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

dougdirac 09 Sep 2012 07:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2363804)
Occasionally but not often. Everyone has maintenance to do from time to time.

I keep my registration blocked. If they are legit users they will comeback later and register. Rather loose a few than have a ton of spammers mucking up my site.

-A

This! Just looking at my stats lately, there are so many more spammers than legit users. Also if they have trouble they just use the Contact Us link, and I can sort out whatever issues.

rinkrat 09 Sep 2012 17:25

In the last two days I've had avout 100 spammers register and this thing is suddenly not stopping them. I tried the above change to the url and it apparently did nothing because I got a boatload of them registering last night.

Help!!

Ross L 09 Sep 2012 17:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by rinkrat (Post 2364032)
In the last two days I've had avout 100 spammers register and this thing is suddenly not stopping them. I tried the above change to the url and it apparently did nothing because I got a boatload of them registering last night.

Help!!

Stop Forum Spam was down for a while, hence the registrations were getting through. Stop Forum Spam is now back online, so they should get blocked.

Alibass 09 Sep 2012 17:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by slherzog (Post 2363922)
Well, after searching the db and plugin files, I realized that there's a file uploaded to includes/ that would surely have the stopforumspam URL and it does! :D

Open includes/functions_ghsom.php and find/replace every instance of www.stopforumspam.com with api.stopforumspam.org

Tested and works. :cool:

SFS is working on both links. I haven't had an issue with increase spammers and they're being rejected daily on my site.

Alibass 09 Sep 2012 17:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougdirac (Post 2363933)
This! Just looking at my stats lately, there are so many more spammers than legit users. Also if they have trouble they just use the Contact Us link, and I can sort out whatever issues.

Turn on reCAPTCHA or one of the many other CAPTCHA mods out there to stop them spamming your contact us.

bzcomputers 10 Sep 2012 01:56

During the StopForumSpan server downtime yesterday, this mod was denying all new registrations even though my setting for:

What should happen if the remote connection times out when querying the new registration? set to Allow Registration.

This is a sample of the log details:
"Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] Unable to connect to StopForumSpam.com. This is probably due to some temporary problems on their website: Unable to check. User passed to vBulletin registration system per your settings at 'StopForumSpam: Query"

It said it passed the registration attempts on, but no registrations with this type of log details ever came through.

This amounted to quite a few registration attempts over multiple hours to be incorrectly denied by what appears to be an issue with the mod.

Can anyone else confirm this issue?

I've only had this mod installed for a couple days and this is really my first experience with it ...first impressions are not so good.

ForceHSS 10 Sep 2012 06:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by bzcomputers (Post 2364136)
During the StopForumSpan server downtime yesterday, this mod was denying all new registrations even though my setting for:

What should happen if the remote connection times out when querying the new registration? set to Allow Registration.

This is a sample of the log details:
"Spam-O-Matic Tagged email - [email protected] Unable to connect to StopForumSpam.com. This is probably due to some temporary problems on their website: Unable to check. User passed to vBulletin registration system per your settings at 'StopForumSpam: Query"

It said it passed the registration attempts on, but no registrations with this type of log details ever came through.

This amounted to quite a few registration attempts over multiple hours to be incorrectly denied by what appears to be an issue with the mod.

Can anyone else confirm this issue?

I've only had this mod installed for a couple days and this is really my first experience with it ...first impressions are not so good.

Try doing what it says on post 1999 see if that helps you

Eslob 10 Sep 2012 10:54

Great Addon!

cooljeba 10 Sep 2012 11:17

Just installed.. Can i totally get rid of Captcha now ?

bzcomputers 10 Sep 2012 12:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2364170)
Try doing what it says on post 1999 see if that helps you

I will give that a shot, but without knowing exactly which urls in the file to change and which ones to leave alone I worry I might screw something up. Since the mod does seem to work correctly when their servers are up I'm not sure even changing the api address would do much to solve my original issue.

My concern still is that the issue I had really didn't revolve around whether the server could be contacted or not but rather what it did when it couldn't be contacted. When it couldn't be contacted it didn't do what it said it did nor what the settings chosen in the admincp were set up for it to do.

Is this product no longer supported by the original author? Seems like this mod has been abandoned by GlowHost.com, their last post was close to a year ago. Not really a product that many large vB forums could live without!

