functions and making it one stop shopping from the postbit to delete, soft delete, ban etc so the need for admin or mod panels will be bypassed completely and productivity will be increased by just doing the dirty work on the front-end of the forum not the back.

I think that's a really good idea.

InsaneNutter 21 Aug 2010 11:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2086599)
PS

Snookieboy I am taking your feature off of our bugtracker until you at least mark the mod as installed. :)

I originally installed it, rated the mod 5 stars and marked it as installed ;)

TheSupportForum 22 Aug 2010 01:49

how do i add someone who becomes a spammer after joining, just like the orginal MOD for this when you go into a users account it allows you to add them to the list from the IP address they signed up for or the IP they spammed from

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=stopforumspam



this is a very importany feature this MOD had, you may want to contact them to find out how to add this section to user accoun information in admincp

howard007 23 Aug 2010 04:43

Can you add a whitelist feature for IP? VBSTOPSPAM doesn't have this and this would be a great feature and not sure why no one has it?

Thanks

False Positives
by bchertov
23 Aug 2010 05:33

I'm getting known user's posts (posts from well-established users on my board) being flagged for moderation because its "Found in akismet database".

i think there should be a setting for a minimum post count that defeats all spam checks, ie, if a user has posted more than x times, their posts are assumed to be not spam.

Jaxel 24 Aug 2010 02:07

I have NEVER had akismet supply a true positive match on anything. It has ALWAYS returned false positives. First thing I did was disable akismet with this mod.

BadgerDog 24 Aug 2010 11:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by bchertov (Post 2088111)

i think there should be a setting for a minimum post count that defeats all spam checks, ie, if a user has posted more than x times, their posts are assumed to be not spam.

+1 ... :up:

Regards,
Badger

GlowHost.com 24 Aug 2010 15:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by InsaneNutter (Post 2087282)
I originally installed it, rated the mod 5 stars and marked it as installed ;)

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by simonhind (Post 2087574)
how do i add someone who becomes a spammer after joining, just like the orginal MOD for this when you go into a users account it allows you to add them to the list from the IP address they signed up for or the IP they spammed from

this is a very importany feature this MOD had, you may want to contact them to find out how to add this section to user accoun information in admincp

Send me a screenshot of what you are talking about as its not immediately clear to me what the problem is.

If you delete the posts as spam, they can be automatically added to the list based on your settings.

Quote:

Originally Posted by howard007 (Post 2088104)
Can you add a whitelist feature for IP? VBSTOPSPAM doesn't have this and this would be a great feature and not sure why no one has it?

Thanks

Its possible we can add it. I don't see how useful it would be though.

GlowHost.com 24 Aug 2010 15:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by bchertov (Post 2088111)
i think there should be a setting for a minimum post count that defeats all spam checks, ie, if a user has posted more than x times, their posts are assumed to be not spam.

I agree. It will be an option in 2.x

GlowHost.com 24 Aug 2010 16:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2084018)
Yeah sure, the old mod we use to use on VB3.8 was:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=184757

Dude, thank you so much for considering this, if we can just get it to deny posts with an error message instead of sending to moderation, it would save having to go through a daily moderation queue of over 100 posts! :)

OK Snookieboy, version 1.2.4 was made especially for you. Hopefully that is what you were after. :D:D:D

Snookieboy 26 Aug 2010 00:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2088869)
OK Snookieboy, version 1.2.4 was made especially for you. Hopefully that is what you were after. :D:D:D

DUDE, I love you (in a totally non-man love way), gee thanks so much!!! :)

I tested it, and it worked!! And even better, I noticed you used a phrase so it was easy for me to edit the default text to:

Quote:

Sorry, your post was denied because you are a new member, and are posting links to megaupload and/or other download sites which are typically used by spambots when posting illegal content or malicious files. Please re-submit your post without the URL by using your browsers back button. Alternatively, if you are posting good non-illegal content, you will need to have made at least 3 posts before your allowed to post download URL's.
Again, thank you so much.... Please share your donation goal so I can at least assist in some way :)

digicom 26 Aug 2010 00:43

Installed version 1.2.4 on vBulletin 3.8.6 P1 and working great
Much apprciated :up:

GlowHost.com 26 Aug 2010 02:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2089559)
DUDE, I love you (in a totally non-man love way), gee thanks so much!!! :)

Don't worry about it, life is too short even if you are into man-love. I am into spam-hate so at least we have something in common :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2089559)
I tested it, and it worked!! And even better, I noticed you used a phrase so it was easy for me to edit the default text to:

Word

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2089559)
Again, thank you so much.... Please share your donation goal so I can at least assist in some way :)

Just put the GlowHost name out, order hosting, join our $125 per sale affiliate program, or just tell your friends about this mod.

