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imported_prcast 25 Mar 2011 23:07

This would be even better if you could tag possible accounts on the profile page

GlowHost.com 26 Mar 2011 17:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL (Post 2177380)
Any plans on porting this over, for those of us who have upgraded to XenForo?

Don't know. Its possible I guess but before I spend a lot of money on a license and programming to have this done I would like to see a lot more people running xenforo.

Last I read they were in trouble with vBulletin (for reasons... I forget) So, I'd also like to make sure they don't get shut down for piracy or whatever the complaint was before spending development time on something like that.

puertoblack2003 26 Mar 2011 18:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldSchoolDSL (Post 2177380)
Any plans on porting this over, for those of us who have upgraded to XenForo?

you can try this http://xenforo.com/community/threads...rum-spam.5417/ it'll do the same as this mod...

BirdOPrey5 26 Mar 2011 18:11

I don't think XenForo mods should be discussed on vbulletin.org. If you're happy with XenForo, great- but they have their own forums.

Jay A Kelley 26 Mar 2011 18:42

For the record the issue with Spam O matic that cause my bullietn to go bonzo was Jfusion. That was the plug in that broke the forum. I think Spam o matic and Jfusion were not playing nice together.

Anyway it's all fixed

www.infotechacademy.net

OldSchoolDSL 26 Mar 2011 19:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2177710)
Don't know. Its possible I guess but before I spend a lot of money on a license and programming to have this done I would like to see a lot more people running xenforo.

Last I read they were in trouble with vBulletin (for reasons... I forget) So, I'd also like to make sure they don't get shut down for piracy or whatever the complaint was before spending development time on something like that.

Thanks for replying. This is one of the few mods to which I miss and I think you do a wonderful job on this. :)

Hopefully, we'll see you there sometime. :)

Phaedrus 27 Mar 2011 01:51

What happened to the selection in the User Profile area in the Admin CP? I have a ton of spambots that don't post, but use the forum for backlinks in the member pages and I'd like to be able to easily remove them and report them at the same time. I mean, it is clearly just as "spammy" to register just to create a backlink to a male enhancement site which has nothing to do with our forum. I wouldn't care what they put in as their home page if they contribute, but allowing backlinks for free with no writing contributions?

Webzcas 27 Mar 2011 15:16

I have just installed this mod and this is superb. Many thanks.

However, I have a slight problem. Where it details the activity at the footer of the the forum home page, it is hyperlinking the title to this thread. My CSS is such that the link appears blank as it is set to white for the link, before being followed.

See the footer here:

http://www.politicsandcurrentaffairs...orum/forum.php

How do I remove this hyperlink?

Have I missed something?

Cheers!

Webzcas 27 Mar 2011 15:21

Woops. Just found the setting. Sorry!

Delex 27 Mar 2011 19:16

Hello,
just instaleld and seems to work pretty good, congrats and thanks :D How can I check all my already registered users/bot trouigh this plugin? I have 90% of registered users that are bots.

Thanks :)

Abunch 28 Mar 2011 04:18

Just installed it after getting about 50 spammers in the past couple of weeks...I can see the flood coming. :)

Is there any way to back-check all the accounts so I don't have to do it by hand?

It's Damn Real! 28 Mar 2011 15:46

Any way to hide the "Spam-O-Matic Statistics" from regular users? Ideally I'd like to have that information only viewable by Admins and Moderators.

GlowHost.com 30 Mar 2011 07:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phaedrus (Post 2177822)
What happened to the selection in the User Profile area in the Admin CP? I have a ton of spambots that don't post, but use the forum for backlinks in the member pages and I'd like to be able to easily remove them and report them at the same time. I mean, it is clearly just as "spammy" to register just to create a backlink to a male enhancement site which has nothing to do with our forum. I wouldn't care what they put in as their home page if they contribute, but allowing backlinks for free with no writing contributions?

This one is one of the favorite questions that people like to ask. The short answer is it will be re-introduced in a later version.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delex (Post 2178022)
Hello,
just instaleld and seems to work pretty good, congrats and thanks :D How can I check all my already registered users/bot trouigh this plugin? I have 90% of registered users that are bots.

Thanks :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abunch (Post 2178187)
Just installed it after getting about 50 spammers in the past couple of weeks...I can see the flood coming. :)

Is there any way to back-check all the accounts so I don't have to do it by hand?

This is a bad idea. This one has also been answered as well. The problem is the SFS database has a limit to the number of queries that you can do in a day. if you exceed it, you will get banned, possibly permanently from using their service.

While we could make something like this for smaller boards with less than 5000 members, large boards would need some really nice scripting and a cronjob to do the lookups in batches. That's a lot of code and a lot of support for a free mod. The other problem with this idea is that many boards are very old and have members that are also very old. Submitting that kind of data would likely produce a lot of invalid bans because whatever IPs were spamming say, 5 years ago are likely not doing so now and that Ip has probably been recycled to a legitimate web user.

The idea behind Spam-O-Matic (and most firewalls) is it blocks fresh known bad-guys, and over time, the bad-guys eventually fall off the list. Submitting stale data is not so nice.

So, it is not as simple as it seems at first glance, and probably will not be implemented except if someone needs it on a custom basis we might consider developing a custom version for someone. But it would be a paid mod due to the support involved.

Quote:

Originally Posted by It's Damn Real! (Post 2178329)
Any way to hide the "Spam-O-Matic Statistics" from regular users? Ideally I'd like to have that information only viewable by Admins and Moderators.

No, but that is a nice idea. I guess if people really want this we can add it based on popularity of the request.

Delex 30 Mar 2011 12:34

Thanks for the answer! I have a lot of moderation of real people. is there any "whitelist" I got 5 people in one day that had this issue.

Thanks

Alex

morrow 30 Mar 2011 13:25

While I love this mod, after upgrading from a previous version I have the following issue. When editing a post using quickedit, I am presented with an error:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

When I disable the Spamomatic, this goes away.

I will say this... The log file blew me away. I can't get over how many spammers it caught since yesterday when I installed it!

***EDIT***
I had to disable this mod totally. I noticed there have not been any new posts since I installed the mod so I figured I'd give it a shot myself. I went to create a new post in one of my forums and received this:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.



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