vBulletin Mods

The Official vBulletin Modifications Site
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

rolfw1 22 Jun 2011 15:30

Just downloaded it to check and it's in the zip file attached at the top of this page.

Mariner1 22 Jun 2011 15:37

yep got it,your right uploaded it to wrong folder.Thanks for the help

LLent 22 Jun 2011 17:27

is excellent mod keep up the geat work....works fantastic

4Play 22 Jun 2011 17:38

Again, major thanks for such an INCREDIBLE mod!

One dumb question: Where do I go to authorize Newbie posts, pics, etc. that get caught in the filter?

charlesr 23 Jun 2011 07:04

Sorry if this is already a function that I've missed, but can this compare IP addresses against those already in the banned usergroup and put new user requests that match in the moderation queue?

axelhols 27 Jun 2011 08:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by BadgerDog (Post 2079786)
Reference this feature ...

New registrations are checked against the known spammer database at StopForumSpam.com. If the email, IP, or username exists in their database, the user (or bot as the case may be) is denied registration on your forums.

Using the StopForumSpam mod, we have found that blocking based upon IP address is a killer and a LOT of legitimate registrants were being blocked, so we turned OFF this option allowing the email address and user name to continue being checked.

Does your mod allow the same configuration options?

I can't really tell by your sample pic as the text is so small I can't read the AdminCP options ...

On a side note, this looks really interesting and could consolidate several methods we use now ... :)

Regards,
Badger

I am experiencing the same problem that some new members of our board are being rejected as spammers on their IP's, which are are transparent proxies or NAT gateways for thousands (in our case of South African) DSL clients.

Disabling the IP check is the solution for now but this is not ideal.

Is there a way of adding a whitelist unique to our own boards or have GlowHost developers considered an update in this regard?
That way we could add our own whitelist of IP's/networks to minimize false positives from our boards perspective.

If this has been discussed in more detail elsewhere please pass me a link.

whitey92lx 27 Jun 2011 13:39

Man this mod is HUGE! Thanks for all of your hard work!
I cant believe how persistent some of these spammers are!

Lazorbeam 27 Jun 2011 15:11

After upgrading to 4.1.4 this mod is giving the following error when trying to post, had to disable it:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function clean_options_list() in /home/stormsp1/public_html/consortium/includes/functions_newpost.php(474) : eval()'d code on line 8

Any idea? I'm thinking I did something stupid.

LVC 28 Jun 2011 11:27

Hi,

Is this mod working correctly with 4.1.4?

Also does it work with 4.1.4 internal KeyCPTCHA or is the conflict with the KeyCPTCHA mod?

I read somewhere that there was some kind of conflict with the 2 mods

Thanks

ForceHSS 28 Jun 2011 12:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by LVC (Post 2213990)
Hi,

Is this mod working correctly with 4.1.4?

Also does it work with 4.1.4 internal KeyCPTCHA or is the conflict with the KeyCPTCHA mod?

I read somewhere that there was some kind of conflict with the 2 mods

Thanks

i run both them program on 4.1.4 boards and they work well
Newbies Manager: Put New User Into Newbies Group? set this to no or your email system will not work

Positive Feedback
by autostick
28 Jun 2011 13:43

It has been about a month since I installed Spam-O-Matic and it is keeping out all the undesirables. Before there were several daily attacks. I post this note to say this software installed in about ten minutes, the instructions were accurate, and it does exactly as promised. To say I can suggest no improvements is my highest compliment. Congratulations on outstanding work.:)

LVC 29 Jun 2011 00:13

just installed -- did a test registration and I have not received my confirmation email.

Nothing -- what is wrong?

did do something wrong in the settings? ---

Never mind -- it just came through -- took a while

LVC 29 Jun 2011 00:20

question -- do you disable -- vbulletin spam after you install this?

ForceHSS 29 Jun 2011 01:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by LVC (Post 2214313)
question -- do you disable -- vbulletin spam after you install this?

no leave as is

LVC 29 Jun 2011 03:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2214325)
no leave as is

I have typad in the vbulletin built in spam management system and akismet on spam-o-matic.

Should I switch the built in Spam mgmt. system to Akismet as well or leave as is?

axelhols 29 Jun 2011 13:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by axelhols (Post 2213420)
I am experiencing the same problem that some new members of our board are being rejected as spammers on their IP's, which are are transparent proxies or NAT gateways for thousands (in our case of South African) DSL clients.

Disabling the IP check is the solution for now but this is not ideal.

