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[GlowHost] Spam-O-Matic for vB 3.8 (StopForumSpam, Akismet, Auto-Moderation and more)
Mod Version: 1.2.5, by GlowHost.com (Coder) GlowHost.com is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (30 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 432
Released: 12 Aug 2010 Last Update: 30 Sep 2010 Downloads: 2784
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

We have released a mod for your vBulletin 3.8 that should stop almost all forum spam on your vBulletin boards. It is basically an (anti)Social Networking RBL to keep your forums clean!

This version is BETA and was developed specifically for vBulletin 4. However we believe this should work on vBulletin 3.8 so we have put it here for you in case you want to try a more robust Spam solution than what is currently available.

BETA is not a good word, this is more of an "Unsupported Backport" for earlier versions of vB.

The "REAL" Spam-O-Matic system was developed for vB4. This version is for you guys and gals that need to spend less time managing the spamers on your board(s). We hope it helps! The important features should work.

The original mod for vB 4 is located here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

IF YOU RUN vB4, MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT THREAD!
Look at the URL above,
(sorry for caps)

This version is for vBulletin 4.x though has been reported to work on 3.6+
We only offer support on vBulletin 4.x as the 4.x version will have features not possible in the 3.x series.

This module has the ability to submit new spammer details to the StopForumSpam or Akismet databases automatically, all without any new templates or manual template modifications!

Just install the product in the product manager, upload a few files, configure the system and you are done. (Estimated time: 5-10 minutes)

How it works:
New registrations are checked against the known spammer database at StopForumSpam.com. If the email, IP, or username exists in their database, the user (or bot as the case may be) is denied registration on your forums. If they make it past the SFS check, they are checked against several Automatic Moderation rules, and are also checked against the Akismet service for known comment spam.

A) StopForumSpam:
The StopForumSpam Module lets you:
  • Check a registrant's IP address.
  • Check a registrant's email address.
  • Check a registrants Username.
  • Disable or enable any of the above checks.
  • Block and log, or, allow and log known spammers.
  • All registration attempts are logged for your viewing pleasure.
  • Several other performance tuning options
If they are not found in the StopForumSpam database or are allowed registration by your rules, their registration details are passed to the built-in vBulletin registration system. (Human verification, etc)

It is completely invisible to humans who are registering that this process is taking place. Bots are stopped dead in their tracks.

If a spammer is able to sneak past the first line of defense, and manages to post, then there are secondary and tertiary protections.

B) Auto-Moderation:
Auto Moderation lets you:
  • Define how many URLs a new member can post before being sent to moderation.
  • Define keywords that will send a post to Auto-moderation (viagra, porn, meds, etc)
  • Define minimum post count to avoid Auto-moderation.
  • Excludes admin and moderators from Auto-moderation.
  • Completely disable Auto-moderation if you don't want it.
B) Akismet Service
Spammers that make it past the StopForumSpam and Auto-Moderation will be checked against the Akismet service. If they manage to make a post, and then are found on Akismet, they can be auto-moderated.

The Akismet settings let you:
  • Set the number of posts that Akismet will check from each user. After this number is exceeded, Akismet checking will be disabled for that user.
  • Auto-Submit spammers that post on your boards back to the Akismet service so that other forums and blogs do not do not receive the same spam.
  • Completely disable the Akismet service.
Punitive Actions:
If you find a spammer has made it past your 3 lines of defense, and has managed to post on your forum, then you can help the community...

The spammer's details can be sent to the Stop Forum Spam and Akismet databases automatically, preventing them from registering or posting on other forums. When other forums do the same, the protection is reciprocated.

Simply moderate a post and choose the option to "Delete Posts As Spam..." an then choose the option to "Ban User." Banning the user sends their details to either Akismet, StopForumSpam, (or both) depending on how you set it up.

The next version will add a "Spam-O-Matic" option to the Postbit Moderation Tools menu to better streamline the process and make it two-click process instead of the long and cumbersome way that vBulletin Ban options are presented now. This new menu option will be available only for vBulletin 4.x series.

API Keys:
API Keys are NOT required for this system to stop spammers on your forums.

A StopForumSpam API key is required if you want to contribute to the StopForumSpam blacklists by adding your spammers to their database. By submitting spammers you help keep other forums and blogs clean.

An Akismet API key is required if you want to enable any Akismet auto-moderation features in this module.

