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

AbruzzoMeteo 07 May 2013 08:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2420290)
Do you mean it mods there posts?

I mean that the spam plugin blocks/stops them posting ,replying, quoting, attaching posts.
;)

ForceHSS 07 May 2013 10:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by AbruzzoMeteo (Post 2420409)
I mean that the spam plugin blocks/stops them posting ,replying, quoting, attaching posts.
;)

Could be another plugin messing with this one or you have not config it right

AbruzzoMeteo 07 May 2013 10:12

1 Attachment(s)
as you can see from the attached, i've insterted the groups number to be protected by the plugin. Can you spot some mistakes in that?

ForceHSS 07 May 2013 11:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by AbruzzoMeteo (Post 2420431)
as you can see from the attached, i've insterted the groups number to be protected by the plugin. Can you spot some mistakes in that?

need to see all settings in the plugin

Dwarden 07 May 2013 14:27

i noticed little problem with the GSOM plugin,

if there is problem on outgoing traffic from vB
and you chose to ban & submit to SFS

then in the GSOM log is stays it submitted the user into SFS database w/o any indication o error

is this possible to improve or it can't be verified ?

Menewsha 08 May 2013 07:18

Cool plugin, but there is a pretty serious oversight in this plugin which led to a ton of abuse recently.

The remote cache option states the following: "Duration in minutes that remote queries should be cached to reduce query traffic / lookup duration and load on the remote server"

However the code says this:

$sql = 'DELETE FROM '.TABLE_PREFIX.'glowhostspamomatic_remotecache WHERE `date` < DATE_SUB(NOW(), INTERVAL '.(int)$vbulletin->options['glowhostspamomatic_remote_cache'].' DAY); ';

So we were hit by a botnet (one new registration attempt every four seconds, not even exaggerating) and we were expecting that after an IP was reported, that we wouldn't see that IP registering again after the 30 minute cache timeout. This led to two issues:

1) The cache isn't cleared for the banned user immediately, meaning the bot could immediately reregister without SFS being checked for the new entry.

2) The cache was 30 days old, so the same IP would literally create thousands of accounts before the cache would clear and start reporting the abuse.

This also led to another observation of the code. The order of checks goes username, email, IP. However the order of checks (to take advantage of cache) should go IP, email, username. The code shouldn't even waste time querying for a bad username if it knows the IP is bad, so why put unnecessary strain on the SFS service by querying for username if the IP is bad?

So, as I said, great plugin, but it needs some changes to work properly on a high traffic site effectively.

Edit: I thought I'd mention how I changed the query. This should hopefully increase cache efficiency also:

$sql = 'DELETE FROM '.TABLE_PREFIX.'glowhostspamomatic_remotecache WHERE (`date` < DATE_SUB(NOW(), INTERVAL '.(int)$vbulletin->options['glowhostspamomatic_remote_cache'].' MINUTE) and is_spambot = 0) or (`date` < DATE_SUB(NOW(), INTERVAL '.(int)$vbulletin->options['glowhostspamomatic_remote_cache'].' DAY) and is_spambot = 1); ';

This would delete SFS negatives that are 30 minutes old, while letting SFS positives sit in the database cached for 30 days.

Msfantastico 08 May 2013 07:47

This was working for a couple of months now I see 20-30 spammers get by every morning


1136 Spammers Denied Registration

18 Spammers Permanently Banned

7 Spammers submitted to StopForumSpam

7834 Spammy Posts Automatically Moderated

Expat 08 May 2013 10:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by vbresults (Post 2413150)
This should fix it -- replace the admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php file with the one attached.

Your fix took care of the error on line 108 I was getting in 4.2.1 when submitting I knew the product was working, but that error was driving me nuts. Thank you for figuring out the issue and posting the fix. Hopefully the author will incorporate your fix sooner than later.

ikorolis 08 May 2013 12:40

nice mod - good work

not installed

i am prefer stop forum spam (traffic and load is very low)

vbresults 09 May 2013 20:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Expat (Post 2420658)
Your fix took care of the error on line 108 I was getting in 4.2.1 when submitting I knew the product was working, but that error was driving me nuts. Thank you for figuring out the issue and posting the fix. Hopefully the author will incorporate your fix sooner than later.