Is there a way of adding a whitelist unique to our own boards or have GlowHost developers considered an update in this regard?
That way we could add our own whitelist of IP's/networks to minimize false positives from our boards perspective.

If this has been discussed in more detail elsewhere please pass me a link.

Bump...
Is there a way of adding a whitelist unique to our own boards or have GlowHost developers considered an update in this regard?
That way we could add our own whitelist of IP's/networks to minimize false positives from our boards perspective.

LVC 29 Jun 2011 19:37

Installed on 4.1.4

works like a charm!!!!!!!

LVC 30 Jun 2011 01:17

question on how many URLS users are allowed to post -- default is zero. Is there a recommended number or should it be left at default (zero)?

Does that go away and they can post urls after they have "x" number of posts?

does it affect signatures?

Thanks

whitey92lx 30 Jun 2011 21:39

xboxdudex - [email protected]

This spammer has tried to register on my forum at least 200 times in the past month and keeps getting blocked by Spam - o - matic.

I am just blown away that this spammer is that persistent.

Also trying to register under username pipsiez

myrtletalk 30 Jun 2011 22:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitey92lx (Post 2215217)
xboxdudex - [email protected]

This spammer has tried to register on my forum at least 200 times in the past month and keeps getting blocked by Spam - o - matic.

I am just blown away that this spammer is that persistent.

Also trying to register under username pipsiez

It's a bot so it doesn't (some do) learn from not being able to register.

LVC 01 Jul 2011 21:43

anybody?

Quote:

Originally Posted by LVC (Post 2214808)
question on how many URLS users are allowed to post -- default is zero. Is there a recommended number or should it be left at default (zero)?

Does that go away and they can post urls after they have "x" number of posts?

does it affect signatures?

Thanks


princesspepper 02 Jul 2011 10:53

I am getting a 404 error...

when I ban a spammer using spam-o-matic. I can ban the person, click confirm, and then if it gives me a list of users with the same IP, I get the 404 error when I click on those user's names to ban them manually too.

From what I can see, it puts the path as user.php?do=edit&u=xxxx rather than myadmincp/user.php?do=edit&u=xxxx

My admincp folder is renamed for security reasons.... I suppose it needs to know if it's an admin or mod and put in the correct folder name based on their settings...

Also, when we ban people using Spam-o-Matic, the profile retains the website address and the signature. As these things stay on the profile page, they really need to be removed when the spammer is banned/submitted, otherwise the spammer wins by gaining a link to their website on the profile page.

Otherwise, this is an absolutely fantastic mod. :) Thanks! :D

ForceHSS 02 Jul 2011 18:27

where i see this info
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1297118184

Crotan 02 Jul 2011 19:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2215940)

From here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...5&d=1297118184

BarelyHangingOn 03 Jul 2011 21:04

Where do O submit a spammer etc. I don't see it in the admin panel in their profile any longer since I updated.

mikeinjersey 04 Jul 2011 19:23

very nice plugin, but is there a way to allow it for use only by Admins ?

thanks.

cakeforums 07 Jul 2011 19:02

Help please

when try to post new thread get

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(474) : 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 /home/talkcake/public_html/forums/includes/functions_newpost.php(474) : eval()'d code on line 5

AWS 07 Jul 2011 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by cakeforums (Post 2217863)
Help please

when try to post new thread get

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(474) : 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 /home/talkcake/public_html/forums/includes/functions_newpost.php(474) : eval()'d code on line 5

Have you uploaded all the files in the zip?

ForceHSS 08 Jul 2011 02:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by cakeforums (Post 2217863)
Help please

when try to post new thread get

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(474) : 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 /home/talkcake/public_html/forums/includes/functions_newpost.php(474) : eval()'d code on line 5

functions_newpost.php you are missing this php upload all files to ftp again and run upgrade make sure you turn board off and disable all plugins first

AWS 08 Jul 2011 22:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2218000)
functions_newpost.php you are missing this php upload all files to ftp again and run upgrade make sure you turn board off and disable all plugins first

Actually he is missing includes/functions_ghsom.php.

ForceHSS 09 Jul 2011 22:42

see that now was late when I posted that

yesfans 12 Jul 2011 02:49

This work with 4.1.4?

final kaoss 12 Jul 2011 03:31

Install a password protected test forum & check out if it spews any errors.

Quote:

Originally Posted by yesfans (Post 2219501)
This work with 4.1.4?


axelhols 12 Jul 2011 11:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by axelhols (Post 2213420)
I am experiencing the same problem that some new members of our board are being rejected as spammers on their IP's, which are are transparent proxies or NAT gateways for thousands (in our case of South African) DSL clients.

