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

GlowHost.com 12 Dec 2010 23:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by tommac3 (Post 2133008)
Really ... it doesnt seem to be working for me.

The test I ran was :
1) create an account
2) post
3) change sig to include a link.

Ahh, I understand what you are saying now. Well, what happens when you try to post now that you have a link in your sig?

GlowHost.com 12 Dec 2010 23:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by jezza101 (Post 2133016)
JUst upgraded from 1.2.4 to 1.2.8 and I'm getting the error:

Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/register.php(333) : eval()'d code on line 4

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/*MYACCOUNT*/public_html/*MYPATH*/forum/register.php(333) : eval()'d code on line 4


A user reported it when going through resgistration and I got it on the admin CP user page. Any ideas? I 1st tried to overwrite the original install then I uninstalled and reinstalled but still get the error. I have now disabled and the error has gone.

Any ideas what's going on? I can't live without this mod!

The error says you forgot to upload functions_ghsom.php so make sure you have uploaded all the files to the correct location per the instructions.

jezza101 12 Dec 2010 23:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2133020)
The error says you forgot to upload functions_ghsom.php so make sure you have uploaded all the files to the correct location per the instructions.

Yep, sorry for wasting your time, I re-uploaded and it's all fine. Not sure what I did wrong :confused:

Best mod ever! :D

Thanks!

aileron79 13 Dec 2010 08:57

Seems to be a great Mod. Before installing I have a question, in the description you say that there might be problems if the admincp directory is renamed. This is the case in my forum. I wonder how I can prevent any problems arising from this?

Also, has this been verified to work with 4.1.0 PL2?

Oren MAZDASPEED 13 Dec 2010 19:10

Is there an option to delete all spam users that existed before the mod installed?

like an Automated sql query.

thanks.

CoZmicShReddeR 14 Dec 2010 15:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oren MAZDASPEED (Post 2133364)
Is there an option to delete all spam users that existed before the mod installed?

like an Automated sql query.

thanks.

That sounds awesome if it were possible as I been getting wacked like crazy lately on my forums!

They are now posting anything but the amount of spammer emails is growing every day on my website and I just installed this mod!

owning_y0u 16 Dec 2010 06:45

Tagged,

is this one also compatible with vb4.1 pl2?

GamerFill 16 Dec 2010 07:44

Exactly what I was looking for. Works beautifully. Thanks!

OldSchoolDSL 16 Dec 2010 09:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by owning_y0u (Post 2134652)
Tagged,

is this one also compatible with vb4.1 pl2?

I'm using it just fine on 4.1 PL2

final kaoss 19 Dec 2010 17:27

I'll try this.

GlowHost.com 20 Dec 2010 00:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oren MAZDASPEED (Post 2133364)
Is there an option to delete all spam users that existed before the mod installed?

like an Automated sql query.

thanks.

No it does not. This has been asked many times before in this thread. Feel free to read through it for the reasons as to why it is not a feature, and why it won't ever be.

Quote:

Originally Posted by aileron79 (Post 2133167)
Seems to be a great Mod. Before installing I have a question, in the description you say that there might be problems if the admincp directory is renamed. This is the case in my forum. I wonder how I can prevent any problems arising from this?

Also, has this been verified to work with 4.1.0 PL2?

Pretty sure this has been fixed. Only way to be sure is to install the mod and find out. There not much point of renaming the admin dirs from the default IMHO. Security by obscurity is not really security.

cyberchief 20 Dec 2010 00:53

Yes, this mod works perfectly in 4.1 PL2

dariottolo 27 Dec 2010 12:32

Could you please verify the file?

If I click on the link for the version 1.2.8 I download the version 1.2.7

Thanks in advance.

Dario

GlowHost.com 27 Dec 2010 17:21

As previously posted, the 1.2.8 says it is 1.2.7 you can ignore the version number reported in the product manager.

the version number presented for download here is correct.

You can compare the filesize between the 2 downloads 1.2.7 and 1.2.8 yourself and see there is a difference, which would allude to the file versions being different, yes?

dariottolo 28 Dec 2010 16:47

I re-downloaded and re-installed the 1.2.8 version but I am having problems with custom modcp directory.