You're welcome. :)

Expat 11 May 2013 01:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by ikorolis (Post 2420673)
nice mod - good work

not installed

i am prefer stop forum spam (traffic and load is very low)

Stop Forum Spam is fine, but the ability to purge a spammer account and all traces while reporting the spammer is incredibly valuable to me. Remember, these a$$holes are running their scams and WE foot the bill. They are attempting to manipulate search engines with their garbage, and the more that is removed reduced their effectiveness.

There's a reason I removed the "welcome to our newest member code" from my site. Why would I want to welcome a potential spammer and potentially push up their internet search engine standing? Same thing goes for member listings...none of my forum members are listed until they have three validated posts.

Sorry for the rant, but this is a subject that is near and dear. Either way, if more forum owners were a bit more savvy and took more interest in purging/reporting spammers, we'd all be better off. ANY anti-spam tool is better than apathy.

Bluemax712 16 May 2013 06:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2418366)
We have a bug and security fix due out in the next few days. I will take a look at this and see if it is related to what has already been patched.

Did this bug /security fix ever come out?
It's still says version 2.10 released 1/10/2103

vbresults 16 May 2013 16:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by apsrfvb4 (Post 2422405)
Did this bug /security fix ever come out?
It's still says version 2.10 released 1/10/2103

The "Last Update:" item at the top tells you when the last update went out.

Ba'al 20 May 2013 01:02

We are having a problem with this Mod, when enabled and a member posts it goes to a blank white screen and when i disable it everything goes back to normal, posts post normally.

Any ideas on what could be the issue?

ForceHSS 20 May 2013 02:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ba'al (Post 2423053)
We are having a problem with this Mod, when enabled and a member posts it goes to a blank white screen and when i disable it everything goes back to normal, posts post normally.

Any ideas on what could be the issue?

Pm me your skype name will give u some help

Ba'al 20 May 2013 22:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2423058)
Pm me your skype name will give u some help

pm sent,thanx

dariyos 24 May 2013 14:53

how can i stop moderate posts?
i dont want, that the moderators get the posts from new users to activate the posts, and i dont want prevent posts, too ..

i can only choose moderate posts or prevent posts.

irantk 25 May 2013 00:37

how can "Moderation Tools" option be enabled only for administrator?? and moderators do not use it?

freak46 26 May 2013 09:44

thanks mark as installed

prashman 04 Jun 2013 15:45

Hi,

Our web servers are behind an Amazon load balancer in TCP mode (transport layer) - so they cannot see the IP address if a client. I could configure load Balancer in HTTP mode and get Amazon to pass X-Forwarded-For header. Will Spam-0-Matic work with this header? Or does it look for REMOTE_ADDR?

If I run HTTPS then I will have to terminate SSL traffic on the load balancer to get this header forwarded to the web server. Not very good from a security point of view.

Any other alternative if the above is not possible?

RichieBoy67 05 Jun 2013 14:57

Glad to see you are still on this!! Have been using this and recommending it to clients for years!

Is there a list of changes or anything from the latest updates?

Thanks

gcaptain 05 Jun 2013 19:00

Is there any way to filter out all messages that contain Chinese and russian letters? These seem to be the bulk of my spam.

GlowHost.com 07 Jun 2013 07:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by apsrfvb4 (Post 2422405)
Did this bug /security fix ever come out?
It's still says version 2.10 released 1/10/2103

Where did you see the old version number listed?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Menewsha (Post 2420640)
Cool plugin, but there is a pretty serious oversight in this plugin which led to a ton of abuse recently.

Thanks for the post, I will have a look at this and see what can be done.

Quote:

Originally Posted by prashman (Post 2425763)
Hi,

I could configure load Balancer in HTTP mode and get Amazon to pass X-Forwarded-For header. Will Spam-0-Matic work with this header? Or does it look for REMOTE_ADDR?

Yes, we look for REMOTE_ADDR. You can modify the SOM sources to use any other header you want. Search & Replace will do the job in few seconds.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 (Post 2425936)
Glad to see you are still on this!! Have been using this and recommending it to clients for years!

Is there a list of changes or anything from the latest updates?

