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https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

Update
by Alibass
09 Feb 2011 21:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2160517)
Uninstalled going back to v1.2.8

V2.0.1 is not working for me on my 4.1.1 site. No stats show on forum home page and no spammer log attempts showing in the log in the admincp.
I'm sure the mod is working because I normally get 50-60 attempts a day from spammers trying to register and I like to see what's going on on my site. Maybe these issues will be corrected in v2.0.2

I tried going back to v1.2.8 after a complete uninstall and I started getting a DB error while trying to import xml file. So I re-installed v2.0.1 and looks like my issue is a mod conflict with KeyCAPTCHA here.
I disabled KeyCAPTCHA mod and now SOM is displaying stats on forum home page and in the logs in admincp. It would be nice if I could get both mods to work together like I did when I had v1.2.8 installed.

dprice 09 Feb 2011 21:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160394)
The old system made excessive calls to the SFS database and was also logging some things several times. The new logs are less verbose and much more accurate.

How can you explain zero attempts at bot registrations when I went from several hundred per week to zero after upgrading to V2? Also, nothing is showing up in the forum stats spam meter. They are obviously not getting in because I have zero new bot regs, but it sure would be nice to know that the mod is logging the attempts.

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 21:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by dandanch (Post 2160168)
GlowHost,still waiting for your support:)

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=561

Those of you that have this warning it is because your error level in PHP is set to a lower setting than what we run on our test server. You can change the php error level to something lower. We should have a fix later today for those of you that have this issue.

Sh0ck0r 09 Feb 2011 21:39

I'm having a small Display problem on my forums, got the addon working great just isn't displaying correctly on the bottom of my site the stats part, any help with this heres a link to my site

Forgotten Souls Forums

Can Anyone help me sort this out so I can make it Display Correctly ???

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 21:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by dihuta (Post 2160491)
I have the same error with new installation (never install this mod before).

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Head (Post 2160512)
Any fix for the :



Please.

Thank you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cherylferraro (Post 2160570)
I'm also getting the previously reported error when trying to use the mod to delete a spammer.
The bitfield_glowhostspamomatic.xml file left over from the previous version had already been deleted.

This is an issue with php error level being set too low. We will have a release soon for those of you that have this problem.

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 21:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delphiprogrammi (Post 2160664)
that affliate enable/disable does not work it always shows regardless of it's setting value i can not advertise a host while my host is another... disabling that plugin

It should work you just need to delete the words "Web Hosting" in the affiliate settings and nothing will appear.

The_Head 09 Feb 2011 21:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160684)
We will have a release soon for those of you that have this problem.

That's good news Glow. Thanks for the update.

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 21:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2160673)
I tried going back to v1.2.8 after a complete uninstall and I started getting a DB error while trying to import xml file. So I re-installed v2.0.1 and looks like my issue is a mod conflict with KeyCAPTCHA here.
I disabled KeyCAPTCHA mod and now SOM is displaying stats on forum home page and in the logs in admincp. It would be nice if I could get both mods to work together like I did when I had v1.2.8 installed.

Thanks for the news on that it had me scratching my head a bit. I actually am not running any human verification on our boards and have maybe 1 spammer a week who slips by but they end up getting moderated so hopefully you will be as lucky as me and not need the keycaptcha mod.

I will put this on the list of known conflicts.

dprice 09 Feb 2011 21:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2160673)
I tried going back to v1.2.8 after a complete uninstall and I started getting a DB error while trying to import xml file. So I re-installed v2.0.1 and looks like my issue is a mod conflict with KeyCAPTCHA here.
I disabled KeyCAPTCHA mod and now SOM is displaying stats on forum home page and in the logs in admincp. It would be nice if I could get both mods to work together like I did when I had v1.2.8 installed.

I have the same symptoms that you had with nothing showing in the admincp logs or on the forum page states; however, I don't have any other anti spam measures in use? Now, I am stumped.

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 22:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrbigandwonderf (Post 2160151)
I love this mod. I upgraded to 2.0 and still can not see my logs in admin cp . Any help is really appreciated

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adan0s (Post 2160246)
Like mrbigandwonderf mentioned I also can't access the S-O-M logs since 2.0.1. :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrbigandwonderf (Post 2160396)
GHC yes I am showing 13 spammers blocked on the new stats on the forum homepage

but nothing in the admincp :(

Thank you so much for all your efforts and answering my issues

Do you guys have any other mods installed? You might want to try the old trick of disabling all mods except Spam-O-Matic and see if it works. If it does, then enable each mod one at a time, and test each time to see where the conflict is. It would be good to know what you can find so it can be documented and possibly made compatible in a later release.

KeyCaptcha was reported to not be compatible here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=601

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 22:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sh0ck0r (Post 2160682)
I'm having a small Display problem on my forums, got the addon working great just isn't displaying correctly on the bottom of my site the stats part, any help with this heres a link to my site

Forgotten Souls Forums

Can Anyone help me sort this out so I can make it Display Correctly ???