When I try to ban a user from the admin panel, the url of the new page is http://xxx.xxx.it/modcp/banning.php?do=banuser&u=yyyyy

Is there any option to set the custom modcp URL? I searched in this thread but with no results.

I am running vBulletin 3.8.6 Patch Level 1.

Thanks in advance.

Dario

GlowHost.com 28 Dec 2010 20:15

The admin panel tool is deprecated in later versions and has been replaced by an option in the moderation tools menu on the postbit.

You can try to ban them from "Delete Posts As Spam" and it should handle the reporting for you. Or of course you can move the mod directory to where it goes by default. Moving the mod directory isn't great security anyways.

v.bampton 29 Dec 2010 10:48

I love this plug-in, but one thing doesn't appear to be working for me - it's probably just me overlooking something.

When I go to ban a user that's slipped through, I check the "Remove user," "Remove All Posts," and "Submit to StopForumSpam.com" - and it does remove the user and submit it, but it's not removing the posts - it's just setting them to guest posts, which is obviously not great if they're spam.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? Or is it a bug?

Edit - ooops, just seen the last post - I'll try the mod tools directly on the thread instead in future

orillia 30 Dec 2010 14:44

Installed this on 3.8.6 and 4.01 and works perfectly on both. Thanks!

RaidenDAWG2 31 Dec 2010 05:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2133020)
The error says you forgot to upload functions_ghsom.php so make sure you have uploaded all the files to the correct location per the instructions.

I'm having a similar issue when those hooks are called outside of the /forums directory with the file uploaded (and functioning correctly everywhere else). You may want to add something to the effect of "../forums/" in your includes statements to prevent this issue.

For example, I've got something in public_html/directory calling the includes statement for the functions_ghsom.php file, problem is, it's looking in /public_html/directory/includes instead of /public_html/forums/includes where it should be.

GlowHost.com 31 Dec 2010 05:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaidenDAWG2 (Post 2141670)
I'm having a similar issue when those hooks are called outside of the /forums directory with the file uploaded (and functioning correctly everywhere else). You may want to add something to the effect of "../forums/" in your includes statements to prevent this issue.

For example, I've got something in public_html/directory calling the includes statement for the functions_ghsom.php file, problem is, it's looking in /public_html/directory/includes instead of /public_html/forums/includes where it should be.

Not real sure I am following you. Do you mean you are trying to call functions of SOM from outside of your forum install? For example trying to prevent registrations on other parts of your site outside of the forum, such as an order form for example?

RaidenDAWG2 31 Dec 2010 16:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2141671)
Not real sure I am following you. Do you mean you are trying to call functions of SOM from outside of your forum install? For example trying to prevent registrations on other parts of your site outside of the forum, such as an order form for example?

Not exactly.

What had happened is I have a script located in a different directory that uses the datamanager to create forum posts. When this happens, the hook user_presave is called, and your plugin executes, which leads to it trying to require the plugin file in another directory.

GlowHost.com 31 Dec 2010 19:12

I see. Well, this mod wasn't really written with anything outside of vB.

It was written to work with a stock version of vBulletin. I can't really try to support code for the way everyone might have their individual sites set up, especially for things running outside of vBulletin. You should be able to modify the source code on your own to get it to work with whatever you have setup outside of vB. I suppose if this becomes a big issue for other people I can consider trying to support setups as yours, but that wont be until version 2 is released.

Boofo 01 Jan 2011 07:08

It looks like there are some leftover phrases for settings that are no longer used. Also, I don't see anything under Users -> Search for users in the admincp like the pic shows. Has that been removed?

Alibass 03 Jan 2011 18:43

Seems lately the auto submit is not working anymore for my site. I end up having to submit spammer manually. Anyone else having this issue?

KW802 03 Jan 2011 19:03

Curious issue.... it seems that all my of RSS Feed Manager new posts are getting created but as being moderated. Thoughts before I start digging through it?

erosolmi 04 Jan 2011 20:44

Thanks for this mod.
Today my forum had many spammer registrations. As soon as I installed this mod I got immediate positive results.