You can obtain a Stop Forum Spam API key which is free from stopforumspam.com.

Get your StopForumSpam API Key Here

You can obtain an Akismet API key from Akismet.com.
Akismet offers free and paid API keys so choose your version based on your situation.

Get your Akismet API Key Here

Why it is better than the other anti-spam solutions on vBulletin.org:
  • Works with all of vBulletin 4 functions including Facebook automatic registration.
  • Report spammers that you find to the Stop Forum Spam Database.
  • Report spammers that you find to the Akismet Database.
  • Built-in Auto-moderation.
  • Auto-moderation rules based on post count.
  • Auto-moderation rules based keywords.
  • Auto-moderation rules based Akismet results.
  • Enable or disable any actions that you do not want.
  • Customizable "Registration Rejected" message.
  • Consolidates 3 popular methods of spam prevention into one product.
  • No Manual Template Modifications!
  • Supported!
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Compatibility:

vBulletin 4.0.x - but for 4.x you should GO HERE instead.

vBulletin 3x versions that have been reported to work:

*vBulletin 3.8.4 Patch Level 2
*vBulletin 3.8.5
*vBulletin 3.8.6 Patch Level 1
*vBulletin 3.8.7
*vBulletin 3.8.7 Patch Level 1
*vBulletin 3.8.7 Patch Level 2 (with this mod)



(Add your version here by sending us a PM or post in the thread!)

Should you decide to install this on an vB3, we are interested in your feedback. Let us know if it works or fails miserably.

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Reported Conflicts or reproducible known issues:

None at this time for this release.

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Modifications:

2 table alterations

9 hooks used:

- register_addmember_process
- register_addmember_complete
- userdata_presave
- useradmin_edit_column1
- userdata_delete
- userdata_postsave
- newpost_process
- threadfpdata_presave
- postdata_presave

No new templates or template modifications!

Uploads:
4 files. (2 PHP, 2 XML)
1 Product Manager Upload
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Donations:

If you like this mod, sure, you can donate.
But the best donation would be to nominate us for MOTM, to tell your friends and others about this mod, and if you are in need of web hosting, order it from GlowHost.com to show your thanks.

We hope you enjoy the mod, spread the word to keep all of our forums clean.

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Installation:

1) Download the attached file
2) Mark As Installed
3) Extract the zip file, and view the readme file.

If you like this mod, please nominate us for Mod Of The Month

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Original concept credits go to the authors of vBStopForumSpam and MonkeyStop

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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  #166  
Old 13 Jul 2012, 04:38
Vcize Vcize is offline
 
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I accidentally posted this in the vb4 thread, but it's actually happening on my vb3.8 forum..

I'm having a weird problem with this mod.

When I have it enabled, any time I try to save anything on the admin site (not just within this mod, but anywhere) it will time out. As soon as I disable this mod, the problem goes away.

Here is what my host said about the issue. Again this seems to go away when I disable this mod...

Most likely, the code within the forum is allowing Keep-Alive connections, but it looks like they do not get closed efficiently and they stay open. This bogs down Apache, as it only has a certain number of connections allowed to be open at once. Have you had a developer take a look at the code and optimize the way it handles keep-alive connections? I would start there, and if there are any server-side configurations that the developer would need in order to optimize the site code, just open a ticket and we'll get it set to whatever they need.
It only seems to affect my largest forums, so I'm guessing that there is a bug in there leaving connections open and most forums just aren't large/active enough for the problems to be visible.
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Old 17 Aug 2012, 00:49
MARKA MARKA is offline
 
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I accidentally posted this in the vb4 thread, but it's actually happening on my vb3.8 forum..
Me, too. I don't feel so badly, now. lol

We installed Glowhost a few days ago, and it appears to be working fantastically with vB3.8.

The only issue I have seen is after submitting a post as being spam on my site, I get an error message. I was hoping that someone could tell me what this is about, and what is required to correct the error. Is it something I did incorrectly? If so, what?

I appreciate any help with this. I actually used Google to search for the error info, but got nothing in return. Same with searching for the error on this site.

The message I am getting is:

data submitted successfully

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php:466) in [path]/inlinemod.php on line 1467
Thank you for your help!