Your template looks to be heavily modified and their are lots of mods it seems. You are probably better off just disabling the stats from view if possible as I am not sure why they are rendering in the wrong place but it definitely has to do with either the template or some other mod.

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 22:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by rolfw1 (Post 2160460)
Well unfortunately I installed from the readme file, so hadn't done that.

Now if I unistall version 2, then try and reinstall version 1 so that I can unimnstall it gives me a database error, any idea how i can solve this?

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

This seems to be the result of not uninstalling version 1 before installing version 2.

If you have access to PHPmyadmin you can simply delete the akvbghsfs_akismet_permissions column and re-install version 2.

Or,

remove this:

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

from the plugin installation code.

Than install it, and uninstall it.

Sh0ck0r 09 Feb 2011 22:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160696)
Your template looks to be heavily modified and their are lots of mods it seems. You are probably better off just disabling the stats from view if possible as I am not sure why they are rendering in the wrong place but it definitely has to do with either the template or some other mod.


Thanks for the Update have Done what you have said & that fixed that problem for now hopefully in the future we can get that working

rolfw1 09 Feb 2011 22:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160698)
TIf you have access to PHPmyadmin you can simply delete the akvbghsfs_akismet_permissions column and re-install version 2.

Tried the installer edit, removed the whole database add section, which then allowed me to install the old version and uninstall, but still have the same problem when going into the banning page, it overwrites the other elements of the page, with the same error message.

I have phpmyadmin access. but where do I find this column?

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 23:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Head (Post 2160686)
That's good news Glow. Thanks for the update.

2.0.2 is online have a look and see if that fixes the problem.

GlowHost.com 09 Feb 2011 23:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by rolfw1 (Post 2160705)
I have phpmyadmin access. but where do I find this column?

Check the usergroup table.

Alibass 09 Feb 2011 23:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160688)
Thanks for the news on that it had me scratching my head a bit. I actually am not running any human verification on our boards and have maybe 1 spammer a week who slips by but they end up getting moderated so hopefully you will be as lucky as me and not need the keycaptcha mod.

I will put this on the list of known conflicts.

Thanks Glow, and a great mod you are sharing with everyone. :)

rolfw1 09 Feb 2011 23:28

Brilliant, removed all versions, uploaded 2.0.2, thanks very much, now working.:) Very much appreciated.

The_Head 09 Feb 2011 23:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160711)
2.0.2 is online have a look and see if that fixes the problem.

Excellent Glow :) , all working fine so far :up:

Uninstalled previous versions and installed 2.0.2.

All looking good :)

Thx a bunch mate :D

dandanch 09 Feb 2011 23:59

Great work Glow,she's looking good..Thanks:)

8thos 10 Feb 2011 01:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by Palehorse74480 (Post 2159580)
No it does NOT, in fact it does not slow them down nowadays. I wouldnt bother with captcha or Q an A... They just blow right through it. It is a myth that Q an A stops them.

Works for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2159598)
Q&A can be effective if you use questions that only your members can know and some 3rd world person that is hired to register accounts, can never answer. But that is quite difficult to do for sites that are not in a specific niche.

I certainly am very appreciative in regards to SOM and SFS.

If it prevents people who don't bother reading anything before they join then it's worth the risk.

Aramist 10 Feb 2011 03:39

Hi.


I'm getting this error with 2.0.2


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

when trying to edit a user group settings

dprice 10 Feb 2011 06:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by dprice (Post 2160691)
I have the same symptoms that you had with nothing showing in the admincp logs or on the forum page states; however, I don't have any other anti spam measures in use? Now, I am stumped.

Glowhost,

Any ideas why I am not receiving anything logged in the admincp or getting posted to forum stats with 2.0.2? Everything worked as advertised with ver 1.2.8. I received logs in admincp and I have since uninstalled and removed all files.

I have reupped and installed 2.0.2 and still not getting any activity logged. Everything else appears to be working.

I noticed that in the readme.txt for 2.0.2 under uninstallation it says: /************************** 5. UNINSTALLATION **************************/

5.1. After uninstall, please, remove

/includes/xml/bitfield_glowhostspamomatic.xml file from server


I don't have this file in 2.0.2. Could that be my problem?

TeknoSounds 10 Feb 2011 07:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aramist (Post 2160832)
Hi.


I'm getting this error with 2.0.2


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

when trying to edit a user group settings

Did you follow the instructions about uninstalling v. 1.x before installing 2.x? See previous posts about removing this table and reinstalling.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dprice (Post 2160860)
Glowhost,

Any ideas why I am not receiving anything logged in the admincp or getting posted to forum stats with 2.0.2? Everything worked as advertised with ver 1.2.8. I received logs in admincp and I have since uninstalled and removed all files.

I have reupped and installed 2.0.2 and still not getting any activity logged. Everything else appears to be working.