Disabling the IP check is the solution for now but this is not ideal.

Is there a way of adding a whitelist unique to our own boards or have GlowHost developers considered an update in this regard?
That way we could add our own whitelist of IP's/networks to minimize false positives from our boards perspective.

If this has been discussed in more detail elsewhere please pass me a link.

Dear Glowhost,

Can I have some feedback to the above please (posted on the 27th June)?
The IP check only catches false positives for us since the IP's recorded with StopForumSpam are typically all overloaded (Proxies, NAT gateways).

I have set the StopForumSPam: Remote Expiry to a lower number yet the plugin still rejects IP's with date&time stamped all before this number - so the expiry age does not seem to work.:confused:

Please advise?

In all other aspect the plugin works really well...

cpradcliff 12 Jul 2011 12:12

Can someone explain what it means when in the statistics & logs it says "Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System". When I click the name these users are in the "users awaiting email confirmation" User group.
I can tell that they are spammers by the way the required fields are filled out.

Can I submitt the user to spam o matic without them posting?

axelhols 12 Jul 2011 13:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by cpradcliff (Post 2219604)
Can someone explain what it means when in the statistics & logs it says "Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System". When I click the name these users are in the "users awaiting email confirmation" User group.
I can tell that they are spammers by the way the required fields are filled out.

Can I submitt the user to spam o matic without them posting?

You mean submit to StopForumSpam.com....

The short answer is no - only submit a confirmed SPAMMER User details - with good posting evidence (URL's and/or advert details).
Ditto for perceived hacking attempts
http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/v...ic.php?id=2929

commish 12 Jul 2011 13:42

Installed... Thanks

GlowHost.com 13 Jul 2011 23:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by axelhols (Post 2213420)

Is there a way of adding a whitelist unique to our own boards or have GlowHost developers considered an update in this regard?

There is no IP whitelist function. I will add it to the list of suggestions but you can certainly have this coded on your own in the meantime.

Quote:

Originally Posted by LVC (Post 2215623)
anybody?

Did you check the description next to that setting? It should pretty much tell you what 0 means in relation to real numbers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarelyHangingOn (Post 2216354)
Where do O submit a spammer etc. I don't see it in the admin panel in their profile any longer since I updated.

Look above your post...I mean literally, one post. See the link in that post? Click that and you will find your answer.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeinjersey (Post 2216694)
very nice plugin, but is there a way to allow it for use only by Admins ?

thanks.

That's how it is set by default. Users do not have access.

Easy clean-up and suspending a user
by LVC
14 Jul 2011 00:52

Lets say I ban a user for 30 days (suspension)

Will Easy clean-up delete all of his posts and report him to stop spam database?

Obviously I do not want this to happen.

I just want to make sure that if I have Easy clean up on and I ban (suspend) a user -- all of his posts are not deleted and the poor guy reported as a spammer to the database

GlowHost.com 14 Jul 2011 01:05

It only does what you tell it to. Look at the page you are going to submit and check or uncheck the options that you want.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1297118184

LVC 14 Jul 2011 01:18

OK
so this only works if I select spam-o-matic from the inline mod tool.

If I suspend somebody through the CPAdmin tool --- the user is not affected by spam-o-matic settings (such as easy clean-up) correct?



Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2220261)
It only does what you tell it to. Look at the page you are going to submit and check or uncheck the options that you want.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...7&d=1297118184


GlowHost.com 14 Jul 2011 01:50

Well, what most people do is test these things on their own to see what it does.

There is no CP admin tool. If you have it, you have done something wrong.

LVC 14 Jul 2011 01:55

Sorry I did not make myself clear.

If I ban somebody (suspend them) through AdminCP > Users > Ban User instead of the inline Mod tool

Will they be affected by the Easy-clean-up selected options?





Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2220268)
Well, what most people do is test these things on their own to see what it does.

There is no CP admin tool. If you have it, you have done something wrong.


GlowHost.com 14 Jul 2011 02:01

No, you would see Spam-O-Matic options if SOM were to manipulate your users in any way.

Ban users in CP is a vBulletin function, not a function of SOM.

cpradcliff 14 Jul 2011 11:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by axelhols (Post 2219629)
You mean submit to StopForumSpam.com....