Thanks

Thank you. Yes, there is a terse changelog next to the download in this thread. Sorry it cannot be more detailed.

Bluemax712 07 Jun 2013 17:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2426296)
Where did you see the old version number listed?

Thanks for the new update - will this v2.1.2 remain in beta for long?

PS The update fixed the RSS feeds going to moderation problem -- Thanks again

bzcomputers 07 Jun 2013 18:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by apsrfvb4 (Post 2426408)
...will this v2.1.2 remain in beta for long?

This is not beta. The VB4 in the filename just refers to vBulletin version 4.

RichieBoy67 09 Jun 2013 07:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowHost.com (Post 2426296)
Where did you see the old version number listed?



Thanks for the post, I will have a look at this and see what can be done.



Yes, we look for REMOTE_ADDR. You can modify the SOM sources to use any other header you want. Search & Replace will do the job in few seconds.



Thank you. Yes, there is a terse changelog next to the download in this thread. Sorry it cannot be more detailed.


My bad, sorry I missed that. Thanks

dustoff99 10 Jun 2013 13:16

I love this MOD, do you know if this will be updated for vB 5?

vbresults 11 Jun 2013 14:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 (Post 2426784)
My bad, sorry I missed that. Thanks

Doesn't vBulletin have a variable for this?

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


K!nG 14 Jun 2013 05:58

I been using this mod for quite sometime and i was working fine till last month. Since from last month i have hundreds & hundreds of spammers registering on my forum on daily basis. It's still blocking a lot of them which i am thankful :) but i am really tired of deleting hundreds of them on daily basis.

The problem is when i check their username or email at stopforumspam.com i see a huge list of those spammers, however for some reason they are still not being blocked and pass all the verification and register. Is there anything that can be done for this issue ??

One quick question which i can't seem to find is how can i delete those spammers and report them to stopforumspam as a spammer via admincp ??

I will appreciate if you can suggest me any better way to block these spammers :(

Thanks in advance.

ForceHSS 14 Jun 2013 06:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by K!nG (Post 2428016)
I been using this mod for quite sometime and i was working fine till last month. Since from last month i have hundreds & hundreds of spammers registering on my forum on daily basis. It's still blocking a lot of them which i am thankful :) but i am really tired of deleting hundreds of them on daily basis.

The problem is when i check their username or email at stopforumspam.com i see a huge list of those spammers, however for some reason they are still not being blocked and pass all the verification and register. Is there anything that can be done for this issue ??

One quick question which i can't seem to find is how can i delete those spammers and report them to stopforumspam as a spammer via admincp ??

I will appreciate if you can suggest me any better way to block these spammers :(

Thanks in advance.

Add this mod as well

K!nG 14 Jun 2013 19:59

Thanks n i hope this will help :)

Update : I did install the above mentioned mod as well and it's still not helping much. I still had about 45 spammers registered in past few hours. You think this should be normal ??? Any help/suggestions ?

Thanks in advance.

bzcomputers 15 Jun 2013 03:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by K!nG (Post 2428142)
Thanks n i hope this will help :)

Update : I did install the above mentioned mod as well and it's still not helping much. I still had about 45 spammers registered in past few hours. You think this should be normal ??? Any help/suggestions ?

Thanks in advance.

With:

1) [GlowHost] Spam-O-Matic
2) Spammers Suck! (or you could use Spambot Stopper)
3) NoSpam! Image Enhancement

= no spammers in a loooong time for me!

K!nG 15 Jun 2013 06:38

So let me ask you guys this, If i have Glowhost Spam-o-matic, Vbulletin Spam Management, Spambot Stopper are running all at the same time and let's say if install NoSpam on top of it, would that work fine ?? I mean running all these mods at the same time would be okay or should i just stick to one or two of them ???

Thanks in advance.

Gripi 15 Jun 2013 10:38

Hello..

i have 2 forum installed spam o matic, but i saw different thing in case like this:

first i delete one thread (soft delete), then i open the thread again, choose the post and hit the spam o matic menu, and confirm menu.

in my one forum, i got the user get banned, but no thread removed
in my second forum, i got the user get banned, but thread removed (hard delete).

i check all configuration is the same.. could someone one help me?