I noticed that in the readme.txt for 2.0.2 under uninstallation it says: /************************** 5. UNINSTALLATION **************************/

5.1. After uninstall, please, remove

/includes/xml/bitfield_glowhostspamomatic.xml file from server


I don't have this file in 2.0.2. Could that be my problem?

I believe this file is no longer in use, and I think that more references a 1.2.x install rather than a 2.x install.


Glowhost:
I cleared my logs out before upgrading to 2.0.1 (about to go to 2.0.2), now I do have an entry for a user thats post was moderated based on post count, but theres 0 entries for users who are being blocked. Def not a verbose/duplicate issue as previously stated, they just aren't being logged at all now.

TeknoSounds 10 Feb 2011 07:59

Umm.... so I noticed in 2.0.1 and now 2.0.2...

WTF!!!! is this?? On my footer bar where the lil navigation tabs happen, I have:
Quote:

* Contact Us
* -= TeknoSounds =-
* Admin
* Mod
* Archive
* Web Hosting
* Web Hosting
* - Privacy Statement -
* Top
WHY do I have Web Hosting in my bar and pointing to your site?

See http://teknosounds.com at the bottom left corner of the page.

Update:
Found in the plugin xml something about Affiliate issues...
Temporarily fixed. I went into the Plugin Manager, found the Affiliates and Credits plugin for SOM and disabled the active status.

dprice 10 Feb 2011 12:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeknoSounds (Post 2160885)

Glowhost:
I cleared my logs out before upgrading to 2.0.1 (about to go to 2.0.2), now I do have an entry for a user thats post was moderated based on post count, but theres 0 entries for users who are being blocked. Def not a verbose/duplicate issue as previously stated, they just aren't being logged at all now.

Same here....my log shows a new user account created (by me) and sent to vb registration. It also shows the post I created being moderated due to rules set by 2.0.2, but it will not show the registration attempts in the logs nor the forum stats page.

Cadellin 10 Feb 2011 14:06

Is there any chance of the option to exclude some forums from auto-moderation?

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2160394)
As for the user profile banning option, it was removed in version 2.0. Depending on popularity we may add it again at some point but there were lots of conflicts with it.

Can't argue with that -expecially considering how everything works so beautifully. :)

What about adding a GlowHost ban option to the admincp user profile? I couldn't find a way of banning someone using the mod yesterday as they hadn't posted in the forums only on user profiles.

matrixmark 10 Feb 2011 14:16

No stats are being shown on board index :(

Was a clean install of 2.0.2, checked in the settings and the stats showing are enabled.

Any ideas?

Many thanks

Mark

Gemma 10 Feb 2011 14:27

The only stat showing on my board is a spammy post moderation stat for The Daily Game hack, no stats about denied registrations etc - I had over 10,000 denied registrations using version 1.2.8 (which was maybe a bit extreme)

But having said that no spammers have been able to register so I guess they are being denied but not recorded in logs. So the stats not showing is a minor issue.

zackw 10 Feb 2011 15:15

I have version 1.2.7 and just wondering in the log file sometimes I'll get a page like this:

2011-02-10 07:05:35 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:05:34 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:05:24 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:05:23 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:05:17 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:05:13 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:05:04 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:53 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:50 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:47 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:35 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:22 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:19 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:17 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:04:03 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:50 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:47 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:32 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:22 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:19 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:17 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:03:06 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:02:53 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:02:47 84.19.186.177 No Username Submitted [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 84.19.186.177 - Spammer Found and rejected.
2011-02-10 07:02:40 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:02:28 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:02:19 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:02:09 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:53 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:47 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:30 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:24 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:21 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:15 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:07 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:00:54 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:00:47 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:00:38 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:00:21 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:00:06 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:00:00 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 06:59:42 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 06:59:37 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
------------------------------------------------


I'm wondering under what conditions they would be checked so much? I did a search for IP, username, and Email and this user never did get created so what do I make of this? Is it a person hitting refresh a lot? Failing Captcha? I don't know as these entries are just seconds apart.

dprice 10 Feb 2011 15:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by matrixmark (Post 2160957)
No stats are being shown on board index :(

Was a clean install of 2.0.2, checked in the settings and the stats showing are enabled.

Any ideas?

Many thanks

Mark

Mark,

Are you able to see (in ADMINCP) under Stats and Logs anything being logged by SOM? I am having the same issues as you.

pete_brady 10 Feb 2011 15:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cadellin (Post 2160950)
What about adding a GlowHost ban option to the admincp user profile? I couldn't find a way of banning someone using the mod yesterday as they hadn't posted in the forums only on user profiles.

That's the thing - I find most spammers don't bother posting these days. It's all about stuffing links into profiles, signatures, PMs or vistor comments. So how to get them banned & logged on StopForumSpam?

Boofo 10 Feb 2011 15:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemma (Post 2160962)
The only stat showing on my board is a spammy post moderation stat for The Daily Game hack, no stats about denied registrations etc - I had over 10,000 denied registrations using version 1.2.8 (which was maybe a bit extreme)

But having said that no spammers have been able to register so I guess they are being denied but not recorded in logs. So the stats not showing is a minor issue.

