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PHPKD - vB Spam Assassin
by Omranic
22 Aug 2013 00:05

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Second Generation with lots of new features..

Please remember to click Mark as Installed if you use this product.
Support requests from members who have not marked this as installed will be considered low priority.



Name: PHPKD - vB Spam Assassin
Version: 4.2.202

Description: This product adds completely new level of Spam protection to your forum, just by one click you can clean the mess & delete all spam content posted by any Spammer (threads, posts, ..etc), human registration timer also prevents Spam registrations.



Thankful Partnership:
  • Many of our products are the result of cooperation between our customers and us. Our flexibility and willingness to sit together, share ideas and escort the project through its design cycle even beyond the technical stage makes us true partners to our customers.
  • Thanks must go to our main partner in this project "Steven Baron" ( www.hostboard.com ) for his finantial support & idea formation.


Compatible with: All 4.0.x/4.1.x/4.2.x vBulletin versions.


Requirements:
  • vBulletin version 4.0.x/4.1.x/4.2.x


License:

Features:
  • General Features:-
    • Fully Phrased.
    • Fully Automated.
    • Fully Supported.
    • Accurate Processing.
    • Professionally Coded.
    • Detailed Documentation.
    • Doesn't require any manual file edits.
    • Zero additional queries, only while executing process.
    • Depends on & uses default vBulletin techniques with full compatibility.
    • The product's code base is very solid/rich & has many possibilities to help in future development.
    • Email pre-verification feature, you can prevent registration until email verified first by the user.
    • Registration human verification process depends on ellapsed time through the registration (compared to random time period chosen from a range determined via AdminCP).
    • With just only one click, you can delete all traces of any spammer: select which data should be deleted (Post Data: Threads, Posts, Polls, Announcements and Subscriptions / Social Data: Social Groups, Picture Albums, Picture Comments and Visitor Messages / Calendar Data: Calendar Events, Calendar Moderation, Event Reminders and Event Subscriptions / Third Party Data: Any third party data related to this spammer in other software like Blogs & Others! / Delete/Ban User Account: Ban/Delete User Account, PMs, Sessions, Logs, Permissions, Relationships And Profile Assets & Traces) and optionaly (according to product's settings) Ban IP(s), Ban Email(s), Force Soft Deletion For Applicable Data Types, Send Email Notification To Spammer.)
    • Report actions to staff via private messages and/or new thread in specified forum.

  • Specific Features:-
    • Product Active
    • Registration Human Verification Countdown Timer Active
    • Registration Human Verification Minimum Wait Time Period (seconds)
    • Registration Human Verification Maximum Wait Time Period (seconds)
    • Disable Submit Button Until Wait Time Period Pass
    • Spam Notification: Staff Handler
    • Spam Notification: Notified Staff Members
    • Spam Notification Forum ID
    • Registration Spam Notification
    • Powerful Usergroup IDs
    • Include/Exclude Users
    • Included/Excluded Users IDs
    • Include/Exclude Usergroups
    • Included/Excluded Usergroups IDs
    • Banned Usergroup
    • Banned Usertitle
    • Ban Options (IP Address - Email)
    • Spam Registration Failure Action (Failure MSG - Failure Redirect)
    • Spam Registration Failure MSG
    • Spam Registration Failure Redirect
    • Email Pre-Verification: Active
    • Email Pre-Verification: Code Expiration


Installation Procedure:
  1. Upload required files to their appropriate places:
    • clientscript
      • jquery
        • jquery-1.9.1.min.js
    • includes
      • xml
        • bitfield_phpkd_vbsas.xml
      • class_dm_phpkd_vbsas.php
  2. Import product's XML "product-phpkd_vbsas.xml" file from AdminCP.
  3. Go to: "vBulletin AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> PHPKD - vB Spam Assassin"
    Configure product's settings as you wish, add "Notification Staff Handler".
  4. You're Done :).


Upgrade Procedure:
  1. Same as "Installation Procedure", but "Allow Overwrite" for both file uploads & product import.

Controls:
  • vBulletin AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> PHPKD - vB Spam Assassin


Help with:
  • Suggestions to develop this product.
  • Contributing any updates, upgrades and/or any new features.
  • Translations to benefit more users (translation credits goes to their owners).
  • Spreading this product. Yes, you're free to re-distribute this product limitless wordlwide (Read License).