Anything you can do is great, Thanks.

BTW - Version 2 is the works now, We are running it on our forums and it is schweeeeeeeet!

Quote:

Originally Posted by digicom (Post 2089571)
Installed version 1.2.4 on vBulletin 3.8.6 P1 and working great
Much apprciated :up:

Great, thanks for the 411.

Not many people are reporting about earlier versions so that is great news. :) If there are any other reports, please tell!

Front Range 4x4 27 Aug 2010 00:29

This caught my eye after opening registration today and getting slammed with bogus registrations. I have a very small user base by design and did it all manually but decided to make it easier. Oops, that went bad. Just installed this and will see how it does.

Snookieboy 27 Aug 2010 15:06

Just a quick question, you jokingly said 1.2.4 was made especially for me, but is that version features (the auto blocking instead of moderation option) continue you with all future releases, or do I have to beg for a special version of each release you make? ;)

Thank you once again :) Will make an article about your hosting on my forum at some point.

GlowHost.com 27 Aug 2010 17:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snookieboy (Post 2090319)
Just a quick question, you jokingly said 1.2.4 was made especially for me, but is that version features (the auto blocking instead of moderation option) continue you with all future releases, or do I have to beg for a special version of each release you make? ;)

Thank you once again :) Will make an article about your hosting on my forum at some point.

Actually, I wasn't joking. You made a good suggestion, so I added it for you, me and everyone else. It is part of the core now so it will always be part of the Spam-O-Matic system.

GlowHost.com 27 Aug 2010 17:57

PS

I appreciate the forum post. :)

BadgerDog 27 Aug 2010 19:41

Re-installed for testing ob v1.24 ... :)

Have temporarily disabled v.61 vbStopForumSpam mod and vBulletin's v4.04 built-in Akismet spam checking system...

Set threshold of post checking to 1, which hopefully will stop erroneous moderation of registered member's posts greater than 1, which was a problem under v1.12 of this mode...

Thanks for your efforts ... :)

Will post results ...

Regards,
Badger

Edit: same problem with v1.24 as with v1.12 and RSS posts. All are being moderated for an RSS user name poster that has far more than one post, therefore should not be moderated. Have now disabled "Auto Moderation" function of mod to see if that fixes RSS poster problem.

Iguana Goddess 29 Aug 2010 16:56

I am testing this out on 3.8.6 patch level 1. No issues installing, love the feature in the profile for submitting and banning. Will update if any conflicts arise.

howard007 31 Aug 2010 05:47

Any reason why you don't add a feature to whitelist IP's?

GlowHost.com 03 Sep 2010 18:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Front Range 4x4 (Post 2090086)
This caught my eye after opening registration today and getting slammed with bogus registrations. I have a very small user base by design and did it all manually but decided to make it easier. Oops, that went bad. Just installed this and will see how it does.

Please mark it as installed. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by howard007 (Post 2091861)
Any reason why you don't add a feature to whitelist IP's?

Well, the main reason is I don't see a good reason for it. Can you tell me what you are trying to accomplish and why, and why you cannot do it with the current options? If it sounds good I can surely consider it.

Front Range 4x4 03 Sep 2010 20:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2093350)
Please mark it as installed. :)

Oops, thought I had.

*Installed* and an immediate drop of spam registrations followed. :D

GlowHost.com 03 Sep 2010 20:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Front Range 4x4 (Post 2093378)
Oops, thought I had.

*Installed* and an immediate drop of spam registrations followed. :D

That is good news :)

Hey we got nominated for Mod of the Month!

Please vote for us if you like this mod. It will encourage release of version 2.0 :)

Vote by clicking 'Nominate for MOTM' link in the release notes at the top right of this thread - you can nominate as many as you like during the month.

giorgino 03 Sep 2010 20:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2093383)
That is good news :)

Hey we got nominated for Mod of the Month!

Please vote for us if you like this mod. It will encourage release of version 2.0 :)

Vote by clicking 'Nominate for MOTM' link in the release notes at the top right of this thread - you can nominate as many as you like during the month.