Same here. The log function seems to have been disabled in the update.

GlowHost.com 10 Feb 2011 16:30

Quote:

Glowhost:
I cleared my logs out before upgrading to 2.0.1 (about to go to 2.0.2), now I do have an entry for a user thats post was moderated based on post count, but theres 0 entries for users who are being blocked. Def not a verbose/duplicate issue as previously stated, they just aren't being logged at all now.
In SOM V1 what happened is every registration attempt was logged. But a lot of bots did not even eligible pass the vB registration system. Those were wasted queries to the SFS database.

In SOM V2 if and only if a bot gets past the vBulletin registration system and any other human verification you have, then it is checked at SFS and then it is logged if it is found.

GlowHost.com 10 Feb 2011 16:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemma (Post 2160962)
The only stat showing on my board is a spammy post moderation stat for The Daily Game hack, no stats about denied registrations etc - I had over 10,000 denied registrations using version 1.2.8 (which was maybe a bit extreme)

But having said that no spammers have been able to register so I guess they are being denied but not recorded in logs. So the stats not showing is a minor issue.

Quote:

Originally Posted by zackw (Post 2160979)
I have version 1.2.7 and just wondering in the log file sometimes I'll get a page like this:

2011-02-10 07:05:35 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:53 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:47 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:30 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2011-02-10 07:01:24 95.27.51.197 caroligghf [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.

I'm wondering under what conditions they would be checked so much? I did a search for IP, username, and Email and this user never did get created so what do I make of this? Is it a person hitting refresh a lot? Failing Captcha? I don't know as these entries are just seconds apart.

This is what I am talking about in my post above. SOM works in an opposite fashion now. First, vB registration is allowed, since most bots dont ever get past this part, there is no need to check them at SFS. If they do get past registration, then we check them at SFS, so your numbers are going to be much lower especially if you are running human verification.

Turn off human verification if you want to see the numbers go higher, faster.


Quote:

Originally Posted by dprice (Post 2160983)
Mark,

Are you able to see (in ADMINCP) under Stats and Logs anything being logged by SOM? I am having the same issues as you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2160999)
Same here. The log function seems to have been disabled in the update.

They don't show up if there is nothing to log.

GlowHost.com 10 Feb 2011 16:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by pete_brady (Post 2160984)
That's the thing - I find most spammers don't bother posting these days. It's all about stuffing links into profiles, signatures, PMs or vistor comments. So how to get them banned & logged on StopForumSpam?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cadellin (Post 2160950)
What about adding a GlowHost ban option to the admincp user profile? I couldn't find a way of banning someone using the mod yesterday as they hadn't posted in the forums only on user profiles.

That's a good idea and I will add it to an upcoming version as its been requested a bit and I also see a need for it in case people use the publishing suite stuff.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cadellin (Post 2160950)
Is there any chance of the option to exclude some forums from auto-moderation?

Not at this time. I will see about adding it if it is a popular request.

Boofo 10 Feb 2011 17:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2161013)
In SOM V1 what happened is every registration attempt was logged. But a lot of bots did not even eligible pass the vB registration system. Those were wasted queries to the SFS database.

In SOM V2 if and only if a bot gets past the vBulletin registration system and any other human verification you have, then it is checked at SFS and then it is logged if it is found.

Ok, this makes sense now. You might want to include that explanation in the first post to avoid all of the inquiries about the logging issue.

Another suggestion would be to also have a global enable/disable of the forumhome stats so you don't have to individually disable each one to turn off the stats.

owning_y0u 10 Feb 2011 19:58

i cant see it any longer in the user editor in my admincp (normaly it was on the left bottom.

matrixmark 11 Feb 2011 10:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by dprice (Post 2160983)
Mark,

Are you able to see (in ADMINCP) under Stats and Logs anything being logged by SOM? I am having the same issues as you.

Hey dprice,

I just checked there and sadly nope no logs there either :(

I'm guessing :P that something isnt working right

KissOfDeath 11 Feb 2011 10:19

Good mod, i was using the stop forum spam mod before but i've been getting complaints for months from people saying they had been rejected as spammers and after trying to register my self it also rejected me as a spammer, so i tried this & it seems to be working just fine and let me register when i tested.

Not sure why people are having problems with the logs they are working just fine for me on vb4.1.1

matrixmark 11 Feb 2011 10:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by KissOfDeath (Post 2161302)
Not sure why people are having problems with the logs they are working just fine for me on vb4.1.1

I wish I knew but yeah its not working, using default theme also.

TeknoSounds 11 Feb 2011 11:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by matrixmark (Post 2161303)
I wish I knew but yeah its not working, using default theme also.

see a few posts above, where Glowhost explains the "lack" of logs.

basically its spammers hit the vB registration first and usually fail there, so no longer making unnecessary queries to the list sites. Therefore no logs. Spammers have to get by the registration system first, then they're queried.
At least thats how I understood the description.