Last edited by MARKA; 17 Aug 2012 at 02:11.
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  #168  
Old 18 Aug 2012, 08:54
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I've been using this mod for quite a while now, but after a server move I am now getting the same error as MARKA above.
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php:466) in [path]/inlinemod.php on line 1477
I've uninstalled and reinstalled the mod but it didn't help, could it possibly be due to my php version?
PHP Version 5.3.13

Thanks.
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Old 21 Aug 2012, 08:26
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Any help for the above error anyone? Please.
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Old 21 Aug 2012, 14:06
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
Any help for the above error anyone? Please.
Looks like we are talking to ourselves.

I tried a few things, but still get the error. Even with the error messages, it seems to be working. Must be a minor error.
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 21:42
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Dear Sir,

Kindly release for VB 3.7

or Does it work for VB 3.7 ?

cheers,
Mac
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  #172  
Old 03 Sep 2012, 00:54
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Old 03 Sep 2012, 02:21
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Open the products xml install file and change all instances of Type=MyISAM to Engine=MyISAM.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 12:47
MARKA MARKA is offline
 
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Thank you to everyone who provided assistance with my prior inquiries. I have not changed anything, however I am getting an abundance of error messages that I do not understand.

Perhaps someone can shed some light on what is causing these errors and how to correct the errors.

When I submit multiple posts for deletion and punitive action, I get the following message that appears, and then redirects:

data submitted successfully

data submitted successfully

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php:466) in [path]/inlinemod.php on line 1467

Redirecting...

The selected posts have been deleted.

Click here if your browser does not automatically redirect you.
I am also receiving email messages with the following:

Database error in vBulletin 3.8.0:

Invalid SQL:
INSERT HIGH_PRIORITY IGNORE INTO glowhostspamomatic_remotecache(`date`, `data`, `is_spambot`, `field`) VALUES (now(), "91.201.64.48", "0", "ip");;

MySQL Error : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number : 2006
Request Date : Tuesday, September 4th 2012 @ 12:51:53 AM
Error Date : Tuesday, September 4th 2012 @ 12:52:09 AM
Script : http://www.everythingkmc.com/register.php?do=addmember
Referrer : http://www.everythingkmc.com/register.php
IP Address : 91.201.64.48
Username : Cazyimmuddy
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
I am hoping that someone here can assist me with correcting these errors.

Thank you very much for your help.
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Old 07 Sep 2012, 16:44
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Originally Posted by Vcize View Post
I accidentally posted this in the vb4 thread, but it's actually happening on my vb3.8 forum..

I'm having a weird problem with this mod.

When I have it enabled, any time I try to save anything on the admin site (not just within this mod, but anywhere) it will time out. As soon as I disable this mod, the problem goes away.

Here is what my host said about the issue. Again this seems to go away when I disable this mod...

Most likely, the code within the forum is allowing Keep-Alive connections, but it looks like they do not get closed efficiently and they stay open. This bogs down Apache, as it only has a certain number of connections allowed to be open at once. Have you had a developer take a look at the code and optimize the way it handles keep-alive connections? I would start there, and if there are any server-side configurations that the developer would need in order to optimize the site code, just open a ticket and we'll get it set to whatever they need.
It only seems to affect my largest forums, so I'm guessing that there is a bug in there leaving connections open and most forums just aren't large/active enough for the problems to be visible.
Anyone out there have any ideas on this? It's driving me nuts, lol.
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Old 05 Dec 2012, 12:38
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Originally Posted by squidsk View Post
Open the products xml install file and change all instances of Type=MyISAM to Engine=MyISAM.
It doesn't help
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 02:40
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nice bro

thx alot
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  #178  
Old 28 Dec 2012, 10:04
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Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [path]/includes/functions_ghsom.php:466) in [path]/inlinemod.php on line 1477

Anybody got any idea what could be causing the above error?
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  #179  
Old 30 Jan 2013, 17:14
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It gives this errors on posting new thread:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /home/******/public_html/forums/includes/functions_newpost.php(414) : eval()'d code on line 5

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in /home/******/public_html/forums/includes/class_dm_threadpost.php(1648) : eval()'d code on line 4

Everything seems to be fine after disabling this product so, i had to uninstall it. It would really be awesome this would be as good as the one for vB4.
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  #180  
Old 03 Feb 2013, 00:37
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Real name: Mike McKoy
Hope this is the answer to all my vbulletin spam problems.

I'm going to install this today. Looks promising.

I've spent at least 45 minutes everyday deleting spammers. Hopefully this fixes those issues and I don't have to worry about spambots anymore. There are so many other ways I would rather spend my time.
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