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Mod Version: 1.01, by GameDude (Member) GameDude is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 159
Released: 06 Jul 2009 Last Update: 06 Jul 2009 Downloads: 908
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This is my first mod, so it is pretty simple, but it works well.

What it does:
This modification queries the stopforumspam.com database with the IP address and email of the user registering. If the IP address or email is found in the database, the user will get an error message and the registration process will be stopped.

What you need:
You'll need file_get_contents or CURL on your server for this to work. If one does not exist, it will try to use the other.

Install:
Just import the product in the Admin CP.

Notes:
If you want to customize the error messages, they are named "spammer_ip" and "spammer_email" in the Phrase Manager.

Updates:
Version 1.0.1
- Fixed a small error with checking the IP address.

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Old 01 Aug 2009, 22:59
Qwest Qwest is offline
 
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Originally Posted by pmex View Post
The other one shows that it is only good for version 3.6x, where this reads 3.8. I think I will download this plugin since it is up to date.
vbstopforumspam works fine on 3.8 and has more features.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 00:33
GameDude GameDude is offline
 
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file_get_contents and CURL are PHP functions. Most webhosts should have at least one of them (including free webhosts), so you do not really need to worry about it.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 15:37
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Originally Posted by GameDude View Post
file_get_contents and CURL are PHP functions. Most webhosts should have at least one of them (including free webhosts), so you do not really need to worry about it.
Maybe its better to make a little tut about it. How to make it if you dont have it. And make a tut how to find out if you have this on your server

So they dont ask this question again.

Thanks for the info. Gonna install it now!
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 15:44
Dutch_Boy Dutch_Boy is offline
 
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Ow i got a question.

I also installed ragtek Botscout Register Check. This is like your mod but uses another database.

Can this cause any problems?
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 16:40
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Originally Posted by Dutch_Boy View Post
Maybe its better to make a little tut about it. How to make it if you dont have it. And make a tut how to find out if you have this on your server

So they dont ask this question again.

Thanks for the info. Gonna install it now!
basically ask your host if your on a shared account for the php info and then just search for CRUL - and if you have your own server then it should be installed as most billing systems i.e WHMCS uses it for connecting to WHM.

Originally Posted by GameDude View Post
file_get_contents and CURL are PHP functions. Most webhosts should have at least one of them (including free webhosts), so you do not really need to worry about it.
exactly i know cause we have it installed and use it.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 19:21
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Originally Posted by ragtek View Post
In some countries it's illegal to do this without the permission of the user
Spammer are bastards so they have no rights
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 21:51
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I have installed this mod and still spammers sign up, and when I check the database they already have my spammer registered since many months ago.

Its not working.
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 22:36
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Thanks
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Old 03 Aug 2009, 23:25
thedudleys thedudleys is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Mike-D View Post
Spammer are bastards so they have no rights
that i have to agree on since its unfair to people who have to then pay $X,XXX to fix their spam and spend time on something that can be avoided.
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Old 05 Aug 2009, 10:05
Nicke71 Nicke71 is offline
 
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I apologies, just realised it was not a new member and he registered a couple of weeks before I installed this mod.

Originally Posted by Nicke71 View Post
I have installed this mod and still spammers sign up, and when I check the database they already have my spammer registered since many months ago.

Its not working.
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 02:32
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I am trying this on my newest forum.

What's crazy is I am getting TONS of spammers going to my small forum, but my larger forum has little to no spam at all. They are both set up the same way too.

If anyone wants to click my links in my sig to see if there is anything they think they can do to help me with the spam it would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 15 Aug 2009, 15:08
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Thanks installed
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 19:10
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So far its been working great
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Old 24 Aug 2009, 02:57
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Best hack I ever seen ..
Really great jod and best why to get rid of these spamers
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Old 01 Sep 2009, 03:06
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No Spam 3.7 = Done Deal.!
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