History:
  • v4.2.100 01/08/2013 10:00 AM UTC: First initial 4.x.x public release.
  • v4.2.200 13/09/2013 10:00 AM UTC: Second Generation - Featured public release.
  • v4.2.201 26/09/2013 10:00 AM UTC: Maintenace public release.
  • v4.2.202 01/03/2014 10:00 AM UTC: Maintenace public release.
    • Fixed 'no permission' issue with misc.php (aka: smilies page)


Technical Stats:
  • New Plugins: 12
  • New Phrases: 104
  • New Templates: 5
  • Manual Template changes: 0
  • Auto Template changes: 5
  • New Files: 3
  • Manual File Changes: 0
  • New vBulletin Settings: 22
  • New Usergroup Permissions: 0
  • New Moderator Permissions: 0
  • New Administrator Permissions: 0
  • New Forum Options: 0
  • New DB Tables: 1
  • DB Alterations: 0
  • New Cronjobs: 0
  • New FAQ Items: 0
  • New Help Topics: 0
  • New Style Variables: 0
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  • Installation Level: V.Easy
  • Installation Time: ~20 seconds

Omranic 22 Aug 2013 00:06

Reserved..!

lazytown 22 Aug 2013 03:52

So other than a wait period, does this do anything to prevent spam registration (ie RBL lookups, stopforumspam, etc?)

Hostboard 22 Aug 2013 04:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazytown (Post 2440268)
So other than a wait period, does this do anything to prevent spam registration (ie RBL lookups, stopforumspam, etc?)

There are already some great modifications (i.e. [GlowHost] Spam-O-Matic, vbStopForumSpam, etc.) that have already been released on here that do this. I wanted to provide a modification that does something that no other modification does as even with modifications that attempt to block spam registrations unfortunately some do get through.

This is where Spam Assassin comes into play as you can remove from every location every instance of the perpetrators posts and either ban or delete their account faster then it took them to register and actually make those posts. All it takes is 4 clicks!

Thank you for the question :)

djbaxter 22 Aug 2013 15:23

Suggested feature: Auto report spammer to the SFS database?

Hostboard 23 Aug 2013 00:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by djbaxter (Post 2440334)
Suggested feature: Auto report spammer to the SFS database?

Thank you for the suggestion. This is something we are discussing as well as adding more functionality overall.

djbaxter 23 Aug 2013 00:36

Thanks. I'll add one more: For various reasons, I prefer not to physically delete posts. Instead, forum staff move them to a quarantine area in case they are needed to respond to later complaints (I know my main forums are niche forums but believe me this has happened more than once in the past and I was grateful at those times that we had such a policy). My suggestion, then, is that one of the options could be "move all posts" rather than or in addition to "delete all posts".

I think this feature plus the suggested feature above would make this an extremely useful add-on.

Hostboard 23 Aug 2013 01:21

This would only work for actual posts. Unfortunately there is no way to move the other areas that SA looks at. These areas would still be deleted.

Again thank you for your suggestions.

djbaxter 23 Aug 2013 01:45

Yes. It's the posts that I would want to preserve.

datoneer 25 Aug 2013 23:05

Thanks PHPKD this is a great mod it works perfect in 4.2.1

datoneer 26 Aug 2013 13:32

What kind of message does a user receive in case of too fast registration? under 25 seconds in my case

LgsOfChampions 27 Aug 2013 19:30

I've done everything as per the directions say for install.

Everything works to the point it doesn't delete the post nor the user. But it places a guest tag across the user name? is this how it's suppose to work? I just thought it would delete the user and its info

Hostboard 01 Sep 2013 04:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by datoneer (Post 2441208)
What kind of message does a user receive in case of too fast registration? under 25 seconds in my case

Currently there is no default message as the registration button is just deactivated. We have just revisited the list of things to do and re-looking at the logic.

We will be releasing an update shortly.

Hostboard 01 Sep 2013 04:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by LgsOfChampions (Post 2441468)
I've done everything as per the directions say for install.

Everything works to the point it doesn't delete the post nor the user. But it places a guest tag across the user name? is this how it's suppose to work? I just thought it would delete the user and its info

What is the Banned User Group set to? What is the Banned User Title set to? What is the setting for Ban Spammers rather than Deleting them?

Sound like you are banning the user and setting some sort of title.

We will be double checking the modification as per my previous post, an update is pending with some additional functionality.

Hostboard 14 Sep 2013 14:18

This update has many more features. Primarily this update deals directly with tightening registrations now giving you 2 levels of protection of which you can run; both, either or neither. Registration timer has been updated to reflect a warning message for an early click.

Please let us know of any bugs you come across and or any ideas or suggestions so we can take them into consideration.

There is already a version 3 on the drawing boards :)


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