ForceHSS 10 Sep 2012 14:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by bzcomputers (Post 2364223)
I will give that a shot, but without knowing exactly which urls in the file to change and which ones to leave alone I worry I might screw something up. Since the mod does seem to work correctly when their servers are up I'm not sure even changing the api address would do much to solve my original issue.

My concern still is that the issue I had really didn't revolve around whether the server could be contacted or not but rather what it did when it couldn't be contacted. When it couldn't be contacted it didn't do what it said it did nor what the settings chosen in the admincp were set up for it to do.

Is this product no longer supported by the original author? Seems like this mod has been abandoned by GlowHost.com, their last post was close to a year ago. Not really a product that many large vB forums could live without!

As it says in that post change all of them. If it does not work you can always install the unedited one again? But if you do use this new URL you need to register with them and get a new api

dougdirac 10 Sep 2012 17:36

My installation is working fine, and I didn't make any modifications to the code. SFS has occasionally been unreachable in the last few weeks, but has always come back eventually. I don't see what benefit there is to changing the URLs from www. to api.

dougdirac 10 Sep 2012 17:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by cooljeba (Post 2364211)
Just installed.. Can i totally get rid of Captcha now ?

You should a least keep one first line of defense to weed out most of the less advanced spambots. If not a Captcha, then at least a challenge question.

bzcomputers 10 Sep 2012 21:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougdirac (Post 2364334)
My installation is working fine, and I didn't make any modifications to the code. SFS has occasionally been unreachable in the last few weeks, but has always come back eventually. I don't see what benefit there is to changing the URLs from www. to api.

From the forum posts at StopForumSpam.com and their twitter posts it sounds like the api address at api.stopforumspam.com will be the more robust one (providing mirrors, erc.) that will allow for a lot less downtime in case of issues. The current address does not have all these capabilities and supposedly will not be getting them (from what I can tell) but still may work for some time. Currently both are working, but it is something everyone using this mod should keep on top of.

http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/v...ic.php?id=4653

https://twitter.com/StopForumSpam

stalkingdatoast 11 Sep 2012 05:35

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Im getting this error while trying to upload the xml file durigng installation. Please help!

Syxguns 11 Sep 2012 05:46

@stalkingdatoast
1) Did you upload all files before trying to import the XML file?

2) Open PHPMyAdmin and make sure the have the table vb_glowhostspamomatic_log If you do not then create the table and then try it again.

ForceHSS 11 Sep 2012 05:53

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Quote:

Originally Posted by stalkingdatoast (Post 2364517)
I'm getting this error while trying to upload the XML file during installation. Please help!

Here is the SQL for that table, you can add it manually from PHPMyAdmin

SNATCH3R 11 Sep 2012 06:15

I am facing a problem when i install the mod...gives me database error.....

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:

Quote:

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `abc_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, September 11th 2012 @ 12:10:14 AM
Error Date : Tuesday, September 11th 2012 @ 12:10:14 AM
Script : http://www.mydomain.com/admincp/plug...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.mydomain.com/admincp/plug...?do=productadd
IP Address : 18.222.140.59
Username : Admin
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.23-55

Can somebody update me what could be the issue

Syxguns 11 Sep 2012 06:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNATCH3R (Post 2364523)
I am facing a problem when i install the mod...gives me database error.....
Can somebody update me what could be the issue

Your MySQL Version : 5.5.23-55 doesn't recognize TYPE=MyISAM. There are 3 instances of it in the XML file. Open the XML and replace the 3 occurrences with ENGINE=MyISAM

That will fix the problem.

fly 11 Sep 2012 13:52

vB.org REALLY needs an option for a wiki post after the OP like other sites do.

dougdirac 11 Sep 2012 14:09

Thanks for the detail. Sounds like this mod could use an update.

I'd like the option of using Spam-O-Matic on the thread level as well as the post level.

mark99 11 Sep 2012 14:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by slherzog (Post 2363922)
Well, after searching the db and plugin files, I realized that there's a file uploaded to includes/ that would surely have the stopforumspam URL and it does! :D

Open includes/functions_ghsom.php and find/replace every instance of www.stopforumspam.com with api.stopforumspam.org

Tested and works. :cool:

Really good catch, swapped and will keep an eye on that.