Installed under vBulletin 4.1.0 Patch Level 2

The best plugin
by CudaFly
04 Jan 2011 23:23

Hi
Just like to say a huge thanks and to reccomend to anyone who reads. This plugin so far has stopped spammers 100% and has made life with my forum so much easier - keep up the good work

Thanks

CudaFly (Steve):up:

mmacrypt 05 Jan 2011 02:24

thank you for this product, been getting killed that last 2 days, I see this putting an end to it.

onehost 06 Jan 2011 02:57

I installed v1.2.8 but in cp it still shows as v1.2.7 I have even removed
the xml and imported again....

GlowHost.com 06 Jan 2011 03:05

Yes, as its been mentioned several times before, the version number on the XML file was not edited when we made the last release.

You can edit the version number on your own in the XML file if it bothers you, or in the product manager but we didn't want to upload a new zip file because it would email notify everyone subscribed to this thread or who has marked it as installed that anew version was available, because the only thing different would be us writing 1.2.8 in the version information. Kind of a waste of everyone's time.

You can see there are filesize differences in the 1.2.7 zip and the 1.2.8 zip which is a clue that you are actually running a different version than 1.2.7

mmacrypt 06 Jan 2011 23:11

wow, I installed this just about 2 days ago and it's logged 324 entries so far. I had no clue that much crap was trying to log on to my site. That's over 150 a day, while my previous spam counter measures stopped all except about 10 a day, those 10 were really starting to cause issues. So again, thanks for this very cool mod.

But I do have 1 question, I haven't looked into it real hard yet but every since I installed this mod and one other spam mod that creates a question during registration. My own bot which posts a few GSS feeds to my site now needs to be moderated to be approved and it wasn't like that before. Again, I haven't looked into it real hard yet but if somebody has a simple answer, I would appreciate it.

The Rocketeer 07 Jan 2011 07:27

WOW, in the last 4 minutes it blocked 8 Spammer Bots etc.... This thing works Magics!

Delphiprogrammi 07 Jan 2011 12:02

hi,

I found a small innocent bug this code in /admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php


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

should be


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

$stylevar['right'] is deprecated in vb 4
great hack already stopped six spammers :up:

BillHeaton 07 Jan 2011 15:32

After about three hours I'm very pleased. Here's my first impressions:
  1. I require user names; For me a lot of the robots don't submit one. If SOM knew this it would be less trips to SFS.
  2. Log entries should use phases; In my case I'd be reducing the verbiage greatly (i.e. "No Username Submitted" would become "None" and "Spammer Found and rejected." would become "rejected")
  3. I would love the option to have a logfile. That'd give the ability to use Fail2Ban to close the firewall to the robot for a time if they're persistent.

Thanks for the good work!

cdr740 07 Jan 2011 21:21

Thank you for this :)

I was going out of my mind continually banning IP's but this has quickly solved all my problems.

CMSTemplateZ 09 Jan 2011 05:24

Thanks very much, working a treat so far, and since the re-captcha has been hacked i advise all board owners to install this mods.

Cheers for your efforts

cyberchief 09 Jan 2011 05:37

I installed this hack a couple months ago... but never commented in this thread. This hack has all but removed ALL spam from my forum.. up until a day ago when recaptcha was broken. Since installing this.. until a day ago... I had 0 spam at all!!! THIS mod is HUGE for preventing spam! Now... with the addition to another recent mod for asking specific questions.. I don't expect to have much. THANK YOU!! 5 stars!

Britmovie 09 Jan 2011 23:48

Hi just to let you know I have tested it on the beta 1 and I just get an error as below when a user logs out.
========================
Warning: session_destroy() [function.session-destroy]: Trying to destroy uninitialized session in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 98

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 426

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/application/application.php on line 624

hugh_ 10 Jan 2011 02:16

Can I suggest adding a 'report user' link to member profiles?

Silver_2000_)! 10 Jan 2011 02:29

Can anyone confirm that the previous issues with forums that have modified MOD and AdminCP folder names is resolved ?

enable CURL
by aenable
10 Jan 2011 02:40

This is a great mod. Thanks so much!