Done! ;) Great job!

tommac3 05 Sep 2010 16:27

Would there be any plans to also incorporate:
botscout

It seems that they already have vbulletin code ... it would be cool if this could be integrated into this plugin
http://www.botscout.com/

FleaBag 05 Sep 2010 22:55

Thanks, just installed this on my new board. Will see how it goes. :)

Iguana Goddess 06 Sep 2010 02:26

Seems like when I submit user info it's not getting to the stopforumspan site. I had some one register using an IP that I had submitted when they had registered earlier in the day.

DaneAU 06 Sep 2010 04:45

This is exactly what i was looking for, over the recent months i have been hammered by severe spam concerning pornography. It was so bad i have had to manually moderate new users and their initial posts. I am so thankful that something to combat this has come into play.

Thanks a million :up:

GlowHost.com 06 Sep 2010 22:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommac3 (Post 2094136)
Would there be any plans to also incorporate:
botscout

It seems that they already have vbulletin code ... it would be cool if this could be integrated into this plugin
http://www.botscout.com/

I was considering it actually, just depends on if users want it or not. I didn't see any great differences in the 2 systems.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iguana Goddess (Post 2094365)
Seems like when I submit user info it's not getting to the stopforumspan site. I had some one register using an IP that I had submitted when they had registered earlier in the day.

Do you have your API key and have it configured in Spam-O-Matic yet?

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaneAU (Post 2094388)
This is exactly what i was looking for, over the recent months i have been hammered by severe spam concerning pornography. It was so bad i have had to manually moderate new users and their initial posts. I am so thankful that something to combat this has come into play.

Thanks a million :up:

You are welcome :) Please vote for us for Mod of the Month if you like it.

Iguana Goddess 06 Sep 2010 23:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2094754)


Do you have your API key and have it configured in Spam-O-Matic yet?



Yes, and it was working then all of a sudden doesn't seem to be now.

GlowHost.com 06 Sep 2010 23:32

OK, I will check up on it. After your post I read that they recently updated their site and some things broke.

Maybe that is one of the things :) Thanks for the report.

Iguana Goddess 06 Sep 2010 23:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2094778)
OK, I will check up on it. After your post I read that they recently updated their site and some things broke.

Maybe that is one of the things :) Thanks for the report.

I was wondering if maybe that was the issue because I noticed that their lay out had changed. Thanks. Great hack when the site itself isn't glitching.

jezza101 07 Sep 2010 09:15

Just wanted to say thanks for a great mod. I wrote something like this for another CMS and was pleased to see someone has already done it for vb. These tools make all the difference to forum spam and make running a forum viable!

I tried to vote for MOTM but i get a permissions error when I try :(.
Edit: ah have to vote on front page poll - i get it!

Good work.

BadgerDog 07 Sep 2010 12:23

I think there's something wrong with either this mod, or StopForumSpam.Com ... :confused:

I'm not exactly sure what's wrong, but for over two years I've been reporting spammers there automatically from our site using the original vb StopForumSpam .61 add-on mod and the API key provided to me by that site.

I just tried to BAN a spammer using this latest revision of Spam-O-Matic and it now appears to no longer work automatically, yet I'm able to manually submit to "line by line" spammers (hand adding them) to the StopForumSpam site, which is really aggravating and not worth the effort.

Can anyone help or know what's going on?

Perhaps they are now only accepting automatic additions from their own add-on mod vbStopForumSpam and not this Spam-O-Matic one?

Thanks for any feedback ... :)

Regards,
Bagder

GlowHost.com 07 Sep 2010 12:37

Its a problem with the StopForumSpam site. They recently updated things and submissions to their DB are behaving strangely.

They important parts of this mod work which is looking up known spammers and blocking them. Once they fix their site, submissions should work again. We will look for a workaround in the mean time for those of you that want to report spammers, but the current problems with the stopforumspam submission process should not discourage you from usage of this mod because the primary goal is to block spammers, reporting them is secondary.

The original mod also currently has similar issues so I guess they did not simply block this mod.

This is a good reason to add in botscout as another poster has mentioned so that an alternative service can be used if one or the other is down.

Adding botscout may delay release of the 2.0 series which is being cleaned up for release now.

BadgerDog 07 Sep 2010 12:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2094960)
This is a good reason to add in botscout as another poster has mentioned so that an alternative service can be used if one or the other is down.