Macsee 13 Sep 2012 22:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by slherzog (Post 2363922)
Well, after searching the db and plugin files, I realized that there's a file uploaded to includes/ that would surely have the stopforumspam URL and it does! :D

Open includes/functions_ghsom.php and find/replace every instance of www.stopforumspam.com with api.stopforumspam.org

Tested and works. :cool:

Can anyone confirm that this is actually a requirement i.e. that we have to change all mentions of stopforumspam.com in file functions_ghsom.php?

If that was an isolate incident with SFS going down a few days ago then ... they seem to have had another of those isolated incidents today!

dougdirac 13 Sep 2012 22:43

I didn't do any of those changes and things are working fine for me, for now. It did set to block registrations if SFS is unavailable, however.

djbaxter 13 Sep 2012 23:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Macsee (Post 2365197)
Can anyone confirm that this is actually a requirement i.e. that we have to change all mentions of stopforumspam.com in file functions_ghsom.php?

If that was an isolate incident with SFS going down a few days ago then ... they seem to have had another of those isolated incidents today!

No, they are not necessary at all. The issues people were experiencing had nothing to do with the specific URL but with database outages and a surge in spam in all forms over the past few days.

MentaL 14 Sep 2012 00:37

Good mod, catches a lot but also misses a fair bit too.

renlok 14 Sep 2012 13:58

This is honestly the greatest thing ever made.

Snowhog 15 Sep 2012 21:48

Pardon my newbishness, but in the readme.txt is says to "Upload content of the upload folder into you forum root folder". Contained in the upload folder are the following folders:

admincp
includes

The root folder already contains a folder called includes, so I must assume that I copy the "contents of the folders" to the "designated folders" within the root folder. We don't have a folder in our root folder called admincp. We do have one called admincontrolpanel. Would that be where I copy the contents of admincp to?

ForceHSS 15 Sep 2012 22:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snowhog (Post 2365745)
Pardon my newbishness, but in the readme.txt is says to "Upload content of the upload folder into you forum root folder". Contained in the upload folder are the following folders:

admincp
includes

The root folder already contains a folder called includes, so I must assume that I copy the "contents of the folders" to the "designated folders" within the root folder. We don't have a folder in our root folder called admincp. We do have one called admincontrolpanel. Would that be where I copy the contents of admincp to?

You have not installed many plugins just take the files and upload them to the same name folders

Im having issues with Database
by bradleyj
16 Sep 2012 21:15

I got this error message...

I tried adding the tables but not sure what im doing. can someone give me a guide on what to put in here as the Mysql updated.

vBulletin 4.2.0:

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 : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 01:17:57 PM
Error Date : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 01:17:57 PM
Script : http://www.topic+++++.com/admincp/pl...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.topic+++++.com/admincp/pl...?do=productadd
IP Address : 108.203.176.222
Username : bradleyj
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.23-55

Syxguns 16 Sep 2012 21:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by bradleyj (Post 2365969)
I got this error message...

I tried adding the tables but not sure what im doing. can someone give me a guide on what to put in here as the Mysql updated.

vBulletin 4.2.0:

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 : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 01:17:57 PM
Error Date : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 01:17:57 PM
Script : http://www.topic+++++.com/admincp/pl...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.topic+++++.com/admincp/pl...?do=productadd
IP Address : 108.203.176.222
Username : bradleyj
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.23-55

I wish there was a way to add this information in the primary post!! I won't explain in detail, but you are running MySQL 5.5 and TYPE=MyISAM is not recognized. Open the XML file with notepad++ and change the 3 occurrences of that to ENGINE=MyISAM and that will correct the problem. Don't block Username with the mod, and if you read the thread, you will see that these statements have been mentioned multiple times. :)

dougdirac 17 Sep 2012 06:43

Feature request, or maybe someone can figure out how to do this. But I'd like better presentation of the data in the log.

I'd like to see a histogram graph of how many spammers were blocked per week, per day, per hour, etc. What caused them to be rejected. Country of origin. How many legit users made it through, etc.

That way I could get a sense of what antispam efforts are helping, etc.

Anyway to download the data as a CSV file, then I could just use Excell or Matlab or something.

Syxguns 17 Sep 2012 09:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougdirac
Feature request, or maybe someone can figure out how to do this. But I'd like better presentation of the data in the log.

I'd like to see a histogram graph of how many spammers were blocked per week, per day, per hour, etc. What caused them to be rejected. Country of origin. How many legit users made it through, etc.

