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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 29 Sep 2010, 15:12
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As someone who's had this used against them I can say it's no fun...

It also results in thousands of "F5" clicks.
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Old 29 Sep 2010, 15:52
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I've used this several times and it's far more useful than banning or tachy. ESPECIALLY when you set a preset re-direct page. You can really shock the annoying member/s.
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Old 15 Oct 2010, 18:13
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best mod ever!
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 10:26
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I love this. I have one guy who makes the most insane accusations against people. He thinks he is anonymous, he doesn't think that I know who he is, so I redirect him to his own Facebook page.

He still doesn't get it.
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
I love this. I have one guy who makes the most insane accusations against people. He thinks he is anonymous, he doesn't think that I know who he is, so I redirect him to his own Facebook page.

He still doesn't get it.
Wait... That happens to me all the time... are you the admin of http://www.centextalk.com ?
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Old 17 Oct 2010, 15:15
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LOL if it were you, you wouldn't be so nice about it. That guy hates me...hahaha
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Old 22 Nov 2010, 10:49
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
It already has that option.
Hi Paul

Thanks for this mod.

Is it possible to add a userid option? I prefer that instead of using a usergroup. Thanks.

(If not, can you explain how to code it in?)

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Old 22 Nov 2010, 22:43
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A userid option would simply be duplication, since you just add individual users to the usergroup, so I wont be adding it. I cant really explain in detail how to do it as that would basically be coding it - very loosly, it would be similar to the ip option, but for the members userid, not ip address. Special care would be needed not to affect guests.
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Old 23 Nov 2010, 02:45
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They don't need to be the primary usergroup so really there's no reason not to setup an extra usergroup called "miserable users" or whatever and just add the 1 user to it.
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 06:48
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Is it essential to create a new User Group for this? Is 'annoying by IP address' sufficient (leaving user group ID as '0')?
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 13:24
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Untested, but yes, I believe that should work.
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 17:55
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Thanks. Is there a way to test it, just using an IP? Wouldn't want to annoy myself!
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Old 03 Jan 2011, 22:01
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Test it on someone else - or test it on yourself, but make sure you have an ACP screen open so you can remove your IP again.
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  #164  
Old 11 Feb 2011, 02:57
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Installed... Works great.

Thanks!
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Old 24 Mar 2012, 18:19
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Sounds like a great add on! Tagged for future use!
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