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

usuyusu 12 Nov 2011 17:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by LLent (Post 2267273)
not sure why you are trying to stop spammers trying to get in by yourself cause this is what this mod does it is automatic and the few that get in you go to your thread tools and go through process which report it to stop forum spam ....this mod is the best there is imo this has saved me and my staff at my site much time ....

Yes, you're right, I know.

:)

But i'll try to explain better:

Suppose StopForumSpam site is temporarily not working and you have the setting in the Spam-O-Matic options to allow registration if it can not contact SFS database (it is set this way by default)

The spammer gets registered, and you know is a spammer when you look at the spamomatic log (because he has tried to register several times, due to the fact that he is not a human, but a BOT).

Well, the "user" has not posted ANYTHING yet, so, you can not go to the thread and use the "Delete as spam" spamomatic option, because there is no any thread yet.

What you do in this situation?

I hope it's clearer now.

:)

Paul K 13 Nov 2011 10:27

Please update TYPE=MyISAM to ENGINE=MyISAM on newer hosts, else you will not be able to import/install the mod:

Warning: mysqli_query() [function.mysqli-query]: (42000/1064): 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 in [path]/includes/class_core.php on line 1391

ForceHSS 13 Nov 2011 15:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by usuyusu (Post 2267290)
Yes, you're right, I know.

:)

But i'll try to explain better:

Suppose StopForumSpam site is temporarily not working and you have the setting in the Spam-O-Matic options to allow registration if it can not contact SFS database (it is set this way by default)

The spammer gets registered, and you know is a spammer when you look at the spamomatic log (because he has tried to register several times, due to the fact that he is not a human, but a BOT).

Well, the "user" has not posted ANYTHING yet, so, you can not go to the thread and use the "Delete as spam" spamomatic option, because there is no any thread yet.

What you do in this situation?

I hope it's clearer now.

:)

add the bot manually to http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/index.php

usuyusu 13 Nov 2011 17:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2267543)

Thank you anyway, but as I told before:

Quote:

Originally Posted by usuyusu (Post 2267249)
Hi my friends....

Any one knows how can I report StopForumSpam a spammer ONCE he is allready put in the Spammers group?

I'll try to explain better:

I detect a spammer in the same moment is is registering, so there is no ONE post from him. Inmediatly, I change the users group to Spammers (for example).

Is there any option in GlosHost Spam-O-Matic to report this users as spammer to the StopForumSpam database? (other than entering the users data directly in the StopForumSpam site database, obviously...)

:)

Thanx a lot to all.

:)

LLent 13 Nov 2011 20:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by usuyusu (Post 2267290)
Yes, you're right, I know.

:)

But i'll try to explain better:

Suppose StopForumSpam site is temporarily not working and you have the setting in the Spam-O-Matic options to allow registration if it can not contact SFS database (it is set this way by default)

The spammer gets registered, and you know is a spammer when you look at the spamomatic log (because he has tried to register several times, due to the fact that he is not a human, but a BOT).

Well, the "user" has not posted ANYTHING yet, so, you can not go to the thread and use the "Delete as spam" spamomatic option, because there is no any thread yet.

What you do in this situation?

I hope it's clearer now.

:)


if this happens and its very rare what i usually do is wait for the spammer to post and then i block the ip in acp and sever of course if you know its a spammer from the logs then you can just ban it without a post... when sfs comes back online its auto again and you are back to normal

conradk 13 Nov 2011 21:03

I had non-spammers being told they were spammers... So I had to disable the check username option. Where is the db this is using to check?

Instead of pissing people off that are choosing some benign username, maybe you could say that the username they have selected is not available.

Wakey 13 Nov 2011 21:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by conradk (Post 2267644)
I had non-spammers being told they were spammers... So I had to disable the check username option. Where is the db this is using to check?

Instead of pissing people off that are choosing some benign username, maybe you could say that the username they have selected is not available.

