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Mod Version: 3.8.001, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (65 votes - 4.98 average) Installs: 977
Released: 28 Nov 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2894
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The ever popular "miserable users" hack for vb 3.8.

Basically a way to really annoy anyone you don't want visiting your forum. This version is based on the vb 3.7 version. Credit to Zzed for the original idea.

When classed as miserable, a member suffers ;

1. Slow response (time delay) on every page (20 to 60 seconds default).
2. A chance they will get the "server busy" message (50% by default).
3. A chance that no search facilities will be available (75% by default).
4. A chance they will get redirected to another preset page (25% & homepage by default).
5. A chance they will simply get a blank page (25% by default).
6. Post flood limit increased by a defined factor (10 times by default).
7. If they get past all this okay, then they will be served up their proper page.

Note: All the above options are set in the vBulletin Options.

To install this hack simply download the xml file to your pc and then import it into vbulletin as a product - then create your 'miserable users' usergroup and set the value of this group, and your preferred other settings, in the hacks settings area (vBulletin Oprions > Miserable Users). To make a member suffer just edit their profile to add them to the miserable users group (it will work as either the primary group or as a secondary group).


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v3.8.001 - Initial vB 3.8 release.

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Old 15 Mar 2009, 14:31
kronnos kronnos is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
I see, any chance you would be able to make this option for future release?

Also, does this mod use cookies? I mean, If the user with the added IP registers with a new IP, would there be cookies saved on the same computer telling it to make this user also miserable?
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 16:09
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BlackJacket BlackJacket is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
I see, any chance you would be able to make this option for future release?

Also, does this mod use cookies? I mean, If the user with the added IP registers with a new IP, would there be cookies saved on the same computer telling it to make this user also miserable?
IP and username.

Great mod Paul. This is far more better than banning.
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 16:48
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biggeorge biggeorge is offline
 
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This should be mod of the century!

I've been using it for 3 years. IMO it is the best weapon in an owner's arsenal

On a side note... I've been using 2.0 and it was working with 3.8.1. I just upgraded to the current MU version. When the update completed I had lost all my IP's in the MU settings. I had to manual add all my IP's to the list. Not a big deal, but I thought others might want to know.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 16:54
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R1lover R1lover is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kronnos View Post
Hey, few question:

Would it be possible to give mods power to add IP's to the miserable list?

Would a guest with his IP being on the list, still be able to register? I added an IP for the user and he is still able to register with the same IP.

Thanks
This option is there already
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Old 17 Mar 2009, 06:01
cdill35 cdill35 is offline
 
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installed
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Old 17 Mar 2009, 18:39
goxy63 goxy63 is offline
 
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Iam on shared server, dont have that much users 10-20 online...until now no any issues with too many processes on server
After installation of this hack my site went down cause of too many processes...after killing them everything was just fine
I tested this hack only with one user, my test user

Any suggestions
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Old 17 Mar 2009, 18:48
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Nope, this doesnt create extra "processes".
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Old 07 Apr 2009, 07:17
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Thank you very much.

We have a female user that really needs to be a little miserable
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Old 09 Apr 2009, 07:41
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This is gonna' be fun!
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Old 09 Apr 2009, 22:05
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I love this mod! I just installed it. I have a test user account that I added to the miserable group, when I logged in with this user I saw it in action.. GREAT! However... you say it's based on IP and username. Well, I went to log back into my admin account and all I got was "database error". I thought somehow my db got screwed up. I went into mysql and removed my test user account from the miserable group and whalla, I was able to log in again with my admin account. Looks to me that it only looks at IPs, not usernames. Is that possible?

I would love to be able to have a list of URLs to redirect to.. I've got a guy that's on the opposite political spectrum from me and I would love to send him to various (appears random) web sites of the opposite persuasion. Any tips on how this could be done instead of just one redirect URL?
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Old 10 Apr 2009, 06:19
optrex optrex is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
tried it on my own account and it works like a dream - thanks
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 02:09
stabmyback stabmyback is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
This is pretty much my all time favorite hack.

Thank you!
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Old 14 Apr 2009, 06:45
thepowerofnow thepowerofnow is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
wow this is GODLY, thanks SO MUCH for creating this ! i have an annoying user on my buddhism site ! wow he can kiss goodbye
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Old 15 Apr 2009, 15:52
cmmguy cmmguy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Then it cannot have any effect - the simple fact is that if a plugin is disabled, its code is not even loaded into the plugin cache, so it cannot run.

If it was disabled and running then your plugin cache must have been broken/corrupted, and that is not a problem related to this (or any other) mod, its a fault on your board.
I disabled the Product but something seemed like it was still active. I checked the plugins and the Miserable User plugin was still active. Shouldnt that become disabled if the Product is disabled?
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 04:56
jkw jkw is offline
 
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this is the best computer related invention since ascii porn and BOFH.
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