That way I could get a sense of what antispam efforts are helping, etc.

Anyway to download the data as a CSV file, then I could just use Excell or Matlab or something.

You already have two such lists available to you. The first is in the Statistics and Logs in the AdminCP, the second is in the database under the table name glowhostspamomatic_log

Date, IP address, Username, e-mail address, and a reason is given. I think that those two lists work just fine for me.

Slugger00001 19 Sep 2012 02:57

Why is there a link under "whats going on?" that links to this vbulletin.org thread?
Can that be disabled? I already have the affiliate disabled and give thanks.

ForceHSS 19 Sep 2012 03:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slugger00001 (Post 2366584)
Why is there a link under "whats going on?" that links to this vbulletin.org thread?
Can that be disabled? I already have the affiliate disabled and give thanks.

Can you show a link to this on your site and a screenshot to show what you see as I also have this installed and this is not the case with me or anyone else

Slugger00001 19 Sep 2012 04:06

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2366588)
Can you show a link to this on your site and a screenshot to show what you see as I also have this installed and this is not the case with me or anyone else


attached the image.

when i click it, it takes me to this thread. Shouldn't clicking it show or hide the stats?

I see that its supposed to list who has been blocked ect ect, mine shows nothing at the moment because my forum has been turned off since i just upgraded to 4.2.0.

Alibass 19 Sep 2012 04:30

Turn it off in your SOM settings...

Slugger00001 19 Sep 2012 04:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alibass (Post 2366602)
Turn it off in your SOM settings...

thanks. I overlooked it.

Lee Roberts 19 Sep 2012 09:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slugger00001 (Post 2366584)
Why is there a link under "whats going on?" that links to this vbulletin.org thread?
Can that be disabled? I already have the affiliate disabled and give thanks.

Hi Slugger,

You need to look for the option that reads "Statistics: Link to Spam-O-Matic? - Link "By Spam-O-Matic" in forum statistics to vBulletin.org so others can protect their forums with Spam-O-Matic." and set this to No or Yes.

Located: Settings > Options > "Glowhost - Spam-O-Matic"

.Me

NxT Networks 19 Sep 2012 18:44

Hello there, when I enable this: my forum throws up a 500 internal error when I try to make a new thread or reply to a post.
Any help would be appreciated! :)

ForceHSS 20 Sep 2012 02:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by NxT Networks (Post 2366730)
Hello there, when I enable this: my forum throws up a 500 internal error when I try to make a new thread or reply to a post.
Any help would be appreciated! :)

make sure you have the files installed in the right folders

NxT Networks 20 Sep 2012 17:29

I'm pretty sure I do. Any help would be appreciated (:

AFQ 20 Sep 2012 22:49

Hello guys, I really need help with this plugin. I've got my WordPress installation integrated with vB. Whenever a new thread is made in WP, its posted in a specific section in vB by a specific user but whenever i've the Spam-O-Matic enabled, it wouldnt make a new thread it vB.

This is the error it gives when I try to publish the post in WP:
Quote:

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(1827) : eval()'d code on line 16

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/iamextre/public_html/maximum-tech.net/forums/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(1827) : eval()'d code on line 16
It gets published in WP but corresponding thread in vB isnt made even though it'll added that user and its user group as an exception in Spam-O-Matic's settings.

Thanks.

shellys 21 Sep 2012 02:25

This is the best mod for vbulletin i have ever seen. Its so extensive and useful.

Absolutely wonderful
by naviter
21 Sep 2012 09:09

Installed on vB 4.0.2 and it works out of the box. Beautiful. Thank you guys.

Jpolola 22 Sep 2012 09:15

Hello....
Anybody could please tell me why I received this error VIA email after uploading Spamomatic Files.

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:

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 : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 07:15:11 PM
Error Date : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 07:15:11 PM
Script : http://www.pinoylifers.com/admincp/p...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.pinoylifers.com/admincp/p...?do=productadd
IP Address : ***********
Username : **********
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.23-55

bzcomputers 22 Sep 2012 09:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jpolola (Post 2367534)
Hello....
Anybody could please tell me why I received this error VIA email after uploading Spamomatic Files.