I usually end up turning that off too when adding this mod to clients forums. It's just way too aggressive due to the fact that as you say so any benign names are on th list (for example choosing yor first name will almost certainly see you told you are a spammer)

To me an option to only block username if it also matches the spammer ip or email would be good.

misha69 14 Nov 2011 02:32

This is a great mod! The forum just up and in no time 16 Spammers Denied Registration and
more than a few Spam Posts Automatically Moderated. It saves so much hassle and annoyance I used to have on other forums with the spam nightmare

maxicroma 14 Nov 2011 11:20

i install it but i got problems when i try to delete post of the users it give me these error

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

Then i desactivated the plugin and i can delete the post how i can fix it?

ForceHSS 14 Nov 2011 18:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxicroma (Post 2267790)
i install it but i got problems when i try to delete post of the users it give me these error

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

Then i desactivated the plugin and i can delete the post how i can fix it?

looking at the path foro/includes it should say forum/includes you sure you have the files installed in the right path

freeones_raymon 16 Nov 2011 13:29

I have problems using this product in combination with automated posted via the scheduled tasks of vBulletin. We have an product that is using the datamanagers to automatically create threads/posts.

But because the Spam-o-Matic is relying on the "userinfo", it doesn't work when the scheduled tasks are ran via the cron (When you manually start a scheduled task, the userinfo DOES exist).

vBulletin doesn't rely on the userinfo within the datamanagers, but is using the information supplyed in the datamanager, for example "userid" or "username" in the thread/post array.

Is there any way you can fix this in the very near future?

Thanks,
Raymond

fraby 16 Nov 2011 17:40

Quick newb question: If I add the contents of the Upload folder (admincp & includes) to my forum root, will that override the Admincp and Includes folders that I already have there from a previous mod I've added?

CharlieDelta 16 Nov 2011 18:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by fraby (Post 2268580)
Quick newb question: If I add the contents of the Upload folder (admincp & includes) to my forum root, will that override the Admincp and Includes folders that I already have there from a previous mod I've added?

No.

fraby 16 Nov 2011 18:48

Thanks. I got it installed. One more question: Is it possible to restrict the Newbie usergroup from posting links without having their posts being manually moderated?

Un-official update
by OldSchoolDSL
17 Nov 2011 00:24

1 Attachment(s)
For those of you who maybe un-easy about editing files.... But need the new XML changes.

Still download the original modification, upload the files, and rather than use the supplied XML file, you can use this one.

Attached is the pre-edited XML file that changes


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

To


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

For those of you who may need it, but don't like to edit files.

DO NOT use both. DO compare the files so that you may learn something. :)

Mariner1 17 Nov 2011 16:41

Since ive installed this i post anything.When i do i get white pages.Ive disablled it and now i can post.Any ideas how to fix it

The Rocketeer 18 Nov 2011 10:08

this mod needs a much waited and well deserved update. :)

maxicroma 18 Nov 2011 18:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2267923)
looking at the path foro/includes it should say forum/includes you sure you have the files installed in the right path

the why i can't have my own forum patch like /foro and no /forum?

Alfa1 18 Nov 2011 19:05

Feature request: SFS log search for moderators

On my big board a frequently recurring theme in support questions, is questions from users that were denied registration. My moderators try to answer these questions by searching for IPs on stopforumspam.com This is not very effective, since users can be banned on other grounds. Please give moderators a function to search the SFS log, so they can see why a user was denied.

mikeinjersey 21 Nov 2011 17:08

been running this mod for a couple months now and just wanted to thank the creator for making such a great mod.

The best mod so far for preventing Spammers.

usuyusu 22 Nov 2011 10:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeinjersey (Post 2270391)
been running this mod for a couple months now and just wanted to thank the creator for making such a great mod.

The best mod so far for preventing Spammers.

I totally agree.

Thank you very much for this EXCELLENT mod.

:)

The Rocketeer 23 Nov 2011 02:08

Where''s the author? He said he would update this mod months ago, that would fix many minor issues with it.

SuperTaz 24 Nov 2011 11:56

How do I set it so only admins and moderators can see this mod in the Who's Online area?