KissOfDeath 11 Feb 2011 11:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TeknoSounds (Post 2161309)
see a few posts above, where Glowhost explains the "lack" of logs.

basically its spammers hit the vB registration first and usually fail there, so no longer making unnecessary queries to the list sites. Therefore no logs. Spammers have to get by the registration system first, then they're queried.
At least thats how I understood the description.

not sure about that, this is what it's showing for me, and i'm using "GlowHost_-_Spam-O-Matic_v2.0.2_VB4.zip"

dprice 11 Feb 2011 12:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by matrixmark (Post 2161300)
Hey dprice,

I just checked there and sadly nope no logs there either :(

I'm guessing :P that something isnt working right


Mark,

Turn off Human Verification, and the logging will actually come.

Glowhost explained whats going on in the new vers 2.0.2 in a few posts above this one. Recommend they update the file description and the readme since everyone using ver 1 was used to reading an azzton of logs.

This script works exactly as advertised.


Thank you glowhost for sharing this mod and providing updates/feedback to the community.


I did have one issue where someone, that I know, tried to register for the forums and their IP was tagged and rejected?

Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 192.251.125.85 - Spammer Found and rejected.

What database houses this ip? Is it SFS?

SeikenX 11 Feb 2011 15:00

Hi everyone,

I've just installed this awesome looking mod but have run into an immediate problem. For some reason it breaks my thread reply counts and stops new threads showing up in the new posts feature. I didn't see any mention of this anywhere else, can anyone provide any insight into this?

Thanks!

sarangan 11 Feb 2011 21:00

Thanks again for the update. You're the man! I love your plugin because it saved me alot of hours my life time.. :D

Just a suggestion, I'm looking forward to have an option to exclude forum ID from akisment/auto moderation checking. The reason for I mention it here because I run a large forum where I have a section where people can advertise for their websites in it and akismet sends all those threads to moderation.. I will only protect other forums from posting links which is not possible. :-)

Thanks for listning to me. :p

GlowHost.com 11 Feb 2011 22:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by dprice (Post 2161327)

I did have one issue where someone, that I know, tried to register for the forums and their IP was tagged and rejected?

Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 192.251.125.85 - Spammer Found and rejected.

What database houses this ip? Is it SFS?

Yes, that IP comes from SFS.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeikenX (Post 2161351)
Hi everyone,

I've just installed this awesome looking mod but have run into an immediate problem. For some reason it breaks my thread reply counts and stops new threads showing up in the new posts feature. I didn't see any mention of this anywhere else, can anyone provide any insight into this?

Thanks!

This mod doesn't affect post counts, so I am guessing there is a conflict with some other mod that you are using. Try disabling them all besides SOM and then enable them one by one until you find the one with the conflict.

GlowHost.com 11 Feb 2011 22:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarangan (Post 2161479)
Thanks again for the update. You're the man! I love your plugin because it saved me alot of hours my life time.. :D

Just a suggestion, I'm looking forward to have an option to exclude forum ID from akisment/auto moderation checking. The reason for I mention it here because I run a large forum where I have a section where people can advertise for their websites in it and akismet sends all those threads to moderation.. I will only protect other forums from posting links which is not possible. :-)

Thanks for listning to me. :p

I've added your request to the list for suggested enhancements for a future release.

GlowHost.com 11 Feb 2011 22:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeknoSounds (Post 2161309)
see a few posts above, where Glowhost explains the "lack" of logs.

basically its spammers hit the vB registration first and usually fail there, so no longer making unnecessary queries to the list sites. Therefore no logs. Spammers have to get by the registration system first, then they're queried.
At least thats how I understood the description.

You understood it perfectly :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by KissOfDeath (Post 2161320)
not sure about that, this is what it's showing for me, and i'm using "GlowHost_-_Spam-O-Matic_v2.0.2_VB4.zip"

In your screen shot, are you referring to the log entry that says "Sent to vBulletin Registration System" or something else?

onehost 12 Feb 2011 02:47

I am starting to wonder how reliable spam-o-matic really is...I wanted to check
out some member issues, so i signed up on my own forum as a new member.

Immediately, I was denied, and accused of being a spammer...
(yes, on my own damn forum)

I wonder how many legit members are being denied also? After all, if you
were denied on a forum, would you actually take the time to email admin?
or would you just be on your way to someplace else?

Boofo 12 Feb 2011 03:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by onehost (Post 2161590)
I am starting to wonder how reliable spam-o-matic really is...I wanted to check
out some member issues, so i signed up on my own forum as a new member.

Immediately, I was denied, and accused of being a spammer...
(yes, on my own damn forum)

I wonder how many legit members are being denied also? After all, if you
were denied on a forum, would you actually take the time to email admin?
or would you just be on your way to someplace else?

Before you go blaming this mod for that, you might want to check if you have another mod that might be messing with things also. Others have had no problem doing what you did, so it might be something else. I would eliminate that possibility before I accuse this mod.

