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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: 1202
Released: 23 Dec 2009 Last Update: 27 Dec 2009 Downloads: 6155
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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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  #421  
Old 07 Nov 2012, 16:24
TheSupportForum TheSupportForum is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Sorry but that is simply not true and cannot be true. Please re-read pedigree's statement this morning:

http://www.stopforumspam.com/forum/v...d=33712#p33712
the point i am making is that api.stopforumspam.org url has not been down for me
whilst many report stopforumspam.com being down, the other is still active
so its more reliable
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Old 07 Nov 2012, 17:05
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Originally Posted by TheSupportForum View Post
the point i am making is that api.stopforumspam.org url has not been down for me
whilst many report stopforumspam.com being down, the other is still active
so its more reliable
*sigh* No it's not.
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Old 07 Nov 2012, 17:59
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
*sigh* No it's not.
how you timestamp

please read posts, many say that stopforumsspam.com api is down alot
when i check my logs i find that the api from, api. ******* . org
is still working and blocking spammers

i could show you timestamps / screenshots where people say its down and let people register, which the logs will report if it allows reg if down

as i said i havent had 1 issue with that url for the api
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Old 07 Nov 2012, 18:41
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TheSupportForum View Post
how you timestamp

please read posts, many say that stopforumsspam.com api is down alot
when i check my logs i find that the api from, api. ******* . org
is still working and blocking spammers

i could show you timestamps / screenshots where people say its down and let people register, which the logs will report if it allows reg if down

as i said i havent had 1 issue with that url for the api
And I have no issues with the other URL. And, for at least the third time, pedigree has stated that BOTH URLs GO TO THE SAME PLACE... same server, same site, same database.

Just because a URL is inaccessible from one geographical location or IPS does not mean that others can't reach it. That's the nature of DNS.
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Old 12 Nov 2012, 19:18
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Please add a function to recheck accounts later if the SFS is down.
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Old 12 Nov 2012, 22:49
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Please add a function to recheck accounts later if the SFS is down.
That seems rather impractical to me. What do you do with new registrations in the meantime? Keep them on hold? I certainly would never enable a feature like that.
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Old 13 Nov 2012, 14:29
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There was talk of this being updated to check the stopforumspam database again when they went to make their first post. It is often the case that spammers sign up to forums but wait a few days or weeks before starting the posting and by then they may be on the database if they were not before.
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Old 17 Nov 2012, 02:23
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Sorry if this has been asked, but I can't find it. I'm on VB 4.2.x and when I go to upload this script I get this error:
***************

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:

Invalid SQL:

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `vbstopforumspam` (
APIKey VARCHAR( 255 ) NOT NULL ,
PRIMARY KEY ( APIKey )
) TYPE=MyISAM;;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 4
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Friday, November 16th 2012 @ 10:20:14 PM
Error Date : Friday, November 16th 2012 @ 10:20:14 PM
Script : http://xxx.xxx/plugin.php?do=productimport
Referrer : http://xxx.xx/plugin.php?do=productadd
IP Address : xx.xxxx.xx.xx
Username : ******mine***
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.5.27-cll
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Old 17 Nov 2012, 02:34
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Yep it has been asked before. A lot actually.

Try this:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...AM#post2361418
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Old 03 Dec 2012, 21:17
Bob_R Bob_R is offline
 
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There used to be something in my user manager to check users. Some sort of box to submit the name, ip, and email address to vbforumstopspam database.

I don't see it there anymore. Any ideas why?

thanks!!
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Old 03 Dec 2012, 21:33
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Bob_R View Post
There used to be something in my user manager to check users. Some sort of box to submit the name, ip, and email address to vbforumstopspam database.

I don't see it there anymore. Any ideas why?

thanks!!
I can no longer recall the source either but here's what I have, adapted for vBulletin 4.x (up to and including 4.2.0 PL3).

1. You'll need an SFS API key. Replace "1234567890abcd" in last line below with valid API.

2., AdminCP >> Plugins and Products >> Add New Plugin

3. Details for plugin

Product: vBulletin

Hook Location: useradmin_edit_column1 (or useradmin_edit_column2 if you prefer)

Title: Submit to StopForumSpam.com

Execution Order: 5

Plugin PHP Code:


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

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Old 04 Dec 2012, 19:39
Bob_R Bob_R is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
I can no longer recall the source either but here's what I have, adapted for vBulletin 4.x (up to and including 4.2.0 PL3).

1. You'll need an SFS API key. Replace "1234567890abcd" in last line below with valid API.

2., AdminCP >> Plugins and Products >> Add New Plugin

3. Details for plugin

Product: vBulletin

Hook Location: useradmin_edit_column1 (or useradmin_edit_column2 if you prefer)

Title: Submit to StopForumSpam.com

Execution Order: 5

Plugin PHP Code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Thanks!!
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  #433  
Old 05 Dec 2012, 17:07
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Old 10 Dec 2012, 21:06
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Thanks great mod
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Old 18 Dec 2012, 15:14
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We have a number of registrations blocked with the following reason being given:

"Result on field username - Unregistered - Spammer and rejected by policy"

The user name listed is being attempted to register is "Unregistered".

These people are not trying to register with a user name of "Unregistered". Does anyone know what is causing this? I saw that this question was asked previously, but no answer was ever given as to the cause. Thanks.
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