ForceHSS 15 Jun 2013 12:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by K!nG (Post 2428217)
So let me ask you guys this, If i have Glowhost Spam-o-matic, Vbulletin Spam Management, Spambot Stopper are running all at the same time and let's say if install NoSpam on top of it, would that work fine ?? I mean running all these mods at the same time would be okay or should i just stick to one or two of them ???

Thanks in advance.

could have a look at it for you if you want pm me
I have some custom scripts I could add that will help can install them if u want

krimznheidiz 17 Jun 2013 12:26

Hey guys. . i have a question. . why after install this plug in, i cannot post new thread??

bzcomputers 17 Jun 2013 14:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by krimznheidiz (Post 2428671)
Hey guys. . i have a question. . why after install this plug in, i cannot post new thread??


Any number of reasons. There are some options that if enabled and not properly set up will stop anyone from posting on the forum.

Start by disabling the option below and see if that fixes it (at least until you set it up correctly).

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2013/06/18.jpg

K!nG 17 Jun 2013 17:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2428246)
could have a look at it for you if you want pm me
I have some custom scripts I could add that will help can install them if u want


Hi ForceHSS,

I have installed this one mod where you have to confirm your email before the registration and u can't register if u don't confirm your email via given code. So far it's helping me a lot. I would say it brought down spammers from 100 in 12 hours time to 5-6 in 12 hours, however they are still that pass this option as well. If this gets hectic i will contact u for sure. If that okay for you :)

Thanks for your help.

Gripi 21 Jun 2013 18:54

dont know this is a bug or not.

when a thread submited, and the member edit the 1st post and put lots of link inside it, the thread get moderated.

me (admin), try to approve the thread using the moderation tools, but the status of the post still moderated, i have to approve the post from the admincp.

very strange.. never had a problem like this before upgrade to 2.1.2

Bluemax712 22 Jun 2013 03:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gripi (Post 2429628)
dont know this is a bug or not.

when a thread submited, and the member edit the 1st post and put lots of link inside it, the thread get moderated.

me (admin), try to approve the thread using the moderation tools, but the status of the post still moderated, i have to approve the post from the admincp.

very strange.. never had a problem like this before upgrade to 2.1.2

I know what you are talking about but think this is a vBulletin thing

It would be great if any action at all - made by a mod on a post
(disapprove / approve / move ) would then cause the mod notification to go away,
but this was happening for me before this latest SOM update too.

Never have figured out why sometimes need to approve it the before moderation notice goes away - sometimes not :confused:

ForceHSS 22 Jun 2013 05:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gripi (Post 2429628)
dont know this is a bug or not.

when a thread submited, and the member edit the 1st post and put lots of link inside it, the thread get moderated.

me (admin), try to approve the thread using the moderation tools, but the status of the post still moderated, i have to approve the post from the admincp.

very strange.. never had a problem like this before upgrade to 2.1.2

Try going over settings for whatever mod you have installed will save you the time making unneeded posts

dougdirac 22 Jun 2013 16:54

I've been happily running 2.0.2 for a while now. Any reason to upgrade to 2.1.2? Any reason not to upgrade?

ForceHSS 22 Jun 2013 19:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougdirac (Post 2429766)
I've been happily running 2.0.2 for a while now. Any reason to upgrade to 2.1.2? Any reason not to upgrade?

If the version you are running works in stopping bots then don't update

dougdirac 23 Jun 2013 22:06

Yeah, that's how I'm leaning. The main feature I'd like added is to be able to Spam-O-Matic zap spammy threads at the forum display level, instead of having to open those threads and and select the individual post.

Bonnie2009 26 Jun 2013 19:01

INSTALLED TODAY

Totally brilliant

Thank you so much. Got 2 spammers within seconds.:D

Bonnie2009 26 Jun 2013 20:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gripi (Post 2429628)
dont know this is a bug or not.

when a thread submited, and the member edit the 1st post and put lots of link inside it, the thread get moderated.

me (admin), try to approve the thread using the moderation tools, but the status of the post still moderated, i have to approve the post from the admincp.

very strange.. never had a problem like this before upgrade to 2.1.2

That's not a bug, it's part of Spam-O-Matic. In the settings you have to state how many url links are allowed per post, and if someone puts more links in that you've stated then no matter what their post count their post goes into moderation.