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:

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 : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 07:15:11 PM
Error Date : Sunday, September 16th 2012 @ 07:15:11 PM
Script : http://www.pinoylifers.com/admincp/p...=productimport
Referrer : http://www.pinoylifers.com/admincp/p...?do=productadd
IP Address : **********
Username : **********
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.23-55

Open The XML file (product-glowhostspamomatic.xml) and edit "TYPE=MyISAM" to say "ENGINE=MyISAM" in 3 places: on line 30, 38 and 47. Resave, then reimport and allow overwrite.

This is a change required for the MySQL version you have (highlighted in red above).

Jpolola 23 Sep 2012 05:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by bzcomputers (Post 2367542)
Open The XML file (product-glowhostspamomatic.xml) and edit "TYPE=MyISAM" to say "ENGINE=MyISAM" in 3 places: on line 30, 38 and 47. Resave, then reimport and allow overwrite.

This is a change required for the MySQL version you have (highlighted in red above).

Awesome! That fixed the Problem. Really Thank you:up:

Database error on newer Mysql versions
by meditate
23 Sep 2012 07:33

Change TYPE=MyISAM to ENGINE=MyISAM in the XML file when doing a new install, and to developer please add another copy for this it would be easier. :)

NOTE: this does not affect you if you have it already installed.

techin5 23 Sep 2012 12:06

Getting this error guys

"Warning: require_once(includes/functions_ghsom.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/register.php(338) : eval()'d code on line 10

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'includes/functions_ghsom.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/techin52/forums/register.php(338) : eval()'d code on line 10"

Tried to reinstall everything as well. No difference. cURL is installed and the other setting is enabled too

ForceHSS 23 Sep 2012 12:57

you have not installed the file that it is asking for

shadz 23 Sep 2012 17:45

installed

techin5 23 Sep 2012 18:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2367863)
you have not installed the file that it is asking for

I did as asked. Uploaded the spam o matic folder to forum root, and the xml file to the plugins manager. Am i missing something?

ForceHSS 23 Sep 2012 18:54

you have 3 files one goes to the
admincp folder glowhostspamomatic.php the next one goes into the
includes folder functions_ghsom.php and the last one goes into
incudes/xml cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml
then go to admincp/Plugins & Products/Manage Products scroll down and click Add/Import Product and upload the product-glowhostspamomatic.xml

techin5 23 Sep 2012 19:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2367967)
you have 3 files one goes to the
admincp folder glowhostspamomatic.php the next one goes into the
includes folder functions_ghsom.php and the last one goes into
incudes/xml cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml
then go to admincp/Plugins & Products/Manage Products scroll down and click Add/Import Product and upload the product-glowhostspamomatic.xml

Sorry, might have to spell it out for me even more.

Instructions given in note document:


2.2. Upload content of the upload folder into you forum root folder


2.3. Import product-glowhostspamomatic.xml into products (Located
at
AdminCP -> Plugin System -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product)

That's the only 'installation' instructions of which I did both. Then what next?

ForceHSS 23 Sep 2012 19:20

What part do you not understand from my above post. I can talk to you on skype if you need help

techin5 23 Sep 2012 19:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2367979)
What part do you not understand from my above post

All of it? The reason I say that is because I followed the post instructions. My questions if.. since I did those two things in the instructions. The issue is WHAT do I do next, after I've done what I did.

ForceHSS 23 Sep 2012 19:25

pm sent

oddmud 24 Sep 2012 23:58

I see request after request after request of a whitelist option. Any news on that front? No one has a solution. I have to stop using the plugin (even though it's AWESOME) because I'm getting far to many normal people that can't register due to being listed as spammers, and they aren't.

Budabing 25 Sep 2012 00:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddmud (Post 2368285)
I see request after request after request of a whitelist option. Any news on that front? No one has a solution. I have to stop using the plugin (even though it's AWESOME) because I'm getting far to many normal people that can't register due to being listed as spammers, and they aren't.

I found that disabling the username check but keeping the IP and email check enabled has fixed the issue of banning genuine users while keeping all the spammers and bots at bay. Have you tried this setting yet?

oddmud 25 Sep 2012 01:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Budabing (Post 2368287)
I found that disabling the username check but keeping the IP and email check enabled has fixed the issue of banning genuine users while keeping all the spammers and bots at bay. Have you tried this setting yet?