Alfa1 12 Feb 2011 04:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by onehost (Post 2161590)
I am starting to wonder how reliable spam-o-matic really is...I wanted to check
out some member issues, so i signed up on my own forum as a new member.

Immediately, I was denied, and accused of being a spammer...
(yes, on my own damn forum)

I wonder how many legit members are being denied also? After all, if you
were denied on a forum, would you actually take the time to email admin?
or would you just be on your way to someplace else?

You can check why your registration was denied.

tommac3 12 Feb 2011 20:01

One issue we are having with the board is that people come on and register a new account and then in their user profile they put spam links. They also post without a link ... then add a spam signature later. Both of those things are allowable even with this tool. Is there a way to easily mark new users as spammer from their user profile? Also putting users into moderation who add links to their signature and or anywhere in the profile

GlowHost.com 12 Feb 2011 20:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommac3 (Post 2161844)
One issue we are having with the board is that people come on and register a new account and then in their user profile they put spam links. They also post without a link ... then add a spam signature later. Both of those things are allowable even with this tool. Is there a way to easily mark new users as spammer from their user profile? Also putting users into moderation who add links to their signature and or anywhere in the profile

You can use the newbies manager to put them in a newbies group. That group you should make with less permissions, for example, turn off the ability for the newbies group to post signatures.

onehost 13 Feb 2011 01:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2161605)
Before you go blaming this mod for that, you might want to check if you have another mod that might be messing with things also. Others have had no problem doing what you did, so it might be something else. I would eliminate that possibility before I accuse this mod.

Sounds like an excuse...Does spam-o-matic deny registrations? If the spam mod
thinks I am a spammer then tell me why i would blame another mod for blocking
my signup to my own board?

Its like when someone hacked my completevb.com theme, all roads
are pointing to his theme URL, but rather then helping, his first advice
is to say its not his theme but another mod...all hacking url attempts
lead to his theme, so why would I think it would be another mod?

Same here, if this mod prevents registrations for whatever reason based on
stuff we do not really understand, then why would I assume that another
mod was the cause of my registration failure when it clearly stated that
I was denied because the forum thought I was a spammer...so why
would i think it was another mod then spam o matic? its not another mod,
spam-o-matic thought i was a spammer for a reason...and if it denied
me for that reason, then I can only suspect that it is not perfect and
may deny other members also...accept it, or not....

I really do not like the concept anyway that spam o matic shuts you down
without any real cause...a simple questions and answers will prevent
95%+ of most spam signups anyway....

Alfa1 13 Feb 2011 02:44

If you are not giving information on why you were denied registration, then it will be hard to see what the problem is. You are not clearly stating your problem. Check your logs and see why you were rejected. Please do this first. Then you can expect people to try help you.

You do address one problem though: out of the box the messages to the user are pretty vague and can easily be interpreted as if the user is accused of being a spammer. I get lots of support tickets from aggravated people that have interpreted the message as such. In 99% of all cases their IP is blacklisted by SFS.

If users would instead get a message that their details are blacklisted by SFS, that thousands of websites use this third party service and that users should contact their ISP to resolve this, then users would not take this so personal. That would save a lot of support tickets as well.

fxs158 13 Feb 2011 05:08

My one forum apparently had allot of spam for a while, is there a way to run this against the existing members so that it deletes the members and posts that match spammers automatically?

PossumX 13 Feb 2011 16:52

The generic message is easy to change, as it is simply a phrase:


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

I have used the below, which is explanatory, and I think needed, so that an unintended victim understands why this occurred, and that it is being done in the best interest of the overall community. It may be a bit verbose, but when denying a registration, it is prudent to present the reasoning, for those that get caught up in this that are not spammers.


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

Also, make sure you set the StopForumSpam: Remote Expiry option to a reasonable time frame (e.g.: don't make it months).

owning_y0u 13 Feb 2011 18:12

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

PossumX 13 Feb 2011 20:06

Quote:

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?r

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.

Joey805 13 Feb 2011 22:41

Do you have a version 2.0 for VB3?

GlowHost.com 13 Feb 2011 23:54

Quote:

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

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.

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.

Quote:

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 01:49

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 01:54

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 01:58

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 02:00

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 02:05

Quote:

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 02:42

Quote:

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 16:48

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 03:23

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 05:39

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 16:22

Submit from profile would be nice to have.

CheeSie 16 Feb 2011 19:46

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 13:44

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 18 Feb 2011 00:59

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!! :)

GlowHost.com 18 Feb 2011 01:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by CheeSie (Post 2163299)
Post made by a cron but having the admin user specified as the poster is still being put into the moderation queue..