Mariner1 24 Nov 2011 14:40

Since ive installed this i post anything.When i do i get white pages.Ive disablled it and now i can post.Any ideas how to fix it.ver 4.18

freeones_raymon 24 Nov 2011 15:41

@Mariner1: You have to upload the file to the correct folder

enginethatcan't 24 Nov 2011 16:07

error:

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare clean_options_list() (previously declared in /home/chatabou/public_html/forum/misc.php(89) : eval()'d code:699) in /home/chatabou/public_html/forum/includes/functions_ghsom.php on line 354

Mariner1 24 Nov 2011 20:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by freeones_raymon (Post 2271507)
@Mariner1: You have to upload the file to the correct folder

Thanks for the info,ive reinstalled it.Works fine now

haincha 24 Nov 2011 20:34

Would be nice is there was a feature to kill blog posts by people that are able to bypass the registration. Other than that. It has been really nice.

Amadeusmq 25 Nov 2011 06:03

Quote:

2011-11-24 14:05:28 199.15.234.136 woakmih981 [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] - Spammer Found and rejected.
When I see a rejection such as this, does this addon automatically send the IP to stopforumspam.com? Or, does that only occur once someone has actually 'spammed'?

The reason I'm wondering is because I get a lot of bots from the same IP.

ForceHSS 25 Nov 2011 06:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amadeusmq (Post 2271662)
When I see a rejection such as this, does this addon automatically send the IP to stopforumspam.com? Or, does that only occur once someone has actually 'spammed'?

The reason I'm wondering is because I get a lot of bots from the same IP.

it only saves them to the logs you must add each one yourself to stopforumspam site

Amadeusmq 25 Nov 2011 07:27

Quote:

it only saves them to the logs you must add each one yourself to stopforumspam site
Hmm...is there a philosophical reason why there isn't an option in the log itself (a checkbox and button) to do this for you? I know that the addon stores the stopforumspam.com API key.

I'm not trying to be confrontational or anything, I'm just curious if I'm missing something.

ForceHSS 25 Nov 2011 23:53

that would be up to the coder to add that wish he would pain in the neck adding them all

GlowHost.com 26 Nov 2011 00:07

If its in the log, it's already in the database so no need to submit it 2x.

Alibass 26 Nov 2011 00:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amadeusmq (Post 2271686)
Hmm...is there a philosophical reason why there isn't an option in the log itself (a checkbox and button) to do this for you? I know that the addon stores the stopforumspam.com API key.

I'm not trying to be confrontational or anything, I'm just curious if I'm missing something.

Mate,

The reason you see that in the log is because it was found on SFS data base and rejected the user from registering on your site. The work has already been done for you and the mod is working correctly.
Should a spammer get by the mod and spam on your site then you can report their info to SFS so the next site they try and join they will get automatically rejected.

haincha 26 Nov 2011 01:43

Okay, since there are 96 pages I didn't read all of them. But, I tried searching for what I was looking for, with no specific results.

Is there a way to set it up to automatically delete zero post members that are still in the Newbie group after say 48 hours?

Or a way to report the members that are still getting past the spam filter. I had to remove the ability for Newbies to stop spamming my Blogs.

I don't want them to reflect statistics that don't really exist.

The Rocketeer 26 Nov 2011 02:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by haincha (Post 2271974)
Or a way to report the members that are still getting past the spam filter. I had to remove the ability for Newbies to stop spamming my Blogs.

I don't want them to reflect statistics that don't really exist.

this was a feature in the previous 1.x version, where you could report them and delete or ban them..but they removed that feature in the 2.x version.. thats one of the reasons why we were asking for the next updated release that would hopefully include a feature to report and then delete said users.

The Rocketeer 26 Nov 2011 02:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2271952)
If its in the log, it's already in the database so no need to submit it 2x.

Hey GlowHost, When will you be providing us with the update that you promised so many months ago? I think its about time we saw a beckon of hope :) as more and more people started having problems and complainig about some mission features and other improvements :)

ForceHSS 26 Nov 2011 05:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Rocketeer (Post 2271976)
this was a feature in the previous 1.x version, where you could report them and delete or ban them..but they removed that feature in the 2.x version.. thats one of the reasons why we were asking for the next updated release that would hopefully include a feature to report and then delete said users.

I have that option with this version dont know why you dont

robert garrett 26 Nov 2011 07:34

I would like a option to not display the spammer statistics unless logged on as a admin.

other than that this is working great.

RG

Amadeusmq 26 Nov 2011 08:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by robert garrett (Post 2272050)
I would like a option to not display the spammer statistics unless logged on as a admin.

