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One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup
Mod Version: 1.2b, by mfyvie (R.I.P) mfyvie is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2008 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (100 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 939
Released: 28 Aug 2007 Last Update: 20 May 2008 Downloads: 5233
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*** Staff note: The author of this modification has passed away in a diving accident. We wish his family all strength in dealing with this tragic issue. ***

One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup

The main purpose of this mod is to clean up after a spammer. With a minimum of fuss it will:
  • Delete all threads started by the spammer
  • Delete all posts made by the spammer
  • Delete all PMs sent to other members by the spammer
  • Delete all calendar events made by the spammer
  • Ban or delete the spammer as you like
  • Ignore permissions - posts can be deleted in areas that a moderator may not have access to.
The option to activate this tool appears in the drop-down menu in the postbit, as well as on the profile page. From here it is a "one-touch" operation, with the small exception that you must press a confirmation button before the cleanup is made.

See the screenshot for the various options, but some of the more interesting ones are:
  • You can specify individual users (in addition to groups) who can use this tool. This means certain trusted, non-moderator users could have the ability to clean up spam and ban spammers.
  • You can specify users or groups who are protected - they cannot be deleted by this tool.
  • By default, users who have registered more than 30 days ago are also protected from this tool (spammers tend to be caught and removed fairly soon after registration)
  • You can turn the various deletion targets (threads, posts, events, PMs) on or off
  • Select between hard delete or soft delete
This mod is similar to some older mods, but improved in a number of ways:
  • You also have the choice to alter the standard ban and delete reasons before you press confirm.
  • Deletes more types of spam (PMs, events)
  • Simple, quick, effective
  • Single file import (.xml) no file edits, no template edits, no .php files to upload
  • Should work on all versions of 3.6.x and future versions

Download and import the .xml file via AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product. Remember to click overwrite if upgrading


Once installed, check in your AdminCP under "VBulletin settings" and look for the configuration group called "One-touch Spam Ban & Cleanup Options". The default options should be fine for most people.

How to use

If you have rights to use this tool (i.e. are an admin or moderator, or have configured it for the relevant user or group ID) you should see the option appear on the member profile page, or in a drop-down on the postbit (see attached screenshots for an example). The idea is that as soon as you see a spammer select the "One-touch Ban & Clean" option to remove all trace of the spammer.


Support will be given to those who have:
  • Read these instructions (and followed them) and
  • Clicked install
Version history

1.0 - initial version (28.08.2007)
1.1 - security fix (21.09.2007)
1.2b - Beta Fix to work with vb3.7.0 (20.05.2008)

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Old 04 Mar 2008, 18:06
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AcidX AcidX is offline
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Installed. Thanks.
My mods.
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 18:41
Raptor Raptor is offline
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any way to get this working with mysql 4.027 ?
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 03:32
csalbuchi csalbuchi is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
I´m using vbulletin 3.6.8 and my template is basically "oumar", but cannot see the dropdown menu option for this wonderfull addon. I´m going to use it from the profile view.

Anyway, my fellows will be very happy when they see it installed at my forum. Thanx! Great job!!! I´ve clicked "installed"
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 14:29
Powerofdreams Powerofdreams is offline
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Real name: Hüseyin
Its working very good Installed! Thank you
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 21:49
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jmurrayhead jmurrayhead is offline
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Real name: Jason
Very nice, would be nice to have a 'Cancel' button on the confirm page to bring users back to the previous page.
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Old 22 Mar 2008, 13:30
pcoskat pcoskat is offline
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Will this be upgraded for 3.7?
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Old 24 Mar 2008, 01:32
Jeff66 Jeff66 is offline
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Originally Posted by pcoskat View Post
Will this be upgraded for 3.7?
3.7 has a similar function as standard.

The delete posts as spam function will give you the option to delete all posts by the user and ban the spammer.
It's not as comprehensive as this mod, but it does make it much easier to clean up spam.
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Old 25 Mar 2008, 09:49
furnival furnival is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Thanks, great mod. Would be good to have options to ban user for a limited amount of time only, just like in the admin cp.
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 04:56
diola diola is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Works fine at my 3.7 board. I have just a question:

How can i put an ban time selection on the ban reason form?
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 02:28
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Mikecp421 Mikecp421 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
I have the banlist hack in too and it doesn't post the user and reason to that, is there a reason?
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 04:00
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v12kid v12kid is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Real name: Matt
installed and working like a charm, thanks
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See anything you think could be better? Suggest a mod or plugin for it? PM me!
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 14:13
mindfrost82 mindfrost82 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
I have this setup so super moderators can use it. They have the ability to delete posts and threads in any forum, but when they use this tool it doesn't appear to ban the IP address. Are admins the only ones that can ban the IP address?
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 21:13
toucan42 toucan42 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
doesnt nuke blog posts (didnt notice till now) but also might just be for vb3.7 this isnt handled.
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Old 16 Apr 2008, 05:00
transparent transparent is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Installed on 3.6.8 and it works perfect. I just taught my mods how to use it!

I love this mod!!!!! Thx alot ; )
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Old 18 Apr 2008, 23:31
ams3521 ams3521 is offline
Join Date: May 2005
Doesnt worrk in my dropdown menu either , I see theres a couple of posts on here with the same problem but no solution, great hack non the less.
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