The thing to do is decide how many links you want members to put in their post. If they go over that amount then their post will go into moderation.

Have you set S-O-M to auto moderate?

ForceHSS 26 Jun 2013 21:15

Set 0 for mod urls in the settings for this mod

dustoff99 26 Jun 2013 22:18

Do you know if this MOD will be made to work with vB5?

ForceHSS 26 Jun 2013 22:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by dustoff99 (Post 2430665)
Do you know if this MOD will be made to work with vB5?

No idea but there are other mods out there that just work as well for vb5

dustoff99 26 Jun 2013 22:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2430666)
No idea but there are other mods out there that just work as well for vb5

I have been using this one for a while - that is holding back my upgrade to vB5. Do you suggest a good vB5 alternative?

ForceHSS 27 Jun 2013 00:03

If I was you I would not upgrade to vb5 for some time as there are way too many bugs in it. For me I never will don't like the look or the options. By the time vb5 is stable they will be plenty of mods to use on it so best to wait

Beermonster 28 Jun 2013 20:07

When I try and install it I get an error
XML Error: Invalid character at Line 151

Any ideas?

ForceHSS 28 Jun 2013 22:03

Strange have never seen a bug with this being installed check all files uploaded to correct place also make sure you are unzipping the file above with winrar

dougdirac 29 Jun 2013 00:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by dustoff99 (Post 2430667)
I have been using this one for a while - that is holding back my upgrade to vB5.

This is what's holding you back from an upgrade to vB5?!?!? This would be on the second or third page of issues that are holding me back.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dustoff99 (Post 2430667)
Do you suggest a good vB5 alternative?

vB4, XenForo, or perhaps IPB.

Krusty1231 29 Jun 2013 11:37

1 Attachment(s)
How to change this font color from white to black.

I searched this post for "font and color" and the only posts similar to my issue but the response was given over skype and not posted here that I saw.

Can anyone help?

ForceHSS 29 Jun 2013 17:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krusty1231 (Post 2431160)
How to change this font color from white to black.

I searched this post for "font and color" and the only posts similar to my issue but the response was given over skype and not posted here that I saw.

Can anyone help?

try blocksubhead or wgo_subblock section

dustoff99 30 Jun 2013 13:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougdirac (Post 2431107)
This is what's holding you back from an upgrade to vB5?!?!? This would be on the second or third page of issues that are holding me back.


vB4, XenForo, or perhaps IPB.

I am using vB4 now with this mod.

Murat YILMAZ 01 Jul 2013 23:41

Thanks friend ;)
Version 4.2.1 working :up:

Beermonster 03 Jul 2013 08:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2431088)
Strange have never seen a bug with this being installed check all files uploaded to correct place also make sure you are unzipping the file above with winrar

I've done that and still got the error

ForceHSS 03 Jul 2013 08:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beermonster (Post 2431827)
I've done that and still got the error

can have a quick look at it if you want pm me if you wish

Mojosoft 06 Jul 2013 00:11

I installed this mod a week ago on 4.2.1 and it works GREAT! Almost 400 spammers stopped in 6 days!!

New Joe 08 Jul 2013 12:35

Well for 2 and a half years my RSS feeds robot hasn't worked.
I had the first original version 1 of this mod installed.
Today I updated this mod to the lastest version and now my RSS feeds are now working....

Mark4865 10 Jul 2013 16:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2429807)
If the version you are running works in stopping bots then don't update

Are there no advantages to upgrading to the later version??

ForceHSS 10 Jul 2013 18:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark4865 (Post 2433062)
Are there no advantages to upgrading to the later version??