The short answer is no - only submit a confirmed SPAMMER User details - with good posting evidence (URL's and/or advert details).
Ditto for perceived hacking attempts
http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/v...ic.php?id=2929

Thanks.
I think they should have a feature to submit a spammer to Stop ForumSpam once the pass the verification and haven't made a post.
I have a few like this and in most case they didn't verify there email.

GlowHost.com 14 Jul 2011 16:25

Your proposal leaves the system vulnerable to users reporting false positives, resulting in a less accurate SFS database.

The idea behind a RBL like this is to only submit spammers who have actually been caught spamming, not to ban users we think are probably or possibly spammers.

k0killer2 14 Jul 2011 17:40

This message keeps displaying when I attempt to install it from product manager.

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


GlowHost.com 14 Jul 2011 18:08

Sounds like you are using windows. Try searching for your error in this thread. Its been answered several times.

k0killer2 14 Jul 2011 18:24

My apologies. Thank you.

GlowHost.com 14 Jul 2011 18:32

Glad you found it, enjoy :)

Jeff66 14 Jul 2011 19:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2220472)
Your proposal leaves the system vulnerable to users reporting false positives, resulting in a less accurate SFS database.

The idea behind a RBL like this is to only submit spammers who have actually been caught spamming, not to ban users we think are probably or possibly spammers.


Sometimes spammers are so obvious it would be foolish to wait until they've posted before banning them.

Recently I've had a lot of people register from India, Pakistan and Eastern Europe (I never have any genuine users from those places), who fill in lots of details in their user profile, claiming they're in the UK. A Google search has revealed they've recently registered for hundreds of forums using the same information.
It's just a matter of time before they start spamming all those sites.

Wouldn't it be better to get them blacklisted before they start the spamming?


I've been reporting these people to the SFS database manually, it would be nice if I could do it from within my vBulletin control panel.

axelhols 15 Jul 2011 14:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff66 (Post 2220554)
Sometimes spammers are so obvious it would be foolish to wait until they've posted before banning them.

Recently I've had a lot of people register from India, Pakistan and Eastern Europe (I never have any genuine users from those places), who fill in lots of details in their user profile, claiming they're in the UK. A Google search has revealed they've recently registered for hundreds of forums using the same information.
It's just a matter of time before they start spamming all those sites.

Wouldn't it be better to get them blacklisted before they start the spamming?


I've been reporting these people to the SFS database manually, it would be nice if I could do it from within my vBulletin control panel.

No - since this may lead to board admins listing user details for posts they just happen to disagree with or perhaps have some kind of grudge against a certain board member.

As the Internet mail filtering administrators have discovered over the years - defining and identifying SPAM is actually not that straightforward - what is SPAM to one person is legit advertising to another.
To keep things simple we just want to focus on Unsolicited Bulk Emails or Posts (UBE/UBP) - the same advert or advertiser submitting to a large number of multiple recipients. In the case of forums this will be mainly from Spambots and will reflect as multiple entries for the same username/email over a period of time.

For a collaborative Database like StopForumSpam to be meaningful they presumably thus only consider submissions with clear cut 'SPAM' evidence.

Its then up to a plugin like Spam-O-Matic to interpret and make a decision on rejecting a registration based on the information presented there.
But it would not surprise me if this plugin has to be fine tuned in the future with a scoring system perhaps similar to http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/SpamAssassin (for SMTP/POP mail) in order to reduce the number of potential false-positives.

lazytown 16 Jul 2011 17:22

Under "StopForumSpam: Desired Action", what exactly does the option for "log and continue with registration" do? Does it just allow them to register as a normal member and post? Or does it put them in a banned/temp group? We *really* need an option to put them in a banned/temp group if it doesn't already because of the following:

I'm starting to get an increase in false positives from stopforumspam.com. Some of these users have used the 'contact us' to report such false positives. Some of them may be members that other forums have banned and reported for whatever reason even though they weren't actually spammers. However, because they are not registered in a banned/temp account, I cannot reply to them or activate their account. Sending them a personal email would be far too time consuming. Advice?

Thanks!

Jeff66 16 Jul 2011 17:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by axelhols (Post 2220839)
No - since this may lead to board admins listing user details for posts they just happen to disagree with or perhaps have some kind of grudge against a certain board member.

Board admins can do that anyway, the current system won't stop that from happening.


The Stop Forum Spam database doesn't require a url to prove that spam has been posted. It would be pointless if they did as it would be deleted anyway.