Adding botscout may delay release of the 2.0 series which is being cleaned up for release now.

That's probably a good idea in order to have a back up plan for auto adding of spammers.

The strength of this system (and mods that support it) is the team approach of all vBulletin sites using it and reporting spammers to a common database for the benefit of everyone. Having to manually hand add every spammer will discourage a lot of web masters from finding the time to do so and the content will be come stale and inevitably useless.

Thanks for your efforts ... :)

Regards,
Badger

GlowHost.com 07 Sep 2010 12:53

Sure :)

I definitely understand the importance of the contributions part. Without it, these mods would not be very useful. :) But for now most of us probably do not have time for manual submissions and can get by using the older results until fixes have been made.

We will be looking at what changed on SFS today and start work on the Botscout stuff.

Lazorbeam 07 Sep 2010 13:48

I installed the products, and get the following error after hitting the "post thread" button:

Quote:

Warning: require_once(includes/functions_vbghsfs.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/class_dm_user.php(1853) : eval()'d code on line 3

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_vbghsfs.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/stormsp1/public_html/consortium/includes/class_dm_user.php(1853) : eval()'d code on line 3
Any idea? The error disappears when I disable the addon.

GlowHost.com 07 Sep 2010 14:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lazorbeam (Post 2094980)
I installed the products, and get the following error after hitting the "post thread" button:

Any idea? The error disappears when I disable the addon.

Yes, I have an idea. Did you upload functions_vbghsfs.php into your /includes folder per the installation instructions found in the readme file?

The error you sent says the file does not exist.

GlowHost.com 07 Sep 2010 14:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by BadgerDog (Post 2094965)
That's probably a good idea in order to have a back up plan for auto adding of spammers.

Botscout isn't going to be a good alternative unfortunately. It only allows 20 queries per day.

GlowHost.com 07 Sep 2010 17:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iguana Goddess (Post 2094365)
Seems like when I submit user info it's not getting to the stopforumspan site. I had some one register using an IP that I had submitted when they had registered earlier in the day.

and

Quote:

Originally Posted by BadgerDog (Post 2094954)
I think there's something wrong with either this mod, or StopForumSpam.Com ...
Bagder

1.2.5 has been updated which should work with the new SFS web site.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jezza101 (Post 2094912)
Just wanted to say thanks for a great mod...

I tried to vote for MOTM but i get a permissions error when I try :(.
Edit: ah have to vote on front page poll - i get it!

You are welcome, thanks for the thanks! :)

Actually you are supposed to vote in the top right of the first post where it says Mod of the Month. Next to the "Mark As Installed" do-hicky.

That part gives you an error? The poll thing is just for a guess of who will win I believe :)

Lazorbeam 07 Sep 2010 18:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2094984)
Yes, I have an idea. Did you upload functions_vbghsfs.php into your /includes folder per the installation instructions found in the readme file?

The error you sent says the file does not exist.

Ah yes, this fixed my problem, thanks!

My mistake was putting the "upload" folder into my forum root, rather than opening the folder first.

BadgerDog 07 Sep 2010 18:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2094987)
Botscout isn't going to be a good alternative unfortunately. It only allows 20 queries per day.

That's a show stopper ... I don't think they'll last long as a site ... ;)

Upgraded to v1.25.. will advise ..

Regards,
Badger

BadgerDog 07 Sep 2010 18:33

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2094984)
Yes, I have an idea. Did you upload functions_vbghsfs.php into your /includes folder per the installation instructions found in the readme file?

The error you sent says the file does not exist.

Interesting ...

Referring to your comment to the other poster, I find no file in your download package called functions_vbghsfs.php?

In my v1.25 download package there is a file with a name that's close to it called functions_ghsom.php. (see pic)

Ironically, when I upload functions_ghsom.php to my /includes sub-directory, I can't find it after that in the /includes sub-directory, but there is one that appears called functions_vbghsfs.php... does my Unix platform do something to this filename?

Regards,
Badger

BadgerDog 07 Sep 2010 18:57

Update:

I'd recommend that before anyone installs v1.25 of this mod, they be prepared to step back to v1.24. Once 1.25 is installed, quickly check your "mark forums read" function.

As soon as we imported the v1.25 XML and began to use the forums, we noticed that the "Mark Forums Read" function was completely broken. When members would click on that vBulletin function, it would simply clear to a white screen" and say "done" in the browser.