What sort of a cron? Are you using vB's built-in RSS manager or something else?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ComoEstaEso-com (Post 2163779)
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!! :)

You are welcome! Thank you too for the link :)

PBRiot 18 Feb 2011 07:00

Hi, installed it on 4.1.2, and when someone (anyone) tries to post a reply, I get the following error:

Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions_newpost.php(443) : eval()'d code on line 5

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home4/hustlepa/public_html/pbriot/includes/functions_newpost.php(443) : eval()'d code on line 5



As soon as I disable this SOM plugin, it goes back to normal. :confused:

subzerohimself 18 Feb 2011 13:48

a big thanks for this as soon as i installed it bang it started working and got a spammer thank you works great

MISTER2 18 Feb 2011 16:06

I tried turning on the "Give Thanks" in the Copyright section however nothing shows up except for a Webhosting link in the footer section.

I tried turning off the Affiliate System to see if that was the issue, but it had no effect.

If I have both the Give Thanks, and Affiliate system enabled there is an extra line break before the Webhosting link. If I disable the Affiliate system, but keep the give Thanks active the line break goes away?

Should the Give Thanks, and Affilaite system be generating different links?

GlowHost.com 18 Feb 2011 16:17

Give Thanks or Affiliate system may not show up in the copyright section if you have other mods running that hide the copyright or have a vB license to remove the copyright. This is why there is a setting to put it in the footer links bar.

It is not recommended to run both Give Thanks and Affiliate System at the same time. But just so I can be clear, and can test, where does this line break occur, in the footer link bar or in the copyright section?

It should not make a line break in the footer links with a default install of vB, I have tested this and the only thing that happens is two links for Web Hosting appear. I have not tested the copyright section though.

Yes, they should generate a different a href if you have entered in your affiliate ID into the settings of SOM. If you enable the affiliate system and do not supply any affiliate URL then it will default to http://glowhost.com

MISTER2 18 Feb 2011 16:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2163960)
It is not recommended to run both Give Thanks and Affiliate System at the same time. But just so I can be clear, and can test, where does this line break occur, in the footer link bar or in the copyright section?

It should not make a line break in the footer links with a default install of vB, I have tested this and the only thing that happens is two links for Web Hosting appear. I have not tested the copyright section though.

Yes, they should generate a different a href if you have entered in your affiliate ID into the settings of SOM. If you enable the affiliate system and do not supply any affiliate URL then it will default to http://glowhost.com

That makes sense, when both were enabled the line break was occurring in the copyright section.
We don't have any mods to remove the copyright section.

kevbentz 18 Feb 2011 19:47

The latest VB release 4.1.2 seems to have removed all the SOM options from the User Manager, although the rest of it seems to be functioning normally.

TeknoSounds 19 Feb 2011 21:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevbentz (Post 2164041)
The latest VB release 4.1.2 seems to have removed all the SOM options from the User Manager, although the rest of it seems to be functioning normally.

user manager features were removed in the latest version of SOM, not a conflict with vB 4.1.2

OldSchoolDSL 20 Feb 2011 05:15

Finally got around to updating.

Installed & working

4.1.1

RitaW 21 Feb 2011 12:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by MISTER2 (Post 2163077)
+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.

Same here. It was really handy. Would be great to have it re-enabled.
Great program though.

kevbentz 21 Feb 2011 14:34

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.

I'd like to see it put back in. I do not put new registrants in their own user group and am able to pick out spammers by their names (since none of them actually enter a real name, or even one resembling one). Unless I'm using it incorrectly, there is no way to ban/remove them and report them until after they make their first post.

kevbentz 21 Feb 2011 14:36

After banning/deleting posts and reporting, I see this error at the top of the forums (I put the xxx/xxx in there):

Warning: fetch_template() calls should be replaced by the vB_Template class. Template name: navbar in [path]/includes/functions.php on line 4097

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or T_NUM_STRING in /xxx/xxx/public_html/includes/functions_ghsom.php(1067) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: fetch_template() calls should be replaced by the vB_Template class. Template name: glowhostspamomatic_bsc in [path]/includes/functions.php on line 4097

GlowHost.com 21 Feb 2011 20:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevbentz (Post 2164935)
I'd like to see it put back in. I do not put new registrants in their own user group and am able to pick out spammers by their names (since none of them actually enter a real name, or even one resembling one). Unless I'm using it incorrectly, there is no way to ban/remove them and report them until after they make their first post.

I don't think most or many people use their names as a forum username, at least on most boards.

We are going to bring back the user banning option in version 2.5. It will be a couple months though as we are working on other projects at this time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevbentz (Post 2164936)
After banning/deleting posts and reporting, I see this error at the top of the forums (I put the xxx/xxx in there):

Warning: fetch_template() calls should be replaced by the vB_Template class. Template name: navbar in [path]/includes/functions.php on line 4097

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or T_NUM_STRING in /xxx/xxx/public_html/includes/functions_ghsom.php(1067) : eval()'d code on line 4

Warning: fetch_template() calls should be replaced by the vB_Template class. Template name: glowhostspamomatic_bsc in [path]/includes/functions.php on line 4097

Sounds like a conflict with another mod or a problem with a customized template.