Please remove your ads in my forum footer, Glowhost!
by victorvu
17 Jul 2011 00:59

Hi glowhost:

Thank you for the spammer software, but do not stick your ads in my footer forum, because it is not very nice for not asking me first. I thought your soft is preventing spammer, but you are the first to spam me on my forum. I can give you a space when I am completely design my website. I have no issue with that. For now, please remove it.

I am very upset!

Thank you.

Victor

Here is the link:
http://kieumau.net/forum/forum.php

Jeff66 17 Jul 2011 01:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by victorvu (Post 2221359)
Thank you for the spammer software, but do not stick your ads in my footer forum, because it is not very nice for not asking me first. I thought your soft is preventing spammer, but you are the first to spam me on my forum. I can give you a space when I am completely design my website. I have no issue with that. For now, please remove it.

You can turn the link off from within the settings. Read the FAQ in post 2.

GlowHost.com 17 Jul 2011 18:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by vissa (Post 2221247)
Under "StopForumSpam: Desired Action", what exactly does the option for "log and continue with registration" do? Does it just allow them to register as a normal member and post? Or does it put them in a banned/temp group? We *really* need an option to put them in a banned/temp group if it doesn't already because of the following:

I'm starting to get an increase in false positives from stopforumspam.com. Some of these users have used the 'contact us' to report such false positives. Some of them may be members that other forums have banned and reported for whatever reason even though they weren't actually spammers. However, because they are not registered in a banned/temp account, I cannot reply to them or activate their account. Sending them a personal email would be far too time consuming. Advice?

Thanks!

It does exactly what the description says:

"What should happen if the new registration is listed in the StopForumSpam database."

If a spammer is found, you have 2 options. Log and block them from registering, or log and allow them to register. if you allow them to register then the rest of your settings control what happens from there...

Yes, they would go to the "newbies" group (as you called it a "temp" group) if you have set the system up for newbies management.

I don't know why you cannot activate the,m...just go into their profile in admin cp and change their group to registered users. If they were not able to register at all, then look at you log and see why they could not register, then decide how to adjust your controls to whatever suits your needs.

MySaltyreef 17 Jul 2011 21:43

with this on my 4.1.4 it wont allow any posts from the quick reply box this error pops up

Quote:

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(474) : eval()'d code on line 5

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib64/php:/usr/lib/php') in /home7/mysaltyr/public_html/forum/includes/functions_newpost.php(474) : eval()'d code on line 5
with the product disabled it did the same, with the product un installed quick reply works

thecore762 18 Jul 2011 07:12


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

Many people are getting this.
Is the only solution right now to disable IP check?

cavyspirit 18 Jul 2011 15:56

I'm running 4.1.4. Installed this mod and love it so far. Was amazed at how fast the spammers glommed on after my upgrade from 3.8 to 4.1.4.

Everything seems to be working fine, except for my Logs on the backend under Statistics and Logs. I just get a white frame with nothing. I'm on Firefox on a Mac. Not sure if it's a browser issue or something with my config.

Thanks!

Trek 18 Jul 2011 21:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by thecore762 (Post 2221805)
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Many people are getting this.
Is the only solution right now to disable IP check?

What I find is that any anti-spam software that uses username checks, you get a ton of false positives. If you haven't, I'd recommend disabling the username checks and leave the IP checks on. I've been running this one my forums for some time now and haven't had anyone report any false positives with the username checks OFF.

techanalyst 21 Jul 2011 02:08

Why am i forced to have an affiliate link for Web Hosting on my site???

HMBeaty 21 Jul 2011 03:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by techanalyst (Post 2223072)
Why am i forced to have an affiliate link for Web Hosting on my site???

Quote:

Optional Affiliate System
Read it again....

jcrois 26 Jul 2011 01:22

One of our user needs to be approved on all his post...

In the log, it is stated :

Quote:

Post put under moderation based on Auto-Moderation URL count
How can I remove this?

Thanks.

BarelyHangingOn 26 Jul 2011 01:48

What I am saying is that I used to be able to submit info even before a person posted a message. I could go into the admin and do it. Now I can't. I just had a bot from Egypt join my site and go straight for the pm system. No posts. So I delete the user, don't submit the info because that function isn't there and do the same thing all over again when they rejoin a zillion times over the month.

Unless I am missing something.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2220228)
There is no IP whitelist function. I will add it to the list of suggestions but you can certainly have this coded on your own in the meantime.



Did you check the description next to that setting? It should pretty much tell you what 0 means in relation to real numbers.



Look above your post...I mean literally, one post. See the link in that post? Click that and you will find your answer.



That's how it is set by default. Users do not have access.