Since the only thing we had done was upgrade from 1.24 to 1.25 of this mod, we immediately DISABLED this mod and the "mark read" vBulletin function started working fine again.

Regards,
Badger

Iguana Goddess 07 Sep 2010 19:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2095072)
and



1.2.5 has been updated which should work with the new SFS web site.



You are welcome, thanks for the thanks! :)

Actually you are supposed to vote in the top right of the first post where it says Mod of the Month. Next to the "Mark As Installed" do-hicky.

That part gives you an error? The poll thing is just for a guess of who will win I believe :)

Installed, will report any issues. Thanks :)

Lazorbeam 07 Sep 2010 20:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by BadgerDog (Post 2095114)
Update:

I'd recommend that before anyone installs v1.25 of this mod, they be prepared to step back to v1.24. Once 1.25 is installed, quickly check your "mark forums read" function.

As soon as we imported the v1.25 XML and began to use the forums, we noticed that the "Mark Forums Read" function was completely broken. When members would click on that vBulletin function, it would simply clear to a white screen" and say "done" in the browser.

Since the only thing we had done was upgrade from 1.24 to 1.25 of this mod, we immediately DISABLED this mod and the "mark read" vBulletin function started working fine again.

Regards,
Badger

Mark forums read function is working fine here on 1.25.

DBs 08 Sep 2010 12:59

Have installed 1.2.5 and I still have a problem with submitting the data using the AdminCP. When i select Remove User, Remove Posts, Submit to SFS I click the submit button and it reloads the user information again.

GlowHost.com 08 Sep 2010 13:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by DBs (Post 2095372)
Have installed 1.2.5 and I still have a problem with submitting the data using the AdminCP. When i select Remove User, Remove Posts, Submit to SFS I click the submit button and it reloads the user information again.

Anyone else?

GlowHost.com 08 Sep 2010 13:41

BadgerDog

functions_vbghsfs.php is from easier versions of this mod.

functions_ghsom.php is the name of this file in 1.2.5+

Anyways, this information was for the other poster who didn't upload the file, so it should not affect you.

BadgerDog 08 Sep 2010 16:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2095387)
BadgerDog

functions_vbghsfs.php is from easier versions of this mod.

functions_ghsom.php is the name of this file in 1.2.5+

Anyways, this information was for the other poster who didn't upload the file, so it should not affect you.

Understood ... so can I delete functions_vbghsfs.php from my server?

Follow up ... v1.25 is NOT sending information to ADD spammers to stopforumspam.com. I've tested it several times using the AdminCP function add-on panel you provide in the users screen and nothing ever arrives and is placed in their database.

I don't know if it works through the moderation "delete as spam" function as I haven't had a spammer get through to be able to post a message.

I am able to manually go to their site and add spammers to their database.

1.25 is working to analyze and stop spammers from registering ...

Regards,
Badger

TheRedGoat 08 Sep 2010 17:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lazorbeam (Post 2095098)
Ah yes, this fixed my problem, thanks!

My mistake was putting the "upload" folder into my forum root, rather than opening the folder first.


Thank you to you both. Had the same issue this morning. I dunno how I overlooked the file install.

Thanks for the quick fix!

~Brian

Jaxel 08 Sep 2010 17:47

I've decided to uninstall this mod. After looking at the logs for the past month, I have come to the following conclusions...
  • My forum rejects 9 out of 10 registration requests from spammers.
  • This mod is only responsible for ONE out of those 9 rejections.
  • The amount of false-positives is not worth the hassle.
  • Akismet has NEVER (and I mean NEVER) returned anything other than a false positive.

The other 8 of those 9 rejections were done using a custom profile field:
  • Simple Question: Are you a spam bot?
  • Default Value: Yes
  • Field Required: No, but display at registration
  • Regular Expression: [NOno]+
Its simple. When someone registers, right before the submit button is this question "Are you a spam bot?"; with the default being "Yes". Unless they change the answer to "no", they will be rejected. This simple thing is responsible for almost all of my spam rejections.

Any bots that do get through eventually get caught by this:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248560

GlowHost.com 08 Sep 2010 18:00

Well, 1 is better than none I would say.

Why not just turn off the Akismet option if it doesn't work for your purposes? Is that the only thing giving false positives?

The question thing you have does work good and is a great thing unless everyone uses the same questions on their forums. The spambots can easily be trained to answer that type of question. The mods I have seen with such systems all have the same questions which sort of defeats the purpose.


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