I like this idea as well. I turned it off entirely because it just seemed distracting from my site's content, but it would be nice to see it as an administrator.

Amadeusmq 26 Nov 2011 08:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2271952)
If its in the log, it's already in the database so no need to submit it 2x.

I'm sorry Glow, but this confused me a bit. Are you saying that what is in the database is automatically submitted to stopforumspam.com at some point? Or, are you saying it was already in the database at stopforumspam.com?

I think my second guess is probably right, and that makes sense. I was thinking that the addon did some sort of checking internally to determine that the email address was 'bad', but now that I think about it, it's probably coming from the stopforumspam.com database.

So yea, I guess I answered my own question ;)

Sami 26 Nov 2011 12:03

After the upgrade to 4.1.8, we also got the blank page problem that blocks posts. How to fix the issue and how to avoid it in the future?

liltiger 26 Nov 2011 15:19

This is a great product but it is having a conflict with bbcode for mp3s

anyone have any idea how to fix?

SMJ 26 Nov 2011 15:29

Just to followup on liltiger's post:

We installed the mp3 bb code and after submitting a post get this error message:


Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(758) : eval()'d code on line 17

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/skiervil/public_html/testvb/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(758) : eval()'d code on line 17

By disabling Spam-O-Matic - we could add an mp3 file. re-enabling it and get the same error message. One that was added with it disabled is still there.

SMJ 26 Nov 2011 15:32

Actually - it makes posting anything impossible.

SMJ 26 Nov 2011 16:11

sorry for all the posts, testing like mad here.
all these problems happened on a test version of the site we built.

Not having any problems on the real site, and the mp3 bbcode player is working.

Perhaps we just need to re-install spam-o-matic in the test site. Right now it's a consistent problem that if it's enabled we get the above error message on any post attempt.

SMJ 26 Nov 2011 16:23

Problem solved FYI. Somehow functions_ghsom.php got deleted during some install we were doing, don't know how.

Once I copied it back into the includes folder the test site works again.

GlowHost.com 26 Nov 2011 21:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by haincha (Post 2271974)

Is there a way to set it up to automatically delete zero post members that are still in the Newbie group after say 48 hours?

Good idea, its been added to the todo list.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Rocketeer (Post 2271978)
Hey GlowHost, When will you be providing us with the update that you promised so many months ago? I think its about time we saw a beckon of hope :) as more and more people started having problems and complainig about some mission features and other improvements :)

I can't say when it will be. If we had people willing to pay for code then it would be done faster but its currently being developed only when we have free time to spare.

Quote:

Originally Posted by robert garrett (Post 2272050)
I would like a option to not display the spammer statistics unless logged on as a admin.

Ok, this was added to the list as well.

Poker Face 27 Nov 2011 04:57

If after installing this mod, would it be necessary to install either of these other two?

vB Bad Behavior (vB4) 1.0.5

Ban Spiders by User Agent 3.0.3

ForceHSS 27 Nov 2011 05:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poker Face (Post 2272278)
If after installing this mod, would it be necessary to install either of these other two?

vB Bad Behavior (vB4) 1.0.5

Ban Spiders by User Agent 3.0.3

I would and have

Alfa1 27 Nov 2011 14:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poker Face (Post 2272278)
If after installing this mod, would it be necessary to install either of these other two?

vB Bad Behavior (vB4) 1.0.5

Ban Spiders by User Agent 3.0.3

Certainly. I use vb BB.

Poker Face 27 Nov 2011 14:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2272285)
I would and have

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2272369)
Certainly. I use vb BB.

Thanks! :up:

shri 29 Nov 2011 02:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by fly (Post 2260910)
I'm getting Visitor message spam now. Can I request that be added to the next version?

This, plus getting it to work with Social Groups would be great for version 2.5.

HMBeaty 29 Nov 2011 02:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by robert garrett (Post 2272050)
I would like a option to not display the spammer statistics unless logged on as a admin.

other than that this is working great.