I had not, so right now I just changed it too IP and Email check only. Lets see how that works.

tkr reptiles 25 Sep 2012 15:30

I have this installed, and it was working well. Lately I have been getting hammered every day with tons of spammer accounts. Is there an update for this? Will there be soon? Is there another option that will work???

tkr reptiles 25 Sep 2012 15:36

I think I figured it out. Somehow the option of what to do when a spammer is detected got changed to allow them to register, not block registration.

JakeSully 26 Sep 2012 13:03

Hi i installed this addon but problem is it wont display like it does on this picture http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...6&d=1297118184 i'm ussing vbulletin 4.2.0 and all i see is title but nothing more under it :( also title is click able and it takes me to this topic so idk whats wrong :(

bzcomputers 26 Sep 2012 13:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by JakeSully (Post 2368659)
Hi i installed this addon but problem is it wont display like it does on this picture http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...6&d=1297118184 i'm ussing vbulletin 4.2.0 and all i see is title but nothing more under it :( also title is click able and it takes me to this topic so idk whats wrong :(

Yes, the title should be hyperlinked and nothing should display under it when first installed. Depending on how you set your admin settings depends on what will eventually show there. Check under statistics and logs for "GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic Logs" to see if it is running.

JakeSully 26 Sep 2012 14:29

But on pic link i attached it shows that it should say alot of txt under name like of how meny spammers is blocked and so :/

bzcomputers 26 Sep 2012 14:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by JakeSully (Post 2368685)
But on pic link i attached it shows that it should say alot of txt under name like of how meny spammers is blocked and so :/

Not until it actually blocks spammers, until then it will be blank. If you have a slow site it could be blank for awhile.

BGN64 26 Sep 2012 16:01

Is there any way to report a spammer to StopForumSpam if they never post? Just recently spammers have been registering by the dozens (per day) but they don't post. They were after the blog feature but I have the blog spam under control, I just want to report them.

Thanks.

bzcomputers 26 Sep 2012 16:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by BGN64 (Post 2368711)
Is there any way to report a spammer to StopForumSpam if they never post? Just recently spammers have been registering by the dozens (per day) but they don't post. They were after the blog feature but I have the blog spam under control, I just want to report them.

Thanks.

http://www.stopforumspam.com/add

CharlieDelta 26 Sep 2012 16:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by BGN64 (Post 2368711)
Is there any way to report a spammer to StopForumSpam if they never post? Just recently spammers have been registering by the dozens (per day) but they don't post. They were after the blog feature but I have the blog spam under control, I just want to report them.

Thanks.

You can use this plugin and this code change.

Works for me.

TheSupportForum 26 Sep 2012 16:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharlieDelta (Post 2368722)
You can use this plugin and this code change.

Works for me.

just do this for code





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

all he needed to do is use the settings from the product

is the old stopforumspam setting string for the other product he is using

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

this is glowhost setting string for stopforumspam api

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


ForceHSS 26 Sep 2012 16:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by simonhind (Post 2368728)
just do this for code





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

I tried that did not work you need to use the code change

TheSupportForum 26 Sep 2012 17:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2368729)
I tried that did not work you need to use the code change

ah i just rechanged the code again i missed something

anyways it works for me on vb 4.2.0 with no issues

here is my screenshot

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

ForceHSS 26 Sep 2012 17:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by simonhind (Post 2368732)
ah i just rechanged the code again i missed something

anyways it works for me on vb 4.2.0 with no issues

here is my screenshot

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

this is the code I am using is your code the same if not post yours

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


TheSupportForum 26 Sep 2012 17:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2368740)
this is the code I am using is your code the same if not post yours

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

yeah you are just using it as a plugin and nothing to do with the product as there are no vb variables shown for glowhost product

mine is based on [GlowHost] Spam-O-Matic - Spam Firewall stops forum spam
vb variables which is why i suggested using my code as it fits the need for the plugin addon for stopforumspam

ForceHSS 26 Sep 2012 17:25

I am using this plugin
with the above coding as
Product: vBulletin
Hook Location: useradmin_edit_column1
Title: Submit to StopForumSpam.com
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:

then putting in the above code

If this is wrong say

TheSupportForum 26 Sep 2012 17:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2368745)
I am using this plugin
with the above coding as
Product: vBulletin
Hook Location: useradmin_edit_column1
Title: Submit to StopForumSpam.com
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:

then putting in the above code

If this is wrong say

its fine as you are using it as a seperate plugin from this product

i just meant that the code i changed is based on the product itself thats all

dougdirac 26 Sep 2012 23:15

This mod has been a life saver. I just want to point out, though, that I finally got around to changing my Human Verification Options from ReCaptcha to a very easy Question and Answer, and now I hardly have any spam even getting to the SFS check stage. I used to see one every few minutes, no I only have one every several hours. Pretty awesome.

imported_dfmafia 28 Sep 2012 15:25

I lost the stats in the WGO box. whats the code to re-insert it manually?

