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Akismet Anti-Spam
Mod Version: 1.00, by Jafo232 (Coder/Designer) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.8 Rating: (9 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 561
Released: 13 Jun 2006 Last Update: 27 Nov 2007 Downloads: 1044
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This extension will automatically check new posts against the Akismet spam rulesets and identify spam if it is posted on your site. All spam is set to moderated status until an admin/moderator approves/deletes it.

This setting can be set on a usergroup basis so only certain usergroups are scanned.

I have no affiliation with Akismet, I just know that it catches about 99% of all spam I get on my blogs.

You will need an API key to use this product, but they are free and you can get one immediately at wordpress.com when you sign up.

Installs easily, just upload the included files, and install the product file. NO TEMPLATE EDITS!

You should probably use a promotion strategy outlined here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=18

This will reduce your Akismet usage and not filter your regular users who you are pretty confident will not post SPAM.

A good mod that works with this hack is the "Moderation Queue on FORUMHOME" hack here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=120150

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Old 22 Jun 2006, 03:49
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Originally Posted by John_Shaft
I'm really interested in this atm because I'm looking for an anti-spam solution, and so far it's between this and SpamBuster.

This would very likely have much better spam detection, but I really don't like the idea of running every single post through it when in my experience all spam is generated by a new poster. If this only checked the post for spam if it was in among their first x posts it would be much more my cup of tea (this is a feature of SpamBuster).

Thanks for the work, and I'll be keeping my eye on this.
You can set it on a group by group basis so not everyone's post is screened.
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 16:27
dead7 dead7 is offline
 
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I have a user (long time existing member) that did post a few things that would've likely been caught as spam when in fact they weren't. It was just an odd way the post and numerous urls were laid out in it.. so i can see why it caught that msg and a few others..

However... this user is now just trying to reply typing in plain text with no urls and every post they make goes right to moderation?? How on earth do i exempt someone or teach Akismet that this user is fine? The plugin and akismet has been working flawlessly on the board and has caught every real piece of spam but this is beginning to annoy me.

The user is just replying like i am in this thread as usual but they go right to moderation.. is it learning by username too? is there a way to fix this??
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 16:56
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dead7
I have a user (long time existing member) that did post a few things that would've likely been caught as spam when in fact they weren't. It was just an odd way the post and numerous urls were laid out in it.. so i can see why it caught that msg and a few others..

However... this user is now just trying to reply typing in plain text with no urls and every post they make goes right to moderation?? How on earth do i exempt someone or teach Akismet that this user is fine? The plugin and akismet has been working flawlessly on the board and has caught every real piece of spam but this is beginning to annoy me.

The user is just replying like i am in this thread as usual but they go right to moderation.. is it learning by username too? is there a way to fix this??
Most likely, that users IP and/or Uname combo has been blacklisted. Here is what I do on my forums:

Create a group called Registered Users Promoted.

Copy the same settings as you have for the Registered Users group EXCEPT set the option "Filter Posts With Akismet" to no.

Then click the link labeled: "Promotions" and create a new promotion to:

Select the usergroup: Registered Users

reputation level: 0

days registered: 2

posts: 5

promotion strategy: Posts and (Reputation or Date)

promotion type: Primary Usergroup

Move to usergroup: Registered Users Promoted

Now when a registered user has been a member for more than 2 days, AND has more than 5 posts, they will be "promoted" to the group that has no spam filtering. You can edit the promotion requirements to what you see fit.

Generally SPAM is posted from flyby registrations that register with the sole intention of making a spam post, and disappearing.
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 01:28
dead7 dead7 is offline
 
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I just set that up a bit ago and basically created a new group based on registered users.. all i did was turn on akismet for the first group and turned it off for the second promoted group.

i ran the task and had promotions updated, i checked the groups to ensure the proper users were in their primary promoted group (which they were).

Now when the plugin is enabled I have promoted user group users getting filtered by the plugin, how is that possible? The users in question are clearly in the promoted group and that group has AKismet filtering off...
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 01:44
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Did you set the promotion type to: Primary Usergroup?
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 01:47
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Yeah, all the users in the promoted group are in there as its primary group. When double checking the promotion it also shows that Promotion Type was in fact Primary. Any other ideas?

-- edit --

nevermind i found the problem i think..

Last edited by dead7; 23 Jun 2006 at 02:45.
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 01:55
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 16:15
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Would you care to share what ya found?
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 17:54
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Make sure when you create a promotion, you create it for the Registered Users usergroup.
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 18:00
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A good mod that works with this hack is the "Moderation Queue on FORUMHOME" hack here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=120150
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 23:03
jontprice jontprice is offline
 
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Installation steps?

A simple 1,2,3 step installation would be killer. I can't seem to get it happenin or figure out where the api key should go. Anyone? tia
jp
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Old 07 Jul 2006, 00:12
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by jontprice
A simple 1,2,3 step installation would be killer. I can't seem to get it happenin or figure out where the api key should go. Anyone? tia
jp
As per the readme:

Admincp go to Vbulletin Options -> Akismet Anti-Spam
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Old 10 Aug 2006, 20:11
Troy Roberts Troy Roberts is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
I didn't see a version of this in the 3.6 section. Is there one available, will it be ported, or does it already work with 3.6?
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Old 10 Aug 2006, 23:11
Troy Roberts Troy Roberts is offline
 
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I'm testing this out on a few of my boards now. It seems that the boards I implemented it on are having one problem now though.

I use vbadvanced for the home page. For some reason you can not login via the front page anymore. Or rather, you appear to be logging in but it comes back to the vbadvanced page and you are still not logged in. You can login from the forums fine.

Is this just coincidence or could this product have caused this issue for me?
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Old 10 Aug 2006, 23:12
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This product has nothing to do with logging in.
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