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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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  #166  
Old 29 Apr 2012, 02:53
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I am getting SQL errors after putting someone in the miserable users group, thus activating the mod.


Database error in vBulletin 3.8.7:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT moderator.*, user.username,
IF(user.displaygroupid = 0, user.usergroupid, user.displaygroupid) AS displaygroupid, infractiongroupid
FROM vb_moderator AS moderator
INNER JOIN vb_user AS user USING(userid);

MySQL Error : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number : 2006
Request Date : Saturday, April 28th 2012 @ 09:47:33 PM
Error Date : Saturday, April 28th 2012 @ 09:48:15 PM
Script : http://www.
Referrer :
IP Address : xXXXXXXXXXXX
Username : Chinabound
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
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Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2411/4965 - Release Date: 04/28/12
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 18:54
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They happen if you have a very low MySQL timeout setting (lower than the MU timeout).
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 19:24
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Which setting is it that I need to increase?
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Old 31 Aug 2012, 14:00
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Can somebody confirm that this Mod work with 4.2 ???

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  #170  
Old 01 Sep 2012, 02:28
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Check the version (and the forum name you are in)

vB Version: 3.8.x
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Old 01 May 2013, 05:24
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What is the process of upgrading to 4.2 if this mod is installed?

1) Should I first upgrade, uninstall it and install the 4.x version of this mod (4.2.0.0) ?

2) Uninstall it before upgrading to 4.x then install the 4.x version of this mod after upgrade of forum is complete?


Also, would uninstalling remove the the tables originally created by this mod? What are those tables?

Thanks!
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Old 01 May 2013, 17:31
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This uses no tables, so thats not an issue.

You need to upgrade first, then install the latest version (it will remove any older version itself).
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Old 02 May 2013, 03:19
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
This uses no tables, so thats not an issue.

You need to upgrade first, then install the latest version (it will remove any older version itself).
Thanks!
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  #174  
Old 02 Dec 2013, 18:30
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miserable users and forum runner

I am assuming that if I allow forum runner mobile access to my vb 3.8.7 PL3 forum, that miserable users put into MU status in the web based forum, will now have normal access in the forum runner?

Does forum runner support many of the mods available for vb 3?
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Old 03 Dec 2013, 02:48
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Given this runs off the global_start hook I would think it would affect forumrunner as well. However, I cannot say for sure as I dont know how FR works on vB3.
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Old 30 Mar 2015, 22:53
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What happens to a vb5 forum when it is updated from vb3 and this mod had been installed? because under the admin control panel for Users in my new vb5 forum, the category of Miserable Users is still there?
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Old 31 Mar 2015, 11:39
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I presume you mean the usergroup is still there.
Upgrading to vB5 wont remove usergroups, for fairly obvious reasons.

The modification itself will be gone, and there is no vB5 version.
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Old 03 Apr 2015, 07:27
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How about making this for vb 5 - vb5 is the wave of the future!

I was stuck in vb3 for years but now that I've upgraded to vb5 over all I am glad I made the move.
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Old 03 Apr 2015, 16:15
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Sorry, I have no plans to make any modifications for vB5.
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Old 19 Jan 2017, 07:08
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Hi

can I use 'userid" instead if a group ?


any help?


TIA.
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