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Stop the Registration Bots
Mod Version: 4.0.2, by noppid (Member) noppid is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (20 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 302
Released: 16 Jun 2010 Last Update: 07 Feb 2013 Downloads: 2164
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

Stop the Registration Bots for vBulletin 4.2.0 PL3 and up.

This mod will check the the time it takes for a vBulletin registration form to be submitted. If the form is submitted faster then humanly possible, the registration will be denied and the admin contact can be emailed about the event.

First we will add a custom hidden field with a hash. Second we will insert a randomly named hidden field with a random value. This should make it a bit difficult to program a bot since the field names on all sites will be different as well as the values.

Time stamps to check the time spent on registration submission are stored in a DB table and private.

Installation is very easy.
Template edits.
Files to upload.
Product xml file to import.

Backup your database before any install or upgrade.

To upgrade from 2.x to 4.0.2, remove the existing Stop the Registration Bots product in the ACP and then follow the installation file instructions.


History

4.0.2
Added 10 minute delete interval
Fixed bug in part 3
updated table query
removed old hook code from product.

4.0.1
modify phrase vars
modified install instructions for 4.2.0 pl3 templates.

4.0.0
modified to work with vB 4.x.

2.0.2
Edited file includes/stb_reg_process.php
Added IP and Proxy IP to email notification.

2.0.1
Added tabindex="1" to input box template edit.
Fixed onsubmit code in input box template edit.

2.0.0
Conversion from vB 3.x version to vB 4.x
Reduced template edits to one.
Edited all arrays to include single quotes.
Removed ACP Setting StopBotReg_rulespage_hash
Removed Rules page instructions. All one page now.
Removed file includes/stb_reg_signup.php
Removed hook register_signup
Edited includes/cron/strb_cron_job.php Removed Rules page query.
Removed `rf_name` and `rf_value` fields from DB table.
Moved register_form_start hook code to register_form_complete hook
New Phrases
stop_reg_bot_please_wait
stop_reg_bot_seconds_more
stop_reg_bot_seconds_remaining
Removed phrase stop_reg_bot_enter_prereg_name
Removed phrase setting_StopBotReg_rulespage_hash_title
Removed phrase setting_StopBotReg_rulespage_hash_desc

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  #91  
Old 29 Mar 2013, 01:07
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tacklebox joe tacklebox joe is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
got it thanks...told you I was a noob.....LOL

I installed it and seems to be working just fine! THX!!!!
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  #92  
Old 26 May 2013, 09:21
Glockie Glockie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Hi guys,

Been using this for ages now, but I am now getting some serious problems with it.
It's blocking plenty of spammers but it's completely blocking new registrations too.

I've looked for a 'white list' but there's no way I can do anything about like like;
"allow or deny Jack Jones" check box.

Any ideas as to what I can do?
When people try to register they get "Registrations disabled" or words to that affect.
It's all enabled and allowed, it's STRB blocking genuine registrations and not one or two but massive amounts.

it's difficult to search for users in my emails as I get email notifications about spammers every day, up to 5-6 times a minute..

I hope someone can help me - I'd be very grateful.

Thank you
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  #93  
Old 02 Jun 2013, 08:53
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TeamSempoi TeamSempoi is offline
 
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not working on vb4.2.1

please fix
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  #94  
Old 03 Jun 2013, 00:54
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Disco_Stu Disco_Stu is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
It works fine on 4.2.0 PL2.
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  #95  
Old 07 Jun 2013, 12:04
Glockie Glockie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Can noone help with this blocking genuine user registrations?

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  #96  
Old 13 Jun 2013, 11:04
tom w tom w is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
I also get registration error in VB 4.2.1. The error is that a required field was left blank, but I've verified all user displayed fields are indeed filled in. It works fine if I disable this plugin.
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  #97  
Old 20 Jun 2013, 03:40
Joe Blow Joe Blow is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by tom w View Post
I also get registration error in VB 4.2.1. The error is that a required field was left blank, but I've verified all user displayed fields are indeed filled in. It works fine if I disable this plugin.
I just upgraded to 4.2.1 and I am having the same problem. Is there any chance of an update? It would really be appreciated!
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  #98  
Old 24 Jul 2013, 19:26
tsptom tsptom is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fixed

Last edited by tsptom; 28 Aug 2014 at 02:09.
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  #99  
Old 04 Sep 2013, 02:03
BryceW BryceW is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Running latest version of VB and this plugin, getting the error message: You have left a required field blank.

Checked and double checked the code.
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  #100  
Old 11 Oct 2013, 19:28
mikez006 mikez006 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
doesn't work with 4.2.2, it always says the following when trying to register a new account

You have left a required field blank.

EDIT: redid the addon install and it's working now.

Last edited by mikez006; 11 Oct 2013 at 19:39.
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  #101  
Old 15 Oct 2013, 23:46
zert zert is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Originally Posted by noppid View Post
The new updates and fixes are posted. Thank you.
I am running 4.2.2 and the most recent download. I have been unable to find an answer to the "Field left blank" problem still. I thought I read most of these posts but I may have missed something?
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  #102  
Old 19 Oct 2013, 23:40
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Gamelobby Gamelobby is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
I didn't remove the old one before i installed/upgraded. should i just delete the old one now or will i mess something up.? (maybe i should uninstall the old one then re upload the xml?)

Thanks
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  #103  
Old 13 Jan 2014, 17:17
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Disco_Stu Disco_Stu is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
This great little mod just stopped a swarm of attempted registrations from bots in Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.

fyi....I'm running 4.2.0 PL2 and it's working fine.
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  #104  
Old 15 Jan 2014, 02:34
zzSQL zzSQL is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
I just block Russia, Ukraine and Turkey in my .htaccess file.
You can also do that with a list of known toxic spam address from stopforumspam.com.

These measures made forum spammer registration manageable.
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  #105  
Old 17 Jan 2014, 14:51
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Disco_Stu Disco_Stu is offline
 
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Originally Posted by zzSQL View Post
I just block Russia, Ukraine and Turkey in my .htaccess file.
You can also do that with a list of known toxic spam address from stopforumspam.com.

These measures made forum spammer registration manageable.
Yeah, I just added China, Russia, Ukraine and Nigeria to the IP list. It's getting longer every day
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