GlowHost.com 27 Jul 2011 01:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarelyHangingOn (Post 2224983)
What I am saying is that I used to be able to submit info even before a person posted a message. I could go into the admin and do it. Now I can't. I just had a bot from Egypt join my site and go straight for the pm system. No posts. So I delete the user, don't submit the info because that function isn't there and do the same thing all over again when they rejoin a zillion times over the month.

Unless I am missing something.

In that case, read the FAQ.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...04&postcount=2

Your question is addressed there. Look for it in v 2.5

GlowHost.com 27 Jul 2011 01:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcrois (Post 2224976)
One of our user needs to be approved on all his post...

In the log, it is stated :

How can I remove this?

Thanks.

Read all of the settings for SOM and you will find the one responsible. It is going to be in the auto-moderation section.

princesspepper 27 Jul 2011 11:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by princesspepper (Post 2215804)
I am getting a 404 error...

when I ban a spammer using spam-o-matic. I can ban the person, click confirm, and then if it gives me a list of users with the same IP, I get the 404 error when I click on those user's names to ban them manually too.

From what I can see, it puts the path as user.php?do=edit&u=xxxx rather than myadmincp/user.php?do=edit&u=xxxx

My admincp folder is renamed for security reasons.... I suppose it needs to know if it's an admin or mod and put in the correct folder name based on their settings...

Also, when we ban people using Spam-o-Matic, the profile retains the website address and the signature. As these things stay on the profile page, they really need to be removed when the spammer is banned/submitted, otherwise the spammer wins by gaining a link to their website on the profile page.

Otherwise, this is an absolutely fantastic mod. :) Thanks! :D

Hi, I have not had a reply to the post I made which is quoted above... maybe it was overlooked....

Is there any solution I can do to recify these issues?

Thanks in advance :)

rolfw1 27 Jul 2011 19:40

Can't answer your first questions, but regarding the links etc in banned usergroup profile, simply change the radio buttons in usergroup otions, so that they are not viewable on memberlist and further up the page revoke their signature permissions.

GlowHost.com 27 Jul 2011 20:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcrois (Post 2224976)
One of our user needs to be approved on all his post...

In the log, it is stated :



How can I remove this?

Thanks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by princesspepper (Post 2225505)
Hi, I have not had a reply to the post I made which is quoted above... maybe it was overlooked....

Is there any solution I can do to recify these issues?

Thanks in advance :)

If you are using the newbies group disallow them to have a signature and the problem with signatures is solved.

As for the 404, that should not happen. Perhaps you have an older version installed than the latest version?

But at the end of the day is there any reason to hide the admin directory? Security through obscurity is not security.

4Play 28 Jul 2011 02:19

please, please how soon can we have a version compatible with vB 4.1.5?

HMBeaty 28 Jul 2011 02:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Play (Post 2225849)
please, please how soon can we have a version compatible with vB 4.1.5?

Umm....now.....

4Play 28 Jul 2011 03:39

hi hmbeaty! ran into some compatibility issues with this super mod once i upgraded my forum to 4.1.5 today. per chats with vB support, part of the code on Spam-O-Matic interfere with advanced posts resulting in an error message. i've had to disable my Spam-O-Matic although i can't wait until a compatible version is available!

are you referring to a recent upgrade to expressly make this mod fully compatible with vB 4.1.5? if so, please advise as i'm eager to have this mod back up and running on my site :)

David_R 28 Jul 2011 07:09

Thanks, I was really pissed of with the spam on my website, Now I can control spammers and their spam.

iamacyborg 28 Jul 2011 09:06

Looked good on paper, but the mod is just generic SEO spam itself.

Tried to disable the affiliate link, but it still shows up, setting it to enable causes two to appear, absolute pisstake.

BadgerDog 28 Jul 2011 10:55

I got up this morning and ran some of my normal maintenance routines on our site, that I've been running for years ....

I ran the Update User Titles and Ranks as I always do, except today for the first time, I received this error message, which seems to be releated this mod.

Quote:

Maintenance

Updating user info...

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/var/lib/php/session/sess_tumv3gshhlc265qj0jfbotrle2, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php on line 378

Warning: session_commit() [function.session-commit]: open(/var/lib/php/session/sess_tumv3gshhlc265qj0jfbotrle2, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php on line 431

Warning: session_commit() [function.session-commit]: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/var/lib/php/session) in [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php on line 431
Processing: 15142
Processing: 15143
Processing: 15144
Why has this mod starting doing this after it's been running fine for a long time and what can I do to fix it?

