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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (97 votes - 4.93 average) Installs: 1114
Released: 24 Dec 2009 Last Update: 24 May 2012 Downloads: 4136
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As of 23 Nov 2017 this modification has been withdrawn.

The ever popular "Miserable Users" modification.

Basically a way to really annoy anyone you don't want visiting your forum. 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 they will get redirected to another preset page (25% & homepage by default).
4. A chance they will simply get a blank page (25% by default).

If they get past all this okay, then they will be served up their proper page.

Note: All the above are set in vBulletin Options > Miserable Users.

To Install ;

Download the xml file to your pc and import it into vbulletin as a product.
Ceate your 'Miserable Users' usergroup and set the value of this group, and your preferred other settings, in the modifications settings (vBulletin Options > Miserable Users).

To make a member suffer just edit their profile - add them to the Miserable Users group (it will work as either the primary group or as a secondary group). There is also the option to set ip addresses.


v4.0.1 : 24-Dec-2009 : Initial release for vb 4.0.0 Gold.
v4.0.2 : 20-Jan-2010 : Not released.
v4.0.3 : 26-Jan-2010 : Various updates.
v4.0.4 : 16-Feb-2010 : Fix server busy, phrase blank page message.
v4.0.5 : 18-Feb-2010 : Installer update.
v4.0.6 : 07-Mar-2010 : Changed the way the delay works.
v4.0.7 : 29-May-2010 : Fix error in upgrade section of install code.
v4.0.8 : 06-Nov-2010 : Install code updated.

v4.1.0 : 04-Dec-2010 : Updated for vBulletin 4.1.

v4.1.7.0 : 16-Oct-2011 : Updated for vBulletin 4.1.7.

v4.2.0.0 : 24-May-2012 : Updated for vBulletin 4.2.0.

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Old 23 Aug 2013, 15:58
kiddo kiddo is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
I see that, problem is the mod is not working. I tried it on another user with permission by him to test it out, but he said nothing occured. The pages didn't slow down, no 404 errors, and yes, I did increase the percentages but nothing affected him.
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Old 14 Sep 2013, 02:37
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DemOnstar DemOnstar is offline
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Installed and and left to it's own devices..
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Old 28 Apr 2017, 19:27
xyzmaria2001 xyzmaria2001 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2017
Works perfectly with vBulletin 4.2.4, and I just tested it myself. Very frustrating experience indeed =))
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Old 23 Jul 2017, 21:21
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mdawg mdawg is offline
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How about vb 4.2.5 does it work? running php 7.1
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Old 23 Jul 2017, 23:10
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Originally Posted by mdawg View Post
How about vb 4.2.5 does it work? running php 7.1
I am very confident it does...I have it installed on my local dev site (vB 4.2.5/PHP 7.0.13) and it runs without issue.
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Old 24 Jul 2017, 01:01
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mdawg mdawg is offline
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Okay I just added it. This particular forum was carried over from vb3 which had the MU Mod on it too, and I noticed that I still have the category of MU left over from the vb3 forum so it was pretty seamless to install and set up this vb4 Mod.

One thing I noticed is that when I instant ban someone, the forum gives 100 points and makes the user a MU - I looked and at
AdminCP > User Infractions > User Infraction Manager

I had set it when this was a vb3 forum to make 50 points a MU and 100 points instant ban, so I'm not sure why an instant ban is making someone a MU, versus banned?
It seems like when you give someone 100 points via Automatic Ban, that this Mod accounts for the 50 first, makes him MU, and not banned.

Last edited by mdawg; 29 Jul 2017 at 03:11.
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