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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
Installation

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

Configuration

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




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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  #76  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 06:07
mfyvie mfyvie is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: Mark
My sincere apologies to those who updated to 1.1 and got the parse error and the smilie page. This was caused by a typo on my part, and a rush to get the security issue in 1.0 fixed and released as 1.1. I had just returned from 3 weeks' of travel and had another commitment a couple of hours after that. My bad.

I've replaced the .xml file (I'm not incrementing the version number), so if you've downloaded 1.1 before the datestamp on this post, please redownload it and reinstall it. That should resolve the issue. My apologies again.
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  #77  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 06:51
devilrulez devilrulez is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Excellent one...

i was searching for something like this since long
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  #78  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 07:28
pitzerwm pitzerwm is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
MFYVIE, don't worry about it. Nothing blew up and you did a great job. Lucky you a had real vacation, hope you had a great time and got regenerated. Keep coming up with these great add ons.
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  #79  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 09:48
PCkaosboss PCkaosboss is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Dont think about it....hope you had a nice vacation
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Old 22 Sep 2007, 10:35
cjshirlaw cjshirlaw is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Wow, thanks for the quick fix, re-installing now. Hope you had a good vacation.
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  #81  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 10:51
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Subah Subah is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Its a great mod

Originally Posted by stone0075 View Post
Sweet mfyvie! I like it... installed

you should add + Email ban..
i saw your answer on this request but i hope if you can add this option for ban spacific email for the user , i mean if the user regist with (123 @ domain . com) the ban option effact on this email only not on all emails from (domain . com) !!
i hope i was clear in my bad english
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  #82  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 14:12
hobbystoresearc hobbystoresearc is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
problem solved - thank you.
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  #83  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 14:58
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Soliloquy Soliloquy is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Thanks for fixing the security problems quickly
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  #84  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 20:24
alessai alessai is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
  1. A list of the users who the mods and admins used on them the One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup.
  2. A list of the mods who used the One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup .
  3. Undo button (the soft deleted threads and posts comes back normal).
and it will be the best addon ever been made
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  #85  
Old 22 Sep 2007, 23:02
BigDog56 BigDog56 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Thank You! Installed, now waiting for a spammer....
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  #86  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 20:07
projectpilot projectpilot is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Originally Posted by Alibass View Post
Never mind I found where to add postbit_onetouchban code in postbit to make it work.

Thanks again, great mod.
where did you put the code in postbit, I dont have drop downs enabled.
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  #87  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 21:42
ETDC ETDC is offline
 
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Worky fine - thanks for this.
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  #88  
Old 24 Sep 2007, 07:12
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MotoMihalich MotoMihalich is offline
 
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Can you make the following hack: indicate registration time in the notification email when true users register at forum? This will help to realize minimum period real people need. I think it is much more than 15-20 seconds.
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  #89  
Old 24 Sep 2007, 19:15
ablaye ablaye is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Originally Posted by BigDog56 View Post
Thank You! Installed, now waiting for a spammer....
You won't have to wait too long.
I have already used it multiple times.
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Old 25 Sep 2007, 12:10
mfyvie mfyvie is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: Mark
Originally Posted by MotoMihalich View Post
Can you make the following hack: indicate registration time in the notification email when true users register at forum? This will help to realize minimum period real people need. I think it is much more than 15-20 seconds.
Your suggestion seems to have nothing to do with modification (unless I have missed something). If you'd like to make a suggestion about writing a different hack, please use the appropriate forum at vbulletin.org for this purpose.

Originally Posted by projectpilot View Post
where did you put the code in postbit, I dont have drop downs enabled.
This subject was covered earlier in the thread, please review the earlier posts.

Originally Posted by TrIn@dOr View Post
mfyvie, sometimes u need to delete only 1 post quickaly.

Perhaps u can add a "mode", -> quick soft (Reason SPAM) delete post
I'm sorry, I still don't see the point in this. If all you needed to do was quickly delete a post, it is quite easy to delete a single post with just a few more clicks in vbulletin already. I don't really want to make this mod more complex, or give it too many choices when existing functions provide almost the same thing.

Originally Posted by Subah View Post
Its a great mod

i saw your answer on this request but i hope if you can add this option for ban spacific email for the user , i mean if the user regist with (123 @ domain . com) the ban option effact on this email only not on all emails from (domain . com) !!
i hope i was clear in my bad english
If what you are saying is that you'd like the entire email domain banned at the same thing, then I think this is a really bad idea. What about when a spammer users @yahoo.com, or @gmail.com? You'd be banning perfectly legitimate users.

Originally Posted by alessai View Post
  1. A list of the users who the mods and admins used on them the One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup.
  2. A list of the mods who used the One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup .
  3. Undo button (the soft deleted threads and posts comes back normal).
and it will be the best addon ever been made
1 & 2 - I may consider adding events to the vbulletin logs, but I don't really want to maintain separate lists (and write an interface to view them) for this information. If posts are soft deleted then the moderator name is already recorded with "Deleted by" and the person who banned a given spammer is also recorded when you look at the list of banned users.
3 - It is currently possible to undelete soft undeleted posts and unban banned users through existing vbulletin functions. I don't plan to do any additional undelete function - hence the warning message that the action can't be undone.
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