One suggestion would be to show in the description, documentation, and possibly the dependencies for the install is to have CURL enabled on the server for those users that want to actually be able to check the StopForumSpam database. I knew my server could contact SFS, because I was able to manually ban/submit spambots, and they show up as logged in their database immediately.

I was experiencing the exact same errors in my log file, and the spambots were able to register because the mod wasn't able to read the database at SFS just like tomarsyd describes earlier here and then he posted a link to the fix here.

Here is a sample of the error in the log in case someone is searching:

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

I have enabled CURL, and now the mod has already checked with SFS, and denied several spammers, while successfully signing up an actual user.
Thanks again!

vb 4.0.1
S-O-M 1.2.8
No other mods installed
PHP Version 5.2.12

GlowHost.com 10 Jan 2011 03:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by KW802 (Post 2143435)
Curious issue.... it seems that all my of RSS Feed Manager new posts are getting created but as being moderated. Thoughts before I start digging through it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by mmacrypt (Post 2145130)
wow, I installed this just about 2 days ago and it's logged 324 entries so far. I had no clue that much crap was trying to log on to my site. That's over 150 a day, while my previous spam counter measures stopped all except about 10 a day, those 10 were really starting to cause issues. So again, thanks for this very cool mod.

But I do have 1 question, I haven't looked into it real hard yet but every since I installed this mod and one other spam mod that creates a question during registration. My own bot which posts a few GSS feeds to my site now needs to be moderated to be approved and it wasn't like that before. Again, I haven't looked into it real hard yet but if somebody has a simple answer, I would appreciate it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delphiprogrammi (Post 2145384)
hi,

I found a small innocent bug this code in /admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php


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

should be


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

$stylevar['right'] is deprecated in vb 4
great hack already stopped six spammers :up:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver_2000_)! (Post 2146746)
Can anyone confirm that the previous issues with forums that have modified MOD and AdminCP folder names is resolved ?

These issues will all be solved in Version 2.0 which should be released at the end of the week.

OldSchoolDSL 10 Jan 2011 04:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2146780)
These issues will all be solved in Version 2.0 which should be released at the end of the week.

Thank you so much for the update and for your continued willingness to provide support to those of us who use your modification.
:cool:

djbaxter 10 Jan 2011 04:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by hugh_ (Post 2146741)
Can I suggest adding a 'report user' link to member profiles?

Your original post read

Quote:

Originally Posted by hugh_ (Post 2146741)
Can I suggest adding a report user link to member profiles for suspicious looking users...

I would remind you and others that the database is for known (i.e., proven) spammers. If people start reporting registrants who they merely suspect might be spammers or might be intending to spam, the entire database becomes effectively useless. It is in the interest of ALL forum owners that we protect the integrity of the database by exericsing good sense.

Wynex 10 Jan 2011 09:20

works for me

hugh_ 10 Jan 2011 10:29

What do users who're blocked see when they're denied access?

GlowHost.com 10 Jan 2011 16:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2146796)
Your original post read

I would remind you and others that the database is for known (i.e., proven) spammers. If people start reporting registrants who they merely suspect might be spammers or might be intending to spam, the entire database becomes effectively useless. It is in the interest of ALL forum owners that we protect the integrity of the database by exericsing good sense.

That is true, but at the end of the day, the data fetched does expire and your individual expiration times can be set in modification settings. So even if there is a false positive, it should not last so long as to ban your legit users permanently.

This setting is located at StopForumSpam: Remote Expiry

Britmovie 10 Jan 2011 23:01

I just got stuffed by hostgator who said that I sent 3500 emails out in an hour. It seems related to this mod. Is this the mod verifying emails etc. And is the a way I can throttle the emails being sent to about 200 an hour? Why so many will they reduce? these were sent after installation.

GlowHost.com 10 Jan 2011 23:14

This mod doesn't send any emails. It makes log entries in the vB admin panel instead.

Britmovie 10 Jan 2011 23:27

Have you got an email I can send the email to as it talks about removing emails and only was sent when I installed your mod. be greatful if you could take a peak?