Some urls have changed in the new one and soon the ones in the old one might not work but up to you if u want to update

Mark4865 10 Jul 2013 22:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2433068)
Some urls have changed in the new one and soon the ones in the old one might not work but up to you if u want to update

Thanks it is currently working well but don't suddenly want to it to not work due to problems with old URL's

to update do I just download new version and update and overwrite via VB plugin manager

revaxmedia 11 Jul 2013 08:37

This mod is absolutely amazon, within 72 hours it had stopped over 3,000 registrations and posts, absolutely amazing. They are still hitting my site hard but Spam-O-Matic is holding them off, well done guys. I recommend taking the time to get an Akismet and StopForumSpam API as this stops more getting through the net (some do)

GiaNNi 13 Jul 2013 11:53

This mod is amazing... I had to enter my forum each morning to delete posts for 30 minutes... now I can breakfast with no stress :)

Haponing 16 Jul 2013 08:12

Will this work with vBulletin 4.2.0 Patch Level 3?

DemOnstar 16 Jul 2013 08:50

Works with 4.2.1 on localhost, so not the best place to test..

Will go live soon...

Thanks...

Vick98 16 Jul 2013 10:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by Haponing (Post 2433916)
Will this work with vBulletin 4.2.0 Patch Level 3?

Yes

GiaNNi 16 Jul 2013 10:21

It works fine in vB Suite 4.2.1, tested.

Haponing 17 Jul 2013 02:17

Thank you all!

rharbison 17 Jul 2013 05:43

Has something suddenly broken. In the last 2 days, I've had 8,000 new members. Of course, 7,998 are spammers. Why isn't Spam-O-Matic catching these?

Here's a tiny bit of the log file:

Quote:

13-07-17 00:39:26 27.153.161.129 rdrpkrqm [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 27.153.161.129 - Spammer Found and rejected.
2013-07-17 00:39:23 27.153.251.16 lfgdo33vp [email protected] Spam-O-Matic Tagged ip - 27.153.251.16 - Spammer Found and rejected.
2013-07-17 00:39:17 27.153.163.221 yw410jxpp [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:39:12 120.43.9.10 kelinem3an [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:39:06 121.205.240.59 natoqhbh [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:39:04 121.205.213.193 ykcfy72e [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:58 27.153.187.51 wqn40dapq [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:58 27.153.251.23 pwopcl59 [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:30 121.205.240.59 bfhvlpwe [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:21 27.153.234.156 lnuggzhfw [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:20 27.159.234.135 zzsfgkjoi [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:17 27.153.234.3 femzkdicb [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:13 222.77.228.190 cswuy34nk [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:38:10 27.153.251.23 qvyjru61 [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:37:48 27.153.163.221 zn100yzpd [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:37:41 120.43.9.10 kelinem9lk [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:37:40 121.205.213.193 qtsab61y [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:37:40 27.159.234.135 gfguowxno [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
2013-07-17 00:37:39 121.205.240.59 voquytbn [email protected] Passed StopForumSpam checks. Sent to vBulletin Registration System.
Lots of obvious spammers, what's wrong?

jcgriff2 17 Jul 2013 08:49

They got through because they are not listed at SFS

A quick search of some of the records at SFS returns -0- entries for IP or email

Only the 2 in red were tagged by SFS; the others are not found:

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

All IPs come back to China.

You should try a second layer like - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=289463

We have both installed.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Lord Marshal 17 Jul 2013 15:10

Thank you sooooo much for this. 85 spammers stopped in less than 24 hours:up::up::up:

ForceHSS 17 Jul 2013 15:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcgriff2 (Post 2434084)
They got through because they are not listed at SFS

A quick search of some of the records at SFS returns -0- entries for IP or email

Only the 2 in red were tagged by SFS; the others are not found:

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

All IPs come back to China.

You should try a second layer like - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=289463

We have both installed.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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There were only two of them ips missing and some of the emails from sfs db I have now added all of them

jcgriff2 17 Jul 2013 20:48

Thanks for adding them.

I thought that since the user name was dynamically allocated that the IPs may be never-ending as well.

We use & rely on the SFS plug-in; the other one simply aids in the process.

Iari 19 Jul 2013 12:16

Its a realy usefull addon
But what i missing is a check, if the ip is an actually tor exit node

lebowski99 19 Jul 2013 16:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Germantin (Post 2419541)
Hello,
I have installed the latest version to my site. I am getting an error when someone try's to register to my site.

