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Mod Version: 0.61, by pedigree (Coder) pedigree is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (100 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 1200
Released: 23 Dec 2009 Last Update: 27 Dec 2009 Downloads: 6125
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vbStopForumSpam

Mod of the month winner October 2009.... That cant be bad


Apologies in advance, this is a copy of the 3.6/3.7/3.8 mod that has been verified to work in 4.0 (its so that I dont get a billion PMs asking if it works in 4.0)

This provides access to a RBL type system for forum admins, listing known spam IP / email / usernames. The RBL database is provided by www.stopforumspam.com. You do NOT need an API key from the website in order to access the database. only to submit data if you should wish to do so.

At the point of user registration, the mod checks if the IP number / provided username / email addresses appear on a block list and can block the registration.

Whilst this isnt the most perfect way to stop all forum spam, its another step that spammers have to overcome.

What it does

It checks with a remote database of known forum spammers. Their IP number, email address and forum username are tested and based on your configuration, you can reject / log / accept user registrations based on what you get back.

This version doesnt have
- whitelisting or the ability to submit users to the database but it will within the next week.
- automatic user deletion / post / PM purging. There are good tools out there already, this does something else.

Instructions are included in the installation.txt file - PLEASE read it first and dont forget to actually upload the files in the upload folder, otherwise it WILL kill your registration progress and you wont see the log file options in admincp.

Changes to vB
- 3 new database tables
- 2 database table alternations
- No new templates.
- 2 Hook (register_addmember_process & register_addmember_complete)

Ive tested it but had feedback that it works with versions as old as 3.6.2... Support should go back to older versions, as long as they have hook support for register_addmember_process / register_addmember_complete

For code to submit spammers to the database, check this post for code changes
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=288

Reported to work
- 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.9, 3.6.10, 3.7.0, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3, 3.74, 3.80, 3.81, 3.82, 3.83, 3.8.4, 4.0beta3, 4.0 Gold
, 4.2pl1,2

Installers should remember to refresh their ACP navigation window when they first install it so they can see the new log file menu item.

REQUIRES MySQL 4.1.1+

There is a small mod, coded by Wired1 that will allow you to submit spammer details to the database from the admin control panel, here http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=289 This relies 100% on javascript being enabled and makes no tests that it is enabled.

You need to have an API key from www.stopforumspam.com in order to submit data, its free and easy to get... You DONT need an API key in order to use this mod however, only to submit spammer data.

Issues are
- The usergroup permissions / view details etc DONT work. I jumped the gun and put the permissions controls in there before I put the code in. Please delete the includes/xml/bitfield_vbstopforumspam.xml file and rebuild your postbit

Installation
- Follow the instructions in the zip file, that includes the file upload the correct folders.

Please click Installed

The original thread is at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176481 where there is a wealth of knowledge about the mod, please ask questions in there.

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  #316  
Old 28 Mar 2012, 12:15
alhidaya alhidaya is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Hello,

It 's ok for vbulletin 4.1.1.1 ?
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  #317  
Old 17 Apr 2012, 14:06
Eq4bits Eq4bits is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DAMINK View Post
Just got denied registration on my test account.
Running 4.1.10
Checked against database and no ip entry or email as i just made the email address for the test.
Is this a common problem?
Uninstalled until further notice.
having the same problem with 4.1.12, disabled for now =(
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  #318  
Old 17 Apr 2012, 14:15
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Originally Posted by alhidaya View Post
Hello,

It 's ok for vbulletin 4.1.1.1 ?
Can anyone currently running 4.1.11 confirm this?
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  #319  
Old 19 Apr 2012, 14:03
N75 N75 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
I've been getting lots of emails lately with new registration problems - seems like way too many emails are being flagged as spam. Going to look for another solution.
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  #320  
Old 21 Apr 2012, 18:04
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Disabled due to same reason above.
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  #321  
Old 22 Apr 2012, 17:51
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BrightStar BrightStar is offline
 
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I still use it on my forum 4.1.12 and didnt notice these issues. I do keep an eye on the log system to see if legit users are being denied registration.
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  #322  
Old 22 Apr 2012, 21:27
kylek kylek is offline
 
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Real name: Kyle
Use it on 4 forums and have no problems. But we have it set to not check usernames which can block a lot of newbies registering.
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  #323  
Old 23 Apr 2012, 00:25
CarterMarkham CarterMarkham is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
VB 4.1.10 Not working, I get this error...


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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  #324  
Old 24 Apr 2012, 22:40
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HHelp1 HHelp1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CarterMarkham View Post
VB 4.1.10 Not working, I get this error...


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Do you have MySQL 4.1.1+ or greater?
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  #325  
Old 04 May 2012, 11:22
kermit2 kermit2 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by HHelp1 View Post
Do you have MySQL 4.1.1+ or greater?
He's on 5.5

Try editing product-vbstopforumspam.xml, and replace TYPE=MyISAM with ENGINE=MyISAM, that should fix it
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  #326  
Old 09 May 2012, 22:25
alhidaya alhidaya is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Hello,

Sometimes it prevents members to register with the notification message that is spam. I also did the test and beugue parfoirs. Soon it would be to update it.
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Old 24 May 2012, 21:52
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Chadi Chadi is offline
 
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Getting this error (using vb 4.2.0)

Warning: file_get_contents([path]/includes/database_error_message.html) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/class_core.php on line 1149

Warning: file_get_contents(/home/user/public_html/includes/database_error_page.html) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/user/public_html/includes/class_core.php on line 1256
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  #328  
Old 28 May 2012, 00:32
alhidaya alhidaya is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Hello,

Is what you can do an update because they block some of the members for registration when they are not spammers.
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  #329  
Old 05 Jun 2012, 22:11
alhidaya alhidaya is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Excuses me

CAN YOU UPTADE PLEASE FOR VB 4.2.0 Because sometimes there is a failure when people register
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  #330  
Old 09 Jun 2012, 16:08
JaBBeD JaBBeD is offline
 
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Anyone else encounter an error with ALL facebook registrations?
It denies them all
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