I've been running v1.2.8 of this mod on our vbulletin 4.1.3 with no previous problems whatsoever and I'm happy with what it does, so I do not want to upgrade...

If I disable this mod, the problem goes away and Update User Titles and Ranks function works normally with no errors ...

Thanks for any feedback...

Regards,
Doug

GlowHost.com 28 Jul 2011 16:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamacyborg (Post 2225943)
Looked good on paper, but the mod is just generic SEO spam itself.

Tried to disable the affiliate link, but it still shows up, setting it to enable causes two to appear, absolute pisstake.

Uhh, disable the affiliate system + disable the "give thanks" link and your links are gone.

The only pisstake here is your comment.

HMBeaty 28 Jul 2011 16:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2226061)
The only pisstake here is your comment.

*cough* and failure to read :p lol *cough*

GlowHost.com 28 Jul 2011 17:40

:). I always wondered why it was easier for some people to take the time to write comments that don't make sense and bash software authors for user mistakes, instead of spending that same time to RTFM.

@Badgerdog, I have never seen that error. It's the first report of it.

@4play its running fine on our 4.15 board so I am not really sure, this is also the first I have heard of the issue.

HipHopStan.com 28 Jul 2011 20:10

this has been running fine for me since vb 4.0.1 to vb 4.1.5 and still going...

haven't worried about spam since...

Crotan 28 Jul 2011 20:27

I have to say if there's one downside to this mod it's that I no longer get to use http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE, and delete posts

4Play 28 Jul 2011 20:42

@ GlowHost - I think your mod absolutely rocks! So this mention of a compatibility issue with 4.1.5 is not commentary on the mod so much as an issue that arises whenever I enable it.

With Spam-O-Matic turned "on" (enabled), whenever a forum guest tries to post an ADVANCED comment on the board, they get the following error message on my forum:

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(466) : 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 /home/thendkey/public_html/includes/functions_newpost.php(466) : eval()'d code on line 5

At the advice of vB support, which opened a ticket for the issue, the moment I disable Spam-O-Matic, the advance posting feature works fine and the error message above suddenly disappears. Support hypothesized that functions_ghsom.php was the likely culprit as it's not found in vB 4.1.5. If you have a workaround or if you think it's an issue specific to my board I'd love to hear it as I very much miss having Spam-O-Matic on the site. It's a truly superb mod that every forum should have!

shri 29 Jul 2011 02:26

We have been seeing spammers use the Home Page field for spam links. It would be great if in the next version of the plugin, it also checks that field for spam links before a new user is allowed to post something.

Also, we have seen spammers get past the filters by posting numerous messages, each with an attached image and/or a short message without any links. Then once they get past the Minimum Post Count for moderation, they start posting messages with their spam links.

It's hard to prevent these spammers from registering since they are using gmail/hotmail and have wide IP address ranges that are hard to block.

Anyone with suggestions/solutions for this?

maokaang 29 Jul 2011 10:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by shri (Post 2226285)
We have been seeing spammers use the Home Page field for spam links ..... Anyone with suggestions/solutions for this?

Try the following mod:

Disable Member Homepage Profile Option based on Post Count or Usergroup

BadgerDog 29 Jul 2011 11:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2226104)
:)

@Badgerdog, I have never seen that error. It's the first report of it.

Perhaps users of this mod need to turn on PHP error_display?

I checked with a vBulletin developer who is doing some work on our site about why these errors had started and he said ..

Quote:

Yes, I enabled error_display, to help debug php error messages. That means there is a problem with that file (php doesn't have permission to use/access it)
So, I guess they have always been there, but not showing on the screen because the error display has been OFF.

He didn't indicate how it gets fixed though except that the developer of the add-on needed to address it?. Any idea where (or how) I set the PHP permissions so that these general errors with the file functions_ghsom.php belonging to GlowHost stops happening? BTW, they appear when users log in and log out of the site as well.

Regards,
Doug

Vikingant 30 Jul 2011 03:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2221538)
If a spammer is found, you have 2 options. Log and block them from registering, or log and allow them to register. if you allow them to register then the rest of your settings control what happens from there...

I have found that when I have 'log and block' chosen everyone gets blocked and obviously the log and register option lets spammers in. I have EVERYONE going to moderation but its a pain to clear them all. Its much like the 'allow new registrations:yes/no" option.

Is there a setting I may have missed?

