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Stop Spam Links 1.2 Gold
Mod Version: 1.2, by SkyCatcher (Member) SkyCatcher is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (8 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 88
Released: 26 Dec 2006 Last Update: 31 Dec 2006 Downloads: 480
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Stop Spam Links 1.2 Gold

As of 3.8 this mod seems to have lost some/all of it's functionality depending on your vb settings. If anyone wishes to build on this mod, please feel free to as I do not have the time anymore.



What does this hack do?

This hack will replace a users entire post with a predefined message that you can edit in the adminCP should the user's post contain a TLD such as .de .com etc. This will only affect people in usergroups of your choice. By default only usergroup 1 is selected (Meaning Guests).

If you enter a usergroup ID, those user's will never be able to post links as long as they are a member of that group.

If the user's usergroup ID is not entered, then you can use a minimum postcount value which all users need to meet in order to post links.

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Example: You enter usergroupID 2 (registered members). All registered members will not be able to post links.

You enter 5 for the postcount. Registered members will not be able to post links. Everyone else will need 5 posts before they can post links.
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Example2: You enter 1 for usergroupID (guests). No guest will be able to post links.

You enter 5 for the postcount. Everyone, except for guests, will need 5 posts before they can post links. Guests will never be able to.
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Installation Stats:
  • 1 Product
  • 4 Plugins
Installation Instructions
  • Import the Product file via the AdminCP
  • Go into Vbulletin Settings > Stop Spam Links
  • Suit to your needs
Install Time: 1 min


If you like this hack, please click INSTALL ----->>


UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS

Simply go into the AdminCP > Manage Products > Find Stop Spam Links > Remove

Then reinstall the new product.

MAKE SURE TO COPY YOUR PERSONAL MESSAGE, USERGROUP ID's, AND DOMAIN ENDINGS YOU'VE ENTERED TO NOTEPAD SO YOU CAN COPY/PASTE THEM BACK IN AFTER THE UPGRADE. OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE THE DEFAULT VALUES AGAIN.


Updates:
1.2 Added Restrictions for Editing posts, PM's, and Quotes1.1 Added the use of Postcount
1.0 Initial Stable Release

Attached are 3.6 versions in English and German.

Special Thanks go out to extremeTim.

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  #2  
Old 26 Dec 2006, 02:51
Sexified Ninja Sexified Ninja is offline
 
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maybe if it could block specific links....
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 02:54
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Originally Posted by Sexified Ninja View Post
maybe if it could block specific links....
You can do that in the AdminCP by using the word filter.


This is designed to stop people from registering, and spamming 20 something porn links.

There are other spam filters out there that won't allow posting of urls, etc which I'm also using with this hack.

The problem is that someone could just post

linktounwantedsite.com

and your vb wouldn't pick it up because it's not a url, but the users would still have to read all those links.

I have a minimum postcount of 5 before people can post links on my board and this illiminates any users from seeing unwanted material.
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Last edited by SkyCatcher; 26 Dec 2006 at 02:58.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 03:44
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Correct me if I'm wrong but, the problem with this is it's based on usergroups and not post counts. All of my registered members are allowed to post links. Spammers usually register and thus become part of that usergroup and they usually make like 1-5 posts w/links and then leave. Disallowing that group to post links wouldn't work for most sites.

It would be better to base this off of post counts.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 03:58
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SkyCatcher SkyCatcher is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong but, the problem with this is it's based on usergroups and not post counts. All of my registered members are allowed to post links. Spammers usually register and thus become part of that usergroup and they usually make like 1-5 posts w/links and then leave. Disallowing that group to post links wouldn't work for most sites.

It would be better to base this off of post counts.
I can add that feature when I get back tomorrow if you like.

I've got 2 usergroups for main members.

1 is registered users (anyone with less than 5)

and as soon as they have 5 posts they automatically get promoted to full access via the promotion feature.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 05:08
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SkyCatcher View Post
I can add that feature when I get back tomorrow if you like.

I've got 2 usergroups for main members.

1 is registered users (anyone with less than 5)

and as soon as they have 5 posts they automatically get promoted to full access via the promotion feature.
Based on user post count would work for me. Or maybe have an option for both. Does this prevent both links being posted such as this: www.spam.com or this: spam.com? Thanks.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 06:18
taydu taydu is offline
 
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greate mod, can you create a white list of sites what will not activate the block. One question would this mod catch the post if user use this format for the links?

w w w . y a h o o . c o m
w w w DOT Y A H O O d o t n e t
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 10:47
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SkyCatcher SkyCatcher is offline
 
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Originally Posted by taydu View Post
greate mod, can you create a white list of sites what will not activate the block. One question would this mod catch the post if user use this format for the links?

w w w . y a h o o . c o m
w w w DOT Y A H O O d o t n e t
Yes you can set that when entering TLD's.

You can combine such as:

.de,.com,. d e,. c o m

Which will look for:

anything.de
anything. d e
anything.com
anything. c o m

All values are seperated by a , which means it will look for anything you enter after the ,

Such as entering:
.de, .com

Which will do this:
mylinki.de = match for spam

mylinki.com = no match (no space before the .)

mylinki. com = match for spam
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 14:48
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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So, I see we now can disallow links via post count as well? BTW, what's a TLD?

Last edited by Smoothie; 26 Dec 2006 at 14:52.
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Old 26 Dec 2006, 17:50
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SkyCatcher SkyCatcher is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
So, I see we now can disallow links via post count as well? BTW, what's a TLD?
Yep.

A TDL is a Top Level Domain such as .com .org etc.
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 07:59
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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This isn't working correctly. Here's what I've got. I imported the product. I set it to a minimum post count of 15, usergroup field is empty and the spam message is configured.

I added a test account, made a new thread, and the spam filter kicked in. It was a url using BB code.

I then made a reply, added something like apple.com, no BB code, it showed the link. I added a 2nd reply with getmorefreestuff.com, no BB code, it showed the link. WTF?
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 08:08
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Looking at the hook location, apparently this only works when the spammer starts a new thread. replying to exisitng threads does not trigger the spam message.

BTW, how does this affect RSS feeds on the forums?

Last edited by Smoothie; 30 Dec 2006 at 08:15.
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 08:17
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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What would be ideal is to stop spam links 1.2. On new thread, new reply, QR, quote or edit.
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 16:07
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Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
What would be ideal is to stop spam links 1.2. On new thread, new reply, QR, quote or edit.
Yeah, it's only designed for new threads. For those people who register just to spam their links, or for bots who somehow manage to get around other spam protection.

I'll tinker with the reply quote edit, etc and see what I can come up with
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Old 30 Dec 2006, 17:11
Smoothie Smoothie is offline
 
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Here's what I'm thinking. Forget about the bots for a second, because my site gets real a-hole spammers. If a spammer hits the site and posts a new thread, the message he will see. If it were me, I'd hit reply to the same thread. The reason for this would be the thread already exists.

Worst case scenerio, it would be ideal to code this to act when replying to an existing thread. Whether it be QR, or full reply (not sure if there is a hook difference in the 2)
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