Britmovie 10 Jan 2011 23:36

Sent you a pm

GlowHost.com 10 Jan 2011 23:38

First, you should ask HG to give you a copy of the email that was sent so that you know what caused the problem. They should be able to give you a copy. You can paste their communications here yes?

Antidepresiv 11 Jan 2011 00:07

Atthough i don't use it, i clicked instal, and i wish there could be another niminate for motm for this mode. Waiting for 2.0, and just wanto to say thank you for the effort and support..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

Britmovie 11 Jan 2011 00:11

It seems it is spam coming in its hundreds and the emails are the replies to joining. Do you give any support of the mod with the new beta. As Your mod would have saved me from all that spam. I put the problem again below just in case you can help. Thanks a life saving mod!





Quote:

Originally Posted by Britmovie (Post 2146674)
Hi just to let you know I have tested it on the beta 1 and I just get an error as below when a user logs out.
========================
Warning: session_destroy() [function.session-destroy]: Trying to destroy uninitialized session in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 98

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 423

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/session/session.php on line 426

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/class_core.php:5363) in /home/cariad00/public_html/libraries/joomla/application/application.php on line 624


GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 00:51

Not sure what beta you guys are referring to. If it means some older version like vB4.0 beta then its not supported. Beta anything is going to have lots of bugs.

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 00:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antidepresiv (Post 2147275)
Atthough i don't use it, i clicked instal, and i wish there could be another niminate for motm for this mode. Waiting for 2.0, and just wanto to say thank you for the effort and support..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

Why, thank you very much :) And that makes me wonder if we should open a new thread for the 2.0 release or just keep the ball rolling in this thread.

Alibass 11 Jan 2011 01:07

He maybe talking about 4.1.1 beta that's available now.

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 01:21

Maybe, but it also looks like he is using some joomla integration from the looks of those logs so the problem could be anywhere.

Antidepresiv 11 Jan 2011 01:27

Since Google reCAPTCHA is cracked, this is the best option to block spammers.. If you decide to open a new thread, you have my MOTM vote for sure.. ;) Keep it up dude..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

hugh_ 11 Jan 2011 03:19

Wouldn't it be nice to have the choice to submit a member to stopforumspam without having to delete or ban them. Moreover how can we submit evidence about them to SFS if we've deleted them already?! :)

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 03:37

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hugh_ (Post 2147348)
Wouldn't it be nice to have the choice to submit a member to stopforumspam without having to delete or ban them.

If you don't want to delete or ban them, what would you want to do with them?

Quote:

Originally Posted by hugh_ (Post 2147348)
Moreover how can we submit evidence about them to SFS if we've deleted them already?! :)

You lost me there. But here is a screenshot of the options now available in the upcoming 2.0 release.

maokaang 11 Jan 2011 04:02

Quote:

Curious issue.... it seems that all my of RSS Feed Manager new posts are getting created but as being moderated. Thoughts before I start digging through it?
Quote:

Can anyone confirm that the previous issues with forums that have modified MOD and AdminCP folder names is resolved ?
Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2146780)
These issues will all be solved in Version 2.0 which should be released at the end of the week.

Excellent news. Those two are the only niggling issues I have which put a slight damper on an otherwise fantastic mod. Very much looking forward to the version 2.0 release.

Many thanks for all your work.

Paul

hugh_ 11 Jan 2011 04:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2147351)
If you don't want to delete or ban them, what would you want to do with them?

You lost me there. But here is a screenshot of the options now available in the upcoming 2.0 release.

1. I prefer to move them to a banned group.

2. Just report them to SFS. I try never to delete any posts or users. As I said elsewhere they get moved out of circulation...

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 04:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by hugh_ (Post 2147361)
1. I prefer to move them to a banned group.

Hmm, well, banned users is already a usergroup. So that is what happens when you ban them. Admincp > Usergroup Manager > Custom Usergroups > Banned Users

You can edit that usergroups permissions the same as any other banned users group. Does that solve that problem?