An uninstall and install isn't working.

Floyd R Turbo 29 Sep 2012 18:36

Newbie to forums here, I just purchased and attempted to install vB5 beta 11 and gave up after 3 installs and then realizing that it was a bad idea to try out a beta when I hadn't done anything beyond HTML in 10 years LOL, and no plug-ins were written for it yet.

Installed vB4.2 P2 with ease after the learning steps above and then installed keycaptcha (LOVE that thing!), SOM and vB Bad Behaviour, thanks to links on vbulletin.com. Got an Aksimet and StopForumSpam keys also. Also added a Q&A to the registration screen. I think with all of that, I may never have much of a spammer problem at all.

Had trouble with getting new "test" users set up, it was pegging every attempt as a spammer, turning SOM off fixed it, but I still wanted it up and running. Read the first 300 and last 200 posts on this thread (roughly) and determined that I hadn't configured it right, but there really isn't a guide for configuring. I figured out from various posts that I needed to

1) disable Akismet in vBulletin and let SOM handle it
2) decrease the SFS remote expiry from 90 days to 10 days (I believe it was this that fixed the registration problem)

Can anyone think of anything else I should consider? I do not have newbies manager on. I do have auto-moderation on, but I might shut this off unless a problem arises.

From reading what I have read on here and vbulletin.com, I am very happy to have found the tools to prevent problems from happening. Now I suppose it's a waiting game to see if the bots can break keycaptcha.

Thank you so much to the developers on this site. The installs went very smoothly...so far, so good!

Alibass 29 Sep 2012 19:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by BGN64 (Post 2368711)
Is there any way to report a spammer to StopForumSpam if they never post? Just recently spammers have been registering by the dozens (per day) but they don't post. They were after the blog feature but I have the blog spam under control, I just want to report them.

Thanks.

It's not a good idea to report someone as a spammer unless they have actually spammed your site. This can cause problems for other users who may share that IP from registering at other sites.

Derek765 04 Oct 2012 11:19

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:
I uploaded all files to their right directorys then went to Import product-glowhostspamomatic.xml and got this following error.

Anyone know what this means?


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


TheSupportForum 04 Oct 2012 13:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek765 (Post 2370684)
Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:
I uploaded all files to their right directorys then went to Import product-glowhostspamomatic.xml and got this following error.

Anyone know what this means?


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

change all instances of


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.

in product-glowhostspamomatic.xml

Derek765 04 Oct 2012 14:55

1 Attachment(s)
Alright got it installed fine and setup but now its not displaying any information in the block, a image is provided below.

Any idea?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1349358896

TheSupportForum 04 Oct 2012 15:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek765 (Post 2370717)
Alright got it installed fine and setup but now its not displaying any information in the block, a image is provided below.

Any idea?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...1&d=1349358896

This means no spammers have tried to register yet

Derek765 04 Oct 2012 15:14

Oh alright, didn't know if it would still show information with 0 spammers and ect or not.

Harpo 04 Oct 2012 15:31

Very happy with this. saved me a lot of work.

Thanks!

joeychgo 04 Oct 2012 15:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddmud (Post 2368285)
I see request after request after request of a whitelist option. Any news on that front? No one has a solution. I have to stop using the plugin (even though it's AWESOME) because I'm getting far to many normal people that can't register due to being listed as spammers, and they aren't.

Yes, it would be very nice if this could work. ESPECIALLY if there was a way to whitelist for a period of time only. (ie 7 days)

Quote:

Originally Posted by BGN64 (Post 2368711)
Is there any way to report a spammer to StopForumSpam if they never post? Just recently spammers have been registering by the dozens (per day) but they don't post. They were after the blog feature but I have the blog spam under control, I just want to report them.

Thanks.

I catch spammers who register alot - before they post. They arent listed in the database. Its cumbersome to go to stopforumspam and add the entry as wel as manually deleting the user. It would be great if this could be a one click deal like on posts.

