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Advanced Flood Control
by akanevsky
04 Feb 2007 18:43

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I no longer support my hacks. Please feel free to update them and release new versions elsewhere as long as I get the credit for the original modification.

|| Advanced Flood Control
|| Author : Anton Kanevsky
|| Works on : vBulletin 3.5.x - 3.8.x
|| Released : Jun 29, 2009
|| Time required to install: ~30 seconds
|| Difficulty: easy


This hack gives you a couple of advanced post flood control settings.


File Uploads: 1
Products to Install: 1

  • Allows you to control flood check time on a per-usergroup basis.
  • Optional "Dynamic Flood Control Time", using which an admin may specify an extended number of seconds for users who have posted X or more posts in Y hours.


[+] The product is now officially compatible with 3.5.x - 3.8.x.
[+] Simplified a few phrases.

[+] The product is now officially compatible with 3.6.
[F] Corrected a minor typo.

Initial Version

The installation manual is contained within the attached file.


akanevsky 04 Feb 2007 18:46

First Post Reserved

Terminatoronly 04 Feb 2007 19:01

Nice hack and first reply with first install :D Good Work

rasun 04 Feb 2007 19:19

Yeah finaly itīs released ;)

Like I have told you, I use your old version and there doesnīt seem to be any problems in 3.6.4. Anyway I will upgrade soon.

Thanks for the official 3.6 version :)

projectego 04 Feb 2007 19:37

Nice one. Installed. :)

Snake 05 Feb 2007 10:12

Thank you thank you!

Ntfu2 05 Feb 2007 11:36

i was looking for something like this. gonna check it out later

rasun 09 Mar 2007 12:35

Any chance to use it based on post count instead of usergroup?

I only want to enable it for users with less than 5 posts. I could create a special usergroup for this, but here an example why this isnīt optimal...
When the user has more than 5 posts and gets promoted to the other usergroup without flood check he will be able to post without limits. After posts of him get deleted and he will have 2 posts or less, he is still in the usergroup without flood check, and this is not good.
I could handle this by setting his usergroup manually back through admincp, but thatīs a lot of work if you do it with each member.

So any chance to make it based on post count instead of usergroup?

Yorixz 12 Mar 2007 13:47

A nice addon, I'm wondering if there is a chance you could make the delay on reports editable as well - currently vB still uses the email delay, even though if you decide to use the posting of reports - I'd like to change that.
Keep up the great work!

Hornstar 14 Jul 2007 01:15

Is this still working for people on 3.6.7?

I just tried installing this, and cant see any new options in 'vbulletin options' or on the left in the admincp, or in usergroup options. so I have checked everywhere settings could be possibly added, but cant seem to find them.

Edit nvm, I was hoping that his over rided the private message flood control as well, which seems to be the reason I cant find it ^^

Hopefully you may consider this as a future update? to include private messages in the advanced flood control. thanks.

SoftWareRevue 30 Jul 2007 17:25

I'd really like to use this as a promotion.

xx posts = xx time between posts
xxx posts = less time between posts
xxxx posts = even less time between posts

I've set up user groups with promotions based on post count. Problem is, it doesn't work as an Additional Group. It only works if the promotion moves the member to the new user group as the Primary Usergroup. I can't really have that, for numerous reasons.

Anyone have any ideas how to set this up using promotions as an additional user group? Is it possible?

donal 11 Aug 2007 05:09

Presently only Admins and Mods are exempted from flood control. How can I include some more groups to the exemption list. I want to add my donors group to be exempted.

Does not seem to function.
by jeriddian
14 Aug 2007 17:51

I have installed this mod on my board, and it seems to install fine in terms of adding the proper radio buttons in the admincp. But it does not seem to work. Whatever time limit I set my individual usergoups, they are still stuck at the global setting. It seems the global setting is overiding this mod, which of course makes no sense, but in any case it's not working at all. Any ideas or suggestions as to why? It seems that the global flood control overrides it instead of the other way around.

nickwilliams99 06 Feb 2009 10:39

can i use this so that at peak time it only stops letting guests in??

mmorse 23 Feb 2009 19:32

Planning for future upgrade - compatibility with 3.8? (Currently using 3.6 so apologies if some of this was already built-in to later versions.)

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