RG

Open the plugin forumhome_complete in the GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic modification and at the very top, add:

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

At the very bottom, add:

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

This will make the stats viewable only to Administrators

ForumUserStarte 29 Nov 2011 23:28

The first time I tried, I got this "Importing Product, Please Wait..." and waiting for hours without completion

the second time I tried it, I got this error

Database error in vBulletin 4.1.3:

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `vb_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
Request Date : Wednesday, November 30th 2011 @ 12:21:08 AM
Error Date : Wednesday, November 30th 2011 @ 12:21:08 AM
Script : http://www.speaklogic.org:88/forum/a...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.speaklogic.org:88/forum/a...?do=productadd
IP Address : 144.90.1.18
Username : admin
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.8

HMBeaty 30 Nov 2011 00:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForumUserStarte (Post 2273182)
The first time I tried, I got this "Importing Product, Please Wait..." and waiting for hours without completion

the second time I tried it, I got this error

Database error in vBulletin 4.1.3:

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `vb_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
Request Date : Wednesday, November 30th 2011 @ 12:21:08 AM
Error Date : Wednesday, November 30th 2011 @ 12:21:08 AM
Script : http://www.speaklogic.org:88/forum/a...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.speaklogic.org:88/forum/a...?do=productadd
IP Address : 144.90.1.18
Username : admin
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.8

The fix for this has already been provided many times throughout this thread, check the last few pages or so.

(COPPA) Users Awaiting Moderation
by vivaciti
30 Nov 2011 16:51

Hi,
Since installing this mod every time a user joins up (if not spammer) it says "Sent to vBulletin Registration System" but the user is then sat in the (COPPA) Users Awaiting Moderation primary usergroup rather than registered user. Am I missing some config for this mod as I can't see anywhere in the mod to alter the group it places users in.

Cheers in advance.

ForceHSS 30 Nov 2011 18:39

check coppa settings in mod and normal settings in options

vivaciti 01 Dec 2011 18:01

Cant see anything in the options for this, we dont even use COPPA in VB and its turned off.

Any other ideas, dont want to dump it if I can help it.

ForceHSS 02 Dec 2011 07:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by vivaciti (Post 2273732)
Cant see anything in the options for this, we dont even use COPPA in VB and its turned off.

Any other ideas, dont want to dump it if I can help it.

have you checked the settings in this mod as you have it turned on some where

Alfa1 03 Dec 2011 00:21

Please consider to add Bad Behavior to SOM.

Its the one thing that is missing. vB BB works well, but the developer doesn't have the time to keep it up to date.

Vick98 03 Dec 2011 09:36

Excellent mod! Works for 4.1.8.

MXjunk127 04 Dec 2011 12:35

So, I cannot absolutely attribute this to your mod, but I installed it on 4.1.8 a few days ago and some of my new users are not being registered correctly...Infact, they are showing up as guests...However, guests are not supposed to be allowed to post (per permissions), and although their user names show in the newbies usergroup via the adminCP, none of their info (even email or username) is viewable in the user view of the adminCP....Kinda not good on my live forum...

The users that show of as guests show they cleared the system and got sent to registration, and they show as recently registered...

"Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System."

Other Products installed:

Auto Database Backup
Change Author And Date
GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic
IpInfo
Make Prefixes Clickable to Filter Forumdisplay
Members who have Visited
Min Post Count / Days Registered to Use Polls BOP5
More Share Options for VB4 by BOP5 Light
One Touch Ban & Cleaner
Prevent Double Posts
Save Users' Old Email Addresses
Separate Sticky and Normal Threads
Social Networking in Postbit & Profile

Any Help would be appreciated, thanks!

GTX2 04 Dec 2011 23:51

I've noticed a problem, what happens to Users Waiting Email Confirmation usergroup !?
I no longer can see which users have confirmed their email or not....
is there any way to put this mod working only after user confirms email and not right after registering !?!?


Edit: sorry, saw someone earlier found this issue... it would really be great to still be able to have users confirming their email, just for validation as i receive many many registrations with wrong/invalid email.

tkr reptiles 05 Dec 2011 03:29

Is this going to be updated for 4.1.7 and 4.1.8? After upgrading to 4.1.7, this doesn't work half as good as it did on 4.1.5...

Thanks

vivachina 06 Dec 2011 00:48

Hello

I think there is an small bug. When settings default usergroup for newbies.

Newbies Manager: Newbies Group ID
The group ID that new users will be put into immediately after successfully registering.


