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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 23 Apr 2009, 07:40
Zacaretas Zacaretas is offline
 
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A unique mod indeed!

Installed (:
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Old 30 Apr 2009, 14:41
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Installed! Tested this mod out on myself, and it's quite annoying..perfect

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Old 30 Apr 2009, 14:52
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I have an older version installed. Should I upgrade to this or are they the same?
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Old 30 Apr 2009, 17:09
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No need to upgrade if the version you have is working fine for you.
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Old 04 May 2009, 23:22
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Just brilliant, Thanks Paul
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Old 05 May 2009, 00:06
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Thanks for mod, installed
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Old 05 May 2009, 01:11
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No need to upgrade if the version you have is working fine for you.
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Old 14 May 2009, 22:06
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very awesome. thanks for updating this to the latest vB. installed.
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Old 16 May 2009, 03:03
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Works real good, thanks.
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Old 20 May 2009, 14:11
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Very nice mod, is there any way that a user will know they are on such a miserable user list? Or can you just tell them that it must be their computer?
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Old 20 May 2009, 14:46
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If the user is somewhat savvy, you can't really blame it on the PC. However, you can shrug your shoulders and point out that nobody else has complained about connection issues. **snicker**
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Old 21 May 2009, 02:14
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^ lol that's true. However I have been receiving some MYSQL Database issues after I installed this, looks like the user is having some trouble accessing the forums

Is this normal?

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.2:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT text, languageid, special
FROM phrase AS phrase
LEFT JOIN phrasetype USING (fieldname)
WHERE phrase.fieldname = 'error'
AND varname = 'toobusy' AND languageid IN (-1, 0, 1);

MySQL Error : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number : 2006
Request Date : Wednesday, May 20th 2009 @ 01:26:01 PM
Error Date : Wednesday, May 20th 2009 @ 01:27:01 PM
Script :
Referrer :
IP Address :
Username :
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
There are about 7 database errors all from the same user:
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Old 21 May 2009, 02:40
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I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 21 May 2009, 03:00
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Okay thanks I tried it out on myself and yes, it really does live up to its Miserable name. I was laughing my ass off
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Old 21 May 2009, 10:30
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Originally Posted by Dollarsign View Post
^ lol that's true. However I have been receiving some MYSQL Database issues after I installed this, looks like the user is having some trouble accessing the forums

Is this normal?
There are about 7 database errors all from the same user:
I would guess you have a very small mysql timeout (smaller than your max MU delay setting) so sometimes the users connection is timing out.
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