4Play 31 Jul 2011 17:54

UPDATE:
Was having an error due, in part, to the following line:
functions_ghsom.php

In deleting this mod and doing a full reinstall, Spam-O-Matic now appears to work fine again! Totally thrilled because this mod is essential for any forum :)

princesspepper 01 Aug 2011 00:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by maokaang (Post 2226358)

Thanks, this is what I've been after too. I did mention this problem in an earlier post, but I think it was misunderstood. This mod does just the job, as homepage links still apprear on profiles when members are banned, so we've been removing them manually. This will cut our workload in half! :)

The Rocketeer 01 Aug 2011 09:00

Any way to ban the user using glowhost from the ACP?

I found some spammers who joined up to put links on their signatures but I cant seem to find the option to ban them from the ACP when you click edit profile.

princesspepper 01 Aug 2011 12:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Rocketeer (Post 2227553)
Any way to ban the user using glowhost from the ACP?

I found some spammers who joined up to put links on their signatures but I cant seem to find the option to ban them from the ACP when you click edit profile.

Use the drop down on the right to change the usergroup to banned members.

iamacyborg 01 Aug 2011 14:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2226061)
Uhh, disable the affiliate system + disable the "give thanks" link and your links are gone.

The only pisstake here is your comment.

I did that, enabling the affiliate system added two links, rather than just the one.

maidos 02 Aug 2011 09:11

sigh your mod caused me alot of headached, when i uninstalled through product manager and then rmeoved the files i get

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'akvbghsfs_akismet_permissions' in 'field list'

so i then tried to reintall reupload the files but when i try uploading the xml file on product manager i NOW get this
Database error in vBulletin 4.1.5:

mysql 5.5.13

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `glowhostspamomatic_log`(
`date` DATETIME NOT NULL,
`ip` VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL,
`email` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`username` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`message` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`is_blocked` TINYINT NOT NULL DEFAULT "0",
`user_hash` VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
`user_id` INT NOT NULL
) TYPE=MyISAM;;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 10
Error Number : 1064

Notification of Posts that Need Moderation
by LVC
02 Aug 2011 13:23

Is there a way to setup a notification (email/PM) alert to notify admin or moderator that a post has been placed in moderation and needs to be reviewed?

samanders 02 Aug 2011 21:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Play (Post 2227295)
UPDATE:
Was having an error due, in part, to the following line:
functions_ghsom.php

In deleting this mod and doing a full reinstall, Spam-O-Matic now appears to work fine again! Totally thrilled because this mod is essential for any forum :)

Had the same issue after updating with the same error message, removed and reinstalled and working again many thanks for the advice

HMBeaty 02 Aug 2011 23:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by maidos (Post 2228076)
sigh your mod caused me alot of headached, when i uninstalled through product manager and then rmeoved the files i get

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'akvbghsfs_akismet_permissions' in 'field list'

so i then tried to reintall reupload the files but when i try uploading the xml file on product manager i NOW get this
Database error in vBulletin 4.1.5:

mysql 5.5.13

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `glowhostspamomatic_log`(
`date` DATETIME NOT NULL,
`ip` VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL,
`email` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`username` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`message` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
`is_blocked` TINYINT NOT NULL DEFAULT "0",
`user_hash` VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL,
`user_id` INT NOT NULL
) TYPE=MyISAM;;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 10
Error Number : 1064

Should be:

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


MAdotcom 03 Aug 2011 00:41

I had to disable this product because it left me unable to post (I was getting a blank page after I submitted a post). Anyone have problems posting after they installed this? I really want to use this because I have an overwhelming amount of spam on my site

By the way I am using 4.0.3

LVC 03 Aug 2011 01:58

Had a similar problem when I updated to 4.1.5
All you have to do is reinstall or just add the missing file from Spam-o-matic.

If it does not see the file and spam-o-matic is installed (even partially) - it will generate that error.

It was driving me nuts until I figured it out

Quote:

Originally Posted by samanders (Post 2228350)
Had the same issue after updating with the same error message, removed and reinstalled and working again many thanks for the advice


sivaganeshk 03 Aug 2011 15:09

I am getting this error

Quote:

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'akvbghsfs_akismet_permissions' in 'field list'
when I make changes to usergroup . :(
please help

forexforum 05 Aug 2011 11:12

Can someone help me?

I am having trouble register a forum account via vbulletin mobile android app that I bought as a suite. I noticed the plugin is causing the problem.

Can you help to teach me how to add the code below?


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

But how to insert and where?

sc123 05 Aug 2011 15:00

i cant use "Go Advanced" Posting.. any solution?
thanks!


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