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NoSpam! for vBulletin 3.7
Mod Version: 4.0, by antialiasis (Member) antialiasis is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.1 Rating: (80 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 1078
Released: 23 Jun 2008 Last Update: 23 Jun 2008 Downloads: 5063
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NoSpam! is back and better than ever! The automatic template edits should be smoother than they were in the previous version, in addition to the 3.7 support. Please note that this version will ONLY work for vBulletin 3.7!

NoSpam! is a simple hack that allows the administrator to specify a number of easy questions, a random one of which must be answered correctly in order for a guest to be able to register, post, search or use the contact form. Because you create the questions and they are unique for each forum, it is impossible for a bot programmer to preprogram a bot to be able to answer them without adjusting the bot specifically to one, and thus you will be rid of all spam posted by CAPTCHA-evading advertisement programs.

This functionality was added by default in vBulletin 3.7's Q&A human verification system, so why use NoSpam! for 3.7 at all? There are a few reasons why one could prefer it:

- I have heard reports that vBulletin's default Q&A human verification is faulty and lets bots through. Truth to be told, I would not have publically released a 3.7 version if not for this. I don't quite see how this could happen and have not experienced it myself seeing as I don't use vBulletin's human verification, but if those reports are to be trusted, NoSpam! will do a better job of keeping the bots out.
- It is much easier to add questions and answers in NoSpam! en massÚ than in vBulletin's default system. If you want a great number of questions, vBulletin's built-in system takes terribly long to add them all in with quite a lot of page loads in between, while a fast typer can add several dozen questions to NoSpam! in a matter of minutes.
- If you have previously used NoSpam!, a simple copy-paste will get all your previous questions into NoSpam! for 3.7, while to get them into the built-in vBulletin system requires a converter.

If the reports of vBulletin's default human verification system failing are incorrect, I will freely admit that most people will do fine with the built-in system. But if you prefer this hack, by all means use it.

NoSpam! can be used with or without default vBulletin human verification. In this version, the automatic addition of the question into the templates should be flawless and not induce the often-reported problem where the question didn't appear in the previous version of the hack.


VERSION HISTORY:

4.0: Redid the automatic addition of questions to be smoother and more or less foolproof. Released for vBulletin 3.7.
3.0: Added functionality to allow users to specify which pages should use NoSpam!.
2.0: Extended the NoSpam! functionality to guest posts, guest searches and guest "Contact Us" in addition to registration.
1.1: Made template edit automatic (with thanks to Cole2026), added ability to have more than one answer to each question, and made answers case insensitive. To upgrade, I recommend undoing the template edit so you won't have to worry about it anymore (replace $nospamfield in the template register with $imagereg, or if you added $nospamfield above $imagereg, just remove $nospamfield altogether), and then reimport the product through the Admin CP (making sure that Allow Overwrite is set to On).
1.0: Initial release.


INSTALLATION:

1. Import product-nospam.xml through the Admin CP product manager.
2. Go to your vBulletin options in the Admin CP and select NoSpam! Settings. Once there, turn the system on and input your questions and answers according to the instructions there.

The system should now be functional and running.


UNINSTALLATION:

Just uninstall the product through the Admin CP.


SUPPORT:

Full support will be given in this thread. All suggestions are welcome.

Thank you and please click "Mark as Installed" if you like it.

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Old 04 Mar 2010, 11:48
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Originally Posted by Sciby View Post
Honestly, please update this for VB4.

The older version completely screws up the formatting of the registration screen under Firefox, and when I disabled NoSpam, I had a bot creating a thread within about 10 minutes.

Now, i'm torn between users who struggle to register, or spambots trying to sell stuff.
You are aware that there are 'no spam' options in vB4 by default, right? I think I've had maybe one spammer sign up for my site since moving to vB4 and it was a person...
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  #287  
Old 04 Mar 2010, 20:13
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Zidane007nl Zidane007nl is offline
 
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Thanks for this hack! reCaptcha didn't work for me so I'm trying this now.
It's sad to have to install all this now.
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 11:42
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Originally Posted by flypaper View Post
You are aware that there are 'no spam' options in vB4 by default, right? I think I've had maybe one spammer sign up for my site since moving to vB4 and it was a person...
Where? can't find it

Edit, Spam management... But i just wan;t a simple question on registration.. not this crap that i don't understand
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 17:02
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
 
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Originally Posted by chriske View Post
Where? can't find it

Edit, Spam management... But i just wan;t a simple question on registration.. not this crap that i don't understand
Verification Questions are also available in your Registration Options. They're just not as flexible as NoSpam!
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 01:42
unicorn2433 unicorn2433 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Verification Questions are also available in your Registration Options. They're just not as flexible as [I]NoSpam[!/I]
I am in registration options and I can not find where you can put verification questions
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  #291  
Old 19 Mar 2010, 02:52
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thx alot
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 02:59
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Originally Posted by unicorn2433 View Post
I am in registration options and I can not find where you can put verification questions
It has it's own link in your vB Options. It's called Human Verification.
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  #293  
Old 19 Jun 2010, 08:30
TexArkana TexArkana is offline
 
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Wanted to use vB's Image Verification and Q&A together for registration. Didn't seem I could do that in vB, so I'm using this mod for the Q&A. FWIW, it seems to work well (so far) in vB 3.8.5. Installed! Thanks for the mod!
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Old 24 Jun 2010, 11:38
IngoPan IngoPan is offline
 
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Hallo,

Is there an update or another Mod that i don┤t know of for version 4.x.x ? I really like the custom question/answer thingy.


Thanks in advance,


Ingo
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  #295  
Old 28 Jun 2010, 05:26
BunnyFace BunnyFace is offline
 
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CAPTCHA for vBulletin 4.x

hi, i'm looking for a CAPTCHA / NoSpam! plugin for vbulletin 4.x . i searched but only found something for vbulletin 3.x. can anyone help me. thanks
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  #296  
Old 22 Aug 2010, 03:40
paradoxx109 paradoxx109 is offline
 
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excellent mod, have been using it since vb3.6.8 and already updated it for vb4! Thank you very much!
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  #297  
Old 05 Nov 2010, 15:06
thompson thompson is offline
 
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Originally Posted by paradoxx109 View Post
excellent mod, have been using it since vb3.6.8 and already updated it for vb4! Thank you very much!
did it really work in 4.0.8 ?
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  #298  
Old 11 Nov 2010, 16:52
thompson thompson is offline
 
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i think it only a change of this template code to vb4 code:

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

can someone do that ? thanks.
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Old 15 Dec 2010, 01:53
bunciono bunciono is offline
 
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I've tried in vb 4.0.6 and it worked, but it does not work on vb 4.1.0 . can anyone help?
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Old 21 Jan 2011, 03:39
moltten moltten is offline
 
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Is this ever going to be updated for V4? It's a definite mus have, IMO.
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