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/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/51/3543551/html/register.php(338) : eval()'d code on line 10

Anyone know how to fix this,

Just installed and I got this message. I see the various responses to this but I am sure I uploaded the files correctly. I uploaded the contents of the Upload folder, not the directory itself. I browsed through each file in the Upload folder and there is a matching item on the server in the same place (including the file in the XML subfolder). Not sure what to try next. Any suggestions? I am getting killed by spam and would love to try this.

ForceHSS 19 Jul 2013 16:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by lebowski99 (Post 2434434)
Just installed and I got this message. I see the various responses to this but I am sure I uploaded the files correctly. I uploaded the contents of the Upload folder, not the directory itself. I browsed through each file in the Upload folder and there is a matching item on the server in the same place (including the file in the XML subfolder). Not sure what to try next. Any suggestions? I am getting killed by spam and would love to try this.

No you have not uploaded the files

arabianwolf 19 Jul 2013 17:48

Hi first of all thanks a lot for the great mod.
But i have a problem,i am running spaomatic 2.1.2 on vbulletin 4.2.1, I installed spamomatic successfully but now when i administrator or other members try to post or post thread it says "Are you sure you want to leave the page" when i hit leave it takes me in to a blank page with this "Server Error".

When i extend the error for reason it says "The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.mydomain/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=2. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly."

Also when i disable the mod from plugin manager everything gets normal to back then..

I really need this mod please solve this issue for me.

lebowski99 19 Jul 2013 18:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2434438)
No you have not uploaded the files

???

I used an FTP utility to upload the contents of the upload folder to the root directory. I then used both the FTP utility and the File Manager in the cPanel of my web hosting service to verify that each of the following files is on the server:

admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php
includes/functions_ghsom.php
includes/xml/cpnav_ghostspamomatic.xml

Each file has the exact same size shown on the original copy on my local drive.

After uploading I imported the product_glowhostspamomatic.xml file using the product manager. I was then able to view and edit the settings in the Options section.

So please humor me. What am I missing?

ForceHSS 19 Jul 2013 20:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by lebowski99 (Post 2434471)

So please humor me. What am I missing?

dont be rude if you want help i will give it but no one here has to if they dont want to. As i am a nice guy i will look pass this, this time

The root folder was it www or public_html that you click into first?
Check you have not renamed admincp folder you can do this by checking your config or check url when logging into admin panel on forums

ForceHSS 19 Jul 2013 20:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by arabianwolf (Post 2434451)
Hi first of all thanks a lot for the great mod.
But i have a problem,i am running spaomatic 2.1.2 on vbulletin 4.2.1, I installed spamomatic successfully but now when i administrator or other members try to post or post thread it says "Are you sure you want to leave the page" when i hit leave it takes me in to a blank page with this "Server Error".

When i extend the error for reason it says "The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.mydomain/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=2. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly."

Also when i disable the mod from plugin manager everything gets normal to back then..

I really need this mod please solve this issue for me.

Check all files are uploaded to correct folders

arabianwolf 19 Jul 2013 21:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2434480)
Check all files are uploaded to correct folders

Thanks a millionx You solved my problem ! my spam o matic is up and live on hunt :)

lebowski99 20 Jul 2013 00:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2434479)
dont be rude if you want help i will give it but no one here has to if they dont want to. As i am a nice guy i will look pass this, this time

Rude? Are you kidding me? That is a form of self-deprecation.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForceHSS (Post 2434479)
The root folder was it www or public_html that you click into first?
Check you have not renamed admincp folder you can do this by checking your config or check url when logging into admin panel on forums

I discovered that my web hosting service created a copy of my files when I migrated recently and I was copying the files to the duplicate version. Mystery solved.

Thanks!

Kyo-dono 20 Jul 2013 21:57

Does this mod work in vBulletin 5.x? ;)

tacklebox joe 21 Jul 2013 05:55

does this work in vB5?

ihstiv 22 Jul 2013 04:56

Today this plugin started blocking all registrations until I turned off the 'IP Check' option.

Is anybody else having the same problem?

bzcomputers 22 Jul 2013 05:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihstiv (Post 2434753)
Today this plugin started blocking all registrations until I turned off the 'IP Check' option.

Is anybody else having the same problem?

No. Still working great, the same as always.