2. Just report them to SFS. I try never to delete any posts or users. As I said elsewhere they get moved out of circulation...[/QUOTE]

So then would the soft delete option in the screenshot not do the trick?

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 04:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by maokaang (Post 2147356)
Excellent news. Those two are the only niggling issues I have which put a slight damper on an otherwise fantastic mod. Very much looking forward to the version 2.0 release.

Many thanks for all your work.

Paul

OK Paul, you are welcome :)

hugh_ 11 Jan 2011 05:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2147369)
Hmm, well, banned users is already a usergroup. So that is what happens when you ban them. Admincp > Usergroup Manager > Custom Usergroups > Banned Users

You can edit that usergroups permissions the same as any other banned users group. Does that solve that problem?

2. Just report them to SFS. I try never to delete any posts or users. As I said elsewhere they get moved out of circulation...

So then would the soft delete option in the screenshot not do the trick?[/QUOTE]

Ideally being able to move all posts to a selected forum and the user to a chosen group would be my preference...

tlwwolfseye 11 Jan 2011 09:51

Ok, i first posted this yesterday in the 3.8 Thread of this Mod. Someone told me that support is only given here, so I post it here now.

This is what happend after I installed this Mod for vB3.8 on one of the Boards I am responsible for.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...9&postcount=50

Someone able to explain why that happend ? After I deinstalled it, all was fine again. Then I re-installed the old StopForumSpam for 3.x and its ok again. Just that Mod here is what caused issues.

hugh_ 11 Jan 2011 10:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2147351)
You lost me there. But here is a screenshot of the options now available in the upcoming 2.0 release.

With the 3.8.x version if I chose the option of deleting a user, the user is deleted first then I'm taken to the SFS submission page. Again I would like the option of just submitting to SFS without having to delete or ban, however if it's not an option I think the SFS page should appear before the user is deleted...

slo_chewie 11 Jan 2011 16:09

It doesn't appear the submit to SFS function is working from admincp whether I chose ban or delete option. I haven't tested whether it works when I delete a thread as spam yet because the users I'm banning have zero posts.

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 19:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlwwolfseye (Post 2147451)
Ok, i first posted this yesterday in the 3.8 Thread of this Mod. Someone told me that support is only given here, so I post it here now.

This is what happend after I installed this Mod for vB3.8 on one of the Boards I am responsible for.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...9&postcount=50

Someone able to explain why that happend ? After I deinstalled it, all was fine again. Then I re-installed the old StopForumSpam for 3.x and its ok again. Just that Mod here is what caused issues.

The reason support is given here in this thread, is because this mod is supported on version 4+ only as you can see in the mod description at the very top of every page in this thread.

Anyways in your case you might try disabling all other mods and keep SOM enabled and see if you still have problems. If not, then re-enable each mod, one by one that you disabled until you see where the conflict is. You can report that in the SOM 3 thread that you originally posted in. Who knows, there may be some updates there some day.

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 19:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by slo_chewie (Post 2147540)
It doesn't appear the submit to SFS function is working from admincp whether I chose ban or delete option. I haven't tested whether it works when I delete a thread as spam yet because the users I'm banning have zero posts.

As mentioned several times recently the function you are referring to is no longer supported and will be removed in v2.

The idea is to report spammers who have posted actual spam, not arbitrary users who may or may not be guilty of being a spammer.

Alfa1 11 Jan 2011 19:54

Is there any chance that you would add Bad behavior integration to this in the near future?

Now that recaptha is cracked, spam-o-matic is vital spam protection.
Bad behavior would block spam bots and content scrapers from the site.

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 20:54

It's possible, send me the link so I can learn more about it.

Alfa1 11 Jan 2011 22:39

Will get the the information. Thanks.

GlowHost.com 11 Jan 2011 23:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2147711)
Will get the the information. Thanks.

I cant send you any PMs it says your box is full, but this is what I wrote to you:

This seems like a good thought. I will put it on the list for possible inclusions into version 3.0. Depending on the number of user requests it may be bumped higher on the priority list. This seems like it would need extensive testing because even blocking one legit user can be a bad thing for a forum owner. What concerns me is the delisting process which they say takes about 5 minutes.