What is successful registration?
I have set email verification as first step.
So, my successful registration comes when the newcomer confirms his email.

But Spam-O-Matic moves the newcomer to Newbies Group ID without waiting for email confirmation. And should have move after email confirmation.

My mistake. This was reported several. Any fix or workaround?

watty005 06 Dec 2011 18:56

How do I delete those 'web hosting' links in the footer of my forum??

ForceHSS 06 Dec 2011 20:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by watty005 (Post 2275228)
How do I delete those 'web hosting' links in the footer of my forum??

remove them from the stop o matic options

Froberg 08 Dec 2011 17:53

.. Considering I currently have 2000+ posts awaiting moderation, I'd say that the effectiveness has fallen dramatically.

Anyone else experiencing this? :)

Oh, should mention.. this accumulated over a few days. Even had to ban newbies from commenting on blogs since they can't be spam-o-matified, and the bots were posting there...

bcilloniz 09 Dec 2011 01:49

Seems to be working ok... żAnyway to see the: "15 Spammers Denied Registration"?

I leave one web hosting link on my footer

Thanks for this mode.

ihstiv 09 Dec 2011 17:05

This is a great mod - we've been using it for a while now, and it's saved us a lot of time!

We are now fine-tuning and trying to reduce the # of legitimate users that are being blocked. The first thing we've done is to turn off the username check - we had one user recently with username 'Jack' that was blocked due to his username matching on SFS..

My question is: what is the easiest way to Lift a Ban on a user? I see them listed in the log file, but I'm not finding any way to release them from the user ban..

Do I just have to go to ACP > Users > Add new user - and manually create their account?

Thanks!

ihstiv 09 Dec 2011 19:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihstiv (Post 2276243)
This is a great mod - we've been using it for a while now, and it's saved us a lot of time!

We are now fine-tuning and trying to reduce the # of legitimate users that are being blocked. The first thing we've done is to turn off the username check - we had one user recently with username 'Jack' that was blocked due to his username matching on SFS..

My question is: what is the easiest way to Lift a Ban on a user? I see them listed in the log file, but I'm not finding any way to release them from the user ban..

Do I just have to go to ACP > Users > Add new user - and manually create their account?

Thanks!

I think I found the answer to my own question; since no user account is created when a user is 'blocked' by spamomatic - there is no way to 'lift the ban'

Any suggestions for another approach to this that would involve lest steps than manually creating user accounts for legitimate users?

Thanks

TeknoSounds 10 Dec 2011 21:42

Turn off username checking. Since bots use fairly common names sometimes, real people will get blocked. Just keep IP and email address checking on, turn on human verification in your VB settings and ask a simple question.

cool_recep 12 Dec 2011 01:35

The best plugin on my forum after vBSEO :) Waiting for the next version ;)

hubbers72 14 Dec 2011 21:39

Hi I'm new :)

And I'm getting these errors after a relatively new installation of 4.1.8.

The only add on I have added is GlowHost Spam-O-matic

GlowHost Spam-O-matich logs
Warning: require_once() [function.require-once]: Unable to access ../upload/admincp/global.php in /home/sitename/public_html/admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php on line 11

Warning: require_once(../upload/admincp/global.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/sitename/public_html/admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php on line 11

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '../upload/admincp/global.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/sitename/public_html/admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php on line 11

And on the CP I get these

Tags
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/sitename/public_html/admincp/tag.php on line 585

Manage content priority
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/sitename/public_html/admincp/sitemap.php on line 180

Rebuild sitemap
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/sitename/public_html/admincp/sitemap.php on line 180

But even if I disable the GlowHost pluggin I still get the last three errors. And there doesn't look anything too suspiscious on line 180.

I've renamed the admincp to another name (not shown above) but I updated that value to the correct one in glowhostspamomatic.php on line 11

Any ideas?

ForceHSS 14 Dec 2011 22:09

it says you dont have the file uploaded to your admincp folder uploading the file will fix the problem

hubbers72 14 Dec 2011 22:36

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I had a typo above. Yes the file glowhostspamomatic.php is uploaded and in the correct folder. I renamed that folder on install for security but have updated the filename on line 11 so that it matches the correct structure.