Also, it would be nice if we could block by country. I have no use of China members for example - and would just like to block them outright.

TheSupportForum 04 Oct 2012 16:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeychgo (Post 2370727)
Yes, it would be very nice if this could work. ESPECIALLY if there was a way to whitelist for a period of time only. (ie 7 days)



I catch spammers who register alot - before they post. They arent listed in the database. Its cumbersome to go to stopforumspam and add the entry as wel as manually deleting the user. It would be great if this could be a one click deal like on posts.

Also, it would be nice if we could block by country. I have no use of China members for example - and would just like to block them outright.

add this if you haven't already
add this plugin

Product: vBulletin
Hook Location: useradmin_edit_column1
Title: Submit to StopForumSpam.com
Execution Order: 5
Plugin PHP Code:


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

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1...6289223c1e.png



this will allow you to submit them from admincp when viewing users details in admincp

Syxguns 05 Oct 2012 09:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeychgo (Post 2370727)
it would be nice if we could block by country. I have no use of China members for example - and would just like to block them outright.

Here is a good website to use. Add the rules to your .htaccess file to block from countries you do not want on your site.

Of course another way to do this is within vB. Settings > Options > User Banning Options
You have the option to use "*" as a wildcard so it will take a little time to do, which is why using the .htaccess is better.

http://www.ip2location.com/blockvisitorsbycountry.aspx

Chadi 06 Oct 2012 15:33

It would be awesome to have a convenient way to submit spam info directly from the vb admin panel to stopforumspam.com

djbaxter 06 Oct 2012 19:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chadi (Post 2371186)
It would be awesome to have a convenient way to submit spam info directly from the vb admin panel to stopforumspam.com

There already is. I've posted this before:

1. You'll need the SFS API key. Replace "1234567890abcd" in last line below with valid API.

2., AdminCP >> Plugins and Products >> Add New Plugin

3. Details for plugin

Product: vBulletin

Hook Location: useradmin_edit_column1 (or useradmin_edit_column2 if you prefer)

Title: Submit to StopForumSpam.com

Execution Order: 5

Plugin PHP Code:


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


Robbed 08 Oct 2012 20:19

Any way to view stats without showing on forum home? besides log files

bzcomputers 09 Oct 2012 00:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbed (Post 2371606)
Any way to view stats without showing on forum home? besides log files

You can always add this line at the top of plugin "GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic - Stats render":


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

That will make it only visible to Admins.

postcd 09 Oct 2012 16:01

Hi, i got error when im adding this Mod to my vbulletin. I select the xml file and click import, it shows:


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


ForceHSS 09 Oct 2012 16:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by postcd (Post 2371784)
Hi, i got error when im adding this Mod to my vbulletin. I select the xml file and click import, it shows:


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


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.

in product-glowhostspamomatic.xml

TheSupportForum 09 Oct 2012 16:38

for those who are getting any database error just open
product-glowhostspamomatic.xml

and replace all instances of


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

with


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

this has been mentioned and ask alot of this thread please ensure you all read it

Robbed 10 Oct 2012 18:24

I'm using duplicate up report by bop5 ip and threads created with this mod are moderated. The userid and usergroup are on the whitelist.

The logs show

2012-10-10 04:13:41 Unregistered Post put under moderation based on Auto-Moderation URL count

TheSupportForum 10 Oct 2012 18:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robbed (Post 2372080)
I'm using duplicate up report by bop5 ip and threads created with this mod are moderated. The userid and usergroup are on the whitelist.

The logs show

2012-10-10 04:13:41 Unregistered Post put under moderation based on Auto-Moderation URL count

that has nothing to do with this mod, please post support in BOP5 thread
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=282525

Spam-o-Matic Misses?
by Corrine.
10 Oct 2012 18:54

First, thank you for this add-on. In the 7 months since it was added, Glow-Host Spam-o-Matic has blocked ~1,000 spammers.

What concerns me is that for the past several days, spammers with very high reports at StopForumSpam are being passed to registration -- not all but 50+ have been passed through just the past three days. It isn't an issue with StopForumSpam being unavailable, as each as the indication, "Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System."

Two examples from today:
None of them are over the 90-day setting, which we use as recommended. We also use the recommended 30 minute setting for "StopForumSpam: Data Fetching - Cache".

Any suggestions? (Site: Sysnative.com)


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