Most forum posters who take the time to post, are not going to take 5 mins to delist and then time again to re-post I fear.

I will follow Bad Behavior and do some more research on it though as its an interesting solution.

Alfa1 12 Jan 2011 02:56

Thanks. I deleted some PMs. Would be an interesting addition.

beatyourtruck 12 Jan 2011 03:41

Thank you! 8) This put a hard stop to an hard and fast Russian spam attack.

CheeSie 12 Jan 2011 14:50

When you from admincp choose to ban a user and you submit, it should open the ban window.. it does in fact do that, but if you changed the "name" of your modcp then it leads to 404. You might want to make sure it's parsing the $vbulletin->config['Misc']['modcpdir'] instead of just "modcp" :)

SB Staff 12 Jan 2011 15:46

People who have installed this mod - have you found that it helped cut out the spammers registering on your site?

GlowHost.com 13 Jan 2011 00:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by SB Staff (Post 2148014)
People who have installed this mod - have you found that it helped cut out the spammers registering on your site?

I cant speak for everyone else, but I am biased.

For kicks, I turned off human verification completely in vBulletin options, and this is the stats from today.

Spam-O-Matic Statistics:
165 Spammers Denied Registration

4 got through the filter.

Turning human verification on should make those 4 an even lower number.

dawges 13 Jan 2011 01:13

The last couple of weeks have been a constant battle against spammers. I hope this answers my prayers. Installed with fingers crossed.

realscam 13 Jan 2011 01:24

Thank you GlowHost.

These last few weeks have been a spampede on my otherwise peaceful forum. Your Mod has blocked 5 attempted bot signups in the first hour it was installed and the posts from existing bot accounts are landing in my moderation queue and not on my forum.

Thanks again for a GREAT mod.

cyberchief 13 Jan 2011 01:29

My forum is still small. Only launched a couple months ago and only 200 members so far. I get about 4-10 attempted spam registrations a day that are blocked by the above mod. Since installing, I have had 2 successful spammers. Otherwise, quite peaceful.

Alfa1 13 Jan 2011 04:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by SB Staff (Post 2148014)
People who have installed this mod - have you found that it helped cut out the spammers registering on your site?

I get thousands of registrations per month. My site is practically spam free. I use this mod, some other mods and let my supermoderators moderate new registrations.

I would advise anyone to install this mod. It catches a lot of spammers. it should be default in vbulletin.

Boofo 13 Jan 2011 07:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2148267)
I get thousands of registrations per month. My site is practically spam free. I use this mod, some other mods and let my supermoderators moderate new registrations.

I would advise anyone to install this mod. It catches a lot of spammers. it should be default in vbulletin.

What other mods do you use with this? And do you have this check the username also?

TeknoSounds 13 Jan 2011 09:12

Such an amazing mod that there cannot be enough praises said for it.

GlowHost, please PLEASE port this for a coppermine photo gallery mod, I'm in desperate need!

Alfa1 13 Jan 2011 20:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2148308)
What other mods do you use with this? And do you have this check the username also?

Yes, I have this check the username.

My other anti-spam measures:
- ISBOT (registration time check)
- vmail (email verification BEFORE registration)
- block fake/disposable email domains
- multiple accounts detection
- let super moderators moderate new registrations (impossible to moderate registrations on a big board by yourself)

And until recently:
- Bad behavior (block/ban spam bots and content scrapers)
I hope I will be able to get this functionality again. The old integrations do not support the latest version of BB and block Bing spiders.

DaiTengu 13 Jan 2011 21:29

This is probably one of the best mods I've seen here at vB.org in a long, long time. My hat is off to you for this!

I did notice your options for 2.0. Will it also automatically delete the user's signature, and homepage? We've got a lot of spammers signing up that enter their URLs there, and any physical deletion of anything in a 60GB database can have a performance impact.

Once again, thanks for an awesome mod!

Boofo 13 Jan 2011 22:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2148585)
Yes, I have this check the username.