Not sure why the xml is being impacted?

maxicroma 15 Dec 2011 12:59

I keep having problems whit my forum.
When i try to delete post and its activated the Spam-O-Matic it give these error


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

I need a way to fix it

Keyvan63 20 Dec 2011 19:18

Does it work with VB 4.1.8 and up?
I get errors when importing it:

Database error in vBulletin 4.1.8:

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
Request Date : Tuesday, December 20th 2011 @ 08:17:26 PM
Error Date : Tuesday, December 20th 2011 @ 08:17:27 PM
Script : http://localhost/AW/admincp/plugin.php?do=productimport
Referrer : http://localhost/AW/admincp/plugin.php?do=productadd
IP Address : ::1
Username :XXXX
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.16


RESOLVED by:
Replace TYPE=MyISAM to ENGINE=MyISAM in the xml file it is MySQL variable which changed from this version i run.
Thank U

ForceHSS 20 Dec 2011 22:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by hubbers72 (Post 2277826)
Hi, thanks for the reply.

I had a typo above. Yes the file glowhostspamomatic.php is uploaded and in the correct folder. I renamed that folder on install for security but have updated the filename on line 11 so that it matches the correct structure.

Not sure why the xml is being impacted?

try uninstalling the plugin and reinstalling it again see if that fixes the problem

cool_recep 22 Dec 2011 02:00

4.1.9 and works fine.

[email protected] 23 Dec 2011 19:46

Absolutely brilliant, what a saviour to say the least!

I had been battling spammers on a daily basis lately, I tried all sorted.

In a space of about just over 36 hours
406 Spammers Denied Registration
3 Spammy Posts Automatically Moderated

Results speak for themselves.

One question I do have, I have perhaps 3 or so users which I know are spammers, I don't want to go banning them since it doesn't help anyone, is there a way of reporting them? Share the love I say.

Cheers

DaleM 23 Dec 2011 20:44

I can't remember when I installed mine but it's denied 11213 registrations so far and still going strong. HIghly recommend!

ArchAngelz 24 Dec 2011 14:59

I just installed this and realised that the "Spam-O-Matic" option only appears in thread view. Is it possible to have it appear also in forum view or new posts view so that we can settle many spam threads in one shot; rather than go into each thread to do it?

The Rocketeer 24 Dec 2011 16:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 2280510)
Absolutely brilliant, what a saviour to say the least!

I had been battling spammers on a daily basis lately, I tried all sorted.

In a space of about just over 36 hours
406 Spammers Denied Registration
3 Spammy Posts Automatically Moderated

Results speak for themselves.

One question I do have, I have perhaps 3 or so users which I know are spammers, I don't want to go banning them since it doesn't help anyone, is there a way of reporting them? Share the love I say.

Cheers

there used to be way to do all this is version 1x. but he removed most good features in version 2. I asked him to fix it in the next version, but its been too long. :erm:

Harpo 27 Dec 2011 02:41

Awesome, I've had two spam accounts created on my forum, Hopefully this mod will help out.

chatpalace24 27 Dec 2011 18:59

Well first of all thanks for this addon.

so here my problems :
1) No Settings under Usergroups (Akismet)
2) No Chance to send the data from Useredit to Antispam like the Readme shows.
Snipp -


4.1.
A) Located @ Edit user profile
B) If you have you API keys (set in settings) -
you will be able
to submit user details to StopForumSpam.com and Akismet databases simply
Delete a post as spam and ban the user to submit them if you have these
options enabled.

--Snap
This settings not there

Any ideas ? I have the api keys for both antispam sites, and have disabled the VB Akismet Addon

Alibass 27 Dec 2011 19:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by chatpalace24 (Post 2281460)
Well first of all thanks for this addon.

so here my problems :
1) No Settings under Usergroups (Akismet)
2) No Chance to send the data from Useredit to Antispam like the Readme shows.
Snipp -


4.1.
A) Located @ Edit user profile
B) If you have you API keys (set in settings) -
you will be able
to submit user details to StopForumSpam.com and Akismet databases simply
Delete a post as spam and ban the user to submit them if you have these
options enabled.

