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Mod Version: 0.61, by pedigree (Coder) pedigree is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (100 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 1194
Released: 23 Dec 2009 Last Update: 27 Dec 2009 Downloads: 6043
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files Re-usable Code External Content  

vbStopForumSpam

Mod of the month winner October 2009.... That cant be bad


Apologies in advance, this is a copy of the 3.6/3.7/3.8 mod that has been verified to work in 4.0 (its so that I dont get a billion PMs asking if it works in 4.0)

This provides access to a RBL type system for forum admins, listing known spam IP / email / usernames. The RBL database is provided by www.stopforumspam.com. You do NOT need an API key from the website in order to access the database. only to submit data if you should wish to do so.

At the point of user registration, the mod checks if the IP number / provided username / email addresses appear on a block list and can block the registration.

Whilst this isnt the most perfect way to stop all forum spam, its another step that spammers have to overcome.

What it does

It checks with a remote database of known forum spammers. Their IP number, email address and forum username are tested and based on your configuration, you can reject / log / accept user registrations based on what you get back.

This version doesnt have
- whitelisting or the ability to submit users to the database but it will within the next week.
- automatic user deletion / post / PM purging. There are good tools out there already, this does something else.

Instructions are included in the installation.txt file - PLEASE read it first and dont forget to actually upload the files in the upload folder, otherwise it WILL kill your registration progress and you wont see the log file options in admincp.

Changes to vB
- 3 new database tables
- 2 database table alternations
- No new templates.
- 2 Hook (register_addmember_process & register_addmember_complete)

Ive tested it but had feedback that it works with versions as old as 3.6.2... Support should go back to older versions, as long as they have hook support for register_addmember_process / register_addmember_complete

For code to submit spammers to the database, check this post for code changes
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=288

Reported to work
- 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.9, 3.6.10, 3.7.0, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3, 3.74, 3.80, 3.81, 3.82, 3.83, 3.8.4, 4.0beta3, 4.0 Gold
, 4.2pl1,2

Installers should remember to refresh their ACP navigation window when they first install it so they can see the new log file menu item.

REQUIRES MySQL 4.1.1+

There is a small mod, coded by Wired1 that will allow you to submit spammer details to the database from the admin control panel, here http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=289 This relies 100% on javascript being enabled and makes no tests that it is enabled.

You need to have an API key from www.stopforumspam.com in order to submit data, its free and easy to get... You DONT need an API key in order to use this mod however, only to submit spammer data.

Issues are
- The usergroup permissions / view details etc DONT work. I jumped the gun and put the permissions controls in there before I put the code in. Please delete the includes/xml/bitfield_vbstopforumspam.xml file and rebuild your postbit

Installation
- Follow the instructions in the zip file, that includes the file upload the correct folders.

Please click Installed

The original thread is at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176481 where there is a wealth of knowledge about the mod, please ask questions in there.

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Old 13 Apr 2010, 16:47
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sweet
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 23:46
Battle_Ring Battle_Ring is offline
 
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This was working great, but all of a sudden the spammers are back in full force
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 00:51
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Originally Posted by Battle_Ring View Post
This was working great, but all of a sudden the spammers are back in full force
What is your log showing?
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 01:49
john h john h is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lore Master View Post
The Unregistered displays when the username field is left blank when the form is sent. The REMOTERR dislays when the email field is left blank. For some reason these started showing up in vB 4.0.

My workaround: to check for a blank username and email fields and if either are empty bypass the stopforumspam check, as vB will send the user back to complete these fields anyways. Just a work-around, I tested it and it seemed to work correctly.

Go to plugins and open the vbstopformspam plugin for register_addmember_process. Select edit, and highlight the code. Paste this over it:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
I will give this a go. So far I seem to be getting no username but with email in the logs. If just the username is blank, will this still work? I noticed the "AND" clause in the code, can this be made "OR"? I don't know php that well.
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 02:54
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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This is my registration history for the past month...


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

clearly spamrate is going up...
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 15:50
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Originally Posted by Mastergumble View Post
I did a few tests with 4.0.3 Facebook connection without disable this mod and didnt got any problem.

What issue you getting with it enabled?
Anyone else no which way this goes, does it work with facebook connect or throw errors?
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Old 17 Apr 2010, 17:44
Mastergumble Mastergumble is offline
 
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It allow FB registrations, so far i dont have problems running 4.0.3 still having the listed spammers being bloqued.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:46
john h john h is offline
 
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My blocked spammer are not being submitted to the www.stopforumspam.com website. I have triple checked my API key and it is entered correctly in the options page. Any ideas?
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 18:47
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Real name: Jason
I have Facebook connect on and since I installed this mod the ONLY spammers I have gotten was from Facebook

Nice mod, thanks again for the work! 966 blocked in the first 10 days!

-Jason
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 16:05
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This was just in my logs, what does this mean?


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 27 Apr 2010, 05:34
ZGeek ZGeek is offline
 
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I can't get this to work with the facebook connect. It all works fine, but the one-click registration is blocked as spam.

Any help?
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Old 28 Apr 2010, 14:06
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Question

One question. Before I saw this here, I found another "STOP FORUM SPAM" Mod for vB4 here, i think its on the 2nd or 3rd page of the Mods atm.

What Version is the better one e.g. which one should I use ?
Thanks in advance.

Wolf
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 01:32
Aladav Aladav is offline
 
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installing

I am having trouble installing
I have uploaded the files to root directory.
I go to Plugins and Products>Manage Products>[Add/Import Product]
I have entered ./includes/xml/cpnav_vbstopformspam.xml

but when I click on import I get error message
Invalid File Specified
but the file is there in the xml folder so why?
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 01:39
Mastergumble Mastergumble is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Aladav View Post
I am having trouble installing
I have uploaded the files to root directory.
I go to Plugins and Products>Manage Products>[Add/Import Product]
I have entered ./includes/xml/cpnav_vbstopformspam.xml

but when I click on import I get error message
Invalid File Specified
but the file is there in the xml folder so why?
You need to upload the xmp on the mod folder not the one in the upload directory

Last edited by Mastergumble; 29 Apr 2010 at 01:46.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 01:48
Aladav Aladav is offline
 
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OK, I did I think. I get the error message even though the file is there, in my xml folder, in the admincp folder, on the server.
Doesn't

./includes/xml/cpnav_vbstopformspam.xml
indicate the mod folder? On the server? Not in my upload directory? I am not trying to browse to my directory on my computer.

Tried again, with
/includes/xml/cpnav_vbstopformspam.xml
got the error message
No file uploaded and no local file found.

But I uploaded it. It is on the sever, I can see it with SmartFTP in the folder xml in the folder includes in the folder forums

Last edited by Aladav; 29 Apr 2010 at 02:02.
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