You might want to check that you weren't just getting slammed by a bunch of bots or spammers at the same time (throughout the day) from known bad ips. It could appear that it was blocking everyone but in reality it could've been doing exactly what is was suppose to do ...that is until you turned it off.

vbresults 22 Jul 2013 20:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihstiv (Post 2434753)
Today this plugin started blocking all registrations until I turned off the 'IP Check' option.

Is anybody else having the same problem?

I'd think the IP check option is very important. :p

ihstiv 23 Jul 2013 00:10

Looks like a proxy server (or something) was introduced on my server recently so all users appear to come from the same IP address and the plugin thinks they are spammers. working w/ webhost to resolve. cheers

djbaxter 23 Jul 2013 01:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihstiv (Post 2434887)
Looks like a proxy server (or something) was introduced on my server recently so all users appear to come from the same IP address and the plugin thinks they are spammers. working w/ webhost to resolve. cheers

Two things to check:

1. Google speed?

2. Cloud VPS?

ihstiv 23 Jul 2013 01:50

the web host thinks it is caused by varnish which does reverse proxy, looks like installing mod_rpaf should solve the issue.

thanks for suggesting google speed - i played around with that recently as well so that is a possible culprit..

ae3799t 23 Jul 2013 07:15

I downloaded Spam-O-Matic, but found the install instructions to be a little bit confusing. It says upload "content" of the upload folder. I was told to actually upload the upload folder itself. Does this matter? Would like to see a little more specific locations. Where do you upload the product-glowhostspamomatic.xml? Our forum is in the /forum/ folder.

Our admincp folder was renamed. Does glowhostspamomatic.php get uploaded in it's admincp folder or in our renamed admincp folder? Thanks

Do the files go in these folders?

/forum/product-glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/includes/functions_ghsom.php
/forum/includes/xml/cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/<renamed admincp>glowhostspamomatic.php

or these?

/forum/product-glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/upload/includes/functions_ghsom.php
/forum/upload/includes/xml/cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/upload/admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php

bzcomputers 23 Jul 2013 20:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by ae3799t (Post 2434902)
Do the files go in these folders?

/forum/product-glowhostspamomatic.xml - No. You actually import this file under Plugins & Products - Manage Products - Add/Import Product.
/forum/includes/functions_ghsom.php - Yes
/forum/includes/xml/cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml - Yes
/forum/<renamed admincp>/glowhostspamomatic.php - Yes

In general for all product add-ons for vBulletin:
1) product-xxxxxxx.xml are always imported (this is usually shown as a single file outside the upload directory)
2) All files within the "upload" directory are uploaded as if upload = your forum directory.

tacklebox joe 23 Jul 2013 22:17

does this work in vB5?

0 Seo 0 24 Jul 2013 05:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacklebox joe (Post 2435008)
does this work in vB5?

sorry does not yet.

0 Seo 0 24 Jul 2013 05:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by ae3799t (Post 2434902)
I downloaded Spam-O-Matic, but found the install instructions to be a little bit confusing. It says upload "content" of the upload folder. I was told to actually upload the upload folder itself. Does this matter? Would like to see a little more specific locations. Where do you upload the product-glowhostspamomatic.xml? Our forum is in the /forum/ folder.

Our admincp folder was renamed. Does glowhostspamomatic.php get uploaded in it's admincp folder or in our renamed admincp folder? Thanks

Do the files go in these folders?

/forum/product-glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/includes/functions_ghsom.php
/forum/includes/xml/cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/<renamed admincp>glowhostspamomatic.php

or these?

/forum/product-glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/upload/includes/functions_ghsom.php
/forum/upload/includes/xml/cpnav_glowhostspamomatic.xml
/forum/upload/admincp/glowhostspamomatic.php

Upload content of the upload folder into you forum root folder that mean admincp and includes.. after you upload both those folder rest should be easy

ae3799t 24 Jul 2013 06:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by bzcomputers (Post 2434991)
In general for all product add-ons for vBulletin:
1) product-xxxxxxx.xml are always imported (this is usually shown as a single file outside the upload directory)
2) All files within the "upload" directory are uploaded as if upload = your forum directory.

Thanks, bzcomputers. This was very clear.


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