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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: 6035
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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 30 Dec 2009, 10:31
pedigree pedigree is offline
 
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You didnt upload the files properly, the ones in the "Upload" folder
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 10:32
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Originally Posted by Bluetiereign View Post
I love this MOD. I Finally get to turn off the Moderation of new members.

I can't believe vBulletin can't create an image verification system that actually works.
They did, to a degree, but you cant beat a human doing human verification.
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 02:27
Romanle Romanle is offline
 
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Thanks
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 04:52
mattfox27 mattfox27 is offline
 
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I also am getting invalid file when i try to upload XML...
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 22:15
linuxututs linuxututs is offline
 
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I'm getting results in my log files I never had in the vB 3.8x Mod.

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

Is this normal?

Thanks,
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 17:06
jkcerda jkcerda is offline
 
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pretty good
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 17:34
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Originally Posted by linuxututs View Post
I'm getting results in my log files I never had in the vB 3.8x Mod.

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

Is this normal?

Thanks,
You might want to be more specific.

Your quote doesn't seem to have anything weird in it at all, unlike this one from mine:

Unregistered 2010-01-04 21:38:20 113.96.62.81 Result on field email - [REMOTEERR] Unverfied and rejected by policy
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Old 06 Jan 2010, 10:41
Skyrider Skyrider is offline
 
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Thanks for this plugin!

Last edited by Skyrider; 07 Jan 2010 at 01:04.
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Old 06 Jan 2010, 23:12
MagiKelly MagiKelly is offline
 
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Installed 10 minutes ago and has blocked the first spammer already.
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 02:29
linuxututs linuxututs is offline
 
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More specific ??

Ok, I really like this Mod, its one I can't do without.
How much more specific do I need to be?

For those of you who have never used this Mod.
( This is the log....
Unregistered 2010-01-03 16:06:01 EMAIL 89.149.244.89 Result on field username - Unregistered - Spammer and rejected by policy
Ok, breaking it down to what it "used" to be....

Unregistered ( Unregistered "used" to give correct username they tried to register with ) 2010-01-03 16:06:01 EMAIL ( EMAIL "used" to give correct email they tried to register with ) 89.149.244.89 Result on field username - Unregistered - Spammer and rejected by policy

Thanks Coder,
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Old 07 Jan 2010, 08:51
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VonDoom VonDoom is offline
 
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A+ Installed rated
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Old 10 Jan 2010, 10:01
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radmoose radmoose is offline
 
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Not to put words into Pedigree's mouth...

But the UNREGISTERED and EMAIL entries, at least on my site, are from scripts submitting those as username/email items.

http://stopforumspam.com/search?q=UNREGISTERED

I thought it was a bug at first too.
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Old 10 Jan 2010, 18:32
Delilahs Delilahs is offline
 
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it's picked up three on my site in 90 minutes, excellent stuff.
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 20:20
adembaba adembaba is offline
 
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I Keep getting "invalid file specified" when i try to add/import the xml file...

product is 0.61 version
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Old 12 Jan 2010, 21:40
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Maybe it is time to try this, thanks
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