Quote:

Originally Posted by PBRiot (Post 2163852)
Hi, installed it on 4.1.2, and when someone (anyone) tries to post a reply, I get the following error:

Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions_newpost.php(443) : eval()'d code on line 5

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home4/hustlepa/public_html/pbriot/includes/functions_newpost.php(443) : eval()'d code on line 5



As soon as I disable this SOM plugin, it goes back to normal. :confused:

Make sure you have uploaded the files exactly as described in the readme file for this mod. Sounds like you did not upload a file to the correct location.

sweetguy2004 21 Feb 2011 20:44

hey thanks buddy! nice hack but can you tell me how to stop threads & post to get moderated
its totally wastage of time to approve threads everyday.

GlowHost.com 21 Feb 2011 21:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetguy2004 (Post 2165100)
hey thanks buddy! nice hack but can you tell me how to stop threads & post to get moderated
its totally wastage of time to approve threads everyday.

Check your settings for this mod. You should not need to be moderating posts every day. You can even completely disable moderation functions if you like.

howtonetwork 22 Feb 2011 11:39

I have spam-o-matic installed but in the moderation tools there is no spam-o-matic option to deal with spam posts. Just the standard delete threads etc.

sweetguy2004 23 Feb 2011 09:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2165109)
Check your settings for this mod. You should not need to be moderating posts every day. You can even completely disable moderation functions if you like.

Thanks alot found it Akismet: Enable to Disable ;)

TheLastSuperman 23 Feb 2011 09:36

This has come a long way, I like the new version and increased options ;) so I finally... Mark as Installed :cool:

MISTER2 24 Feb 2011 18:23

Not sure what might be different in the filters with this version, however I am seeing far fewer "sleeper spammers" make it through. I think it has been a week since the last sleeper spammer was able to register. With the previous version of SOM we were getting several sleepers/home page, sig stuffers each day.

sas forum 25 Feb 2011 02:29

Love this mod, always have. I added the most recent version to a new site and do not see any option to submit the spammer's info to SFS. I deleted a spammer and then checked SFS thinking that it may be automatically submitted, but nothing.

I checked the moderation tools and don't see anything on the left side of the admin cp that would lead me to believe that I can go there to delete and submit a spammers info to SFS.

I guess I am just used to clicking on the username to view the details in the admin cp and then deleting them from there. I know doing it that way submitted the info to SFS.

Can you tell me which version has the option still in the user details page of the admin cp?

Thanks in advance.

Sw0rDz 25 Feb 2011 02:34

What happened to block in the "Edit User Profile" panel where you could click a check box "Submit to Glowhost" and ban the user? I want to ban bots, but I want to make sure their info gets submitted to prevent them from registration again.

Thanks!

lurch_cr 25 Feb 2011 04:16

I just wanted to post up and say that this mod is fan-freaking-tastic!
It's saved me and my co-administrator a BUCKET LOAD of work :)

GlowHost.com 25 Feb 2011 21:40

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Originally Posted by sas forum (Post 2166552)
Love this mod, always have. I added the most recent version to a new site and do not see any option to submit the spammer's info to SFS. I deleted a spammer and then checked SFS thinking that it may be automatically submitted, but nothing.

I checked the moderation tools and don't see anything on the left side of the admin cp that would lead me to believe that I can go there to delete and submit a spammers info to SFS.

I guess I am just used to clicking on the username to view the details in the admin cp and then deleting them from there. I know doing it that way submitted the info to SFS.

Can you tell me which version has the option still in the user details page of the admin cp?

Thanks in advance.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Sw0rDz (Post 2166554)
What happened to block in the "Edit User Profile" panel where you could click a check box "Submit to Glowhost" and ban the user? I want to ban bots, but I want to make sure their info gets submitted to prevent them from registration again.

Thanks!

Please read this thread from the previous page:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=683

Yes, we will add it back in a future release. Currently, the way to do it is select the post, then click on the moderation tools menu in the postbit, and select Spam-O-Matic. Follow the on-screen instructions. It is much faster than going into the user profile in adminsp.

See attached example.

Sw0rDz 25 Feb 2011 22:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2166841)
Please read this thread from the previous page:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=683

Yes, we will add it back in a future release. Currently, the way to do it is select the post, then click on the moderation tools menu in the postbit, and select Spam-O-Matic. Follow the on-screen instructions. It is much faster than going into the user profile in adminsp.

See attached example.

That is a problem actually. We get tons of bots that just register on our forums spamming without making post. They register, with links to various malicious/bad sites in their signatures. When I ban these bots I want to submit their info to prevent them from registering several accounts. Is there anyway to do this?

Thanks!

SocialNetworkBuzz 25 Feb 2011 22:18

Thank you! *clicks install*

In just 2 hours since installing it and giving it a try...

Spam-O-Matic Statistics

227 Spammers Denied Registration

1 Spammer Permanently Banned

2 Spammers submitted to StopForumSpam

2 Spammers submitted to Akismet

6 Spammy Posts Automatically Moderated


AMAZING!


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