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TeknoSounds 27 Sep 2011 11:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider (Post 2250459)
We have a special guest section for people who are having issues with the forums. But a lot of bots post there as well, hence the question.

most bots post links, should limit the # of url links the guest group can post.

Mark spammer in blog or profile?
by rEd86
27 Sep 2011 13:20

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Greetings.

Congrats on a great tool. A couple of observations:

1) Spammers are getting smarter and coming in after a failed attempt from another IP address. If you look at our logs:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1317125596

you will see a couple of users that tried to get in and failed with a spammer IP address. They then connect via a different IP address that isn't YET flagged in the system and can get in. (geraldevens and JohnAdams even used the same IP address 112.206.138.240) I would think that once a user attempts to get in via a failed IP address, the email address they attempted to connect with would be added to the database so that any future attempts would be prevented. (as well as adding IP addresses from bad email addresses) If when geraldevens tried a second time, the system knew he was a spammer, the IP address of his second attempt (112.206.138.240) would have been logged as well. Not only would he have not made it in, but JohnAdams would not have made it in either.

2) Is there a way to manage/report spammers from a user profile? From the documentation it looks like the only way to report a spammer is through the forum post moderation tools. What about spam that post in a Blog and not a forum? How do I mark that user as a spammer? (sorry if it's been answered, but I couldn't find any insights in the 80+ pages of thread) Having a tool in the user profile to mark them as a spammer would be useful. We want to contribute to the KB of spammers on the StopForumSpam site.

Anyway, thanks for building this tool. A site I help admin has been targeted by spammers and this tool is helping fight those attacks. (it would even be better if the previously mentioned items were incorporated into the product) :)

Cheers!

--Ed

ForceHSS 27 Sep 2011 15:30

flag there user name or email to http://www.stopforumspam.com

rEd86 27 Sep 2011 18:32

I did that for the three that passed but it's going to be hard to keep it up without a quick way to do so from the offending user profile or blog post.

--Ed

TeknoSounds 27 Sep 2011 20:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by rEd86 (Post 2250515)
Greetings.

Congrats on a great tool. A couple of observations:

1) Spammers are getting smarter and coming in after a failed attempt from another IP address. If you look at our logs:

you will see a couple of users that tried to get in and failed with a spammer IP address. They then connect via a different IP address that isn't YET flagged in the system and can get in. (geraldevens and JohnAdams even used the same IP address 112.206.138.240) I would think that once a user attempts to get in via a failed IP address, the email address they attempted to connect with would be added to the database so that any future attempts would be prevented. (as well as adding IP addresses from bad email addresses) If when geraldevens tried a second time, the system knew he was a spammer, the IP address of his second attempt (112.206.138.240) would have been logged as well. Not only would he have not made it in, but JohnAdams would not have made it in either.

2) Is there a way to manage/report spammers from a user profile? From the documentation it looks like the only way to report a spammer is through the forum post moderation tools. What about spam that post in a Blog and not a forum? How do I mark that user as a spammer? (sorry if it's been answered, but I couldn't find any insights in the 80+ pages of thread) Having a tool in the user profile to mark them as a spammer would be useful. We want to contribute to the KB of spammers on the StopForumSpam site.

Anyway, thanks for building this tool. A site I help admin has been targeted by spammers and this tool is helping fight those attacks. (it would even be better if the previously mentioned items were incorporated into the product) :)

Cheers!

--Ed

Apparently for that spammer, only their first IP had been flagged so far, neither their username or email or new IP had been caught yet so far. This is the case of a new spammer, and will occasionally happen.
There used to be a feature of reporting a user from inside the AdminCP, it that was taken out with the latest version, but has been promised to us again in the next.

Patience is a virtue around here...sometimes mods don't get updated for a long while :(

rEd86 27 Sep 2011 21:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by TeknoSounds (Post 2250624)
Apparently for that spammer, only their first IP had been flagged so far, neither their username or email or new IP had been caught yet so far. This is the case of a new spammer, and will occasionally happen.

But when the system checked, we sent all three parameters to be verified, right? (username, email address & IP Address) I would think that if one of those parameters set off a spam flag, then the others would be added to the database. So in this example, when geraldevans hit us from a spammer ip address (64.20.45.178) then their email address would be considered a spammer and added to the system. (or at least a higher probability of a spammer)

The fact that we submitted their name/email from a second IP address within 5 minutes should have confirmed that was the case.

Are there fall-outs that I am not aware of as to why one wouldn't want to be aggressive like this?
Quote:

Originally Posted by TeknoSounds (Post 2250624)
There used to be a feature of reporting a user from inside the AdminCP, it that was taken out with the latest version, but has been promised to us again in the next.

Patience is a virtue around here...sometimes mods don't get updated for a long while :(

I understand how that works. I am VERY appreciative of what's been done and patiently await any new releases...

--Ed

TeknoSounds 28 Sep 2011 04:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by rEd86 (Post 2250647)
But when the system checked, we sent all three parameters to be verified, right? (username, email address & IP Address) I would think that if one of those parameters set off a spam flag, then the others would be added to the database. So in this example, when geraldevans hit us from a spammer ip address (64.20.45.178) then their email address would be considered a spammer and added to the system. (or at least a higher probability of a spammer)

The fact that we submitted their name/email from a second IP address within 5 minutes should have confirmed that was the case.

Are there fall-outs that I am not aware of as to why one wouldn't want to be aggressive like this?

I understand how that works. I am VERY appreciative of what's been done and patiently await any new releases...

--Ed

It doesn't auto-flag spammers, it just compares them to what's already in the database. In order to add more information to the SFS database it must be when you mark them as a confirmed spammer. But right now it just checks to see if something is listed in the DB then if so marks them as failed, it doesn't submit any more information to SFS.
Perhaps its something the devs would consider.

exportforce 30 Sep 2011 13:44

is it fully compatible to 4.1.5 ?

rolfw1 30 Sep 2011 16:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by FF|Skyrider (Post 2250459)
We have a special guest section for people who are having issues with the forums. But a lot of bots post there as well, hence the question.

I have a list of keywords which will detect most bot posts, but in our site access section where guests can post, everything goes into a moderation queue just to be safe.

Getting 500 error on post
by LCManager
30 Sep 2011 21:29

Hello,

I installed spam-o-matic last night and discovered when I attempt to post something or reply to a post I get

The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.(mydomain).com/forums/new...ostthread&f=21. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.

500 (Internal Server Error)

I also get a pop up saying something like are you sure you want to leave this page.

As soon as I disable it everything's back to normal.

Using v4.1.6 and get same thing on Mozilla, Chrome, and IE.

Any help would be appreciated.

dustoff99 30 Sep 2011 21:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by exportforce (Post 2251606)
is it fully compatible to 4.1.5 ?

Yes

vBTwist 01 Oct 2011 14:03

Works great! :up:

prandah 01 Oct 2011 17:45

hello
this plugin delete member
or just baned member ?

SPEEDKILLZ 02 Oct 2011 02:01

like it but i was testing it out after seeing it already blocked 5 spammers and it wouldnt let me register??? whats going on with that any help??

prandah 02 Oct 2011 11:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPEEDKILLZ (Post 2252165)
like it but i was testing it out after seeing it already blocked 5 spammers and it wouldnt let me register??? whats going on with that any help??

same with me
any way how to disable moderate thread
i have disable it, but still need validation :)


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