My other anti-spam measures:
- ISBOT (registration time check)
- vmail (email verification BEFORE registration)
- block fake/disposable email domains
- multiple accounts detection
- let super moderators moderate new registrations (impossible to moderate registrations on a big board by yourself)

And until recently:
- Bad behavior (block/ban spam bots and content scrapers)
I hope I will be able to get this functionality again. The old integrations do not support the latest version of BB and block Bing spiders.

We have close to the same setup, other than these 2:

- block fake/disposable email domains <-- I don't have a proper listing for this yet.
- let super moderators moderate new registrations (impossible to moderate registrations on a big board by yourself) <-- I don't have enough members to warrant this as of yet.

The Bad Behavior mod looks like it would need too much babysitting to keep it current, so I haven't bothered with that yet. I also use the Q&A for human verification.

GlowHost.com 13 Jan 2011 22:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaiTengu (Post 2148622)
This is probably one of the best mods I've seen here at vB.org in a long, long time. My hat is off to you for this!

I did notice your options for 2.0. Will it also automatically delete the user's signature, and homepage? We've got a lot of spammers signing up that enter their URLs there, and any physical deletion of anything in a 60GB database can have a performance impact.

Once again, thanks for an awesome mod!

You are welcome, thanks. It should get rid of most all traces of them. Of course I am sure we missed something somewhere. But if we see items that remain after deletion then we can add those into later versions of v2 based on feedback.

Antidepresiv 13 Jan 2011 23:08

When is v2 comming outttttt? xDD Rly can't wait to test it.. xD

GlowHost.com 13 Jan 2011 23:16

3 Attachment(s)
Its in final testing I was hoping to have it out by the end of this week but an elusive bug has resurfaced. Auto-Moderation should not moderate RSS posts and it was fixed...until this morning when I saw it happen again.

I would like to chase that bug down before we make 2.0 available.

I have attached some eye candy for you guys though so you know what is coming. See attached.

Hornstar 13 Jan 2011 23:23

It this 1.2.8 the same as the 1.2.8 in this thread http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=248470&page=4

Have you heard of many people having this work for 3.8.x?

GlowHost.com 13 Jan 2011 23:33

Yes, its the same. Does it work on 3? There are mixed reviews as you can see from the thread.

But these versions have been reported to work

Quote:

vBulletin 3x versions that have been reported to work:

*vBulletin 3.8.4 Patch Level 2*
*vBulletin 3.8.5
*vBulletin 3.8.6 Patch Level 1*

ctalavera 14 Jan 2011 00:37

Hey guys... just curious where the stats are displayed. I just installed an hour ago and can't find the location.

Alfa1 14 Jan 2011 00:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2148630)
We have close to the same setup, other than these 2:

- block fake/disposable email domains <-- I don't have a proper listing for this yet.

I can give you mine. The problem is that it will be outdated in 2 months. We need a database of fake email domains, that we can submit to. Similar to how stopforumspam offers an account info database.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boofo (Post 2148630)
The Bad Behavior mod looks like it would need too much babysitting to keep it current, so I haven't bothered with that yet. I also use the Q&A for human verification.

Bad Behavior worked great for years and stopped very large numbers of bots. Asides impacting spam attempts, it also decreases server load and bandwidth costs.
But the integration mod no longer supports the latest version.
It gets its database from the project honeypot project, so its regularly updated.

Hornstar 14 Jan 2011 00:59

+1 for Bad Behavior being added. That would be the greatest addition to an already wonderful mod.

john h 14 Jan 2011 04:02

Installed! I was using vbStopForumSpam, but this one looks more comprehensive.

Looking forward to V2 :)

Joey805 14 Jan 2011 07:30

Just installed version 1.2.8 on vb 3.86 PL1 but it shows up as 1.2.7 on my Product list. Seems to be working ok though other than the fact my RSS posts are all being moderated as well.

Delphiprogrammi 14 Jan 2011 12:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey805 (Post 2148820)
Just installed version 1.2.8 on vb 3.86 PL1 but it shows up as 1.2.7 on my Product list. Seems to be working ok though other than the fact my RSS posts are all being moderated as well.

that is normal see http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=430 and the rss thing is a bug the author already knows i bet he's hunting the bug down


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