--Snap
This settings not there

Any ideas ? I have the api keys for both antispam sites, and have disabled the VB Akismet Addon

I believe that option was removed. Go to thread(s) you want to report and click on moderation tools. You should be able to do all from there.

chatpalace24 27 Dec 2011 21:06

@alibass
Well , the option to check over Akismet in Usergroups is also missing . So all the settings are gone away ? Hmm, thats confuse, because all these things are in the readme.

Hopefully the author answers ....

The Rocketeer 29 Dec 2011 07:44

@ Alibass - Thats BS. Some human spammers dont bother posting and just leave some crappy info on their profiles. We were able to report them before in the past version and we should be able to do that now. But that feature got removed. A very stupid decision to remove such a feature. Feature wise The 1.x version was superior to this is every way. I wish the author ever updated this or I hope some one else comes up with a better Anti Spam solution than this.

The Rocketeer 29 Dec 2011 07:46

@ chatpalace check my earlier posts on this topic. The Author basically never even bothers visiting here let alone update or give a hand and a voice their work. You'll have to visit glowhost.com and ask for him to have a look , thats what I had to do, twice this year. The Mod is somewhat semi abandoned. Shame, such a good mod

fly 29 Dec 2011 14:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Rocketeer (Post 2281862)
@ Alibass - Thats BS. Some human spammers dont bother posting and just leave some crappy info on their profiles. We were able to report them before in the past version and we should be able to do that now. But that feature got removed. A very stupid decision to remove such a feature. Feature wise The 1.x version was superior to this is every way. I wish the author ever updated this or I hope some one else comes up with a better Anti Spam solution than this.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how angry are you?

Alibass 29 Dec 2011 15:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Rocketeer (Post 2281862)
@ Alibass - Thats BS. Some human spammers dont bother posting and just leave some crappy info on their profiles. We were able to report them before in the past version and we should be able to do that now. But that feature got removed. A very stupid decision to remove such a feature. Feature wise The 1.x version was superior to this is every way. I wish the author ever updated this or I hope some one else comes up with a better Anti Spam solution than this.

Well mate use your head and don't allow them to modify their profiles until they have posted so many posts. Damn this mod can't do all the thinking for you!
The very few that do get through I have my site setup to monitor them. If they are a spammer they're dealt with and quickly.

TheSupportForum 29 Dec 2011 15:17

i love this mod, i havent had any issues with it yet

The Rocketeer 30 Dec 2011 07:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2281926)
Well mate use your head and don't allow them to modify their profiles until they have posted so many posts. Damn this mod can't do all the thinking for you!
The very few that do get through I have my site setup to monitor them. If they are a spammer they're dealt with and quickly.

that doesn't work for me, most people that join our forums come from local references, google search's, and word of mouth and we are targeting a small like minded group of people from a specific national region. The last thing I want if to discourage my genuine members even more by using such sanctions.

But the point I was trying to get across wasn't about stopping spammers from filling up their profiles, I already have measurements for that. The point I was trying to make is that this mod should have allowed the users to be able to submit suspected spammers to the Antispam (Stopforumspam) database like we used to be able to do with the earlier version. So I was talking about this very function that was not included and of course the lack of interest from the original author. So back to you matey, no offense but perhaps you should use yours (head) next time and actually read what the other guy is trying to say before you just open your trap and jump on the bandwagon and make a complete arse of yourself.

fly 30 Dec 2011 13:33

^This guy needs a massage

tommeyboy 30 Dec 2011 19:26

I've run into a problem where spam-o-matic lists other users that signed up with the same ip, but when I click on them the link is broken.

The link is http://www.forum.com/forum/user.php?do=edit&u=11745, but the correct url is http://www.forum.com/forum/modcp/use...o=edit&u=11745

How can I fix this?

maxxamillion 03 Jan 2012 01:20

I want to remove the Spam-O-Matic Statistics from my whats going on box i looked in my template but i see it no where??

ForceHSS 03 Jan 2012 01:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxxamillion (Post 2283228)
I want to remove the Spam-O-Matic Statistics from my whats going on box i looked in my template but i see it no where??

look in the settings

HappyFeet 03 Jan 2012 01:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by maxxamillion (Post 2283228)
I want to remove the Spam-O-Matic Statistics from my whats going on box i looked in my template but i see it no where??


Me too!!! Still looking....


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